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Strategic Planning & Operations Manager

Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Start date
Jun 20, 2024

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Youve worked hard to become the professional you are today and are now ready to take the next step in your career. How will you put your skills, experience and passion to work toward your goals? At Amgen, our shared missionto serve patientsdrives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the worlds leading biotechnology companies, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Come do your best work alongside other innovative, driven professionals in this meaningful role.

Strategic Planning & Operations Manager


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will facilitate timely, transparent and accurate management of the business units external expense budget. Responsibilities include negotiating supplier budgets and contracts across multiple functions within the Biosimilars Division including Commercial and Scientific Affairs among others, competitively sourcing services as applicable; coordinating Purchase Order (PO) execution in compliance with financial and budgetary procedures, including initiating requisitions, facilitating the approval process, and enabling PO execution; monitoring contracts throughout the service period and amending, including liaising and negotiating with suppliers and internal customers; handle invoice approval issues; tracking and reporting spend against budgets; and managing external supplier relationships. Coordinates among all Biosimilars cross-functional leads, Finance, Global Strategic Sourcing, Buying Center, Accounts Payable, and external suppliers.

  • Regularly updated and accurate expense trackers, providing transparency of external expenses within the Biosimilars Division;
  • Complete the Analytical Reference Product procurement process, to ensure that the quarterly RFP process is executed, budget approvals and POs are issued in a timely manner, and orders are tracked appropriately to meet the needs of the Analytical team
  • Various ad-hoc budget-related analyses: quarter-end accrual analysis and planning system updates, variance analysis, management reporting, etc.
  • Budget training and accounting guidance to the Biosimilars team, ensuring that all contractual and expense transactions are aligned with Amgen guidelines, SOPs, and accounting principles.

What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The dynamic professional we seek is a Manager with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Doctorate degree and 1 year of related sourcing/contracting/finance experience
  • Masters degree and 4 years of related sourcing/contracting/finance experience, OR
  • Bachelors degree and 6 years of related sourcing/contracting/finance experience, OR
  • Associates degree and 8 years of related sourcing/contracting/finance experience, OR
  • High school diploma/GED & 10 years of related sourcing/contracting/finance experience
Preferred Qualifications:
  • 5+ years of budget and contract negotiation/management
  • 5+ years of work experience in life sciences or medically related field
  • Solid understanding of accounting and relevant finance related regulations and corporate compliance standards
  • Experience critically evaluating processes and establishing creative solutions
  • Project scheduling and budgeting expertise
  • Developing and building effective client and internal team relationships
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience in the identification, evaluation, and selection of strategic partners and suppliers
  • Knowledge of supplier relationship management
  • Proven experience in the development and negotiation of contracts with new suppliers and re-negotiations with existing suppliers, as well as identifying and utilizing supply levers to drive supplier performance
  • Excellent project management and coordination/collaboration skills
  • Proven ability to lead, manage, and motivate others in a complex, multi-function environment
  • Quality delivery with attention to detail
  • Autonomy to work independently with few instructions, as well as to know when to obtain direction
  • Knowledge of accounting principles
  • Functional knowledge of SAP (including self-service reporting), MyBuy, and Anaplan (or other similar project financial planning tool)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including listening and responsiveness to coaching
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and customer service skills
  • Leadership and initiative for process improvement
  • Ability to successfully prioritize a diverse workload to meet deadlines and client expectations


What you can expect of us

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, we also work to care for our teammates professional and personal growth and well-being.

The expected annual salary range for this role in the U.S. (excluding Puerto Rico) is posted. Actual salary will vary based on several factors including but not limited to, relevant skills, experience, and qualifications.

Amgen offers a Total Rewards Plan comprising health and welfare plans for staff and eligible dependents, financial plans with opportunities to save towards retirement or other goals, work/life balance, and career development opportunities including:

  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including a Retirement and Savings Plan with generous company contributions, group medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts.
  • A discretionary annual bonus program, or for field sales representatives, a sales-based incentive plan
  • Stock-based long-term incentives
  • Award-winning time-off plans and bi-annual company-wide shutdowns
  • Flexible work models, including remote work arrangements, where possible
Apply now

for a career that defies imagination

Objects in your future are closer than they appear. Join us.

Amgen does not have an application deadline for this position; we will continue accepting applications until we receive a sufficient number or select a candidate for the position.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider you without regard to your race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


We are all different, yet we have this in common: our mission to serve patients. This sense of shared purpose is key to our becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. It guides us as we continue to launch new medicines and reach millions of patients worldwide.

We live the mission.

We win together.

We thrive on continual challenge.

Our team of 22,000+ scientists and professionals worldwide bring distinct perspectives and experiences to all we do. We leverage our global talent to achieve together—to research, manufacture and deliver ever-better products and greater depth to our mission.

At Amgen, there is a strong correlation between our high level of diversity and performance. Because addressing issues with a wider range of perspectives and approaches leads to more creative problem-solving. Together, we’re transforming the promise of science and biotechnology into therapies that have the power to restore health.

Connect with us to explore how you can Win, Live, and Thrive at Amgen.

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