Strategic Planning & Operations Manager

US - California - Thousand Oaks - Field/Remote

Career Category

Project Management

Job Description


You’ve 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 mission—to serve patients—drives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the world’s 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

Increasing demand for observational research (now commonly referred to as real-world evidence (RWE) from regulatory and reimbursement authorities makes observational research a key component of drug development and commercialization. Amgen's Center for Observational Research (CfOR) is a global organization with an industry-leading analytical capability that generates RWE to support business needs across a product’s lifecycle.

CfOR scientists partner with internal stakeholders and industry experts to design, conduct, interpret and publish observational research that informs decision-making from the early development of a molecule to the design of clinical trials and the safety and efficacy of Amgen medicines.


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. This is a dynamic and fast-paced role focused on project management and operations support of the Obesity Franchise and CfOR-wide initiatives.

Key responsibilities for this role fall within the following areas:

  • Develop strong collaborative relationships with internal partners to support and proactively respond to business needs including cross-functional project management and operations support.
  • Develop detailed project plans, facilitating team meetings, encouraging collaboration, developing meeting minutes, and ensuring adherence to workflow processes.
  • Track the progress of project(s), including milestones, action items and escalation and resolution of issues.
  • Capture lessons-learned and find innovative solutions to improve processes and enhance efficiencies.
  • Advance the use of productivity tools in the organization, such as Teams, Copilot, Smartsheet and Miro
  • Provide staff operations support including headcount management, open headcount/requisition tracking and reconciliations to ensure best resource allocation aligned with the organization’s strategic direction.
  • Wear multiple hats as needed – Support the Operations Head, lead special projects, conduct required analysis and create deliverables as needed.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The professional we seek has these qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and research and program management experience

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