Strategic Planning & Operations Senior Manager

US - California - Thousand Oaks - Field/Remote

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If you feel like you’re part of something bigger, it’s because you are. 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. We are global collaborators who achieve together—researching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. It’s time for a career you can be proud of.

Strategic Planning & Operations Senior Manager


What you will do

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.

This role is focused on the leadership and oversight of the CfOR budget and contracts for external research, including managing relationships with strategic suppliers and key partners.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and lead functional budgets, decision-making processes and tracking in alignment with global budget processes; ensures all required financial analysis and scenario modeling are provided
  • Lead team of operations professionals to support and lead business operational areas such as budget, contracting, supplier management, resource management, status reporting, advisory meeting support and process improvement projects.
  • Ensures timely production of high quality forecasts
  • Generate and provide reports, dashboards and presentations, including Operating/Business Reviews, All-Staff presentations, & reports on business performance
  • Turn unstructured business issues/requests into appropriate action plans and projects that result in high quality, significant and impactful deliverables
  • Represent the department strategy for CfOR and partner with other functions such as Finance, Global Strategic Sourcing, Medical, Health Economics and R&D Strategy & Operations in support of the strategy and goals
  • Lead or represent CfOR on process change and improvement initiatives
  • Develop and maintain business relationships and with other strategic planning and operations colleagues across R&D functions/ departments
  • Establish standard processes for budget management and reporting, sourcing and contracting, and strategic supplier management
  • Conduct root cause analyses to ensure a deep understanding of challenges and opportunities
  • Build and maintain …
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