Amgen Contract Manufacturing, Site Management in Dun-Laoghaire-Rathdown, Ireland


Site lead for low risk Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMOs).

Single point of accountability and interface between Amgen and assigned external partners.


Manufacturing operations : Develop and lead robust business processes, maintain reliable relationships with contract site management; assess industry trends, internal network, and technology advancements as tools to improve contract site performance. Manage budget development, monitoring, and reporting; create and manage contracts - confidentiality disclosure agreement(s), scope of work agreement(s), request for pricing/information, supply agreement(s) etc.; monitor and improve financials with CMO; actively manage and communicate forecasts to the sites and manage capacity planning. Drive operational excellence and champion change.

Site performance monitoring : Manage contract site performance using lean tools and PDCA, lead site operating review meetings; drive improvements at contract sites; sustain and improve the overall health of the business, and lead communication/relationship with the contract site as well as internal management.

Project Management and Technology transfer : Lead a department-wide project from conception to implementation and close-out. Present to and obtain buy-in for value proposition of such projects to senior management. Provide oversight of all planning and coordination of product transfer activities to the contract site(s); develop, present, and obtain approval of budget, timeline and ensure execution of transfer team activities to achieve seamless product transfer to the contract site(s); ensure risk management initiatives are taking place as per RM plan; lead site issue management and resolution; provide issue escalation to executive management.


Minimum requirements (as per standard)

Preferred Requirements:

  • Bachelor's in Business Administration, Engineering, or Science-related field

  • 5+ years of experience in protein, API, DS, DP, or packaging manufacturing environment

  • 5+ years in roles requiring knowledge of cGMP principles, FDA and other regulatory guidelines, and validation principles

  • 2+ years of experience working with external parties and/or leading cross-functional teams for clinical and/or commercial products

  • 1+ years of project management experience leading multi-functional and multi-location team

  • 1+ years of experience across ACM or CMQ

  • Ability to travel +/- 20% of time (domestic and international)


  • Demonstrated competencies of lower GCF levels.

  • Demonstrated matrix management and influencing skills.

  • Manufacturing and cGMP knowledge / experience.

  • Demonstrated negotiation skills.

  • Operational Excellence proficiency and ability to drive continuous improvement.

  • Financial/budgeting knowledge and business acumen.

  • Proficient project management skills.

  • Problem-solving and critical thinking.

  • Understanding of contractual requirements.

  • Technical writing and multi-level communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead effectively in collaborative/team environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, drive action, and work under minimum supervision.