Amgen Director of Global Program Management in Thousand Oaks, California

Amgen is seeking a Director of Global Program Management based in our global headquarters in Thousand Oaks, CA and reporting to the Executive Director of Program Management.

The Director of Global Program Management is a globally-oriented role based in Strategy, Commercialization & Innovation (SCI) which has internal, external and regional interactions.

Responsibilities of the Director of Global Program Management include:

  • Actively contributes to the development and execution of global program strategy

  • Leads development and management of integrated project plans and timelines, risk management plans, communication plans and contract books

  • Drives alignment between program strategies and plans

  • Leads cross-functional resource, financial and capacity assessments

  • Drives adherence to the Amgen commercialization and governance processes

  • Leads Product Team (PT) effectiveness initiatives in partnership with Global Program Management (GPGM)

  • Ensures effective partnerships/ alliances through driving delivery of Amgen's obligations per the agreement

  • Applies best practice strategic project management to Amgen's global commercialization process

  • Ensures adequate transparency to program risks

  • Drives team adherence to the DAI framework by being the independent voice on the PT

  • Manages and coaches program management staff to ensure effective work package teams

Key Activities of the Director of Global Program Management include:

  • Contributes to and drives the development and execution of high-quality, realistic, cross-functional, Global Product Strategies (GPS)

  • Leads development and management of the Integrated Project Plan as the single source of project and program information

  • Manages and drives the development of all cross-functional PT commercialization deliverables

  • Actively contributes to the development of content for governance meetings

  • Escalates program and PT issues and risks to GPGM

  • Proactively identifies barriers to team effectiveness and partner with the GPGM to drive the development and implementation of appropriate solutions.

  • Models good DAI behaviors and drive team adherence to the DAI framework.

  • Manages operational aspects of PT meetings and onboard and off-board PT members and GPMT staff

  • Conducts regular program level scenario planning and risk analysis according to DAI

  • Leads development and management of risk registers and drive the development of contingency and risk mitigation plans

  • Develops, manages, and communicates the program plan and ensure alignment with integrated project plans

  • Drives cross-functional alignment between project and program strategies and plans

  • Drives the development and execution of PT communication plans (internal/external)

  • Serves as the single point of contact for program information within the PT

  • Drive cross-functional resource, financial and capacity assessments

  • Manages project management staff

  • Leads GPMT to ensure efficient execution of project activities and resolution of issues

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 4 years of Program Management and/or Project Management experience

OR

Master's degree and 8 years of Program Management and/or Project Management experience

OR

Bachelor's degree and 10 years of Program Management and/or Project Management experience

AND

4 years of managerial experience directly managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years' experience in managing and/or leading cross-functional drug development teams

  • Drug development knowledge with advanced understanding of other functions including, but not limited to: Research, Pre-clinical, Clinical Manufacturing and Operations, Commercial, Regulatory and Medical Affairs

  • Broad global experience within all phases of drug development

  • Cardiovascular therapeutic area experience

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

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