Amgen Manager, Third Party Audit in Thousand Oaks, California

Amgen is seeking a Third Party Audit and Advisory Manager for our Thousand Oaks, CA office. This Audit and Advisory Manager will assist the Third Party Audit and Advisory Lead in providing consulting services designed to add value by providing cross functional stakeholders with strategic advice and integrated logistical support to help mitigate third party risk for the Company. Projects include but not limited to: contract compliance audits, risk assessments, RFP support, contract language negotiations, and oversight control best practices. This Audit and Advisory Manager will also help with the administration of the program.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for the administration of the Third Party Audit and Advisory program, including templates, work paper documentation, status tracker, executive presentations, external correspondence and invoice review and payments.

  • Day-to-day management of independent audit firms performing contract compliance audits in behalf of Amgen.

  • Define and coordinate the gathering of planning materials needed for contract compliance audits and advisory projects directly with internal stakeholders.

  • Coordinate key internal stakeholder meetings to facilitate updates and results discussions.

  • Supports audit settlement proceedings.

  • Demonstrate a high level of professionalism and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Successfully manage key relationships to ensure that scope of work and objectives are completed in a cost-effective and timely manner

  • Exercise excellent judgment and initiative in handling business issues of significance to the Company

  • Represents Audit and Advisory Lead in meetings, as needed.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree


Master's degree and 2 years of audit, risk management, sourcing experience


Bachelor's degree and 4 years of audit, risk management, sourcing experience


Associate's degree and 10 years of audit, risk management, sourcing experience


High school diploma / GED and 12 years of audit, risk management, sourcing experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree

  • 5 or more years of experience in any of the following, or any combination of the following: contract compliance audit, risk management, contract management, sourcing and regulatory compliance

  • Strong understanding of contract requirements

  • External audit (e.g., Big 4), consulting and/or internal audit (e.g., Fortune 500) experience

  • Knowledge and understanding of internal control framework

  • Working knowledge of risk concepts and practices

  • Self-starter with excellent project management and effective communication skills, including the ability to effectively and confidentially interact with Amgen senior and mid-level management

  • Insightful analytical skills with ability to be decisive

  • Excellent business acumen (e.g. knowledge of business drivers and solutions)

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and database management

  • Pharmaceutical / biotechnology industry experience a plus

Amgen discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen was one of the first companies to realize the new science's promise by bringing safe, effective medicines from lab, to manufacturing plant, to patient. Amgen therapeutics have changed the practice of medicine, helping millions of people around the world in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and other serious illnesses. With a deep and broad pipeline of potential new medicines, Amgen remains committed to advancing science to dramatically improve people's lives.

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.