Amgen Sr. Project Manager - Medical Affairs in Thousand Oaks, California

In our mission to serve patients, speed is absolutely critical. We're rapidly expanding our hiring initiatives and are excited to unite with the most passionate and brilliant scientific minds who want to join our team - working toward our mission of advancing high potential programs for cancer patients around the world.

For decades we've been delivering essential supportive care therapies for oncology patients and we believe the best is yet to come - and we need your help! We are seeking an experience, Sr. Project Manager to join our team and support our efforts in oncology.


Program Management

  • Lead annual development of cross-functional strategic plans, in consultation with key stakeholders

  • Partner with other regional & cross-functional (eg, Commercialization teams) SPMs to ensure alignment of plans

  • Partner with regional medical teams to ensure alignment of Global & regional plans

  • Drive successful and timely completion of cross-functional deliverables

  • Lead goal setting and metrics development (and subsequent tracking) in partnership with team lead

  • Conduct annual budget planning with team lead; manage budget on periodic basis in partnership with budget management team

  • Contribute to team effectiveness through facilitating chartering activities & resolution of team dynamic issues in partnership with team leads

  • Identify team and program risks and implement and manage mitigation plans as needed (eg, budget, timelines)

  • Drive effective decision making within the team, including communication of decisions to appropriate stakeholders


  • Provide direction & guidance to cross-functional team members to ensure global & regional alignment of strategy and deliverables

  • Communicate goal progress through dashboard updates

Team Operations

  • Manage cross-functional team meetings

  • Identify, escalate, and monitor resolution of issues & action items

  • Support onboarding of new cross-functional team members

  • Manage platform for information-sharing


  • Program and project management expertise

  • Strong project management skills, proficiency in logistic planning from beginning to end, priority setting, deliver results on time and multi-tasking

  • Basic understanding of medical terminology

  • Ability to thrive in a high-performance culture

  • Excellent oral/written communication skills and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent time management, decision making and organizational skills

  • Ability to work independently and with ambiguity

  • Ability to apply research findings, gather information, interpret and analyze findings; develop and finally implement a logical and strategic plan of action

  • Ability to make recommendations to help achieve department goals

  • Ability to think critically, proactively anticipate problems and propose solutions

  • Ability to work effectively/collaboratively across teams, levels of management, across partnerships, leverage contact network to motivate diverse teams, and enable cross-functional collaborations

  • Ability to connect needs and information between functions to develop a deep understanding of the team and drive strategy and solve problems

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree and 2 years of Medical Affairs experience


Master's degree and 6 years of Medical Affairs experience


Bachelor's degree and 8 years of Medical Affairs experience


Associates degree and 10 years of Medical Affairs experience


High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Medical Affairs experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA., Master's Degree

  • Project Management, operational and/or technical expertise in the biopharmaceutical industry

  • Experience developing and executing (and improve if needed) a complex process

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, analytical skills, ability to use work process, briefing and spreadsheet software

  • Proven excellence in managing multiple responsibilities, priorities and tasks with minimal direction

  • Proven excellence in operating in a matrixed or team environment

  • Successful at managing a high-volume of projects simultaneously while consistently delivering quality end-product

  • Excellence communicating and collaborating across various parts of the organization and at various management levels (Finance, R&D, Compliance)

  • Experience successfully leading teams in a matrix environment

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.

Our culture is what makes Amgen a special place to work. We have a powerful shared purpose around our mission - to serve patients. We respect one another, recognize contributions, and have embedded collaboration, trust, empowerment and inclusion in all that we do.


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.