Amgen Strategic Planning & Operations Director -- Global Product Strategy & Commercial Innovation in Thousand Oaks, California

The Strategic Planning & Operations Director for Global Product Strategy & Commercial Innovation (GPS&CI) is responsible for driving execution and performance for strategic imperatives, behavioral objectives and tactics. The Director is the leader and facilitator of cross-therapeutic area, cross-functional and cross-regional communication and alignment of key initiatives, such as driving innovation, commercialization, the Amgen operating model, capabilities evolution, prioritization and resource optimization as well as therapeutic area (TA) strategies.

The Director is also a key liaison with the regions on relevant pipeline assets and business development opportunities.


  • Administer the activities of Global Commercial Committee (GCC) including agendas (aligned with Portfolio Governance (PG)), best practices, follow up and metrics to assess performance (decision making, commercial alignment)

  • Administer the activities of the Commercial Licensing Committee (CLC) and work with Corporate Development to ensure alignment with External Landscape Review Meeting (ELRM) and Deal Review Committee (DRC)

  • Lead cross-functional and cross-regional Global Marketing strategic initiatives (innovation, capabilities evolution, prioritization and resource optimization, TA strategies, goal setting, launch planning, budgeting and portfolio management)

  • Partner with Development (Commercialization and R&D Compliance (CRDC)), Regulatory and Operations on planning and commercialization activities

  • Represent GPS&CI on cross-functional task forces and escalate key issues to SVP, GPS&CI and/or members of the Leadership team

  • Working with the SVP, manage the activities of the GPS&CI Leadership team, planning calendar, and key events throughout the year

  • Track and manage GPS&CI resources, including headcount, and budget, partnering with Finance & Human Resources

  • Represent GPS&CI on compliance committees and the implementation of SOPs and training

  • Lead a team responsible for the GPS&CI budget as well as GPS&CI compliance

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree and 4 years of project management experience


Master's degree and 7 years of project management experience


Bachelor's degree and 9 years of project management experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Project management experience in the commercial operations area within a biopharmaceutical company

  • Sales and/or marketing and/or consulting experience in the biopharmaceutical industry

  • Strong advocacy and communication skills

  • Strategic thinking, analytical and project management skills

  • Goal oriented and results driven

  • Ability to lead and manage projects from concept to completion

  • Quick learner, proactive, takes initiative

  • Strong interpersonal skills, negotiation skills, active listening, and relationship management skills

  • Interface effectively with all levels, including senior management

  • Ability to influence others while fostering a value-based environment of high performance and fairness

  • Ability to understand, plan, and navigate in a matrix and, at times, ambiguous environment

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to clearly and effectively present information

  • Demonstrates creativity and foresight in anticipating and solving complex project issues

  • Awareness and ability to navigate and conform to Commercialization and Corporate Governance processes

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential 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.