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Business Performance Director - Research and Development Transformation

Amgen
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
  • Job Code
    115407382
Amgen

Job ID: R-87752
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA, US 91360

The Business Performance Director, based out of our global headquarters in Thousand Oaks, CA supports critical change initiatives for the Research and Development (R&D) organization. The Director will report to the Executive Director and Head of R&D Transformation Office.

The R&D Transformation Office partners with the R&D leadership and subject matter experts to diagnose pain points, co-create solutions and successfully execute the highest priority efforts to enable growth and improve productivity across R&D. Areas of transformation include capability building, technology and process improvements, and culture change.

The Director will be a team lead or a liaison for transformation initiatives, as well as be a coach and mentor to others. He/she will gather, analyze, and synthesize cross-functional information across a variety of sources to turn unstructured business issues and requests into appropriate action plans and projects that result in high quality, meaningful and actionable deliverables. The incumbent will also provide reports and presentations that clearly summarize status, issues, implications and recommendations to key stakeholders to inform and communicate decision making. In addition, the Director may be asked to lead and/or participate in cross-functional projects related Amgen transformation. Successful candidates will spend ~18-30 months working on a portfolio of R&D transformation initiatives before transitioning into R&D leadership roles, or other areas of the business.

The Business Performance Director - Research and Development Transformation responsibilities include:
  • Provides expertise in transformation methodologies appropriate for the objective
  • Coaches / mentors other liaisons or subject matter expertise within R&D to build transformation capabilities
  • Acts as a strategic architect, helping to construct and choreograph the R&D transformation portfolio
  • Serves as an integrator across multiple R&D and Amgen-wide transformation efforts
  • Acts as a thought partner to transformation team leaders, R&D leadership and other liaisons
  • Provides planning, logistical support, and project management
  • Ensures transformation project success, by managing risks, removing roadblocks, and appropriately and quickly escalating issues
  • Plans and facilitates workshops and governance discussions, objectively
  • Drives the development and evolution of the initiative plan and timely execution of initiative milestones
  • Builds and maintains strong relationships with stakeholders; proactively seek buy-in and providing on-going support to address business needs
  • Constructively challenges teams by providing disconfirming information and encouraging innovative problem solving
  • Adapts and thrives in a rapidly changing and fast-moving environment


Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 4 years of Scientific and/or Operations and/or Business experience

OR

Master's degree and 7 years of Scientific and/or Operations and/or Business experience

OR

Bachelor's degree and 9 years of Scientific and/or Operations and/or Business experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree or strong demonstration of equivalent combination of relevant educational and professional training experience in leading cross-functional teams
  • 7+ years' of experience in Biotechnology / Pharmaceutical industry, particularly in Research and Development
  • 5+ years' of experience in a cross-functional business operations or project management role
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including ability to storyline and prepare executive-level discussion documents
  • Excellent conceptual problem-solving skills with demonstrated ability to bring structure to vaguely defined problems, pragmatically scope problem solving approach, and manage execution
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analytic skills
  • Strong leadership skills with a demonstrated ability to influence different styles
  • Strong written/oral communication skills and executive presence across functions and across different levels of leadership
  • Drug Development knowledge with basic to strong understanding of activities within Research, Preclinical and Clinical Development, Medical and Regulatory
  • Independent, motivated, team member with experience in a matrix environment


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.

Join Us

If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.

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.

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<b>Amgen</b><br/><br/><b>Job ID: </b>R-87752<br/><b>Location: </b>Thousand Oaks, CA, US 91360<br/><br/>The Business Performance Director, based out of our global headquarters in Thousand Oaks, CA supports critical change initiatives for the Research and Development (R&D) organization. The Director will report to the Executive Director and Head of R&D Transformation Office.<br><br>The R&D Transformation Office partners with the R&D leadership and subject matter experts to diagnose pain points, co-create solutions and successfully execute the highest priority efforts to enable growth and improve productivity across R&D. Areas of transformation include capability building, technology and process improvements, and culture change.<br><br>The Director will be a team lead or a liaison for transformation initiatives, as well as be a coach and mentor to others. He/she will gather, analyze, and synthesize cross-functional information across a variety of sources to turn unstructured business issues and requests into appropriate action plans and projects that result in high quality, meaningful and actionable deliverables. The incumbent will also provide reports and presentations that clearly summarize status, issues, implications and recommendations to key stakeholders to inform and communicate decision making. In addition, the Director may be asked to lead and/or participate in cross-functional projects related Amgen transformation. Successful candidates will spend ~18-30 months working on a portfolio of R&D transformation initiatives before transitioning into R&D leadership roles, or other areas of the business. <br><br><b>The </b><b>Business Performance Director - Research and Development Transformation</b><b> responsibilities include:</b><br><ul><li>Provides expertise in transformation methodologies appropriate for the objective</li><li>Coaches / mentors other liaisons or subject matter expertise within R&D to build transformation capabilities</li><li>Acts as a strategic architect, helping to construct and choreograph the R&D transformation portfolio</li><li>Serves as an integrator across multiple R&D and Amgen-wide transformation efforts</li><li>Acts as a thought partner to transformation team leaders, R&D leadership and other liaisons</li><li>Provides planning, logistical support, and project management</li><li>Ensures transformation project success, by managing risks, removing roadblocks, and appropriately and quickly escalating issues</li><li>Plans and facilitates workshops and governance discussions, objectively</li><li>Drives the development and evolution of the initiative plan and timely execution of initiative milestones</li><li>Builds and maintains strong relationships with stakeholders; proactively seek buy-in and providing on-going support to address business needs</li><li>Constructively challenges teams by providing disconfirming information and encouraging innovative problem solving</li><li>Adapts and thrives in a rapidly changing and fast-moving environment</li></ul><br><br><b>Basic Qualifications:</b><br><br>Doctorate degree and 4 years of Scientific and/or Operations and/or Business experience<br><br>OR<br><br>Master's degree and 7 years of Scientific and/or Operations and/or Business experience<br><br>OR<br><br>Bachelor's degree and 9 years of Scientific and/or Operations and/or Business experience<br><br><b>Preferred Qualifications:</b><br><ul><li>Advanced degree or strong demonstration of equivalent combination of relevant educational and professional training experience in leading cross-functional teams</li><li>7+ years' of experience in Biotechnology / Pharmaceutical industry, particularly in Research and Development</li><li>5+ years' of experience in a cross-functional business operations or project management role</li><li>Excellent oral and written communication skills, including ability to storyline and prepare executive-level discussion documents</li><li>Excellent conceptual problem-solving skills with demonstrated ability to bring structure to vaguely defined problems, pragmatically scope problem solving approach, and manage execution</li><li>Strong quantitative and qualitative analytic skills</li><li>Strong leadership skills with a demonstrated ability to influence different styles</li><li>Strong written/oral communication skills and executive presence across functions and across different levels of leadership</li><li>Drug Development knowledge with basic to strong understanding of activities within Research, Preclinical and Clinical Development, Medical and Regulatory</li><li>Independent, motivated, team member with experience in a matrix environment</li></ul><br><br>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.<br><br>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.<br><br>Join Us <br> <br> If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen. <br> <br> Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses. <br> <br> As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients. <br> <br> 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.<br/><br/> <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/5DaVVXf4wGDMt8O6CpWBQ"> <p>PI115407382</p>

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Posted: 2019-11-12 Expires: 2019-12-13

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