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Sr. Manager, Contract Development and Manufacturing

Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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Job ID: R-117063
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA, US


If you feel like you're part of something bigger, it's because you are. At Amgen, our shared mission-to serve patients-drives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the world's leading biotechnology companies. We are global collaborators who achieve together-researching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. It's time for a career you can be proud of. Join us.

Contract Development and Manufacturing Senior Manager (Site Lead)


What you will do

Let's do this. Let's change the world.

Manufacturing operations: Develop and lead robust business processes, maintain reliable relationships with contract site management; assess industry trends, internal network, and technology advancements as tools to improve contract site performance. Manage budget development, monitoring, and reporting; create and manage contracts - confidentiality disclosure agreement(s), scope of work agreement(s), request for pricing/information, supply agreement(s) etc.; monitor and improve financials with CMO; actively manage and communicate forecasts to the sites and manage capacity planning. Drive operational excellence and champion change.

Site performance monitoring: Manage contract site performance using lean tools and PDCA, lead site operating review meetings; drive improvements at contract sites; sustain and improve the overall health of the business, and lead communication/relationship with the contract site as well as internal management.

Project Management and Technology transfer: Lead a department-wide project from conception to implementation and close-out. Present to and obtain buy-in for value proposition of such projects to senior management. Provide oversight of all planning and coordination of product transfer activities to the contract site(s); develop, present, and obtain approval of budget, timeline and ensure execution of transfer team activities to achieve seamless product transfer to the contract site(s); ensure risk management initiatives are taking place as per RM plan; lead site issue management and resolution; provide issue escalation to executive management.


  • Assimilates multiple inputs and allocates resources to potentially conflicting priorities
  • Anticipates and resolves complex problems and integrates into continuous improvement
  • Establishes and manages business budget
  • Strong influence and negotiation skills
  • Expertise in problem solving and risk-based decision-making
  • Demonstrated matrix management and organizationally savvy
  • Promotes and drives organizational change
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Mastery of contractual requirements
  • Demonstrated ability to lead effectively in collaborative/team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, drive action, and works independently


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The management professional we seek is a collaborative cross-functional leader with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 2 years of contract manufacturing management experience


Master's degree and 6 years of contract manufacturing management experience


Bachelor's degree and 8 years of contract manufacturing management experience


Associate's degree and 10 years of contract manufacturing management experience


High school diploma / GED and 12 years of contract manufacturing management experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's in Business Administration, Engineering, or Science-related field
  • 8+ years of experience in protein, API, DS, DP, or packaging manufacturing environment
  • 8+ years in roles requiring knowledge of cGMP principles, FDA and other regulatory guidelines, and validation principles
  • 5+ years of experience working with external parties and/or leading cross-functional teams for clinical and/or commercial products
  • 3+ years of project management experience leading multi-functional and multi-location team
  • 3+ years of experience across ACM or CMQ
  • Ability to travel +/- 20% of time (domestic and international)


What you can expect of us

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, so we work to care for our teammates' professional and personal growth and well-being.
  • Vast opportunities to learn and move up and across our global organization
  • Diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and act
  • Generous Total Rewards Plan comprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefits

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for a career that defies imagination

In our quest to serve patients above all else, Amgen is the first to imagine, and the last to doubt. Join us.


Equal Opportunity Statement

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

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.

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.


Posted: 2021-04-24 Expires: 2021-05-26

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