Strategic Planning & Operations Director, Global Marketing, Access & Capabilities (GMAC)

The Strategic Planning & Operations (SP&O) Director for Amgen's Global Marketing, Access & Capabilities (GMAC) is responsible for direct support of the Senior Vice President (SVP) of GMAC, operational support of GMAC and facilitation and communication across therapeutic areas and cross-functional stakeholders. Additionally, the SP&O Director will lead select initiatives in support of GMAC including the Amgen operating model, prioritization and resource optimization, therapeutic area (TA) strategies and liaising with the regions.

Responsibilities include:

Strategic and Operational Support for the SVP:

  • Communication and facilitation of requests with cross-functional team members within GMAC and across regions and external functions
  • Development of key presentations and preparation for governance body participation
  • Lead special projects including select cross-functional and cross-regional Global Marketing strategic initiatives (e.g., Amgen operating model, prioritization and resource optimization, TA strategies, goal setting, launch planning, budgeting and portfolio management)

Strategic and Operational Support for the GMAC Leadership Team:

  • Working with the SVP, manage the activities of the GMAC Leadership team, planning calendar, and key events (including All Staffs)
  • Support the SVP and GMAC Senior Leadership Team in the development of internal communications strategy to the GMAC organization and to the broader Amgen community

GMAC Representation:

  • Represent GMAC on cross-functional task forces and escalate key issues to SVP, GMAC and/or members of the Leadership team
  • Represent GMAC on compliance committees and the implementation of SOPs and training

GPS&CI Planning & Operations:

  • Track and manage GMAC resources, including headcount, and budget, partnering with Finance & Human Resources
  • Support GMAC in development and delivery of stoplight dashboards to CEO staff and organizational adherence to compliance requirements

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 uses 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.

At Amgen, contributions are recognized - and strong performance is rewarded. Regularly recognized as a "Best Place to Work," we enable staff to chart their own career paths based on their unique talents by offering meaningful assignments, active career development, mentoring and individual rewards.


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.