While the three items below may seem generic, they are a must for this role:
Can-do attitude; does not easily give up — this candidate will be provided direction and support but will need to be methodical and analytical when completing tasks.
Amgen is a very large organization, there will be a lot of parties the candidate will need to engage for project success.
Be comfortable with being uncomfortable — identifies a problem (he/she can’t stop here), identifies possible solutions and partners with teams on selecting one.
The end goal will be known but all the steps in between may not be known from the start.
The candidate will need to work through these and not get flustered.
Positive Attitude/Energy — does not wear his/her heart on his/her sleeve.
This role will deal with Amgen employees from around the world.
This candidate must approach each one of them with a positive attitude regardless of the situation.
In summary, this candidate must be a doer — having the right attitude can get you through almost all situations.
Day to Day Responsibilities:
Day to day responsibility will vary but the Associate Project Manager will be an enabler for our project teams.
The Digital Integration and Predictive Technologies (DIPT) team is searching for an Associate Project Manager (1-year contract role) to support its ongoing project portfolio.
Our ideal candidate will enjoy organizing and tackling tasks with optimism and a skillful thought process, prefers a busy day to a slow day, and excels at organizing information from numerous sources.
This role will be key in making our projects successful across the Network.
If this sounds like you, please read on…
The responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Technical Aptitude — ability to speak to program concepts and software at an intermediate level (on the job training provided)
Customer Interface — strong comfort level in engaging business at all levels (floor staff through executive leadership); strong communication skills and professionalism
Administrative/Operational Work — a gate keeper for addressing incoming questions/ issues/ suggestions from the user base. Be the conduit to communicate important feedback; develop training materials to address gaps (e.g., screen casts + narration, infographics, job aids, slide decks, etc.)
Internal Resource Support — helping other team members with special projects
What we are looking for:
1+ years of experience working in a client facing project support role
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal — written commutations must adhere to high content quality and design standards; success is when the user walks away satisfied and confident to contact you again
Must have a helpful personality and like to solve users’ problems in a consultative way
Well organized, detail oriented and capable of prioritizing numerous tasks
Flexibility to bring structure to vaguely defined problems — questions may require partnering with team members; e.g., you must be a self-starter, be comfortable with ambiguity and always ensure requests are satisfactorily closed
Ability to organize and track a complex set of interdependent activities, understand complex technical activities, and communicate the status of a project clearly
Strong computer skills; e.g., MS Office Suite, Productivity Software (e.g., Smartsheet, Microsoft Teams, Confluence)
You need to be able to work in the U.S. without employer sponsorship
Looking to work 40 hours a week, onsite in Thousand Oaks, California
Ability to travel: Domestic and International ~5–10%
Preferred Qualifications/ Education:
Bachelor's degree in a related discipline, plus 2–4 years of related experience
Working towards (or have) a Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification
Familiarity with Amgen processes OR biopharma experience (understands different functional areas and manufacturing processes)
Employee Value Proposition:
This unique role will allow you to be a part of high-visibility global projects.
You will work directly with the project’s Thousand Oaks based team, leveraging and building your customers’ service and project management background You will partner with different parts of the business (e.g., manufacturing, vendors, Information Technologies, Learning Teams, HelpDesk) to understand their needs and work with the project team to keep tasks moving forward.
The projects you are involved in will have a positive impact on key Amgen processes that support the making of human therapeutics and the patients that use them.
"This posting is for Contingent Worker, not an FTE"