Portfolio Resource Analysis Sr. Manager (US-REMOTE)



Thousand Oaks, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2023


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.

Portfolio Resource Analysis Sr. Manager


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role you will work toward multiple goals that will enable outstanding medicines to move through the commercialization pipeline bringing therapies to patients.

Amgen is seeking a Portfolio Resource Analysis Sr Manager to join the Research and Development Strategy and Operations organization. In this role, you will provide Development Teams and Functional Management with a resource demand forecast and supply analysis to enable effective operational planning & decision making. You will provide stewardship of R&D resource algorithms to drive a systematic methodology and tool for forecasting functional resources in support of functional planning, portfolio management and process efficiency monitoring.

You will be part of the larger corporate mission of bringing medicines to patients with unmet medical needs every day. Our scale is global and supports our R&D organization around the world. Please join an outstanding team that delivers for our partners!

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Oversee all aspects in the planning and delivery of the resource forecast and analysis outputs (standard reviews and ad hoc scenarios) to support Functional Leadership, Sr Management, Finance, Portfolio Management and Process Improvement objectives
  • Partner with Functional Leads and Project Managers and Planners to provide context and insights to portfolio changes driving resource demand variances to prepare rationale for anticipated resourcing questions
  • Drive system and process innovation within team and the larger organization to address stakeholder needs in alignment with organizational strategy and vision
  • Drive a consistent algorithm design methodology across R&D functions
  • Facilitate algo impact analysis for process improvement changes and governance of algorithm updates
  • Drive functional stakeholder engagement and ownership of resource algorithms
  • Initiate and manage the review of algorithm and portfolio assumptions with functional leads
  • Drive the variance analysis of algo forecast to actual time allocation data to identify algo misalignment
  • Maintain strong relationships with partners by communicating, seeking advice, and facilitating critical business decisions
  • Drive information management strategy and continuous improvement initiatives
  • Work to translate the portfolio trending insights to application of resources to portfolio
  • Lead and participate in cross-functional process improvement initiatives
  • Adapt to a constantly evolving, fast-paced and often ambiguous environment
  • Partner with Finance and Functional budget gatekeepers to embed resource budget true up, impact and variance analysis into the resource forecasting process
  • Support Functional Leadership in business case development of resourcing proposals in a way that demonstrates advocacy and builds credibility with stakeholders
  • Provide direction, coaching and mentorship for staff to deliver quality forecasting outputs
  • Implement special projects and assignments


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The dynamic professional we seek is an inspirational leader with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 2 years of directly related experience


Master’s degree and 6 years of directly related experience


Bachelor’s degree and 8 years of directly related experience


Associate degree and 10 years of directly related experience


High School diploma/GED and 12 years of directly related experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BA/BS/BSc in the sciences or in management sciences (decision analysis, operations research, statistics, strategic planning), finance, economics, basic sciences, engineering or other majors with strong analytical focus
  • 9 years work experience in life sciences or medically related field, including 6 years of biopharmaceutical clinical product development
  • Strong clinical trials operations knowledge, drug development lifecycle and portfolio management processes
  • Experience with resourcing applications (Planisware Preferable)
  • Advanced skills in configurable application software and analytical development methodologies (Excel, Access, Spotfire, Tableau, Smartsheet)
  • Demonstrated exceptional interpersonal, project management, and strategic / critical thinking abilities and eye for business
  • Strong qualitative and quantitative analytical skills
  • Excellent oral and written presentation skills with ability to explain complex concepts clearly to a variety of audiences
  • Self-starter with the ability to handle multiple responsibilities, priorities and tasks with minimal direction
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team-based environment, as well as build external relationships and navigate a matrixed organization
  • Proficient facilitation, negotiation, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Previous management experience of direct reports


What you can expect of us

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, we also work to care for our teammates’ professional and personal growth and well-being.

The annual base salary range for this opportunity in the U.S. is $140,787 – $162,767.

In addition to the base salary, Amgen offers a Total Rewards Plan comprising health and welfare plans for staff and eligible dependents, financial plans with opportunities to save towards retirement or other goals, work/life balance, and career development opportunities including:

  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including a Retirement and Savings Plan with generous company contributions, group medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts.
  • A discretionary annual bonus program, or for field sales representatives, a sales-based incentive plan
  • Stock-based long-term incentives
  • Award-winning time-off plans and bi-annual company-wide shutdowns
  • Flexible work models, including remote work arrangements, where possible

for a career that defies imagination

Objects in your future are closer than they appear. 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 cancers, 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.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided 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 accommodation.