Amgen

Amgen’s products help people in the most direct way possible. For example, Amgen products help cancer patients avoid infections and those suffering from arthritis find relief. Since 2007, Amgen has been an active member of the LGO partnership program. The company uses LGO research to develop cutting-edge pharmaceutical products and optimize the company’s supply chain and manufacturing processes. To date, the company has hosted over 45 LGO interns.

To make the most of its partnership, Amgen created a tailored LGO recruitment program that integrates LGO graduates into the company quickly, connects them to senior leaders, and ultimately develops them for a range of critical roles within operations.

Sam Cosby (LGO ’13)
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Research topic: Lean Optimization/Manufacturing

Amgen participates in LGO recruitment every year. To successfully integrate new LGO hires into the company, Amgen created a management rotation program just for LGOs. Held as a gold standard among partner companies, the rotation program takes new hires for 18-month rotations at a handful of Amgen locations including Rhode Island, Puerto Rico, Ireland, Singapore, the Netherlands, and Los Angeles.

LGOs from diverse engineering backgrounds work on new products that help thousands of patients deal with chronic health issues or recover from illness. Opportunities span product development, engineering, quality, manufacturing, supply chain, and strategic management.

Frequent job titles at hire: Senior Engineer, Project Manager, Supply Chain Manager, Manufacturing Manager, Strategic Planning and Operations Manager
Locations: Thousand Oaks, CA; West Greenwich, RI; Cambridge, MA; Juncos, PR; Singapore

Eric Dolak (LGO ’07)

Executive Director Operations Strategic Planning, Amgen
While at LGO: MBA and SM Mechanical Engineering
Previous studies: Pennsylvania State University, Mechanical Engineering

Eric interned at Dell while at LGO and joined McKinsey after graduation. Like a number of LGO alumni, he left consulting after a few years and joined Amgen in its engineering excellence division. Eric currently works on an enterprise-level program to foster improvement in the company’s operations and culture across all functions, regions, and products within the company.

Leigh Hunnicutt (LGO ’08)

Executive Director Global Operations Quality, Amgen
While at LGO: MBA and SM Biological Engineering
Previous studies: University of Arizona, Molecular and Cellular Biology and Anthropology

After graduating from LGO, Leigh joined Amgen as a Strategic Planning and Operations Manager in Thousand Oaks, California. Since then, she has taken increasing responsibilities in the company and currently directs global operations for all development and early launch products. She is the youngest executive director in Amgen’s history. In 2015, she was awarded the Comerica Bank Best of LA Women’s Business Award as a “rising star” in her industry. Leigh also serves as Amgen’s representative on LGO’s Operating Committee.

Matt Dumouchel (LGO ’14)

Senior Engineer, Amgen
While at LGO: MBA and SM Chemical Engineering
Previous studies: Cornell University, Chemical Engineering

Matt completed his LGO internship at Amgen in its West Greenwich, RI, factory. Then he joined the company after graduation. His internship studied how new technology can increase efficiency. As Senior Engineer, Matt uses mathematical modeling and analytics within Amgen’s process development team to assess business-critical processes and develop new technologies to improve Amgen’s production. Now as a data scientist, Matt is responsible for product and process monitoring as part of continued process verification within drug product process development.

Rahul Nechlani (LGO ’18)

Manufacturing Specialist, Amgen
While at LGO: MBA and SM Mechanical Engineering 
Previous studies: IIT Bombay, Mechanical Engineering

Rahul interned at Amgen’s then latest manufacturing facility in Singapore where he aided the start-up of the facility by solving technical and business process challenges. He joined Amgen after graduation in their FUEL Future Operations Leader (FOL) rotation program starting as an Operations Manager in Drug Substance Process Development group. Here he played a key role in analyzing strategic manufacturing capacity projects, led digital transformation initiatives and managed technology transfers of products. He is currently back in Amgen’s Singapore facility as a Manufacturing Specialist and is responsible for finite scheduling of manufacturing operations along with other key transformation initiatives.

Janelle Heslop (LGO ’19)

Senior Manager, Strategic Planning and Operations, Amgen
While at LGO: MBA and SM Civil and Environmental Engineering
Previous studies: Columbia, Environmental Engineering

Janelle interned at Amgen as an LGO, researching the operational and environmental impact of next-generation biomanufacturing technologies. In 2019, Janelle joined Amgen as a full-time Operations Manager, leading large cross-functional projects–such as new product introductions–for the start-up of Amgen’s first U.S. next-generation biomanufacturing facility in Rhode Island. In 2021, Janelle transitioned into the Operations Strategic Planning and Risk team, where she is leading strategic projects and analyses related to the planning of Amgen’s internal operations network and capacity.