Amgen

Amgen’s products help people in the most direct way possible. Cancer patients avoid infections and those suffering from arthritis find relief with Amgen products. 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, develops their company network, and ultimately develops them for a range of critical leadership roles within operations.

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

Amgen participates in LGO Recruitment Week 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, 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 various illnesses. Opportunities span product development, engineering, quality, manufacturing, supply chain, and strategic management of the company.

# of hires in past 5 years: 17
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

Matt Dumouchel (LGO ’14)

Senior Engineer, Amgen
While at LGO: MBA & SM Chemical Engineering
Previous studies: Cornell University, Chemical Engineering
Matt completed his LGO internship at Amgen in its West Greenwich, RI, factory before joining the company after graduation. His internship studied different technologies to develop greater efficiencies at the company’s facility in Rhode Island. 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.

Spencer Anderson (LGO ’14)

Engineering Maintenance Manager, Amgen
While at LGO: MBA & SM Mechanical Engineering
Previous studies: University of San Diego, Mechanical Engineering
Spencer is currently in Amgen’s leadership development program designed for LGO students. He has taken on two-year projects in Los Angeles, working on a device strategy project. He currently works in The Netherlands completing an engineering project in Amgen’s European distribution center.

Kerry Weinberg (LGO ’16)

Senior Engineer, Amgen
While at LGO: MBA & SM Biological Engineering
Previous studies: MIT, Biological Engineering
Kerry’s LGO internship at Amgen led to significant improvements in the company’s cellular protein production. After graduation Kerry joined Amgen in Cambridge, MA, where she is now a Senior Engineer in the Digital Integration and Predictive Technologies group within Amgen Process Development. Her role is focused on identifying and pursuing opportunities to convert existing scientific workflows to those that are digitally integrated and primed for predictive modeling.

Patrick Johnson (LGO ’17)

Manufacturing Manager, Amgen
While at LGO: MBA & SM Engineering Systems
Previous studies: Auburn University, Industrial Engineering
After completing his internship at Amgen in Thousand Oaks, developing tools to optimize Amgen’s storage strategies, Patrick accepted a role at Amgen’s new plant in Singapore. As a manufacturing manager he will lead a manufacturing team as they ramp up production of monoclonal antibodies that promote bone growth for patients with osteoporosis.

Eric Dolak (LGO ’07)

Executive Director of Continuous Improvement, Amgen
While at LGO: MBA & SM Mechanical Engineering
Previous studies: Pennsylvania State University, Mechanical Engineering
Eric interned at Dell while at LGO and joined McKinsey directly 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)

Director, Quality Assurance
While at LGO: MBA & 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 its Thousand Oaks, California, offices. Since then, she has taken on increasing responsibilities in the company and currently directs an organization ensuring the quality of all development and early launch products. She is the youngest 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.