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.

# 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 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.

Spencer Anderson (LGO ’14)

Principal Engineer, 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 worked on a device strategy for two years in Los Angeles. Then he works in The Netherlands completing an engineering project in Amgen’s European distribution center. He now leads a technology transfer process in California.

Kerry Weinberg (LGO ’16)

Senior Data Scientist, Amgen
While at LGO: MBA and SM Biological Engineering
Previous studies: MIT, Biological Engineering

Kerry’s LGO internship at Amgen led to significant improvements in the company’s cellular protein research and product development projects. After graduation, Kerry joined Amgen in Cambridge, MA, where she leads the Digital Integration and Predictive Technologies group. 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 and SM Engineering Systems
Previous studies: Auburn University, Industrial Engineering

During his internship at Amgen in Thousand Oaks, Patrick developed optimization tools for Amgen’s storage strategies. After graduation, 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 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)

Director of Global Operations
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 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.