How to Build Strong Partnerships in Business
Industrial Strength Bio Seminar Series
Dr. Bill Rich, Executive Director Alliance Management, Amgen Inc., will discuss why it is important to partner in today’s business environment and the dos and don’ts for running successful partnerships.
Bill Rich joined Amgen in 1989 as a Senior Biostatistician and held positions of increasing responsibility in the Department of Biostatistics through 1992. During his tenure in Biostatics, Rich led a team responsible for the worldwide submission and approval of Neupogen for the treatment of Severe Chronic Neutropenia.
In 1993, as Clinical Studies Management Team Leader for Neupogen, he responsible for the clinical development of the product for use in infectious diseases such as HIV. Rich was appointed Product Development Team Leader for Kineret in 1997. In this role he was responsible for the development and implementation of worldwide strategies to move Kineret through clinical development, product registration and commercialization.
Bill moved on to Director of Operations planning in 2000, reporting to Executive Vice President Operations. This group is responsible for developing and implementing a global operations plan that is aligned with the corporate product strategy plan for each of Amgen's pipeline and in-line products. During his tenure, the department launched 3 new products worldwide. While in Operations area Bill organized, staffed and supervised a 45-person training organization responsible for GMP and training for over 3000 staff worldwide in addition to the corporate compliance-training program.
In 2002, Bill moved back R&D as Senior Director, Development Project Management within Research and Development. The department provides project management leadership to all cross-functional Product Strategy Teams for all pipeline and in-line products. Additionally, Bill managed the Development Review Board on behalf of Senior Vice President of Development.
In 2004 Bill returned to Operations and had responsibility for 3 organizations, Operations Strategic Consulting, Operations PMO and Area head for Global Operations Teams supporting General Medicine products. It was in this role that he became involved in University relations for graduate students interning in Operations.
In 2006, Bill began managing a global operations team in support of Amgen's international expansion. Additionally, he has responsibility for Operations at Amgen KK, Amgen's Japanese affiliate. In 2008 Amgen decided to divest the AKK group and to partner our products in Japan with local pharmaceutical companies. At this time he created the Operation Alliance Management function. This position has evolved from managing Operational aspects of alliances in Japan to managing global alliances for operations.
This is a BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch) event. For more information, contact Diana Bartlett, diana.bartlett[at symbol]kgi.edu, (909) 607-9864.
|Where:||KGI Main Campus, 517 Lecture Hall|
|When:||February 18, 2011, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.|