Amgen Sr. Associate Sourcing Excellence, Global Commercial Operations in Tampa, Florida

Amgen is searching for a Senior Associate, Sourcing Excellence, who will be responsible for helping execute the sourcing processes across a variety of Marketing & Sales categories (e.g. traditional and digital advertising/media agencies, Market research and secondary data, meetings, events and congresses, Fleet, Sales Support, print and fulfillment) as part of the Global Strategic Sourcing (GSS) department. The Senior Associate will report to the Senior Manager Sourcing Excellence and will work out of the Amgen Capability Center located in Tampa, Florida.

At Amgen, our mission is simple: to serve patients. Our new Tampa Capability Center provides essential services that enable us to better pursue this mission. This state-of-the art center serves as a base for finance, information systems, and human resources professionals to make a meaningful impact at one of the world's leading biotechnology companies.

Primary responsibilities include the following:

Executing Global/Regional Sourcing Strategies

Constantly align and agree on priorities with appropriate global and regional category managers (GCM/RCM)

Support supplier analysis and market intelligence activities

Manage Request for Proposal and Quotation processes (eRFX)

Document (in Ariba) and guide sourcing execution through to implementation

Ensure sourcing tactics drive value in specific functional business environments, including legal & regulatory context

Develop and maintain preferred supplier lists

Implement supplier improvement programs within key supplier relationships

Delivering Value for Customers

Understand business goals and interpret customer needs to identify potential opportunities

Partner with colleagues in Finance and the business as appropriate

Support / manage delivery and validation of savings

Managing Contracts

Ensure Amgen's sourcing policies are followed, compliance metrics are met or exceeded and supported by preferred supplier contracts

Inform stakeholders on Amgen's sourcing policies and procedures, providing support and corrective actions where required

Review and approve purchase requisitions or escalate any non-compliant requisitions to the appropriate GCM/RCM

Lead contracting with new suppliers

Provide ongoing contract management (incl. renewal and renegotiation of existing and expiring contracts)

Basic Qualifications:

Master's degree


Bachelor's degree and 2 years of Sourcing, Management Consulting, Project Management and/or Marketing & Sales experience


Associate's degree and 6 years of Sourcing, Management Consulting, Project Management and/or Marketing & Sales experience


High school diploma / GED and 8 years of Sourcing, Management Consulting, Project Management and/or Marketing & Sales experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Combination of: Management Consulting, Sourcing, Project Management and/or Marketing & Sales with experience in working in international environments

Broad knowledge of the market forces shaping a customer's business context (e.g. supplier base, legal & regulatory environment, sources of competitive advantage)

Demonstrated experience in identifying and utilizing full set of sourcing levers to drive value for customers

Ability to conduct benchmarking to address cost, quality, risk and innovation considerations

Analytical & Technical

Knowledge of sourcing, contract negotiations, and supplier management

Reasonable understanding of best in breed eProcurement solutions

Ability to analyze, summarize, and present insights based on the needs of the audience

Change Management

Independent self-starter with an interest in or working understanding of the Marketing & Sales/commercial function

Ability to lead teams in a matrix organization, across geographic and functional reporting lines

Demonstrated track record of identifying root causes to issues and proactively problem solving

Change management experience with large and complex organizational transformations

Demonstrated success in partnering cross-functionally

Ability to own and strengthen relationships with key users

Compelling and persuasive communicator (oral and written) with excellent interpersonal skills

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

The invaluable contributions of our talented Tampa team will help us develop the vital and innovative medicines that treat serious illness and unmet medical needs around the globe.

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.