Amgen Specialist Production Planner in West Greenwich, Rhode Island

The Specialist Production Planner is responsible for inventory management and purchasing of general supplies, chemicals, and components in concert with production planning at Amgen's ARI (Amgen Rhode Island) cGMP production facility. This role will be located in ARI but additional regional support in the same capacity for Amgen's AWM (Amgen Woburn Massachusetts).


Develop and communicate short term and long term inventory goals and management objectives to support products manufactured at ARI and AWM.

Develop and implement supply chain inventory tools (e.g., MRP), solutions and methodologies to ensure successful execution of the supply plan, management of inventory and scrap per corporate and site targets and policies.

Develop and implement supplier relationships with assigned commodities and service providers.

Effectively work with diverse teams, cross functionally and at different levels of management to deliver solutions, standardized processes and updates related to materials management.

Create and sustain strong partnerships across and throughout the global network.

Partner with manufacturing, quality, other buyers, and production planning to review, rationalize and update BOM requirements for new and existing products. Maintain current process orders and master data in the SAP using current production information.

Generate, review and update existing procedures (SOPs/policies), own Trackwise records (Change Control, NC, CAPA).

Training resource on SAP.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree OR

Master's degree and 2 years of Supply Chain and/or Operations experience OR

Bachelor's degree and 4 years of Supply Chain and/or Operations experience OR

Associate's degree and 10 years of Supply Chain and/or Operations experience OR

High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Supply Chain and/or Operations experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Ability to use and apply Standard Supply Chain and Planning principles, theories, concepts, and techniques.

Previous knowledge of biotech manufacturing processes and cGMP guidelines.

Experience with Microsoft Office Tools including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

Experience with SAP or other ERP systems. A degree in Supply Chain Mgmt, Logistics, Operations Mgmt, Engineering, Science or General Business Administration.

American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) certification CPIM/ CIRM or National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM) certification CPM.

Proficient in inventory process within SAP or other ERP systems.

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.

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.