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Amgen Logistics Manager in Breda, Netherlands

Amgen is a values-based organization with a powerful sense of shared purpose toward our mission: to serve patients. We provide the capabilities, resources, and rewards of a global enterprise, while maintaining the entrepreneurialism and pioneering spirit that marked our early days as a biotechnology innovator.

At Amgen Breda (ABR) medicines are labelled, assembled, stored and eventually shipped to various countries worldwide. Amgen Breda receives its products as semi-manufactured goods, which are then packed country-specific, stored and eventually shipped to various countries worldwide.

Every day more than 600 people in the Netherlands are working on supply chain processes, Engineering, marketing and sales of our medicines and clinical research into new medicines

We encourage our team members to have fulfilling and meaningful careers through challenging assignments, career development, and valuable opportunities such as this:

Logistics Manager

The European Supply Chain organization plays a key role in Amgen mission to supply every patient every time. The logistics manager is accountable for a cost effective European distribution strategy and apply continuous improvement principles while designing, implementing and sustaining distribution solutions.

You will operate in a cross-functional environment being the liaison between multiple disciplines within Amgen and third parties. You execute with a strong focus on country centricity, GDP & Trade compliance and cold chain management.

If you have analytical & conceptual thinking, negotiation & influencing skills, project management experience and an Operational Excellence & transformation mindset than the logistics manager role might be the job for you.

In this role you:

  • Ensure supply leveraging the service level agreements and adhere to a cost effective European distribution strategy.

  • Execute with a strong focus on country centricity, GDP & Trade compliance, cold chain management and timely and correct transportation of Amgen shipments.

  • Establish and maintain an external and internal network enabling EU Supply Chain to advance on priorities and key initiatives.

  • Document and maintain procedures for the effective transportation of Amgen products from source to customer.

  • Apply Continuous improvement principles while designing, implementing and sustaining distribution solutions.

  • Implement best in class solution for supply chain partner management.

What are your responsibilities?

  • Ensure supply, meet service levels and stay within budget in a GDP compliant way.

  • Perform regular performance and business reviews with supply chain partners on current business, escalations, reporting and improvements.

  • Support internal stakeholders in escalating issues to supply chain partners by maintaining excellent relationships with third parties on appropriate management level.

  • Maintain and manage agreements with supply chain partners.

  • Showcase continuous improvement mindset to identify savings and other efficiency opportunities and drive results to finish line while improving quality, performance and GDP compliance.

  • Assess implications of emerging trends or country legislation changes that may affect current distribution solution.

  • Setup and approve new supply chain partners as per global supplier management procedures, in cooperation with International Distribution Quality and Strategic Sourcing.

  • Build internal network within affiliates and corporate functions and participate in projects to achieve results in line with EU Supply Chain priorities and key initiatives.

  • Plan, build and manage distribution lanes for the region

What do you need to be successful in this role?

  • Master’s degree or equivalent related to Supply Chain/Logistics, Change Management or Industrial Engineering & 2 years of directly related experience

  • 5+ years’ experience in the logistics industry, in a role of supplier management

  • Supply chain, cold chain and warehousing expertise

  • Solid experience in project management across departments and geographies

  • Experience managing suppliers and improving processes

  • Quick process understanding, insight and visualizing

  • Fluent in English, both in verbal and written communication

  • Strong analytical skills (incl. MS Excel) and ability to distill insights

  • Independent self-starter, able to work autonomously, under pressure and in teams

  • Motivated, persistent, eager to optimize, drive for excellence

  • Strong communication and presentation skills (verbal & written)

  • Oversee processes beyond own department

Preferred Requirements

  • GMP and GDP knowledge

  • Knowledge of Operational Excellence tools, six sigma, FMEA.

  • Experience SAP and BW

  • Experience setting up service level agreements

  • Good technical writing skills

Why join Amgen?

Amgen is a Fortune 150 company and one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies operating in nearly 100 countries around the world. We are a values-based company, deeply rooted in science and innovation to transform new ideas and discoveries into medicines for patients with serious illnesses.

We invest in highly skilled, dedicated and collaborative individuals who are ready to contribute to our mission in meaningful ways and make a difference in the lives of our patients. That’s why, we provide you with valuable opportunities to broaden your experience and maximize your potential in a modern working environment.

We encourage open dialogue and professional debate, and we collaborate with world-class talent and institutions around the globe. We believe in rewarding those who do rewarding work and are committed to providing careers that can help turn the tide of serious, life-interrupting illnesses.

The recruitment process

The high-level recruitment process is as follows: resume screening, first phone screening, assessment invitation, face to face interviews.

Join Us

If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.