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Amgen Product Planner (Supply Chain 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 medicines are labelled, assembled, 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:

Product Planner

Our Supply Planning team plays a meaningful role in fulfilling our ambitious goals. We ensure supply to patients in more than 75 markets in Europe, Turkey, Middle East and Africa Regions. We are situated in Breda, where we look after the short, medium- and long-term plans for incoming supplies, production, warehouse and QA activities.

The Amgen Breda site is Class A certified and widely recognized in the Amgen network for its capabilities to ensure short lead times and a stable operation in a complex environment. This has led to the collaborative and stimulating work environment that Amgen Breda breathes today.

We are looking for a Product Planner to join our team. It's a phenomenal career opportunity for an experienced Supply Chain professional with the ambition to develop and grow within Supply Chain.

Your responsibilities

The Product planner owns the supply plans for the tactical planning horizon (4-24 months). You ensure reliable and stable supply while dealing with product launches, phase outs, business trends, production capacity utilization, component management, and upstream supply points. Furthermore, you are responsible to control cost and cash impact associated by your supply plans, by minimizing scrap exposure and maintain targets inventory levels. You will play a key role in the monthly Integrated Business Planning (IBP) process, by preparing for the Supply Review, take up Scenario planning, and make proposals for management decision-making.


You will be responsible for your own portfolio of products and work closely with various partners and departments. On-site partners include Manufacturing, Engineering, Warehouse, Product Management, Quality Assurance, Regional Operations leads, Regional Supply Chain. Furthermore, you will work with overseas colleagues including Amgen sites in Puerto Rico, US, and Ireland, Global Supply Chain leads in US headquarters.


Complexity of operation is high. On top of the multinational scope, the Pharma industry brings additional regulatory, compliance and quality requirements. Moreover, the Biosimilars industry is developing as medicines are getting off patent, new competition enters the market and have increasingly led to tender-based markets. Amgen’s number of products and volumes are growing significantly over time. This is a phenomenal challenge to be run by you and the team. You will lead improvement initiatives and optimize our Supply Chain in terms of responsiveness, reliability and stability. You define improvements and opportunities based on analysis, and you prioritize what initiatives and actions should be taken first.

What do you need to be successful in this role?

  • You have excellent communication skills and like to work in teams

  • You have strong analytical and problem-solving skills. You make things happen as you are customer focused and have an active attitude. You like to take ownership and set priorities.

  • You are an experienced Supply Chain professional with experience with end-to-end Supply Chain Planning and/or Operations gained in a regulated Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) environment such as pharmaceuticals, MedTech, food/beverages, and ingredients. You are familiar with working with high compliance and quality standards and are a natural planner.

  • You will benefit from having experience with Continuous Improvement, and tools like Lean, Six Sigma.

  • You have experience with project management in an international matrix organization, which requires to work with various partners and peer departments.

  • Experience with ERP, SAP, Rapid Response is helpful but not required.

  • You own a relevant bachelor or master’s degree to act in this field.

What does Amgen have to offer?

We offer a permanent contract within a growing international company. With an on-site gym, sports fields and in-house catering service, Amgen creates an inspiring work environment with a focus on vitality! Are you looking to develop your career? With our Career Development Program, we support our employees to reach their goals. We offer a competitive salary, including a bonus structure and fixed 13th month. Our employees are eligible for our Long-Term Incentive Program (Amgen Stock) and we offer a collective health insurance with a monthly contribution from Amgen.

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

  • An online assessment is part of our recruitment process.

  • Due to our relocation policy we can only consider candidates who reside in the Netherlands or live within a commuting distance from Amgen Breda for this vacancy.

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.