Amgen Senior Manager Supply Chain - Regional Supply Chain Digital Office in Breda, Netherlands

Senior Manager Supply Chain - Regional Supply Chain Digital Office

GCF Level 6 position, located in Breda, the Netherlands, responsible for supporting European Supply Chain Operations.

Have you experienced digital technology as the critical enabler of supply chain success? Have you witnessed first-hand, or stood at the basis of digital transformation in pharma - or in similar supply chains? Do you have a strong affinity with or experience in IT, (SAP) ERP and have successfully lead and developed a group of supply chain professionals? Want to help Amgen further develop the digital supply chain strategy and improve supply chain processes in Europe, truly shape their future? Then look no further, this is the right opportunity for you!

The Amgen Supply Chain is focused on customer centricity, ensuring supply for every patient every time‚Äč. Innovation in Supply Chain and its processes is crucial to keep up with the increasing demands and complexity of highly regulated environment. Digital technology and unlocking data will improve solutions not just for us, but for patients and healthcare providers.

The Amgen Supply Chain Organization in Europe is in the middle of such digital transformation as we believe it will support Supply Chain in remaining a competitive advantage for Amgen. To strengthen our team in Supply Chain we are therefore looking for a Senior Manager Supply Chain to lead our Regional Supply Chain Digital Office.

Basic Qualification and Requirement

The Manager Supply Chain, plays a critical role in building and maintaining strong business partnership with our Commercial and IT organization on one-, and the Supply Chain Operations team on the other hand. This role will ensure the delivery of optimal day-to-day support of the crucial order-to-cash process for Europe, optimize related business processes, implement next generation automated and digital solutions, ensure compliance, drive enhanced supply chain analytics and oversee the related transformation portfolio.

This role requires the ability to work across the full lifecycle: influencing strategy, analyzing business problems and opportunities, delivering projects and ensuring strong day-to-day operations support.

The role requires to work in a matrix style across local, regional and global functions. Travel as part of the role will be required.

Primary Focus / General Accountability

  • Ensures effective, efficient and Compliant Supply Chain Operations Support processes, aligned with Supply Chain Strategy and agreed Standards & Expectations

  • People manage a team of Subject Matter Specialists, Business (Sub) Process Owners and Project Coordinators in the Order-to-Cash & Purchase-to-Stock area.

  • Successful engages with all Europe Supply Chain functions to drive and deliver a holistic Digital Strategy

  • Applies Amgen SOPs to identify, assess, prioritize and remediate technology and data associated risks to the organization and ensure compliance and integrity of controls (SOX and GDP).

  • Successfully engages with the IS organization on the process enhancement portfolio, applying service management methodologies, Amgen SOPs, tools, processes and techniques to meet project and service requirements, optimizing costs and performance.


  • Master's degree preferably in logistics, IS or economics, or bachelor degree with substantial relevant experience.

  • 5+ years' experience in the international supply chain (OTC, PTS) preferably in the pharmaceutical industry

  • 5+ years' experience of managing people

  • Solid end-to-end supply chain understanding (manufacturer to end-user) and well versed on digital supply chain

  • Solid understanding and knowledge of SAP and BW

  • Quick process understanding, insight and visualizing

  • Fluent in English, both in verbal and written communication

  • Solid experience in project management across departments and geographies

  • Experienced in Portfolio Management

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

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

  • Solid understanding of company finance processes

  • Natural relationship builder, strong negotiating and persuasion skills

  • Result focused and proven ability to deliver results

  • Problem solver, high sense of responsibility, drive for excellence, eager to optimize

  • Strong communication and presentation skills (verbal & written)

  • Oversee processes beyond own department