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Amgen Sr. Associate Procurement in Dublin, Ireland

Job Description - Procurement Sr Associate Buyer


This person has ownership and manages procurement and supply plan to ensure that products and services are delivered on time for their respective assigned materials. In this role the Procurement Sr Associate Buyer will accurately forecast, plan & procure their materials ensuring that optimal supply inventory levels are in place to meet demand requirements whilst minimizing scrap risk and optimising and improving reliability, responsiveness, and stability of material supply.

Key Responsibilities:

Order Processing:

  • Completion of deliverables in a timely manner as part of the Amgen network Raw Material planning cycle to ensure material availability for use.

  • Implement purchase and inventory strategies for materials / components and execute on component ordering by managing Purchase Requisitions and Purchase Orders in ERP (SAP/ECC).

  • Ensure cost efficient, dependable supply of raw materials including appropriate use of freight options and inventory management.

  • Ensures all purchases at ADL are executed in line with the Global procurement policy.

  • Communication of critical risk items to internal and external parties including alerts to senior management.

  • Handle diverse scope of issues resulting from vendor / procurement process from a variety of sources (Leadtime, Transport, Quality Issues, Product launch, New Product Introduction, Transitions, etc).

  • Lead Continuous Improvement initiatives using best in class problem solving techniques (Oliver Wight Class A principles, 6σ, LEAN) applying Operational Excellence.

Data Managemnt:

  • Setup and maintain accurate Procurement Material Master & Supplier Data.

  • Responsible for ensuring all data entered into Amgen systems is accurate and current to enable accurate reporting and KPI management and appropriate escalation.

  • Support new product introductions by setting up new materials, provide planning and other relevant information.

  • Create analysis and accurate data reporting in support of projects or improvements and provide recommendations.

Relationship Management

  • Participate in Business Reviews and support Supplier Management Processes with suppliers.

  • Manage the site’s relationships with its vendors and when necessary, implement corrective actions to ensure dependable supply. Work with Global Sourcing and Supplier Relationship Excellence (SRE) teams on escalations as required.

  • Ensure the accuracy and issuance of raw material forecasts.

Required Qualifications / Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain or relevant discipline and 3 years of directly related experience or Master’s degree and 2 years of directly related experience

  • SAP ECC Procurement Experience.

  • Ability to analyze complex data and to communicate findings, knowledge and make recommendations.

  • Strong Communication Skills with the ability to communicate in multi-cultural global forums at network level.

  • Advanced experience and capability with MS office especially MS Excel.

  • Team player, self-starter, independent worker who takes on ownership of driving tasks/projects to completion.

Preferred Additional Qualifications / Experience :

  • Master’s Degree or APICS certification.

  • Lean / 6 Sigma Yellow Belt trained / certified.

  • Rapid Response Experience or equivalent planning tools.

  • Experience working and implementing Oliver Wight Class A principles.

  • End to End Supply Chain Planning Experience / Knowledge.

  • Working knowledge of pharmaceutical manufacturing processes.

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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.

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