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Amgen Strategic Sourcing Manager in Juncos, Puerto Rico

Are you looking for a challenging new opportunity to test and growth your sourcing and procurement skills? We have an immediate need for a premier Sourcing Manager to join Amgen's Global Strategic Sourcing team. This is an outstanding opportunity to take on a variety of challenges and responsibilities around our manufacturing operation at Puerto Rico site, Amgen Manufacturing Limited - a state-of-the-art biotechnology facility located at Juncos.

The Role

In this role, you will be driving the initiatives to improve internal processes, reduce cost, provide better support to business and functional areas related to Manufacturing and Operations. Along with assisting and mentorship Business Partners and Team members to develop, drive and execute initiatives related to suppliers. You will potentially be responsible for a Global or Regional Category at same time to develop a multi-year sourcing strategy.

Other responsibilities are driving Global, Regional and/or Local sourcing actions, act as the interface between Global/Regional Category Managers and the Site Leadership Team (SLT) and business/functional areas in leading key supplier relationships by supporting communications, building cross-category knowledge, and adopting sourcing standard methodologies.

Who We Are...

The Global Strategic Sourcing is a dynamic team of leaders with end-to-end responsibility ensuring provide effective sourcing service solutions to meet site needs. We operate in an outstanding and fast-paced environment where you will collaborate cross functionally and be a key partner in the Amgen global sourcing network, working with our Global Sourcing colleagues, the manufacturing sites in Puerto Rico, as well with the Regional Global Sourcing teams in U.S., and other regions (JPAC, Intercontinental and Europe), as required.

The GSS Team is a group of experienced consultants on strategic sourcing. We work closely with the management of our operations team to supports the business plans, supplier development, contract negotiation, supply chain infrastructure, and outsourcing.

Your main responsibilities:

  • Serve as a liaison between various departments / collaborators by providing reports and data analysis while ensuring the flow of communication between groups.

  • Identify client groups, evaluate customer requirements to find a match with industry and supplier offerings.

  • Work with Business Areas and Stakeholders to opportunities for improvements in areas such as supplier innovation, costs reductions among others.

  • Establish and lead cross-functional sourcing in selection of suppliers and negotiations.

  • Must possess an excellent understanding of procedures and guidelines to conduct highly ethical process related to RFx and any other mean of procurement channel (Purchase Order, Contract or Agreement).

  • Analyze, understand and make decisions using financial concepts: Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), Cost-Benefit analysis, Supplier’s financial stability / risk.

  • Make sure compliance of Amgen Financial and Sourcing procedures are followed.

  • Partner with Corporate Risk Management and Legal to assess Insurance policy coverage and Terms and Conditions for contracted suppliers.

  • Apply Lean and Operational Excellence Principles.

  • Maintain electronic files and archives in inspection readiness state

You will Need:

Doctorate degree


Master’s degree and 3 years of Engineering, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Strategic Sourcing or Purchasing experience in regulated industry


Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of Engineering, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Strategic Sourcing or Purchasing experience in regulated industry

Beyond that, you will also need:

  • C.P.M. (Certified Purchasing Manager) from I.S.M. (Institute of Supply Management), a plus.

  • 5+ years of Strategic Sourcing or Purchasing experience.

  • Extensive knowledge of sourcing and category management practices and principles while working in the Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology industry or similar regulatory environment.

  • Possess strong interpersonal, facilitation and proactive skills.

  • Excellent organizational, communication (written and verbal), Project Management, Facilitation and Presentation Skills

  • Highly proficient with Excel, MS Office Suite, e-procurement tools such as Ariba, SAP, etc. and business intelligent softwares.

  • Independent, self-starter, proactive to support and close out issues.

  • Ability to own and strengthen relationships with key business partners & executives.

  • Bilingual Spanish and English proficiency

Our broad approach is one of the reasons why we are regularly recognized as a ‘Best Place To Work’. We offer a superior benefits package that includes a competitive healthcare plan, an award-winning retirement and stock plan. And between the paid time off, college coach assistance and wellness program – and on-site child care and fitness facilities – you will find us focused on your well-being too.

Our culture is what makes Amgen a special place to work. We have a powerful shared purpose around our mission – to serve patients. We respect one another, recognize contributions, and have embedded collaboration, trust, empowerment and inclusion in all that we do.

We equip all our staff members to live well-rounded, healthy lives. Most recently, Amgen added benefits for transgender employees and continues to pride itself on industry-leading, family-friendly offerings for families of all compositions.

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.

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.​