Amgen Senior Strategic Sourcing Associate in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
HOW MIGHT YOU DEFY IMAGINATION?
Amgen is one of the world’s leading independent biotechnology companies. For over 4 decades, Amgen has pioneered biotechnology breakthroughs, to bring state-of-the-art medicines from laboratory to the patient. Amgen has not only discovered and developed innovative human therapeutics, but has invested in cutting edge manufacturing capability and support services to deliver these exciting therapies to medical teams around the world. Japan and Asia Pacific (JAPAC) is the fastest growing region in Amgen. Now we are hiring a Senior Strategic Sourcing Associate in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Senior Strategic Sourcing Associate
What you will do
Reporting to a Senior Country Sourcing Manager, the key for this role is to support the JAPAC Global Strategic Sourcing Leads in developing, managing and executing our competitive sourcing events/ processes, negotiating and implementing local contracts/ agreements’ and updating Amgen’s Procurement systems of records. This role will give the successful applicant the opportunity to work closely with all the affiliates’ Strategic Sourcing Leads and diverse stakeholders from different business functions, across many spend categories in the indirect procurement space.
Delivering Value for Customers :
Understand business requirements and interpret internal stakeholders’ objectives to source effective suppliers and solutions
Identify and record value opportunities through negotiation or competitive bidding (RFX) scenarios
Partner with Country Sourcing Manager (CSM) & business colleagues across JAPAC countries to understand demand a critical projects or statements of work for negotiation
Executing sourcing strategies for the set thresholds across the different countries :
Deliver and implement sourcing tactics and productivity projects to meet business requirements of business partners purchasing services across Commercial & General indirect spend categories
Manage Request for Proposal and Quotation processes (eRFX) to deliver productivity and value – ensuring quality and compliance at all times
Consistently document and guide sourcing execution and productivity delivery in designated tools and Amgen’s system of records
Assisting CSMs to develop supplier analysis and market intelligence to support sourcing tactics
Negotiate proposals and statements of work
Ensure Amgen’s procurement policies are followed, ensuring that compliance metrics are met or exceeded, supported through supplier contracts and statements of work:
Inform stakeholders on Amgen’s sourcing policies and procedures, providing support and corrective actions where required
Approval of purchase requisitions (where required) and escalation of any non-compliant requisitions to the appropriate CSM
Partnering with the business customers and legal on ongoing contract management (Managing new, existing & expiring contracts)
What we expect of you
Degree and +2 years sourcing experience
Has good understanding of sourcing processes (tenders/competitive biddings, supplier negotiations and contracting), across multiple indirect spend categories.
Experienced in basic project managements and able to propose / develop practical solutions.
Ability to help shape customer’s expectations and understands business goals.
Good communication skills (presentation, virtual team interactions, etc) to develop relationships and build trust
Possess good problem solving skills
Able to work with minimal direction, ensuring quality of tasks / service provided by self and others
Experience using e-procurement tools such (example – Scout/Ariba/ SAP)
Ability to develop and apply analytical skills to evaluate and interpret information from various sources to form opinions and proposals
Highly proficient with MS Office Suite, including Excel, PowerPoint, Word
Fluent business English, and/ or at least 1 additional Language such as Mandarin/ Japanese/ Korean, written and oral
This is a 1-year renewable cont
What you can expect of us
As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, we also work to care for our teammates’ professional and personal growth and well-being. In addition to the base salary, Amgen offers competitive and comprehensive Total Rewards Plans that are aligned with local industry standards.
for a career that defies imagination
In our quest to serve patients above all else, Amgen is the first to imagine, and the last to doubt. Join us. careers.amgen.com
Equal Opportunity Statement
Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider you without regard to your race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
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