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Amgen Director - Strategic Sourcing ELMAC in Lisbon, Portugal


THE AMGEN CAPABILITY CENTER PORTUGAL (ACCP) will be home to over 300 multi-national and multi-cultural employees, representing a broad range of cross functional capabilities, including Commercial, General and Administrative, Research and Development and more. The ACCP will offer rich career growth and development opportunities, regional and global exposure and the opportunity to LIVE, WIN and THRIVE in one of Europe’s most attractive cities. Our ACCP brand-new offices are located in Sete Rios, in the vibrant city center of Lisbon.

At Amgen, every challenge is an opportunity. And every opportunity brings the potential to change lives. Our shared mission—to serve patients—has driven our status as one of the world’s preeminent biotechnology companies, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Leverage your high-level expertise to lead and forge partnerships that advance the biotechnical and biopharmaceutical science that can turn the tide of serious, life-interrupting illnesses.




Let’s do this. Let’s change the world! In this vital role within the Global Strategic Sourcing (GSS) team, the Director & Head of ELMAC , will be responsible for management of the Sourcing organization which operates across Amgen’s Commercial operating countries in Europe, Latin America, Middle East & Africa and Canada. In this capacity, this leader will be driving the development and implementation of Category Strategies & Source to Contract solutions which will deliver improvements in quality, savings, and continuity of supply as well as be accountable to deliver portfolio productivity in support of the ELMAC Region P&L requirements. This leader will oversee the ELMAC Commercial Leadership Team and stakeholder organizations within Amgen to supervise supplier contracting, negotiations and performance. The Director of ELMAC Global Strategic Sourcing will also be responsible for performance management and the ongoing development of the country sourcing teams.


Reporting to the Global Head of Sourcing - Commercial / Corporate Services, the main responsibilities include:

  • Lead regional Business Partnering to deliver efficiency, quality and any enablement required to achieve the business goals through supplier sourcing and partnering

  • Be a trusted advisor to the ELMAC Executive Leadership teams and their global counterparts – ability to grow and maintain influence of Sourcing Agenda

  • Champion a three-year pipeline of savings and value plans in alignment with category and business strategies delivered against Finance’s annual budget plan

  • Commit to continuous improvement in sourcing processes, tools and operating model

  • Develop team capabilities and cultivate a culture of diversity and inclusion

  • Develop and lead strategy for regional spend priorities.

  • Influence and develop regional productivity & value initiatives for key business partners

  • Be a sourcing professional with strong financial competence, experienced with accountability to business partner with Finance executives

  • Serve as a thoughtful partner and actively challenge work to deploy the most comprehensive and creative solutions; remove barriers for team to ensure its ability to implement

  • GSS decision maker for category/functional sourcing strategy and supplier selection impacting the ELMAC region

  • Champion supplier relationship management for critical suppliers in ELMAC

  • Identify and drive solutions to meet operating inefficiencies by understanding business needs and supply markets

  • Access supplier capability and innovation for the business

  • Identify and mitigate supply risk

  • Managerial courage to provide performance feedback

  • Develop goals and prioritize team's work among multiple initiatives

  • Frame & drive cross-functional sourcing agenda across regional customers & team

  • Drive alignment between global category strategy with the needs and requirements of ELMAC region

  • Bring Industry/business function-specific knowledge and experience

  • Customize sourcing strategy to drive value in specific functional environment, including legal & regulatory context

  • Initiate / build industry peer relationships

  • Provide support, mentorship and guidance to shape the sourcing strategies of the team



We are seeking top performers who will be eager to demonstrate this experience for broader development roles in the future. Visibility and opportunity come with high performance expectations. That means a strong ability to consistently achieve results while living the Amgen values. The professional we seek brings the following qualifications.


Doctorate degree and 4 years of directly related experience


Master’s degree and 8 years of directly related years


Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of directly related experience


7 years of managerial experience directly managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources

Proficiency in English, both in written and verbal communication


  • Diverse Global Sourcing / Procurement experience within and/or external to the Pharma industry

  • Experience in managing a broad range of Indirect service categories endemic to Commercial and Corporate entities

  • Broad knowledge of the market forces shaping a customer’s business context, particularly across international geographies (e.g. supplier base, legal and regulatory environment, sources of competitive advantage)

  • Demonstrated experience in identifying and using full set of sourcing levers to drive value for customers

  • Ability to conduct benchmarking to address cost, quality, risk and innovation considerations

  • Ability to provide thought leadership and actively shape strategy within and external to GSS


  • Independent self-starter and able to empower others to accomplish high-reaching targets & ambiguous tasks

  • Ability to lead teams in a matrix organization, across geographic and functional reporting lines

  • Ability to guide, coach, and mentor direct reports

  • Demonstrated track record of identifying root causes to issues and problem-solving skills

  • Change management experience with large and complex organizational transformations

  • Demonstrated success in establishing & partnering cross-functional teams

  • Ability to build, own and strengthen relationships with key customers and to champion change

  • Compelling and persuasive communicator (oral and written) with excellent interpersonal skills


  • Knowledge of Category Strategy Development, Sourcing, contract negotiations, and supplier relationship management.

  • Strong understanding of best practices in Global Sourcing and Procurement

  • Ability to analyze, summarize, and present insights based on the needs of the audience

  • Ability to develop business cases and champion opportunities with quantifiable financial benefits



As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, so we work to care for our teammates’ professional and personal growth and well-being.

  • Vast opportunities to learn and move up and across our global organization

  • Diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and act

  • Generous Total Rewards Plan comprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefits


Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider you without regard to your race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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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.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney diseases, 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.