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Amgen Sr Associate Sourcing in Shanghai, China

Role Specification:

Sr Associate Sourcing


The Sr Associate will be based in Shanghai, China and will report directly to the Sourcing Site Lead for Amgen Singapore Manufacturing. The role will focus on multiple categories as assigned by the direct manager, and provide support based on strategic sourcing demands of stakeholders/customers:

  • To execute sourcing (eRFX) for the Global & Regional Category Management Teams – supporting the sourcing of Raw Materials/Excipients in the China market, local Research & Development projects, initiatives at Amgen’s Singapore Manufacturing site, and other regional projects

  • To be a Procurement Process and Systems expert ensuring compliance with all relevant sourcing policies and procedures

  • To be a China market resource for verbal and written communications with Chinese suppliers

  • To support coordination and execution of supplier visits and audits at the local market resource

  • To be a Contracting expert, leading contracting activities, managing ongoing contract management needs (for Strategic and Supply Constrained Categories) and to be accountable for hand-off to Contract-to-Pay teams


Context and Responsibilities

Executing global/regional sourcing strategies:

  • Work is guided by operational and project related objectives defined by Global and Regional Category Managers:

  • Implement regional sourcing strategies across International markets

  • Document (in Ariba) and guide sourcing execution through to implementation

  • Communicate local and regional requirements impacting category strategies

  • Support supplier analysis and market intelligence activities

  • Deliver required CDAs

  • Manage Request for Proposal and Quotation processes (eRFX)

  • Ensure sourcing tactics drive value in specific functional business environments, including legal & regulatory context

  • Develop and maintain preferred supplier lists

  • Implement supplier improvement programs within key supplier relationships

  • Implement new procedures and processes to drive desired results

Delivering value for customers:

  • Understand business goals and interpret customer needs to identify potential opportunities while providing training and guidance

  • Partner with colleagues in Finance and all other Function Heads as appropriate

  • Support / Manage delivery and validation of savings

  • Anticipate and prevent potential problems through root cause analysis

Managing contracts:

  • Ensure Amgen’s procurement policies are followed, and that compliance metrics are met or exceeded, and supported through preferred supplier contracts:

  • Inform stakeholders on Amgen’s sourcing policies and procedures, providing support and corrective actions where required

  • Lead and implement contracting with new suppliers

  • Provide ongoing contract management (Renewing and Renegotiating existing and expiring contracts)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 2 years of sourcing experience OR associate degree with 3-5 years of sourcing experience, preferably with experience in working in international environments

  • Solid understanding of sourcing processes (tendering, supplier negotiations and contracting) across multiple countries, for categories including excipients and R&D

  • Problem solving skills

  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple assignments concurrently and function within a fast-paced and dynamic environment

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

  • Able to work with minimal direction, independent, proactive, ensuring quality of tasks / services provided by self and others

  • Competent in Project Management and independently develops practical solutions (Planning, prioritizing and delivery), with experience in working in project teams across geographic and functional reporting lines

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, presentation, virtual team development, etc.) resulting in relationship building and development

  • Understanding and experience with eProcurement solutions, Ariba Sourcing and Contracting Modules. Experience with SAP preferred

  • Highly proficient with MS Office Suite, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint

  • Willingness to Travel

  • Fluent business English and Mandarin, written and oral

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.

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