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Amgen Strategic Sourcing Sr. Mgr. in Singapore, Singapore

Job Summary

This role will give the successful applicant the opportunity to work closely with many different business functions and spend categories (e.g, Capital Construction, Raw Material and Consumables, Distribution, Site Support Services) in one of the leading Biotech companies in the world. He/She will be the Global Sourcing Site Lead for Amgen’s Singapore facility and effectively sourcing various direct categories in Singapore in accordance with established Procurement policies and guidelines. In addition, the position will have responsibility for sourcing strategy and execution of the Capital Construction portfolio for the Asia Pacific region. The role will be working closely with and prioritizing activity with the Singapore Finance, Supply Chain, Process Development & Manufacturing teams and Global Category Managers, implementing and contributing to global category sourcing strategies and supplier management processes. The role will report directly to the Director, Global Strategic Sourcing overseeing the Sourcing Site Leads.


  • Single point of contact for GSS and business partner interaction at the site

  • Drives site productivity and improvement agenda

  • Key relationships with Site VP and Functional Leads

  • Own and deliver sourcing strategies and productivity initiatives for the Amgen Singapore Manufacturing Facility

  • Deliver the strategic demands of Procurement stakeholders/customers

  • Execute and implement the sourcing and purchasing needs of Amgen

  • Ensure compliance with all relevant sourcing policies and procedures

  • Support the Global Category Managers with execution of sourcing strategies that impact the site

  • Lead contracting activities and manage ongoing contract management needs for Strategic and Supply Constrained Categories

Context and Responsibilities

Strategic Contribution

  • Develop, support and manage strategies for respective categories

  • Be a trusted advisor to VP / Senior Leadership Team at the site

  • Bring Industry/business function-specific knowledge and experience

  • Initiate/build industry peer relationships within the region

Executing Sourcing Strategies:

  • Develop and implement a multi-year productivity agenda and plan, aligned with finance and business site objectives

  • Drive alignment between category strategy and the needs and requirements of regions, countries, and Singapore site

  • Deliver sourcing and productivity opportunities effecting process, demand and cost

  • Manage Request for Proposal and Quotation processes (eRFX), evaluate and negotiate proposals, ensure and validate selection of suppliers

  • Work with the Global category managers to define Singapore requirements and implement a site sourcing strategy

  • Develop and execute on sourcing strategies for the Asia Pacific Capital Construction portfolio

  • Develop supplier analysis and market intelligence to support sourcing strategies

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

  • Support stakeholders with development of their business strategies

  • GSS decision maker for category/functional sourcing strategy and supplier selection

Delivering value for customers:

  • Supports Global Category Managers with Singapore impacting activity

  • Understands business objectives and interprets customer needs to identify sourcing opportunities to support them

  • Build strong partnerships with colleagues in Finance, Accounting, HR and Function Heads as appropriate

  • Support / Manage delivery and validation of savings

  • Anticipates and prevents potential problems through root cause analysis

  • Drive operating efficiencies by understanding business needs and complex supply markets

  • Responsible for sourcing all the country local categories

  • Awareness and coordination of Local and Global sourcing strategies

  • Ability to provide thought leadership to customers and actively shape customer’s overall strategy while understanding business goals

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

  • Manage and mitigate supply risk

  • Inform stakeholders on Amgen’s sourcing policies and procedures and ensure Amgen’s procurement policies are followed and that compliance metrics are met or exceeded

Managing supplier relations:

  • Development and maintenance of preferred supplier relationships

  • Support global / regional category managers to identify and articulate long-term strategic value that can be obtained through supplier collaboration

  • Deliver supplier improvement programs and drive continual value from key supplier relationships

  • Access supplier capability and innovation for the business

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or Advanced degree with strategic sourcing or management consulting experience

  • Experience with direct and/or indirect manufacturing operations spend categories

  • Experience in working in international environments

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

  • Solid understanding of sourcing processes (tendering, supplier negotiations and contracting), across multiple indirect spend categories.

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

  • Competent in Project Management and independently develops practical solutions.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (presentation, virtual team development, etc)

  • Proven problem-solving skills

  • Able to work with minimal direction, ensuring quality of tasks / service provided by self and other

  • Ability to apply analytical skills to evaluate and interpret complex situations using different information sources in order to draw and present analytic insights

  • Highly proficient with MS Office Suite, including Excel

  • Fluent business English, written and oral

  • Knowledge of sourcing, contract negotiations, and supplier management

  • Strong understanding of best in breed eProcurement solutions such as Ariba

  • 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

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

  • Change management experience with large and complex organizational transformations with proven project management experience

  • Demonstrated success in partnering cross-functionally

  • Ability to own and strengthen relationships with key stakeholders

  • Comfortable challenging the status quo

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