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Amgen Sourcing Excellence Manager- Global Commercial Operations in Tampa, Florida

Amgen is searching for a Sourcing Excellence Manager, who will have an opportunity to work closely with the Global Commercial Operations (GCO) teams, including Sales/Marketing, Data Acquisition and Analytics, and Business Process Outsourcing in one of the leading biotech companies in the world to help execute and implement the sourcing and purchasing needs.

The Sourcing Excellence Manager will understand how large multi-national companies work and how to work within a matrix environment while providing support to a variety of GCO and categories based on the strategic demands of procurement stakeholders. This role will report to the Sr. Manager, Sourcing Excellence GCO Services and will be based out of the Amgen Capability Center in Tampa, Florida.

At Amgen, our mission is simple: to serve patients. Our new Amgen Capability Center provides essential services that enable us to better pursue this mission. This state-of-the art center serves as a base for finance, information systems, and human resources professionals to make a meaningful impact at one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Excute sourcing (eRFX) for the Global (GCM) Category Management Teams

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

  • Contracting expert, leading contracting activities, managing ongoing contract management needs (for Strategic and Supply Constrained Categories) and to be accountable for hand-off to internal stakeholders

  • Work is guided by operational and project related objectives defined by Global Category Manager/Regional Category Manager

  • Implement global/regional sourcing strategies across global markets

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

  • Communicate to GCM/RCM local and regional requirements impacting category strategies

  • Support supplier analysis and market intelligence activities

  • Manage Request for Proposal and Quotation processes (eRFX)

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

  • Develop, maintain, and implement preferred supplier lists

  • Implement supplier improvement programs within key supplier relationships

  • Implements new procedures and processes to drive desired results

  • Delivering Value for Customers

  • Understands business goals and customer needs to implement opportunities while providing training and guidance

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

  • Supports / Manages delivery and validation of savings for Global Category Managers

  • Anticipates and prevents potential problems through root cause analysis

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

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

  • Review and approve purchase requisitions and escalation of any non-compliant requisitions to the appropriate Global or Regional Category Manager

  • Lead and implement contracting with new suppliers

  • Support ongoing contract management (incl. renewing and renegotiating existing and expiring contracts)

  • Less than 10%, domestic travel as needed

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree


Master’s degree and 2 years of Sourcing, Management Consulting or Global Commercial Operations experience


Bachelor’s degree and 4 years of Sourcing, Management Consulting or Global Commercial Operations experience


Associate’s degree and 10 years of Sourcing, Management Consulting or Global Commercial Operations experience


High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Sourcing, Management Consulting, Project Management or Global Commercial Operations/Corporate Services experience

Preferred Qualifications:

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

  • Strong Project Management skills with the ability to independently develops practical solutions (Planning, prioritizing and delivery), with experience in leading project teams across geographic and functional reporting lines

  • Solid understanding of Global Commercial Operations and Corporate services business functions is a plus

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

  • Excellent communication skills (presentation, virtual team development, etc.) resulting in developing strong relationships

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

  • Experience using e-procurement tools such as Ariba

  • Applies analytical skills to evaluate and interpret complex situations using different information sources to draw and present analytic insights

  • Highly proficient with MS Office Suite, including Excel

  • Fluent business English, written and oral

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people’s lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world’s leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

The invaluable contributions of our talented Tampa team will help us develop the vital and innovative medicines that treat serious illness and unmet medical needs around the globe.

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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 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.​