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Amgen Sr Associate Sourcing Excellence - Technology and Devices in Tampa, Florida

The Senior Associate, Sourcing Excellence will be responsible for helping execute the sourcing processes while working closely with the IS and IT functions as well as the Devices categories in one of the leading Bio Tech companies in the world, as part of the Global Strategic Sourcing (GSS) department. The Sr. Associate will report to the Manager Sourcing Excellence Devices & Technology and will work out of the Amgen Capability Center located in Tampa, Florida.

At Amgen, our mission is simple: to serve patients. Our new Tampa 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 include the following:

Executing Global/Regional Sourcing Strategies

  • Constantly align and agree on priorities with appropriate global and regional category managers (GCM/RCM)

  • Support supplier analysis and market intelligence activities

  • Manage Request for Proposal and Quotation processes (eRFX)

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

  • 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

Delivering Value for Customers

  • Understand business goals and interpret customer needs to identify potential opportunities

  • Partner with colleagues in Finance and the business as appropriate

  • Support / manage delivery and validation of savings

Managing Contracts

  • Ensure Amgen’s sourcing policies are followed, compliance metrics are met or exceeded and supported by preferred supplier contracts

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

  • Review and approve purchase requisitions or escalate any non-compliant requisitions to the appropriate GCM/RCM

  • Lead contracting with new suppliers

  • Provide ongoing contract management (incl. renewal and renegotiation of existing and expiring contracts)

Basic Qualifications:

Master’s degree


Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of Sourcing experience


Associate’s degree and 6 years of Sourcing experience


High school diploma / GED and 8 years of Sourcing experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Combination of: Management Consulting, Sourcing, Project Management and/or IT / IS program management experience

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

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

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

Analytical & Technical

  • Knowledge of sourcing, contract negotiations, and supplier management

  • Reasonable understanding of best in breed eProcurement solutions

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

Change Management

  • Independent self-starter with an interest in or working on complex IS/IT or other Corporate Function projects or business programs

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

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

  • Change management experience with large and complex organizational transformations

  • Demonstrated success in partnering cross-functionally

  • Ability to own and strengthen relationships with key users

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

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.

Join Us

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.​