Amgen Sr. Associate Sourcing Excellence in Tampa, Florida
The Senior Associate, Sourcing Excellence will be responsible for helping execute the sourcing processes across a variety of R&D and Operations/Manufacturing categories as part of the Global Strategic Sourcing (GSS) department. The Sr. Associate will report to the Sr. Manager, Sourcing Excellence, R&D/Operations 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
Create, issue and monitor RFX and Contract within Ariba sourcing and contracting modules and interface with suppliers and internal stakeholders throughout the process
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 Sourcing Excellence, Global Strategic Sourcing and Business Stakeholders in the R&D and Operations communities to accomplish goals and objectives related to sourcing / contracting projects
Support delivery and validation of savings
Ensure Amgen’s sourcing policies are followed, compliance metrics are met or exceeded and supported by 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)
Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of Sourcing, Management Consulting or Project Management experience
Associate’s degree and 6 years of Sourcing, Management Consulting or Project Management experience
High school diploma / GED and 8 years of Sourcing, Management Consulting or Project Management experience
Broad knowledge and experience in sourcing and/or contracting processes
Strong written and verbal communications skills to interface effectively with suppliers and business partners and foster collaboration among cross-functional teams
Ability to understand end-user requirements and determine the best methods for executing sourcing process and delivering value
Ability to manage and prioritize multiple assignments concurrently and function within a fast-paced and dynamic environment
Ability to execute work assignments with minimal direct supervision
Maintain the highest level of professionalism and ethics, values and standards
Analytical & Technical
Knowledge of sourcing, contract negotiations, and supplier management
Reasonable understanding of best in breed eProcurement solutions (experience with Ariba Sourcing and Contract Modules preferred)
Ability to analyze, summarize, and present insights based on the needs of the audience
Proficiency with MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
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 stakeholders
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.
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.