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Amgen Specialist Vendor Management - Clinical LSP management in Thousand Oaks, California


You’ve earned your degree. How will you use that achievement to reach your goals? Do more with the knowledge you’ve worked hard to acquire and the passion you already have. At Amgen, our shared mission—to serve patients—drives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Become the professional you are meant to be in this meaningful role.


What you will do

Let’s do this! Let’s change the world!

As Specialist Development Supply chain – Vendor Management you will be in charge of managing the activities and performance of assigned Logistic Service Providers (LSP's – external warehouse)/Transportation Service Providers (TSP's). You will set up and qualify new providers or new distribution capabilities as needed. You will need to ensure that the assigned LSPs/TSP partners are ready to execute Amgen’s clinical trials. You are also the main connection between Amgen’s Development Supply Chain, Quality Assurance, peer networks and the assigned vendor portfolio. In this role you collect information on local requirements and needs (business and cultural) and share the information with internal Amgen customers. You will be a part of a diverse and globally-located team with peers and key stakeholders located at key Amgen sites.

Under minimal direction of (Sr.) Manager/ Director DSC, manage the following responsibilities:

  • Daily management of assigned LSP/TSP and active handling all issues and developments

  • Maintain detailed knowledge on LSP/TSP operations

  • Lead performance and business reviews with LSP/TSPs on current business, critical issues, reporting and improvements

  • Drive root cause analysis and performance analysis and risk assessment, develop action plans to improve or mitigate risk with departments involved. Keep track of issues and input for BRM and audits

  • Drive implementation of new capabilities/ new process requirements and process improvements at assigned LSP/ TSP or on a global scale

  • Maintain knowledge of industry trends and developments in logistics including and provide expert advice for development of new process, approaches and strategies in the supply chain

  • Maintain excellent relationship with LSP/TSPs on facility and partner level, making sure Amgen’s interests are served to the maximum

  • Maintain and manage agreements with LSP/TSPs and actively review periodically

  • Manage resolution of audit findings at LSP/ TSP

  • Develop and maintain departmental SOPs and other controlled documents

  • Seek structural improvements and cost saving opportunities in processes internally and with LSP/TSPs on global level. Execute on those under minimal guidance and report progress

  • Liaise with global counterparts, relevant departments and networks to ensure global alignment on LSP/TSP management

  • Own quality records related to LSP/ TSP activities – Deviations/ CAPA, change control

  • Manage other projects as assigned


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The vital attribute professional we seek will have these qualifications.

Doctorate Degree


Master's Degree & 3 years of Supply Chain experience


Bachelor's Degree & 5 years of Supply Chain experience


Associate's degree & 10 years of Supply Chain experience


High school diploma/GED & 12 years of Supply Chain experience

  • Advanced degree in Life Sciences, Engineering or Business

  • 5 + years of work experience in the planning, manufacturing and global distribution of medicinal products

  • 3 + years organizational or program management (leading teams, cross-functional problem solving, performance management, budget oversight, process development and improvement)

  • 3 + years of work experience in clinical study design, approval, supply and management

  • 3+ years of supply chain management using SAP (logistics, supply planning, demand management)

  • APICS CPIM/CIRM certification

Knowledge of clinical supply chain management

  • Experience in using ERP systems, i.e. SAP

  • Result focused and proven ability to deliver results

  • Independent self-starter, able to work autonomously, under pressure and in teams

  • Project Management

  • Experience managing suppliers and improving processes

  • Quick process understanding, insight and visualizing

  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines

  • Problem solver with strong sense of responsibility


Some of the vast rewards of working here

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, so we work to care for our teammates’ professional and personal growth and well-being.

  • Full support and career-development resources to expand your skills, enhance your expertise, and maximize your potential along your career journey

  • A diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and act

  • Generous Total Rewards Plan—comprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefits—with compensation and benefits rated above 4 stars (out of 5) on Glassdoor

Apply now for a career that defies imagination

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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.​