Amgen Supplier Governance Manager in Thousand Oaks, California

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 Supplier Governance Manager will maximize the value obtained from partnerships with external providers at a clinical study, program or supplier level and ensure appropriate governance and quality oversight of suppliers for example CROs, central labs, Imaging providers etc.

The Supplier Governance Manager is a member of Amgen's R&D Supplier Governance team responsible for outsourced service provider relationships across the R&D organization.


Provide ongoing governance oversight and encourage sharing of best practices and development of process improvements

Chair and manage supplier governance meetings

Work with suppliers and internal customers (typically up to Director Level) to identify, manage, escalate and resolve issues related to supplier performance

Measure supplier performance and report performance feedback to internal stakeholders and supplier

Liaise with functional areas to ensure internal business needs are being met


Basic Qualifications :

Doctorate degree


Master's degree and 2 years of research, clinical, or operations experience


Bachelor's degree and 4 years of research, clinical, or operations experience


Associate's degree and 10 years of research, clinical, or operations experience


High school diploma / GED and 12 years of research, clinical, or operations experience

Preferred Qualifications:

BA/BS/BSc in the sciences or RN

Proven work experience in life sciences or medically related field, including biopharmaceutical clinical research experience (clinical research experience obtained working on clinical trials at a biotech, pharmaceutical or Clinical trial service provider company)

Experience at, or oversight of, clinical research technical suppliers (central labs, imaging or medical devices suppliers etc.)

Experience working in a global, matrix organization

Knowledge of Good Clinical Practices (GCP), FDA regulations and guidelines and international regulatory requirements/guidelines

Project management/project planning experience

Proficiency in anticipating and resolving problems

Experience writing and presenting clearly on scientific and clinical issues

Excellent interpersonal, organizational, supervisory skills

Professional collaboration and leadership skills

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.