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Amgen Supplier Governance Senior Manager in Thousand Oaks, California


If you feel like you’re part of something bigger, it’s because you are. 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. We are global collaborators who achieve together—researching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. It’s time for a career you can be proud of.

Supplier Governance Senior Manager (Process)


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role you will oversee the performance and quality of key suppliers, ensuring alignment with Amgen's strategy and standards, and facilitating effective communication and collaboration among internal and external stakeholders. You will lead evaluation planning and also contribute to process improvement and cross-functional initiatives. .

  • Collaborate with business leadership to identify business needs and priorities, and align supplier strategy and capabilities

  • Oversee evaluation planning across Amgen portfolio and partner with key functions for forecasting to optimize resource allocation and delivery

  • Support business functions with evaluation, selection, and startup of suppliers

  • Effective collaboration with R&D Quality for robust execution of end to end supplier governance

  • Facilitate and implement supplier governance meetings and operating reviews, monitor key performance indicators and issue management

  • Build and maintain relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, including study teams, functional leads, procurement, quality, compliance, and suppliers

  • Work with suppliers and Amgen partners to identify process improvements and coordinate their development and implementation, ensuring adherence to best practices and compliance requirements

  • Assist with standardizing and aligning clinical trial execution across supplier types, and support the adoption of new and emerging technologies and innovations

  • Lead and contribute to cross-functional initiatives and special projects

  • Facilitate mentoring, training, and career development of direct reports, and manage their performance and feedback


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The professional we seek will be a leader with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree and 2 years of Clinical experience


  • Masters degree and 4 years of Clinical experience


  • Bachelor's degree and 6 years of Clinical experience


  • Associate's degree and 10 years of Clinical experience


  • High school diploma/GED and 12 years of Clinical experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS/BA/BSc in the sciences or RN

  • 9 years work experience in life sciences or medically related field, including 6 years of biopharmaceutical clinical research experience (clinical research experience obtained working on clinical trials at a biotech, pharmaceutical or CRO company)

  • Experience working with and/or providing oversight of clinical research suppliers (e.g. CROs, central labs, Imaging , eCOA, IRT, etc.)

  • Experience with supplier due diligence

  • Experience leading direct reports

  • Experience working in a global, matrix organization

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

  • Clinical Trial Execution

  • Project management experience

  • Proficiency in proactive issue management

  • Experience writing and presenting clearly to Senior Management

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a diverse audience

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, supervisory skills

  • Professional collaboration and leadership skills

  • Experience with or knowledge of clinical trial auditing or monitoring

What you can expect of us

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

The expected annual salary range for this role in the U.S. (excluding Puerto Rico) is posted. Actual salary will vary based on several factors including but not limited to, relevant skills, experience, and qualifications.

Amgen offers a Total Rewards Plan comprising health and welfare plans for staff and eligible dependents, financial plans with opportunities to save towards retirement or other goals, work/life balance, and career development opportunities including:

  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including a Retirement and Savings Plan with generous company contributions, group medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts.

  • A discretionary annual bonus program, or for field sales representatives, a sales-based incentive plan

  • Stock-based long-term incentives

  • Award-winning time-off plans and bi-annual company-wide shutdowns

  • Flexible work models, including remote work arrangements, where possible

Apply now

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