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Amgen Global Supplier Governance Manager in Uxbridge, United Kingdom


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. Join us.



What you will do

In this vital role you will be responsible for providing ongoing supplier governance oversight, encourage sharing best practices and developing improvements.

You will work with suppliers and internal customers (typically up to Director level) to identify, manage, escalate and resolve issues related to supplier performance. You will be also responsible for measuring supplier performance, identifying, assessing and managing supplier risk as well as:

  • Chairing and managing supplier governance meetings

  • Document supplier oversight in accordance with Amgen processes

  • Supporting business functions with selection and development of new suppliers including identifying business needs for new suppliers and supporting final decision on selection of suppliers

  • Identify functional best practices and process improvements and coordinating their implementation for suppliers by:

  • Communicating and standardizing best practices across supplier types

  • Ensuring adherence to best practices by Amgen functional areas

  • Ensure quality oversight of SG-managed Purchase Orders (POs): SoW negotiations, funding requests through established financial processes, PO execution, ongoing budget review, and PO closure

  • Contribute to, and as appropriate, lead departmental and cross-functional initiatives and special projects as identified by management or business need

Be part of our team

You would be joining a global team working as part of Amgen’s Global Development Operations function. We are tasked with ensuring appropriate governance and oversight of Global Development Operations suppliers supporting execution on Ph1-4 clinical trials. Working across the R&D organisation to maximize the value obtained from partnerships with external providers.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. What we seek in you as an experienced professional, are these qualifications and skills:

  • Degree educated with proven experience in life science field

  • Clinical research experience (clinical research experience obtained working on clinical trials at a biotech, pharmaceutical or CRO company)

  • Experience at, or oversight of, clinical research suppliers in Full Service or FSP model (CROs, SMOs, Patient recruitment, data management, clinical trial technology etc).

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

  • Project Management / project planning experience

  • Ability to anticipate and effectively resolve problems

  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Experience working in a global, matrix organization

  • Collaboration and leadership skills


What you can expect of us

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.

  • Vast opportunities to learn and move up and across our global organization

  • 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


for a career that defies imagination

In our quest to serve patients above all else, Amgen is the first to imagine, and the last to doubt. Join us.

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.