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Amgen Senior Associate Supply Chain in West Greenwich, Rhode Island


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.

Senior Associate Supply Chain


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. ARI Supply Chain is focused on continued ground-breaking change in plant capacity and production planning. The Capacity & Production Planning team within Supply Chain seeks a highly motivated and analytical individual who will contribute to our pursuit of continuous improvement in run rates and production capability at the site. As a member of this department, you will be an integral contributor to a high performing team dedicated to:

  • Leveraging recently enhanced plant modeling software to identify process bottlenecks

  • Leading collaborative efforts with Manufacturing and F&E to model production plan scenario changes

  • Strengthening multi-site business processes and relationships for coordinated network capacity modeling

  • Determining optimal scenarios to maintain sufficient drug substance inventory levels for an ever-increasing portfolio of drug substances manufactured at the plant

  • Creating plans which:

  • Ensure the optimal mix of drug substances are manufactured at the site to support inventory objectives

  • Enhance plant efficiency in the manufacturing of this optimal mix of drug substances

  • Increase annual KGs of drug substance manufactured


  • Use VirtECS plant simulation software to maintain accurate plant models of 10+ products

  • Evaluate new run rate scenarios for drug substance manufactured at ARI

  • Identify bottlenecks and work with F&E to propose engineering solutions to enable faster run rates at ARI

  • Collaborate with Manufacturing and Engineering to reduce risk associated with faster run rates

  • Support ARI’s multi-stage Capacity Improvement Initiatives (Currently Phase 2)

  • Support deep dive action items to verify ARI’s ability to run products at faster run rates with modeled engineering changes

  • Support labor models to ensure efficient & optimal levels of human resources in support of modeled run rates

  • Model changeover scenarios with objective of minimizing lost time due to product changeovers

  • Analyze yield improvement projects to determine potential run rate impact

  • Advance and evolve plant models to include new products and plants

  • Continually improve documentation around plant constraints and modeling knowledge

  • Support future upgrades of the VirtECS simulation software


What we expect of you

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

Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s degree OR

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of Manufacturing or Operations experience OR

  • Associate’s degree and 6 years of Manufacturing or Operations experience OR

  • High school diploma / GED and 8 years of Manufacturing or Operations experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • 4+ years of biotech or pharmaceutical operations/manufacturing/process development/supply chain experience

  • Knowledge of biologics manufacturing processes and end-to-end supply chain

  • Manufacturing experience in both PPH and purification operations. Additional experience in solutions prep (buffer/media) is also preferred.

  • Strong understanding of manufacturing equipment and processes

  • Experience working with PI and MES

  • Knowledge of plant modeling and optimization.

  • High-level critical thinking and strong analytical skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Ability to quickly learn capacity analysis software

  • Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities, priorities, and tasks with minimal direction


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

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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.

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