Amgen Global Category Senior Manager in Thousand Oaks, California
Amgen discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen was one of the first companies to realize the new science's promise by bringing safe, effective medicines from lab, to manufacturing plant, to patient. Amgen therapeutics have changed the practice of medicine, helping millions of people around the world in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and other serious illnesses. With a deep and broad pipeline of potential new medicines, Amgen remains committed to advancing science to dramatically improve people's lives.
The Global Category Senior Manager will be responsible for one or more categories within Manufacturing Operations and Supply Chain. Categories may include Clinical / Commercial Distribution, Secondary Packaging, etc. The Global Category Senior Manager will develop and manage the overall sourcing and supplier management processes for the categories.
Develop, support and manage strategy for respective categories
Be a trusted advisor to VPs / Executive Directors
Delivery Innovation, Customer Experience and Supply Chain
Serve as a thought partner and actively challenge work to deploy the most comprehensive and creative solutions
GSS decision maker for category/functional sourcing strategy and supplier selection
Delivering Value for Customers
Drive operating efficiencies by understanding business needs and complex supply markets
Access supplier capability and innovation for the business
Manage and mitigate supply risk
Developing Category Strategies
Deliver customer solutions via global/regional category strategy
Bring Industry/business function-specific knowledge and experience
Customize sourcing strategy to drive value in specific functional environment, including legal & regulatory context
Initiate/build industry peer relationships
Support stakeholders with development of their business strategies
Driving Organizational Alignment
Frame & drive cross-functional sourcing agendaDrive alignment between category strategy and the needs and requirements of regions, countries, and sites
Engage with GSS country organizations to leverage local expertise and create engagement with local stakeholders
Drive stakeholder management across the Operations organization
Doctorate degree AND 2 years of directly related experience
Master's degree AND 4 years of directly related experience
Bachelor's degree AND 6 years of directly related experience
Associate's degree and 10 years of directly experience
High school diploma / GED AND 12 years of directly related experience AND 2 years of managerial experience directly managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources.
Fulfillment of at least one of the following combinations: management consulting, market research & data suppliers and/or market research & data sourcing background
Experience with pharmaceutical logistics
Broad knowledge of the market forces shaping a customer's business context (e.g. supplier base, legal & regulatory environment, sources of competitive advantage)Demonstrated experience in identifying and utilizing full set of sourcing levers to drive value for customers
Ability to conduct benchmarking to address cost, quality, risk and innovation considerationsAbility to provide thought leadership and actively shape strategy
Analytical & Technical
Knowledge of sourcing, contract negotiations, and supplier management
Strong understanding of best in breed eProcurement solutions
Ability to analyze, summarize, and present insights based on the needs of the audience
Ability to develop business cases and champion opportunities with quantifiable financial benefits
Independent self-starter and able to motivate others to accomplish ambiguous tasks
Ability to lead teams in a matrix organization, across geographic and functional reporting lines
Demonstrated track record of identifying root causes to issues and proactively problem solving
Change management experience with large and complex organizational transformations with proven project management experience
Demonstrated success in partnering cross-functionally
Ability to own and strengthen relationships with key customers
Compelling and persuasive communicator (oral and written) with excellent interpersonal skills
Comfortable challenging the status quo
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.
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.