Amgen Supplier Relationship Management Senior Manager in Thousand Oaks, California

As a key member of the Global Strategic Sourcing organization, the Sr. Manager in Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) will be responsible for establishing strategic partnerships with top suppliers, working with these suppliers to deliver new opportunities for improved business results, leveraging performance results to drive improved outcomes, improving our internal processes to drive value for our ongoing relationships, and partnering with Amgen executives to facilitate streamlined engagement with our strategic partners.

Key Responsibilities

Establishing Strategic Partnerships & Managing Performance

  • Working with executives, business partners, and internal team to stratify and select potential strategic partners from our base of suppliers

  • Developing an engagement framework and facilitating a governance model with our suppliers

  • Preparing for and facilitating regular business reviews with our top suppliers

  • Optimizing existing base of metrics and performance indicators across our enterprise for top suppliers to ensure consistency and value

Driving Results & Delivering Value for Business

  • Leading strategic sessions to identify new and potentially innovative opportunities with suppliers

  • Prioritizing and selecting potential opportunities for innovation and/or continuous improvement

  • Developing business cases to showcase value of partnership ideas

  • Working with business partners to ensure alignment with the program and support of partnerships

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree and 2 years of Supplier Management, Finance or Project Management experience


Master's degree and 4 years of Supplier Management, Finance or Project Management experience


Bachelor's degree and 6 years of Supplier Management, Finance or Project Management experience


Associate's degree and 10 years of Supplier Management, Finance or Project Management experience


High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Supplier Management, Finance or Project Management experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA or Master's degree

  • 6+ years of experience in business analysis, or managing and/or coordinating strategic corporate initiatives or management consulting work

  • 7+ years of experience in cross-functional program management

  • Extensive financial analysis and business experience

  • Strong oral and written communication

  • Project and change management experience

  • Strong leadership and team building abilities

  • Ability to take ambiguous ideas and shape them into clear business opportunities, and deliver tangible results

Project Management & Change Management

  • Independent self-starter and able to motivate others to accomplish ambiguous tasks

  • Experience in developing program and project plans to meet expectations and drive outcomes

  • 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

  • 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

Analytical & Technical

  • Experience with process improvement and optimization tools and techniques

  • 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

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.