Amgen Senior Manager Supply Chain in West Greenwich, Rhode Island

The Senior Manager Supply Chain will be responsible for managing the Production Planning, Scheduling, and Capacity Modeling department and is part of the Supply Chain Leadership Team at Amgen Rhode Island. Amgen Rhode Island is a large scale multi-product GMP manufacturing facility responsible for commercial and late stage pipeline production. The Production Planning, Scheduling, and Capacity Modeling department is responsible for establishing the production schedules for both ARI and AWM aligned with product demand. Additionally, the team also manages the finite schedule and capacity modeling for ARI which provides a detailed plan for daily manufacturing and maintenance activities in the production facility and analyzes performance to continually increase plant capacity by identifying de-bottlenecking opportunities.


  • Providing leadership for production planning (ARI and AWM) and finite scheduling and capacity modeling (ARI)

  • Collaborating with Global Supply Chain to analyze product demand and recommend actions to ensure supply for both pipeline and commercial products

  • Analyzing and proposing approaches to optimize product supply in-line with financial goals (minimized scrap and cycle times with optimal inventory levels)

  • Leading continuous improvement of department practices utilizing Operational Excellence tools and techniques (Lean manufacturing)

  • Leading development and execution of strategic initiatives for ARI (increase plant capacity, improve new product introductions, enable agile operations, etc.)

  • Supervising, coaching, hiring, and developing staff

  • Establishing department mission, translating vision, engaging organization, and delivering team results

  • Ensuring department effectively delivers to short and long site operational goals

  • Sharing and adopting best practices across the Global Supply Chain network

  • Representing ARI and AWM on Product Delivery Teams

Basic Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree and 2 years of Supply Chain or Operations experience

  • OR

  • Master's degree and 6 years of Supply Chain or Operations experience

  • OR

  • Bachelor's degree and 8 years of Supply Chain or Operations experience

  • OR

  • Associate's degree and 10 years of Supply Chain or Operations experience

  • OR

  • High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Supply Chain or Operations experience

  • AND

  • 2 years of managerial experience directly managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Strong continuous improvement mindset and lean practices

  • Advanced degree in Industrial Engineering

  • Six Sigma Green/ Black Belt or equivalent

  • Strong ERP knowledge

  • APICS / CPIM certification or equivalent

  • Experience with staff and team development, performance management and managing and coaching

  • Experience in a highly regulated organization, cGMP or other, including advancing compliant operations and in-depth business understanding of manufacturing or operations in biotechnology / biopharmaceuticals / pharmaceuticals industry

  • Strong leadership, negotiating, partnering, influencing skills

  • Able to positively advance the culture of an organization

  • Budgeting, goal setting, and familiarity with financial practices

  • Strong risk-based decision-making skills

  • Fundamental project management skills

  • Experience on cross-functional teams, preferably in a leadership capacity

  • Ability to effectively communicate across all levels of the organization (staff and management).

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.