Sr Mgr Clinical Supply Chain

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Apr 13, 2019
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
Development Supply Chain (DSC) is responsible for the end-to-end delivery of products, process knowledge and technology solutions to enable Amgen's accelerated product commercialization. The DSC business spans from demand and supply planning, sourcing, manufacturing to distribution of products to support clinical trials globally. As an integral part of Process Development organization, DSC provides an innovation ecosystem to advance differentiating multi-modality capabilities and gain insight in development and regulated environment in support of product and process development. Leveraging our tech transfer and manufacturing capabilities, DSC serves as a launch site to enable speed to market for Amgen's innovative products and biosimilars. We are seeking a highly motivated individual who will oversee Development Supply Chain Leads (DSCLs) advancing Amgen's program portfolio.

Responsibilities include:

Managing a team of DSCLs that are developing supply strategy of Amgen programs:
  • Lead the evolution of DSCLs to strategic leaders within DSC
  • Streamline DSCL responsibilities and defining best business practices
  • Develop workload models and staffing strategy
  • Liaise with GSL/GSP line management
  • Present opportunities and updates to DSC SLT through Program Update Meetings and ad-hoc communication

Additionally, the manager of this organization will serve as the DSCL for several programs with the following scope:
  • Serve as a program-specific single point of contact for end-to-end DSC strategies
  • Provide DSC subject matter expertise to Product Delivery Teams ensuring reliable and efficient execution
  • Lead program-specific supply chain teams to obtain accurate demand forecast, to manage supply plans and to mitigate risks
  • Develop, manage and monitor long-range supply strategies that fulfill varying clinical develop plans with consideration to product intermediate and finished good variations and impact on DSC budget, capabilities and capacities
  • Apply Lean principles to our business processes including respecting our staff, identifying and eliminating waste and driving continuous improvement

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 2 years of Supply Chain, Operations, Life Science related experience


Master's degree and 6 years of Supply Chain, Operations, Life Science related experience


Bachelor's degree and 8 years of Supply Chain, Operations, Life Science related experience


Associate's degree and 10 years of Supply Chain, Operations, Life Science related experience


High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Supply Chain, Operations, Life Science related experience


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

Preferred Requirements:
  • Advanced degree in Life Sciences, Engineering or Business
  • Experience in team-leadership and team evolution
  • 5 + years of work experience in the planning, manufacturing and global distribution of medicinal products
  • 3 + years organizational or program management (leading teams, cross-functional problem solving, performance management, budget oversight, process development and improvement)
  • 3 + years of work experience in clinical study design, approval, supply and management
  • 3+ years of supply chain management using SAP (logistics, supply planning, demand management)
  • APICS CPIM/CIRM certification

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.

We understand that to successfully sustain and grow as a global enterprise and deliver for patients - we must ensure a diverse and inclusive work environment.

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.