Sr Associate Supply Chain

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Apr 20, 2019
Required Education
Associate Degree
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. DSC serves as a launch site to enable speed to market for Amgen's innovative products and biosimilars.

The Production Planning & Sourcing organization manages all aspects of manufacturing and supply planning, scheduling and materials/sourcing management activities for DSC in all phases of clinical and pre-clinical development.

We currently have an opportunity in the DSC Production Planning & Sourcing group for a Senior Associate, Supply Chain.

Job Responsibilities
  • Partner with business and technical experts to define processes, procedures and best practices for development, maintenance and enhancement of data analytics, visualization, and reporting.
  • Communicate and collaborate with diverse key stakeholders to identify business requirements and provide guidance on best approaches to translating into efficient tools.
  • Design and develop effective models and processes to streamline, standardize & automate planning and forecasting activities.
  • Design and lead change management activities to ensure new processes are fully embedded in the organization.
  • Prepare and communicate regular project updates to key stakeholders including senior management.
  • Facilitate continuous improvement by providing technical expertise in identifying, evaluating and developing solutions that meet user requirements
  • Utilize analytical tools such as Spotfire to develop reports for an executive audience
  • Responsible to develop business management processes, governance, metrics, and standards for reporting and data visualization tools used across all supply chain organizations at Amgen.
  • Develop strong partnership with Amgen's IS team to develop and manage a digital roadmap for reporting, visualization, and analytics platforms.
  • Support the Supply Chain business process by identifying opportunities and providing key potential technical solutions that will provide automation, advanced analytics, and insights to support strategic decision making
  • Provide training and guidance to business users on the data analytics, visualization dashboard, and report development and management processes.
  • Provide limited project management support as necessary

Basic Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree
  • OR Bachelor's Degree and 2 years of Supply Chain Planning, IS, Analytics, or Finance-related experience
  • OR Associate's degree and 6 years of Supply Chain IS, Analytics, or Finance-related experience
  • OR High school diploma/GED and 8 years of Supply Chain IS, Analytics, or Finance-related experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • MBA or other supply chain, planning, IS, Analytics, or finance-related Masters degrees.
  • 2 years of experience designing, modeling and deploying models with widely used planning and analytics applications such as Anaplan, Hyperion, SAP BPC, Cognos TM1, Business Objects, Qlick, Tableau, Power BI, Access
  • Demonstrated understanding of life sciences industry, and drug development and commercialization
  • Understanding of end-to-end supply chain business processes.
  • Experience in project management across multiple departments and geographies.
  • Quick process understanding, insight and visualizing.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Self-starter with high attention to detail, able to work on assigned tasks independently, able to identify and initiate discussions about opportunities for process improvement.
  • Energetic, detailed oriented, highly motivated with a "can do" outlook.
  • Change management skills.
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate cross-functionally in an organization
  • Strong continuous improvement mindset and lean practices experience
  • Good working knowledge of MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Spotfire
  • Experience with relational databases and working with large data structures
  • Experience in working in and between business/finance operations and IT
  • Ability to translate complex information into comprehensive, concise and high-quality business requirements that resonate with stakeholders
  • Strong understanding and experience in the use of performance management techniques, measurement and visualization- especially in Spotfire

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.