Sourcing Sr. Associate

Tampa, FL, US
Jul 14, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Sourcing Sr Associate:

Amgen is searching for a Sourcing Senior Associate, who will work closely with business stakeholders to buy services across multiple categories within the services SOW program. The right candidate will understand how large multi-national companies work and how to work within a matrix corporate environment. The Sourcing Sr. Associate will report to the Sourcing Manager.

At Amgen, our mission is simple: to serve patients. Our new Tampa Capability Center provides essential services that enable us to better pursue this mission. This state-of-the art center serves as a base for finance, information systems, and human resources professionals to make a meaningful impact at one of the world's leading biotechnology companies.

The Sr. Associate Sourcing will also receive training, support through knowledge of internal procurement practices. The Sr. Associates responsibilities ideally suit someone looking to forge a career in Sourcing Excellence or across other business fields in the Biotech/Pharmaceutical industry.


Provide support to a variety of service categories based on the strategic demands of business stakeholders/customers

Be a sourcing process and systems expert ensuring compliance with all relevant sourcing policies and procedures


Conduct competitive bidding exercises and direct negotiations

Report on program savings, compliance, and on-going strategies

Work with the Business Partners to understand each statement of work.

Create purchase requisitions.

Conduct client requirement analysis to understand clients' procurement needs

Influence suppliers and stimulate innovation, process improvement, and cost management.

Delivering Value for Customers

Understands business goals and customer needs to implement opportunities while providing training and guidance

Partners with colleagues in Finance and all other functions as appropriate

Supports / Manages delivery and validation of savings

Anticipates and prevents potential problems through root cause analysis


Less than 10%, domestic travel may be possible

Basic Qualifications:

Master's degree
Bachelor's degree and 2 years of Sourcing or Procurement experience
Associate's degree and 6 years of Sourcing or Procurement experience
High school diploma / GED and 8 years of Sourcing or Procurement experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Has solid understanding of sourcing processes (tendering, supplier negotiations across multiple spend categories)

Competent in Project Management and independently develops practical solutions (Planning, prioritizing and delivery), with experience in leading projects

Excellent communication skills (presentation, virtual team development, etc.) resulting in relationship building and development

Problem solving skills

Able to work with minimal direction, ensuring quality of tasks / service provided by self and other

Experience using Ariba e-procurement tool

Applies analytical skills to evaluate and interpret complex situations using different information sources to draw and present analytic insights

Highly proficient with MS Office Suite, including Excel

Fluent business English, written and oral