Amgen

Strategic Sourcing Global Category Mgr

Employer
Amgen
Location
Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Posted
Sep 08, 2019
Ref
R-80385
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
Job Summary

The Strategic Sourcing Global Category Manager - Capital Equipment will report into the lead for Capital and Construction within the Global Strategic Sourcing Organization at Amgen. This role will lead sourcing strategy, supplier selection and supplier relationship management for drug product, drug substance, facilities, and utilities equipment globally.. The Sourcing Category Manager will be accountable to understand business strategy and then develop a comprehensive, long term, category strategy which will deliver maximum value to Amgen in this spend category.

Strategic Contribution
  • Serves as the category leader and market expert in this category for the company
  • Develops deep relationships with internal stakeholders to understand internal needs and strategies
  • Develops deep supplier relationships and expert understanding of the supply market
  • Collaboratively create a multiyear strategy for the category that will delivery year over year productivity
  • Partners with internal and external stakeholders to drive the category management process
  • Delivers value added contracts to support business needs and sourcing decisions
  • Leads and influences stakeholder groups with sound and articulate business case recommendations (i.e. build vs buy strategy) with quantifiable financial benefits
  • Partner with peers in adjacent categories to find cross category synergies for improved service, cost or quality
  • Champion of Productivity efforts within stakeholder base


Delivering Value for Customers
  • Acts as an ambassador for the GSS function and the key point of contact for the Category Management process, both within and outside of GSS
  • Proactively and effectively communicates at all levels of the organization in order to drive decisions, create awareness and challenge stakeholders
  • Leverage Global Strategic Sourcing toolsets and processes to deliver efficient and effective sourcing decisions
  • Effectively identifies cross-category synergies where 'overlapping' stakeholder groups, geographic regions and / or where requirements exist (i.e. able to leverage data sources across multiple categories)
  • Responsive and adaptable to the evolving and complex business needs, with an ability to create and define the value/impact of different scenarios and recommendations
  • Ability to develop and model multiple business cases to demonstrate the potential opportunities and impact of options across a category
  • Able to utilize a fact-based process to develop multi-year category strategies, including internal business requirements and external market forces
  • Develops strategic insights and recommendations based on the outputs from the Category Management tools
  • Develop recommendations considering total cost of ownership
  • Develops strong partnerships and has ability to influence and manage stakeholders to ensure the delivery of timely and accurate data


Change Management
  • Ability to influence team members in a matrix organization, across geographies, including individuals with no direct reporting line
  • Demonstrated track record of identifying root causes to issues and proactively problem solving complex organizational needs
  • Ability to constructively challenge executive leadership; and ability to develop and evaluate strategic options, including risks and risk mitigation strategies
  • Compelling and persuasive communicator (oral and written) with excellent interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate cost models, including assumptions and rationale
  • Ability to apply Agile working principles in the team


Analytical & Technica l
  • Proven ability to use the Category Management process and ability to use relevant tools to develop strategic plans
  • Ability to develop baseline cost models to accurately represent current state and ability to build dynamic total cost of ownership models with multiple scenarios in order to evaluate and quantify value
  • Proficiency in MS Office tools (power point and excel), analytical tools, ERP systems etc.
  • CPM qualification (US) or CIPS qualification (UK) is desirable


BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

Doctorate degree
OR
Master's degree and 3 years of Sourcing plus any combination of Finance, Engineering/Computer Science, Management Consulting and Data Sciences experience
OR
Bachelor's degree and 5 years of Sourcing plus any combination of Finance, Engineering/Computer Science, Management Consulting and Data Sciences experience
OR
Associate's degree and 10 years of Sourcing plus any combination of Finance, Engineering/Computer Science, Management Consulting and Data Sciences experience
OR
High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Sourcing plus any combination of Finance, Engineering/Computer Science, Management Consulting and Data Sciences experience
AND
Previous managerial experience directly managing people and/or experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Background or knowledge of Capital investments in the Engineering and Construction areas, including equipment for various areas: Drug Product, Drug Substance, Facilities and Utilities
  • Knowledge of requirements and impact of Commissioning and Validation for process equipment
  • Experience interacting with Engineering and Process Development stakeholders on engineering specifications and user requirements
  • Solid understanding of procurement/sourcing/category management methodology and able to drive value for customers leveraging fit-for-purpose sourcing levers
  • Excellent and disciplined project management and prioritization skills with ability to react to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently
  • Ability to conform to shifting priorities and have ability to drive multiple simultaneous projects
  • Strong business acumen to quickly understand functional/category dynamics and develop category strategies that drive value
  • Proven ability to deliver complex multi-regional and/or global projects in a matrixed and global environment
  • Broad knowledge of the market forces shaping a customer's business context (e.g. supplier base, legal & regulatory environment, sources of competitive advantage)
  • Ability to understand external market information, including ability to conduct benchmarking to address cost, quality, risk and innovation considerations
  • Ability to understand cost drivers, internal costs and future demand and requirements
  • Ability to provide thought leadership, ability to influence and actively shape strategy
  • Strong financial acumen and problem-solving skills
  • Independent self-starter and able to motivate others to accomplish ambiguous tasks
  • Clear thinker, disciplined, logical and organized with the ability to prioritize
  • Strong oral and written communication / presentation / collaboration skills
  • Strong executive communicator with the ability to create and communicate complex business cases in a simple and effective manner


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.

MEANINGFUL IMPACT. To serve patients. We are all deeply committed to our mission: to serve patients. And we all have opportunities to contribute to that mission in meaningful ways. This creates a powerful sense of shared purpose.

INNOVATIVE: Stretch yourself at the cutting edge. You're poised to have a high impact in the new Bio century, Amgen offers our people interesting and challenging work.

REPUTATION. Be behind world-renowned products and services. With our industry reputation and strong product pipeline, you can take pride in working at Amgen.

COLLABORATIVE. Work alongside the best. Be part of our highly talented, hard-working teams. Their spirit is what fuels our success.

REWARDING. Get a fair share in success. Everyone's contribution is recognized - and strong performance is rewarded.

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.

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If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.

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.