Manager Supply Chain

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Sep 17, 2019
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
The Manager Global Partnership Supply, under the supervision of the Director, Supply Chain will play a critical role in driving commercial expansion and advancing our pipeline by effectively managing the Operations and Chemistry Manufacturing and Controls (CMC) aspects of our external collaborations.

Additionally, the Manager will leverage Global Partnership Supply operating models, ensuring supply and end-to-end commercialization for early-stage, late-stage and marketed programs with the goal to optimize the strategic value of these relationships while meeting contractual commitments to our partners.

  • Part of a multinational and multicultural organization that is committed to professional development. Reporting to the Global Partnership Director with the Global Supply Chain Organization; accountable to deliver strong and agile partnerships with responsibility for:
  • Ensuring efficient and effective supply and developing/executing commercialization strategies in conjunction with Amgen partners
  • Driving effective working relationships with Partner organizations, Product Delivery Teams (PDTs), Supply Chain Teams (SCTs), as well as other Operations and cross-functional teams

  • Lead cross-functional teams within Amgen and Partner organizations in support of collaboration activities, such as clinical and commercial supply, CMC regulatory submissions, product launches, manufacturing tech transfers, out-licensing obligations, CMC scientific/technical data exchange, etc.
  • Manage partner forecasts, provide planning oversight, and execution for Commercial products to ensure supply per negotiated manufacturing stage, in alignment with contractual obligations
  • Serve as the primary point-of-contact for one or more Operation's alliances interfacing across functions including Legal, Quality, Alliance Management, Cost Accounting, Tax to summarize and highlight challenges to executive management
  • Provide functional input into licensing, supply, and quality agreements as well as financial modeling
  • Identify opportunities to increase strategic value of partnerships and advocate for continuous improvement within the collaboration
  • Contribute to the Partnership Supply functional strategy, including the implementation of best practices for managing collaborations and execution of specific projects to drive organizational maturity
  • Provide Supply Chain advisement as a core member of one or more Product Delivery Teams (PDTs)

  • Demonstrates cultural awareness & sensitivity
  • Attends professional conferences to maintain expertise
  • Understands and applies core end-to-end supply chain principles
  • Provides guidance to leadership for long-term strategy and objectives
  • Leverages Operational Excellence methodologies for continuous improvement
  • Considers financial implications of decisions and sets priorities to meet needs
  • Guides successful completion of a cross-site, cross-functional programs
  • Displays fortitude and perseverance when receiving constructive feedback
  • Distills complex information into a logical, concise message for leadership
  • Communicates effectively with leadership on a prepared and ad hoc basis
  • Writes, reviews, and edits complex proposals for high-level decision makers
  • Drives decision making on supply chain issues affecting the department
  • Anticipates network problems and partners to develop practical solutions
  • Takes calculated risks with expected positive outcomes
  • Builds cross-functional teams leveraging diverse capabilities of staff

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree


Master's degree and 2 years of directly related experience


Bachelor's degree and 4 years of directly related experience


Associates degree and 10 years of directly related experience


High school diploma / GED and 12 years of directly related experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving capabilities
  • In-depth knowledge of Amgen product commercialization and life-cycle management framework
  • Independently manage day-to-day operations within the partnership and execute in a high performing environment with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively engage diverse, global stakeholder groups and manage projects with multiple, cross-functional deliverables
  • Strong project management skills with past success in building high-performing teams and influencing others to drive results
  • Anticipate complex problems and integrate data/information from multiple sources to develop value-added solutions
  • Proactively communicate with senior management and team members regarding issues, risks and project/action plans
  • Drive effective decision-making and issue resolution by balancing perspectives of internal/external stakeholders
  • Experience in regulated manufacturing or supply chain setting
  • Experience with demand/supply management, including forecast/planning and order-to-cash processes
  • Demonstrated experience in ERP environments (e.g., SAP)
  • Strong communication and listening skills - verbal/written, horizontal/vertical
  • Up to 25% domestic and international travel

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.

Join Us

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.