Amgen

Global Category Sr Manager - Strategy

Employer
Amgen
Location
Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Posted
Oct 19, 2019
Ref
R-86122
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
JOB SUMMARY

The Global Category Strategic Sourcing Senior Manager - Strategy will report into the R&D & OPS Strategy Director within Global Strategic Sourcing (GSS). The role will own the category management process for R&D & Operations and utilize the process to create 3-5-year category strategies. The Senior Manager will be accountable to understand business strategy and then develop a comprehensive, long term, category strategy in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders. They will also be accountable for providing detailed analytical insights and fact base to support the strategy. The Sr. Manager will use an agile Category Management approach to develop strategies to identify breakthrough value opportunities.

Strategic Contribution
  • Partners with internal and external stakeholders to understand business strategy and translates internal and external market data to formulate a strategic plan to deliver year on year Productivity
  • Acts as a trusted business advisor providing category management expertise whilst developing category strategies
  • Leads and influences stakeholder groups with sound and articulate business case recommendations (i.e. build vs buy strategy) with quantifiable financial benefits
  • Serves as team expert on the Category Management process and can effectively utilize the tools and associated outputs to drive comprehensive, long term category strategy development
  • Deep dive data analytics to develop insights addressing current/future business needs


Delivering Value for Customers
  • Owns the category management process and the frame-work and set of practices used to optimally manage supply categories to meet business objectives
  • Owns the entire data collection and data lifecycle process, ensuring consistency, scrubbing, cleaning and quality of the data to ensure accuracy to support category strategy development
  • Understanding of the Agile methodology and ability to apply it to the Category Management process


Developing Category Strategies
  • Proven ability to utilize a fact-based category management process to develop multi-year category strategies, including internal business requirements and external market forces
  • Able to build analytical models to evaluate the potential value of category scenarios / options / recommendations
  • Brings and grows internal function-specific fact-base and proactively identifies opportunities for Productivity


Change Management
  • 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 influence team members in a matrix organization, across geographies, including individuals with no direct reporting line


Analytical & Technical
  • Proven technical knowledge and business ability related to R&D and OPS categories within the Biotech industry
  • Ability to develop and model multiple business cases to demonstrate the potential opportunities and impact of options across a category
  • Proficiency in MS Office tools (PowerPoint and excel), analytical tools, ERP systems etc.
  • CPM qualification (US) or CIPS qualification (UK) is desirable
  • Experienced with Agile methodology


BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

Doctorate degree and 2 years of Sourcing plus any combination of Finance, Engineering/Computer Science, Management Consulting and Data Sciences experience

OR
Master's degree and 4 years of Sourcing plus any combination of Finance, Engineering/Computer Science, Management Consulting and Data Sciences experience
OR
Bachelor's degree and 6 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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Ability to provide thought leadership, ability to influence and actively shape strategy
  • Strong executive communicator with the ability to create and communicate complex business cases in a simple and effective manner
  • Solid analytical skills that drive strategic insights
  • Independent self-starter and able to motivate others to accomplish ambiguous tasks
  • Solid understanding of procurement/sourcing/category management methodology and able to drive value for customers leveraging the right sourcing levers
  • Excellent and disciplined project management and prioritization skills with ability to react to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently


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.