Amgen

MBA Intern - Global Strategic Sourcing (Summer 2021)

Employer
Amgen
Location
Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Posted
Sep 11, 2020
Ref
R-104355
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Amgen is the world's leading biotechnology company. Nurtured on a foundation of strong values, Amgen is deeply rooted in science and innovation to transform new ideas and discoveries into medicines for patients with serious illnesses. Our mission is to serve patients, and we encompass this with each initiative, goal and task we have in mind!

Amgen's 10-12 week internship program offers meaningful project experiences that contribute to Amgen's mission of serving patients. This internship provides the opportunity for executive and social networking and community volunteering, while also providing competitive compensation and the opportunity to convert to a full-time position after graduation.

The summer intern in Global Strategic Sourcing (GSS) will be assigned a project in Supplier Relationship Management or within one of GSS' five category sub-functions: Marketing & Sales, Research & Development, Operations & Manufacturing, Technology & Devices, or Corporate Services. Projects are timely and relevant, support Amgen's strategic and tactical goals, and provide exposure to the cross-functional nature of a full-time position. Past projects have included:
  • Developing a valuation tool for delivery devices (Devices)
  • Assessing risk/benefit of international research and development sourcing (R&D)
  • Managing a reverse auction to source vehicles for sales fleet (Sales)
  • Optimizing annual scopes of work with advertising agencies (Marketing)
  • "Deep Dive" analytics on global travel spend (Corporate Services)


Responsibilities typically include benchmarking, market research, spend analysis, business case development, negotiations, and developing key strategic recommendations to improve our sourcing and supplier management initiatives. Interns are given access to senior leadership and are encouraged to spend the summer participating in program activities and networking with staff across the organization. Limited relocation / housing will be provided for eligible candidates.

Basic Qualifications

Amgen requires that all individuals applying for a grad internship or a co-op assignment at Amgen must meet the following criteria:
  • 18 years or older
  • Graduated with a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Currently enrolled in an MBA program for an MBA internship from an accredited college or university and completion of the first year of MBA program before internship starts
  • Enrolled in an accredited college or university following the potential internship or co-op assignment
  • Must not be employed at the time the internship starts


Preferred Qualifications
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.3 or higher
  • Experience in performing sophisticated financial modeling
  • Biotechnology, pharmaceutical, or health care industry experience
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to interact well with all levels of management
  • Strong leadership ability and a team player


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.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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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.