Senior Manager, Clinical Inventory and Risk Management

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Oct 10, 2020
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
Responsible for all aspects of maintaining the physical inventory at the B31 Warehouse. Must also be able to develop and implement strategies that will optimize the use of Amgen's warehouse resources.

Responsible for managing a team that:
  • Ensures the accuracy, security and storage compliance of all inventories.
  • Utilize SAP to monitor, analyze and optimize inventory storage strategies.
  • Schedules and performs inventory cycle counts.
  • Performs quarterly audits of building personnel access.
  • Responsible for identifying and developing quarterly presentations of inventory accuracy and issues resulting in discrepancies.
  • Develops and maintains business continuity planning for Warehouse.
  • Understand and incorporate risk management strategy to ensure supply to Manufacturing and Clinical trials.
  • Increases the speed, efficiency, responsiveness and cost effectiveness of Warehouse Operations by using Operational Excellence and Lean Manufacturing principles.
  • Sense and respond to changes in order to support client needs or mitigate interruptions to service.
  • Develop network wide visibility in order to monitor and align with best practices on inventory management.
  • Align to global supply chain initiatives to enhance efficiencies and ensure more robust compliance.
  • Represents site Inventory and Warehouse Management on global teams.
  • Partner with Global Distribution, Manufacturing, and Planning in order to incorporate strategies that will enhance the speed of Amgen's supply chain.
  • Work closely with Engineering to ensure support systems are delivering acceptable performance.
  • Participate and provide support on building critical projects.
  • Ensure warehouse is inspection ready at all times and represent Inventory Management during audits.

  • World class inventory accuracies.
  • A stable supply of storage capacity in each storage condition.
  • Strategies that result in increased revenues, lower operating costs, and reduced investment in working capital.
  • Specific measurements include inventory accuracy, warehouse capacity utilization, budget adherence, project timeline adherence and NC reduction.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree and 2 years of Supply Chain, Operations or Manufacturing experience
Master's degree and 6 years of Supply Chain, Operations or Manufacturing experience
Bachelor's degree and 8 years of Supply Chain, Operations or Manufacturing experience
Associate's degree and 10 years of Supply Chain, Operations or Manufacturing experience
High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Supply Chain, Operations or Manufacturing experience
2 years of managerial experience directly managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources

Preferred Qualifications
  • MBA or other advanced degree strongly preferred.
  • University degree in Economics, Finance, Engineering, or Business Administration
  • 5+ years aggregate experience a managerial or lead role related to Operations, Finance, Supply Chain, Engineering or Planning.
  • 2 + years in Supply Chain Management practices
  • 4 + years general business knowledge (e.g., industry, finance, Supply Chain Mgmt., manufacturing, quality , regulatory, process development).
  • Experience in pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience working with capital equipment and/or facilities and plant systems.
  • APICS Certification
  • Experience in leading Operational Excellence Initiatives/Programs
  • Demonstrates strong organization and planning skills
  • Applies expert analytical skills and regularly solves complex problems.
  • Serves as a role model for Amgen Values.
  • Effectively communicates at all levels of the organization.
  • Exhibits ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Capable of operating under pressure situations.
  • Meets deliverables and timelines.
  • Demonstrates excellence in leadership, motivation and delegation skills.
  • Coaches and develops high performing teams.
  • Communicates and collaborates effectively within and across functions.
  • Demonstrates advanced negotiation and persuasion skills.
  • Thinks strategically

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.