Manager Supply Chain

Thousand Oaks, CA
Jul 03, 2021
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time


Youve earned your degree. How will you use that achievement to reach your goals? Do more with the knowledge youve worked hard to acquire and the passion you already have. At Amgen, our shared missionto serve patientsdrives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the worlds leading biotechnology companies, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Become the professional you are meant to be in this meaningful role.


What you will do

Lets do this! Lets change the world!

The Manager Global Partnership Supply, under the supervision of the Senior Manager, Supply Chain, will play a critical role in driving Amgens commercial expansion and advancement of pipeline products through support of external collaborations.

Specifically, the Manager will drive Global Partnership Supplys regional business performance requirements for commercialization of early-stage, late-stage and marketed programs to ensure Amgen has the right operating process framework to bring these collaborations to life. In this role, the Manager will oversee current business process execution while identifying and enabling opportunities for future improvements to drive productivity and value. This work requires close partnership with Amgen manufacturing sites, Global Supply Chain, Business Development, Quality, and finance and accounting organizations.

  • Part of a multinational and multicultural organization that is committed to professional development. Reporting to the Partnership Supply Senior Manager within the Global Supply Chain Organization; accountable to advance and sustain a robust Operating Framework with responsibility for:

  • Ensuring seamless integration of partner processes and requirements with site and global processes to support an evolving Partnership Supply business model.

  • Driving Partnership Supply business performance reviews and associated metrics with development of key insights to be communicated through management.

  • Sustaining effective working relationships with Partner organizations, Amgen manufacturing site, Supply hubs, as well as other Operations and cross-functional teams.

  • Work with the Global Partnership Supply team to Identify and enable opportunities for business process improvement in partnership with Sites and cross-functional Global groups.

  • As the Partnership Supply Operating Framework matures over time, there is expanded opportunity in this role to directly support partner supply collaborations.


Manage a portfolio of business processes within an Operating Framework including demand and supply planning, physical / financial flow, product life cycle management, and training / on-boarding in support of collaborations for clinical and commercial supply. Manager will be a part of the Global Partnership Supply group and work with the team to develop and prioritize the following processes.

  • With the support of an external worker, develop and own the Partnership Supply business performance review process, including maintenance of metrics specific to forecast variance, supply risk, product supply (on-time, in-full), artwork adherence, and launch.

  • In close collaboration with the Amgen JAPAC capability build team, optimize Partnership Supply Order-to-Cash related processes to avoid risk of supply disruptions.

  • Ensure the Partnership Supply Regional Variation Management framework appropriately captures active life cycle management activities and impact to supply strategy and effectively ensures alignment between Global Partnership Supply and impacted functions.

  • Partner closely with Amgen manufacturing sites and Global Excellence teams on the development and continuous improvement of life cycle management processes including launch and post approval changes with an initial focus on artwork.

  • With the support of an Amgen external worker, oversee management of partner driven deviations and corrective actions.

  • Perform periodic reviews of Partnership Supply team training adherence and on-boarding guide.

  • Demonstrates cultural awareness & sensitivity

  • Displays fortitude and perseverance when working cross-functionally

  • Understands and applies core end-to-end supply chain principles to business objectives

  • Provides guidance to line management for long-term strategy and objectives

  • Uses Operational Excellence methodologies for continuous improvement

  • Considers business implications and sets priorities to meet growing requirements

  • Guides successful completion of a cross-site, cross-functional initiatives

  • Distills complex information into a logical, concise message for line management

  • Communicates effectively with line management on a prepared and ad hoc basis

  • Anticipates regional challenges and partners to develop practical solutions

  • Takes calculated risks with expected positive outcomes

  • Writes, reviews, and edits complex proposals for decision makers

  • Attends professional conferences to maintain expertise


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The vital attribute professional we seek will have these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree


Masters degree and 2 years of directly related experience


Bachelors 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 lifecycle management framework

  • Independently manage day-to-day operations and execute in a robust environment with moderate supervision

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively engage diverse, global stakeholder groups and manage process improvement and projects with multiple, cross-functional deliverables

  • Strong project management skills with past success in influencing without direct authority

  • Anticipate complex problems and integrate data/information from multiple sources to develop valuable solutions

  • Proactively communicate with 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 setup

  • Experience with demand/supply management, including forecast/planning, order-to-cash processes, and jurisdictional control

  • Demonstrated experience in ERP environments including SAP

  • Strong communication and listening skills verbal/written, horizontal/vertical

  • Up to 10% domestic and international travel


Some of the vast rewards of working here

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, so we work to care for our teammates professional and personal growth and well-being.

  • Full support and career-development resources to expand your skills, enhance your expertise, and maximize your potential along your career journey

  • A diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and act

  • Generous Total Rewards Plancomprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefitswith compensation and benefits rated above 4 stars (out of 5) on Glassdoor

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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.

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