Device Supplier Operations & Relationship Senior Manager

Thousand Oaks, CA
Nov 25, 2021
Biotech Beach
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type

Job Description

TheSr.Manager Supply Chain willbe responsible fordevice supplier(s)andaccountable for thedevice production/delivery, project timelines,deliverablesprioritization,supplier strategyand setting supplier/Amgen goals annually.Staff willlead a cross-functionalSupplierRelationshipEngagement(SRE)teamto ensure delivery ofclinical and commercialsupply,supportdevice launches,anddeliver supplierprojectsaligned to Amgens goals. The role requiresnetworking acrosskey Operations functions,FPT, Quality, Supply Chain,GSS, Finance,andCommercialto ensure all aspects of the deviceand supplier are carefully considered.


  • Actively manageand maintain excellentrelationship andcommunication with supplier and internal partners.

  • Identify, establishand monitor key performance measures that will ensure supply andquality of our combination products.

  • Ensure supplier sites are monitored and corrective actions are implemented in a timely fashion.

  • Identify strategic objectivesutilizing theSREframework andpartnering with the Executive Sponsorto drive shared strategic goals

  • Analyze, consolidate, and report demand and supply plans at the component / supplier level and provide supplier forecasts

  • Analyze company raw material inventory plans including inventory levels, scrap, inventory purchases, category spend and consumption and determine areas for improvement

  • Leverage and utilize Operational Excellence tools and resources to institutionalize continuous improvement mindset

  • Identifyissues, escalate appropriately and work closely withkeyexecutiveson resolution

  • Facilitate Operational and Executive reviews

  • Identify critical device subcomponents and understand the subcomponent supply chainto actively manage and mitigate risks

  • Develop and implement short and long range supply riskmitigationstrategies (technical, supply, innovation, etc.)

  • Drive Continuous Improvement effortsbetweensupply chains (I.e. Lead time reduction, flexibility, supplier responsiveness, forecast accuracy, on time delivery, etc.)

Domestic and International travel up to 20%

Basic Qualifications

  • Doctorate degree and 2 years of experienceOR
  • Masters degree and 4 years of experienceOR
  • Bachelors degree and 6 years of experienceOR
  • Associates degree and 10 years of experienceOR
  • High school diploma / GED and 12 years of experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a regulated device and/or drug product environment

  • Experience in managing a supplier, CMO, third party in a regulated industry

  • Experience running biotech, pharma or deviceExtensive experience in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry including leadership roles (e.g. team or cross functional roles) in key Operations functions

  • Strongleadership skills (cross functional team leadership, executive presence)

  • Project managementleading thedevelopment, approval milestone management and executive communications

  • Experience managing external suppliers

  • Device and/or combination product development, supply chain or manufacturing experience

  • GMP knowledge and background

  • Diverse assignmentsin Operations orsupportingfunctions (Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Development, etc.)

  • Supplier negotiations and contract review experience

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.

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.

Amgen requires all staff in the United States and Puerto Rico to be vaccinated from COVID 19 as a condition of employment. In accordance with applicable law, Amgen will provide reasonable accommodations to staff members who qualify on the basis of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Such accommodation may not pose an undue hardship to Amgen, its operations, or its staff.