Supplier Relationship Manager

Thousand Oaks, CA
Jun 23, 2022
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.

Supplier Relationship Manager


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this pivotal role, you will ensure the supply of high-quality raw materials.

  • Develop and manage relationships with small to mid-sized suppliers
  • Prioritize multiple cross-functional raw material onboarding, life cycle management, and operational excellence projects of medium to high complexity
  • Lead internal and external cross-functional teams including facilitating meetings, documenting meeting minutes, action items, driving the decision-making process, and raising challenges appropriately
  • Communicate priorities to product, functional, and regional partners. Identify risks and mitigation plans, resolve issues, and advance to appropriate governance as needed
  • Coordinate creation of/update and storage of onboarding related documents in a central repository
  • Generating and supervising business performance through metrics / KPIs to assemble presentation materials for management reviews and governance meetings
  • Facilitate strategic discussions with management and suppliers
  • Apply project management processes, software, and methodologies to ensure projects are delivered on time, within budget, adhere to high-quality standards, and meet internal and external customer expectations
  • Own the communication strategy with all areas of the internal enterprise and external network that impact the scope, budget, risk, and resources of the work being handled
  • Lead continuous improvement initiatives that deliver measurable improvement in supply reliability, quality performance, and efficiency
  • Apply the knowledge, skills, and tools of project management and Operational Excellence to optimize end-to-end material management processes
  • Promote the adoption of collaboration tools to optimize business performance management reviews and streamline business processes
  • Periodic travel to sites required up to 10%.

What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The professional we seek is diligent with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent leadership, social skills, and influencing skills vertically and horizontally with integrity. Productive with an eye for business.
  • Well versed in leading people from diverse cultures and geographic locations, and enables conflict resolution with diplomacy
  • Strong project management, problem-solving, and analytical skills; experience with project management tools
  • Demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional teams, consistently deliver timely, and ensure high-quality results
  • Collaborates and communicates well with others, able to balance divergent inputs from various collaborators and drive issue resolution
  • Ability to operate in a matrixed or team environment with the site, functional, and executive leadership
  • Experience driving decision making using DAI principles
  • GMP environment work experience and thorough understanding of biological/chemistry technology transfer processes and timelines
  • Previous experience in onboarding and managing the life cycle of raw materials
  • Knowledge of raw material specification development and regulatory variation management processes

Some of the vast rewards of working here

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, we also 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 improve 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.

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.

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