Supplier Relationship Management Senior Manager

Thousand Oaks, CA
Jun 25, 2022
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time


If you feel like youre part of something bigger, its because you are. At Amgen, our shared missionto serve patientsdrives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the worlds leading biotechnology companies. We are global collaborators who achieve togetherresearching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. Its time for a career you can be proud of.

Supplier Relationship Management Senior Manager


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will be:

  • Establishing and leading cross-functional strategic partnerships with top suppliers that focus on productivity, innovation, and performance management

  • Developing and aligning long-term strategic plans with top suppliers

  • Expanding SRM Operating Model across procurement organization

  • Leading implementation of Workday Strategic Sourcing Supplier Performance Management Technology within procurement organization

  • Supporting Sourcing Team related projects and transformation initiatives on an ongoing basis

Key Individual Responsibilities

Establishing Strategic Partnerships & Managing Performance

  • Driving the transformation of the SRM Team to advance supplier management capabilities, processes, and metrics

  • Working with executives, business partners, and internal team to stratify and select potential strategic partners from our base of suppliers

  • Developing an engagement framework and facilitating a governance model with our suppliers

  • Leading the development of clear partnership outcomes with defined key performance indicators

  • Facilitating Steering Committee and Quarterly Business Review meetings to drive mutual value creation

  • Preparing for and facilitating regular business reviews with our top suppliers

  • Optimizing existing base of metrics and performance indicators across our enterprise for top suppliers to ensure consistency and value

  • Advising Category Managers and Engagement Leads on how to establish SRM programs, sharing best practices, and recommending solutions that will achieve the desired outcomes

Driving Results & Delivering Value for Business
  • Leading strategic sessions to identify productivity and innovative opportunities with suppliers

  • Prioritizing and selecting potential opportunities for innovation and/or continuous improvement

  • Developing business cases to showcase value of partnership ideas

  • Working with business partners to ensure alignment with the program and support of partnerships

Leadership / People Development
  • Be a Talent Manager and help develop direct reports

  • Provide performance feedback and career counseling

  • Develop goals and prioritize team's work among multiple initiatives


What we expect of you

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

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree & 2 years of Supplier Management, Finance or Project Management experience


Masters degree & 4 years of Supplier Management, Finance or Project Management experience


Bachelors degree & 6 years of Supplier Management, Finance or Project Management experience


Associates degree & 10 years of Supplier Management, Finance or Project Management experience


High school diploma / GED & 12 years of Supplier Management, Finance or Project Management experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA or Masters degree

  • 6+ years of experience in business analysis, or managing and/or coordinating strategic corporate initiatives or management consulting work

  • 7+ years of experience in cross-functional program management

  • Extensive financial analysis and business experience

  • Strong oral and written communication

  • Project and change management experience

  • Strong leadership and team building abilities

  • Ability to take ambiguous ideas and shape them into clear business opportunities, and deliver tangible results

Project Management & Change Management
  • Independent self-starter and able to motivate others to accomplish ambiguous tasks

  • Experience in developing program and project plans to meet expectations and drive outcomes

  • Ability to lead teams in a matrix organization, across geographic and functional reporting lines

  • Demonstrated track record of identifying root causes to issues and proactively problem solving

  • Change management experience with large and complex organizational transformations

  • Demonstrated success in partnering cross-functionally

  • Ability to own and strengthen relationships with key customers

  • Compelling and persuasive communicator (oral and written) with excellent interpersonal skills

Analytical & Technical
  • Experience with process improvement and optimization tools and techniques

  • Ability to analyze, summarize, and present insights based on the needs of the audience

  • Ability to develop business cases and champion opportunities with quantifiable financial benefits


What you can expect of us

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.

  • Vast opportunities to learn and move up and across our global organization

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

  • Generous Total Rewards Plan comprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefits

Apply now

for a career that defies imagination

In our quest to serve patients above all else, Amgen is the first to imagine, and the last to doubt. Join us.

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, Puerto Rico and Canada 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.