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Sr. Associate Procurement

West Greenwich, RI
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Sep 15, 2022

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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.

Sr. Associate Procurement


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role, you the Procurement Sr. Associate will join the Supply Chain Production Planning Team, which stands responsible for setting the pace of production in our Amgen biologic drug substance plant as well as handling raw material inventories to ensure supply. The Amgen Rhode Island location consists of a grown, large-scale production plant that produces 10 different biologic products and a Manufacturing of the Future (MoF) single-use technology plant that was recently approved for commercial manufacturing. The primary responsibility of this role will be supply planning, procurement, and management of raw materials, and management of supplier and customer relationships.

The expectations of this position include:

Knowledge & Technical Expertise:

  • Well-versed in supply chain concepts and inventory management theory.

  • Procure materials using required systems and handle and optimize inventory levels, lead times, and safety products to ensure no stockouts

  • Develop raw material inventory plans, including handling material transition analysis and performance.

  • Maintain supply chain system (SAP, Rapid Response, MyBuy, etc) virtue and maintain purchasing documentation to cGMP standards.

  • Monitor, assess, and revise targeted inventory levels in conjunction with changes in demand/supply variability.

  • Release forecasts and orders to suppliers, analyze, consolidate, and report supply and demand to the various stakeholders in the company.

  • Definition, creation, and ownership of business processes for handling inventory (e.g., Kanban processes and analysis of min/max)

  • Ability to perform analysis and create processes and tools needed to handle material inventory and be able to assess the impact and adjust processes when the business environment changes.

Accountability & Responsibility:

  • Lead small team project and contributes to large cross-function project teams. Including build, analyzing, and managing data and reports to identify issues and opportunities for enhancing business performance.

  • Track and analyze monthly performance metrics for adherence, accuracy, cycle times, and inventory investment. This includes understanding and contributing to the teams performance board and communicating the board to management.

  • Supports resolution of challenging issues and facilitates stakeholder inputs and outputs.

  • Interact with Manufacturing, Process Development, and Engineering to develop specifications for new features and materials.

  • Expanded ownership of GMP materials, systems, processes, and suppliers.

  • Handles the receipt scheduling and testing of materials to implement labor and demand constraints.


  • Coordinates and facilitate cross-functional efforts to handle inventory (e.g., an expedition of material release to prevent/alleviate inventory shortages.)

  • Presents status updates effectively and concisely in a group setting

  • Clearly articulates goals and assesses improvement toward goal achievement

  • Seeks feedback from customers analyzes results, and makes vital improvements

  • Strong social skills and strength in communication and issue resolution with customers and suppliers and multiple levels in the organizations and aligned with Amgen values.

  • Resolves minor conflicting priorities among partners when facilitating issue resolution.

Problem Solving & Decision Making:

  • Develops solutions to problems of moderate scope and complexity to appropriately handle material inventory risk and ensure material supply.

  • Leads teams to resolve issues and/or improve business processes.

  • Demonstrates OE (Operation Excellence) methodologies to improve processes and decision making

  • Reconciles conflicting and/or incomplete information to solve problems.

  • Seeks out standard processes to implement within its own sphere of influence

Teamwork & Leadership:

  • Works under general direction and can interpret generally defined practices and methods.

  • Partners with Amgens Supplier Relationship Excellence team to supervise and enhance performance and quality from the supplier base.

  • Facilitates team meetings to develop solutions.

  • Encourages diversity and inclusion in teams.

  • Develops and handles strong supplier and customer relationships establish performance metrics and holds suppliers accountable for performance and improvement objectives.

  • Collaborates and establishes relationships across department and project teams.

  • Ability to coordinate cross-site and cross-functional efforts in response to issues and opportunities.

  • Ability and interest to learn and support other areas of ARI Supply Chain depending on business need.


What we expect of you

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

Basic Qualifications:

  • Masters degree OR

  • Bachelors degree and 2 years of experience directly related to the job OR

  • Associate degree and 6 years of experience directly related to the job OR

  • High school diploma / GED and 8 years of experience directly related to the job

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree in math, science (including data science), or engineering

  • Experience in the supply chain, engineering, manufacturing, or quality

  • Experience with handling inventories of single-use production parts in the biotech or healthcare industry.

  • High proficiency with computer systems (SAP, Rapid Response, Excel, or comparable)

  • Strong social skills and strength in communication and issue resolution with customers and suppliers and multiple levels in the organization.

  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, data science, and optimization skills

  • Leadership skills ability to coordinate cross-site and cross-functional efforts in response to issues and opportunities.

  • Ability to influence and negotiate to resolve issues, gain consensus, and develop relationships tactfully and optimally

  • Ability to learn new insights

  • A self-motivated standout colleague who is capable of growth and increased responsibility.

  • Project management skills

  • Solid understanding of cGMP guidelines.

  • Knowledge of raw material qualifications for the pharmaceutical industry


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.

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.


We are all different, yet we have this in common: our mission to serve patients. This sense of shared purpose is key to our becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. It guides us as we continue to launch new medicines and reach millions of patients worldwide.

We live the mission.

We win together.

We thrive on continual challenge.

Our team of 22,000+ scientists and professionals worldwide bring distinct perspectives and experiences to all we do. We leverage our global talent to achieve together—to research, manufacture and deliver ever-better products and greater depth to our mission.

At Amgen, there is a strong correlation between our high level of diversity and performance. Because addressing issues with a wider range of perspectives and approaches leads to more creative problem-solving. Together, we’re transforming the promise of science and biotechnology into therapies that have the power to restore health.

Connect with us to explore how you can Win, Live, and Thrive at Amgen.


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