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Sourcing Excellence Manager

Tampa, FL
Start date
Sep 21, 2022
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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. Join us.

Job Description

Amgen is searching for a Sourcing Excellence Manager, who will have an opportunity to work closely with the Sourcing Excellence organization in one of the leading Bio Tech companies in the world!! They will understand how large multi-national companies work and how to work within a matrix corporate environment. The Sourcing Excellence Manager will report to the Sr. Manager, Sourcing Excellence.

At Amgen, our mission is simple: to serve patients. Our new Tampa Capability Center provides crucial services that enable us to better pursue this mission. This state-of-the art center serves as a base for finance, information systems, and human resources professionals to make a meaningful impact at one of the worlds leading biotechnology companies.

The Sourcing Excellence Manager will also receive excellent training, support and knowledge of procurement practices. The managers responsibilities ideally suit someone looking to forge a management career in Procurement (with potential progression towards Regional/Global Category Management) and/or across other business fields in the Bio Tech/Pharmaceutical industry.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Sourcing Excellence Manager will provide support to a variety of sourcing Excellence categories based on strategic demands of key partners/customers.

  • To help complete and implement the sourcing and contracting needs of Amgens US based spend across all the above categories within the Research & Development Organization.

  • To implement sourcing (eRFX) for the Global (GCM) Category Management Teams

  • To be a Procurement Process and Systems expert ensuring compliance with all relevant sourcing policies and procedures

  • To be a Contracting expert, leading contracting activities, managing ongoing contract management needs (for Strategic and Supply Constrained Categories) and to be accountable for hand-off to Contract-to-Pay teams

Implementing Global/Regional Sourcing Strategies

  • Work is guided by operational and project related objectives defined by GCM/RCM:

  • Implement global/regional sourcing strategies across categories supported by Sourcing Excellence

  • Document (in Ariba) and guide sourcing execution through to implementation

  • Communicate to GCM/RCM local and regional requirements impacting category strategies

  • Support supplier analysis and market intelligence activities

  • Manage Request for Proposal and Quotation processes (eRFX)

  • Ensure sourcing tactics drive value in specific functional business environments, including legal & regulatory context

  • Develop, maintain, and implement preferred supplier lists

  • Implement supplier improvement programs within key supplier relationships

  • Implements new procedures and processes to drive desired results

Delivering Value for Customers

  • Understands business goals and customer needs to implement opportunities while providing training and mentorship

  • Partners with colleagues in Finance and all other Function Heads as appropriate

  • Supports / Manages delivery and validation of savings for Global Category Managers

  • Anticipates and prevents potential problems through root cause analysis

Managing Contracts

  • Ensure Amgens procurement policies are followed, ensuring that compliance metrics are met or exceeded, supported through preferred supplier agreements and other contracts

  • Coordinate closely with Amgen Legal team on key issues for supplier negotiations

  • Inform partners on Amgens sourcing policies and procedures, providing support and corrective actions where required

  • Lead and implement contracting with new suppliers

  • Support ongoing contract management (incl. renewing and renegotiating existing and expiring contracts)


  • Less than 10%, domestic travel may be possible

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree


Masters degree and 2 years of Sourcing, Management Consulting, Project Management or Operations experience


Bachelors degree and 4 years of Sourcing, Management Consulting, Project Management or Operations experience


Associates degree and 10 years of Sourcing, Management Consulting, Project Management or Operations experience


High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Sourcing, Management Consulting, Project Management or Operations experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in international environments

  • Has solid understanding of sourcing and contracting processes (tendering, supplier negotiations, etc.) across multiple countries, across multiple spend categories

  • Proactive Project Management capabilities that continues to advance projects forward to completion (Be a "Driver")

  • Develops practical solutions (Planning, prioritizing and delivery), with experience in leading project teams across geographic and functional reporting lines

  • Demonstrates high level of Strategic Thinking to bring creative solutions to challenging/ambiguous contractual challenges

  • Understanding of the R&D function is a plus

  • Ability to provide Thought Leadership to customers and actively shape partners overall strategy while understanding business goals

  • Excellent interpersonal skills (presentation, virtual team development, etc.) resulting in relationship building and development

  • Problem solving skills

  • Able to work with minimal direction, ensuring quality of tasks / service provided by self and other

  • Experience using e-procurement tools such as Ariba, Workday Strategic Sourcing, etc.

  • Applies analytical skills to evaluate and interpret complex situations using different information sources in order to draw and present analytic insights

  • Highly proficient with MS Office Suite, including Excel

  • Proficient business English, written and oral

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve peoples lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the worlds leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

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.

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.


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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One Amgen Center Drive
Thousand Oaks
United States
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