Supply Chain Manager - Variation Lead

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You've earned your degree. How will you use that achievement to reach your goals? Do more with the knowledge you've worked hard to acquire and the passion you already have. At Amgen, our shared mission-to serve patients-drives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the world's leading biotechnology companies, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Become the professional you are meant to be in this meaningful role.

Supply Chain Manager - Variation Lead


What you will do

Let's do this. Let's change the world. In this vital role you will be accountable for driving the cross-functional strategy of a portfolio of variation projects for Amgen's commercial products. The position will be a phenomenal opportunity to further help craft and establish the young organization building a hard-working team and capability. Holistically, this group focuses on robust project, portfolio, and process management for variations to capture and accelerate the value of change to our commercial products.

Effective management of post-launch changes to Amgen's products "variations" is crucial. This is especially true given the continued forecasted growth in Amgen's product portfolio and international expansion. Drivers of product changes are quite varied and include but are not limited to: responses to patient safety issues, regulatory commitments, addressing supply requirements, manufacturing network strategy, commercial or regional strategy, labeling changes, and operational excellence projects.
  • Advance the variation portfolio to maximize product value by optimizing the Life Cycle Management strategy and minimizing variation complexity and implementation cycle time
  • Represent the Variation Management Organization (VMO) on Product Delivery Teams (PDTs), guide partners through the process and lead business case development
  • Lead cross-functional partners in development of global variation project plans including Manufacturing sites, Quality Control and External Supply for PDT visibility into upcoming changes; enabling proactive management and implementation of variations
  • Drive end-to-end strategy of a PDT's portfolio of variation projects (from business case through global regulatory approvals) by integrating Technical, Regulatory, and Supply Chain breakthroughs for all markets in scope
  • Communicate priorities to product, functional, and regional partners, identify and resolve issues, raise to appropriate governance as needed
  • Enforce to processes and standard methodologies set by Business Process Owner, drive continuous improvement of processes
  • Shepard variations through the governance process
  • Standardize and integrate project management tools; establish single source of truth for variation status
  • Own the Variation Execution Team (VET) meeting to ensure dynamic Regional inputs and constraints are reflected in the global Supply transitions plan
  • 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 operations/supply chain professional we seek is a self-starter with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree


Master's degree and 2 years of Operations or Regulatory experience


Bachelor's degree and 4 years of Operations or Regulatory experience


Associates degree and 8 years of Operations or Regulatory experience


High school diploma / GED and 10 years of Operations or Regulatory experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 6 plus years biotech or pharmaceutical operations experience
  • Able to facilitate and influence senior clients and partners
  • Able to successfully manage workload to timelines
  • Familiarity with basic project management tools
  • Ability to negotiate a strategic position after taking feedback from multiple sources


Some of the vast rewards of working here

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, so we 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 maximize 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 Plan-comprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefits-with 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.