Sourcing Excellence Manager, R&D


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.

Sourcing Excellence Manager, R&D


What you will do

Let's do this. Let's change the world. In this vital role you will have an opportunity to work closely with the Research & Development 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 Operations Lead.

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 world's leading biotechnology companies.

The Sourcing Excellence Manager will also receive excellent training, support and knowledge of procurement practices. The manager's responsibilities ideally suit someone looking to forge a management career in Procurement (with 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 Research and Development categories (e.g. Trial Management, Contract Research Services, Lab Equipment and Consumables, etc.) based on strategic demands of key partners/customers.
  • To help complete and implement the sourcing and contracting needs of Amgen's 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 R&D categories
  • 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 Amgen's 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 Amgen's 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


Master's degree and 2 years of Sourcing, Management Consulting, Project Management or Operations experience


Bachelor's degree and 4 years of Sourcing, Management Consulting, Project Management or Operations experience


Associate's 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


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. We are seeking is a self-starter with these qualifications.
  • Experience working in international environments
  • Has solid understanding of sourcing processes (tendering, supplier negotiations and contracting) across multiple countries, across multiple spend categories
  • Proficient in Project Management and independently develops practical solutions (Planning, prioritizing and delivery), with experience in leading project teams across geographic and functional reporting lines
  • Understanding of the R&D function is a plus
  • Ability to provide thought leadership to customers and actively shape partner's 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
  • 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 sophisticated human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider you without regard to your race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.


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.

Amgen requires all staff in the United States and Puerto Rico 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.