Strategic Sourcing Manager


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.

Strategic Sourcing Manager


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 many different business functions and construction and equipment spend categories in one of the leading Biotech companies in the world!! They will understand how large multi-national companies work and how to work within a matrixed corporate environment.
  • Capital Project Sourcing Manager will be assigned to a portfolio of capital projects valued in a $1 to $75 million range.
  • Capital Projects Sourcing Manager will provide support to a variety of spend sub-categories including Architectural and Engineering services, Construction Management services, Automation Integration services, Commissioning, Quality and Validation services, and General Construction Contractor and individual Construction Trade Services.
  • To help complete and implement the sourcing and purchasing needs of Amgen's US based spend across the Operations organization, Sourcing Manager will also assist in the sourcing of Capital Equipment and construction materials.
  • To execute sourcing (eRFX) for the Capital Construction and Capital Equipment Global Category Management (GCM) Teams
  • To be a Procurement Process and Systems expert ensuring compliance with all relevant global sourcing policies and procedures
  • To be a Contracting lead, leading contracting activities including negotiations and contract creation in Ariba CW, managing ongoing contract management needs and to be accountable for hand-off to Contract-to-Pay teams

Job summary

Executing Project-Specific Sourcing Strategies
  • Work is guided by operational and project related objectives defined by Global Category Manager (GCM) for Construction Services and Materials:
  • Implement project sourcing strategies across US and Puerto Rico
  • Document (in Ariba and Scout) and guide sourcing execution through to implementation
  • Manage electronic Request for Proposal and Quotation processes (eRFX in Scout)
  • Ensure sourcing tactics drive value in specific functional business environments, including legal & regulatory context
  • Implement supplier improvement programs through active supplier relationships
  • Implements new procedures and processes to drive desired results
  • Work closely with the Capital Project Teams to ensure timely execution of eRFX, bid analysis and contractor selection, final approval and execution of contract and/or scope of work for purchase orders in a fast-paced environment

Delivering Value for Customers

  • Understands business goals and customer needs to implement opportunities while providing training and guidance
  • 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 Capital Projects and Contracts

  • Ensure Amgen's procurement policies are followed and that compliance metrics are met or exceeded, supported through supplier contracts published in Ariba
  • Inform stakeholders on Amgen's sourcing policies and procedures, providing support and corrective actions where required
  • Assists Overall Project Manager with all matters related to strategic sourcing and procurement
  • Manage commercial relationships as liaison between Project Teams and suppliers
  • Develop and maintain Project Sourcing Plan with Project Manager as a "living document" throughout project life cycle
  • Lead selection of Contract Strategy and commercial price structure and potentially develop incentives/penalties
  • Lead supplier selection process, whether competitively bid or single sourced
  • Work with Legal, Insurance, Tax and other stakeholders, draft and ensure timely reviews and execution of all Contract documents using Ariba CW
  • Support ongoing contract management (incl. renewing and renegotiating existing and expiring contracts)
  • Provide basic training of Contract provisions to Project Team and serve as the source for Contract interpretation and application during project execution and change order management
  • Work with Project Manager and Project Controls Manager to resolve valid contractor disputes, claims and/or change orders

The Capital Projects Sourcing Manager will also receive excellent training, support and knowledge of procurement practices at Amgen.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree


Master's degree and 2 years of Strategic Sourcing, Capital Procurement, Operations or Project Management experience


Bachelor's degree and 4 years of Strategic Sourcing, Capital Procurement, Operations or Project Management experience


Associate's degree and 10 years of Strategic Sourcing, Capital Procurement, Operations or Project Management experience


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


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. We seek a self starter with these qualifications.
  • Minimum of 10 years strategic sourcing and capital procurement, operations/manufacturing or project management experience, with hands-on experience working on variety of capital projects
  • Has solid understanding of sourcing processes (tendering, supplier negotiations and contracting) in a variety of capital construction categories and use of e-sourcing tools such as Ariba and Scout
  • Competent in project delivery and independently develops practical solutions (planning, prioritizing and delivery), with experience in working with sophisticated project teams across geographic and functional reporting lines
  • Excellent communication skills (presentation, virtual team development, etc.) resulting in relationship building and development
  • Problem solving skills and ability to learn new processes and tools quickly
  • Able to work with minimal direction and supervision, ensuring quality of tasks / service provided by self as a GSS representative
  • Applies analytical skills to evaluate and interpret sophisticated situations using different information sources in order to draw and present analytic insights
  • Highly proficient with MS Office Suite, including Excel and PowerPoint
  • Willingness to Travel (up to 20%)
  • Fluent business English, written and oral (Spanish is a plus)

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

The invaluable contributions of our talented Global Strategic Sourcing Capital Construction team will help us develop the vital and innovative medicines that treat serious illness and unmet medical needs around the globe.


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.