Strategic Sourcing Manufacturing Site Lead


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Strategic Sourcing Manufacturing Site Lead


What you will do

Let's do this. Let's change the world! This vital role will give you the opportunity to work closely with many different business functions and spend categories (e.g, Capital Construction, Raw Material and Consumables, Distribution, Site Support Services) in one of the leading Biotech companies in the world. As the Global Sourcing Site Lead for Amgen's Puerto Rico manufacturing facility, you will be responsible for sourcing various spend categories in Puerto Rico in accordance with established Procurement policies and guidelines. In addition, the position will have responsibility for sourcing strategy and execution of the Capital Construction portfolio for the site. The role will be working closely with and prioritizing activity with the Puerto Rico Finance, Supply Chain, Process Development & Manufacturing teams and Global Category Managers, implementing and contributing to global category sourcing strategies and supplier management processes. The role will report directly to the Director, Global Strategic Sourcing overseeing the Sourcing Site Leads. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Strategic Contribution

  • Develop, support and manage strategies for respective spend categories to ensure supply, quality service delivery, and drive productivity improvements
  • Be a trusted advisor to VP / Senior Leadership Team at the site
  • Bring Industry/business function-specific knowledge and experience
  • Initiate/build industry peer relationships within the region

Executing Sourcing Strategies:

  • Develop and implement a multi-year productivity agenda and plan across process, demand, and cost, aligned with finance and business site objectives
  • Drive alignment between category strategy and the needs and requirements of regions, countries, and Puerto Rico site
  • Manage Request for Proposal and Quotation processes (eRFX), evaluate and negotiate proposals, ensure and validate selection of suppliers
  • Work with the Global category managers to define Puerto Rico requirements and implement a site sourcing strategy
  • Develop and execute on sourcing strategies for the Puerto Rico Capital Construction portfolio
  • Develop supplier analysis and market intelligence to support sourcing strategies
  • Customize sourcing strategy to drive value in specific functional environment, including legal and regulatory context
  • Support stakeholders with development of their business strategies

Delivering value for customers:

  • Supports Global Category Managers with Puerto Rico impacting activity
  • Understands business objectives and interprets customer needs to identify sourcing opportunities to support them
  • Build strong partnerships with colleagues in Finance, Accounting, HR and Function Heads as appropriate
  • Support / Manage delivery and validation of savings
  • Anticipates and prevents potential problems through root cause analysis
  • Drive operating efficiencies by understanding business needs and complex supply markets
  • Responsible for sourcing all the country local categories
  • Ability to provide thought leadership to customers and actively shape customer's overall strategy while understanding business goals
  • Demonstrated experience in identifying and utilizing full set of sourcing levers to drive value for customers
  • Manage and mitigate supply risk
  • Inform stakeholders on Amgen's sourcing policies and procedures and ensure Amgen's procurement policies are followed and that compliance metrics are met or exceeded

Managing supplier relations:

  • Development and maintenance of preferred supplier relationships
  • Support global / regional category managers to identify and articulate long-term strategic value that can be obtained through supplier collaboration
  • Deliver supplier improvement programs and drive continual value from key supplier relationships
  • Access supplier capability and innovation for the business


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients! The Strategic Sourcing Senior Manager professional we seek is a strong collaborative leader with these qualifications.

Doctorate degree & 2 years of strategic sourcing or vendor management experience


Master's degree & 4 years of strategic sourcing or vendor management experience


Bachelor's degree & 6 years of strategic sourcing or vendor management experience

Beyond that, additional preferred qualifications are:

  • Experience with direct and/or indirect manufacturing operations spend categories
  • Experience in working in international environments
  • Solid understanding of sourcing processes (tendering, supplier negotiations and contracting), across multiple indirect spend categories.
  • Ability to conduct benchmarking to address cost, quality, risk and innovation considerations
  • Competent in Project Management and independently develops practical solutions.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (presentation, virtual team development, etc). Fluent business English, written and oral
  • Strong problem-solving skills and able to work with minimal direction, ensuring quality of tasks / service provided by self and other
  • Ability to apply 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
  • Strong understanding of best in breed eProcurement solutions such as Ariba, Scout, etc.
  • Ability to analyze, summarize, and present insights based on the needs of the audience
  • Ability to develop business cases and champion opportunities with quantifiable financial benefits
  • Demonstrated track record of identifying root causes to issues and proactively problem solving
  • Change management experience with large and complex organizational transformations with proven project management experience
  • Demonstrated success in partnering cross-functionally
  • Ability to own and strengthen relationships with key stakeholders
  • Comfortable challenging the status quo


What you can expect of us

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.
  • Vast opportunities to learn and move up and across our global organization
  • 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

Apply now for a career that defies imagination

In our quest to serve patients above all else, Amgen is the first to imagine, and the last to doubt.



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.

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