24 days old

Strategic Sourcing Manager

Amgen
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
  • Job Code
    117802091
Amgen

Job ID: R-93083
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA, US 91360

Job Summary

The Global Strategic Sourcing Category Manager -Media, Chemicals and Excipients will report into the Director of Global Strategic Sourcing (Direct Material Organization). This role willlead sourcing strategy, supplier selection and supplier relationship management for this category globally. TheSourcing CategoryManager will be accountable to understand business strategy and then develop a comprehensive, long term, category strategy which will deliver maximum value to Amgen in this spend category.

Strategic Contribution
  • Serves as the category leader and market expert in this category for the company
  • Develops deep relationships with internal stakeholders to understand internal needs and strategies
  • Develops deep supplier relationships andexpert understanding of the supply market
  • Collaboratively create a multi year strategy for the category that will delivery year over year productivity
  • Partners with internal and external stakeholder to drive the category management process
  • Delivers value added contracts to support business needs and sourcing decisions
  • Leads and influences stakeholder groups with sound and articulate business case recommendations (i.e. build vs buy strategy) with quantifiable financial benefits
  • Partner with peers in adjacent categories to find cross category synergies for improved service, cost or quality
  • Champion of Productivity efforts within stakeholder base


Delivering Value for Customers
  • Acts as an ambassador for the GSS function and the key point of contact for the Category Management process, both within and outside of GSS
  • Leverage Global Strategic Sourcing tool sets and processes to deliver efficient and effective sourcing decisions
  • Effectively identifies cross-category synergies where 'overlapping' stakeholder groups, geographic regions and / or where requirements exist (i.e. able to leverage data sources across multiple categories)
  • Responsive and adaptable to the evolving and complex business needs, with an ability to create and define the value/impact of different scenarios and recommendations
  • Ability to develop and model multiple business cases to demonstrate the potential opportunities and impact of options across a category
  • Able to utilize a fact-based process to develop multi-year category strategies, including internal business requirements and external market forces
  • Develops strategic insights and recommendations based on the outputs from the Category Management tools
  • Develop recommendations considering total cost of ownership


Change Management
  • Ability to influence team members in a matrix organization, across geographies, including individuals with no direct reporting line
  • Demonstrated track record of identifying root causes to issues and proactively problem solving complex organizational needs
  • Ability to constructively challenge executive leadership; and ability to develop and evaluate strategic options, including risks and risk mitigation strategies
  • Compelling and persuasive communicator (oral and written) with excellent interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate cost models, including assumptions and rationale


Analytical & Technica l
  • Solid understanding of procurement/sourcing/category management methodology and able to drive value for customers leveraging fit-for-purpose sourcing levers
  • Ability to use the Category Management process and ability to use relevant tools to develop strategic plans
  • Ability to develop baseline cost models to accurately represent current state and ability to build dynamic total cost of ownership models with multiple scenarios in order to evaluate and quantify value
  • Proficiency in MS Office tools (powerpoint and excel) and analytical tools


Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree

OR

Master's degree and 3 years of Sourcing and/or Finance and/or Management Consulting and/or Agency experience
OR
Bachelor's degree and 5 years of Sourcing and/or Finance and/or Management Consulting and/or Agency experience
OR
Associate's degree and 10 years of Sourcing and/or Finance and/or Management Consulting and/or Agency experience
OR
High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Sourcing and/or Finance and/or Management Consulting and/or Agency experience

AND
Previous managerial experience directly managing people and/or experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources

Preferred Qualifications

Solid understanding of procurement/sourcing/category management methodology
  • Functional or Sourcing experience in one or more of the categories contemplated (Agencies Print, Sales Support, Multi-Channel)
  • Experience and knowledge to develop and implement a successful category strategy
  • Ability to analyze spend data and present insights based on the needs of the audience
  • Broad knowledge of the market forces shaping a customer's business context (e.g. supplier base, legal & regulatory environment, sources of competitive advantage)
  • Ability to conduct benchmarking to address cost, quality, risk and innovation considerations


Excellent and disciplined project management and prioritization skills with ability to react to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently
  • Can conform to shifting priorities and have ability to drive multiple simultaneous projects
  • Proven ability to deliver complex multi-regional and/or global projects in a matrixed and global environment


Stakeholder engagement and soft skills
  • Strong oral and written communication / presentation skills
  • High-energy, self-motivated with a desire and ability to excel in a multi stakeholder environment
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with diverse stakeholder groups
  • Ability to influence and shape strategy with stakeholders at all levels including Amgen senior management
  • Demonstrated success in partnering cross-functionally


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 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.

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.

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<b>Amgen</b><br/><br/><b>Job ID: </b>R-93083<br/><b>Location: </b>Thousand Oaks, CA, US 91360<br/><br/><b> Job Summary </b><br><br> The Global Strategic Sourcing Category Manager -Media, Chemicals and Excipients will report into the Director of Global Strategic Sourcing (Direct Material Organization). This role willlead sourcing strategy, supplier selection and supplier relationship management for this category globally. TheSourcing CategoryManager will be accountable to understand business strategy and then develop a comprehensive, long term, category strategy which will deliver maximum value to Amgen in this spend category. <br><br><b> Strategic Contribution </b><br><ul><li> Serves as the category leader and market expert in this category for the company </li><li> Develops deep relationships with internal stakeholders to understand internal needs and strategies </li><li> Develops deep supplier relationships andexpert understanding of the supply market </li><li> Collaboratively create a multi year strategy for the category that will delivery year over year productivity </li><li> Partners with internal and external stakeholder to drive the category management process </li><li> Delivers value added contracts to support business needs and sourcing decisions </li><li> Leads and influences stakeholder groups with sound and articulate business case recommendations (i.e. build vs buy strategy) with quantifiable financial benefits </li><li> Partner with peers in adjacent categories to find cross category synergies for improved service, cost or quality </li><li> Champion of Productivity efforts within stakeholder base </li></ul><br><br><b> Delivering Value for Customers </b><br><ul><li> Acts as an ambassador for the GSS function and the key point of contact for the Category Management process, both within and outside of GSS </li><li> Leverage Global Strategic Sourcing tool sets and processes to deliver efficient and effective sourcing decisions </li><li> Effectively identifies cross-category synergies where 'overlapping' stakeholder groups, geographic regions and / or where requirements exist (i.e. able to leverage data sources across multiple categories) </li><li> Responsive and adaptable to the evolving and complex business needs, with an ability to create and define the value/impact of different scenarios and recommendations </li><li> Ability to develop and model multiple business cases to demonstrate the potential opportunities and impact of options across a category </li><li> Able to utilize a fact-based process to develop multi-year category strategies, including internal business requirements and external market forces </li><li> Develops strategic insights and recommendations based on the outputs from the Category Management tools </li><li> Develop recommendations considering total cost of ownership </li></ul><br><br><b>Change Management</b> <br><ul><li> Ability to influence team members in a matrix organization, across geographies, including individuals with no direct reporting line </li><li> Demonstrated track record of identifying root causes to issues and proactively problem solving complex organizational needs </li><li> Ability to constructively challenge executive leadership; and ability to develop and evaluate strategic options, including risks and risk mitigation strategies </li><li> Compelling and persuasive communicator (oral and written) with excellent interpersonal and influencing skills </li><li> Ability to effectively communicate cost models, including assumptions and rationale </li></ul><br><br><b>Analytical & Technica l </b> <br><ul><li> Solid understanding of procurement/sourcing/category management methodology and able to drive value for customers leveraging fit-for-purpose sourcing levers </li><li> Ability to use the Category Management process and ability to use relevant tools to develop strategic plans </li><li> Ability to develop baseline cost models to accurately represent current state and ability to build dynamic total cost of ownership models with multiple scenarios in order to evaluate and quantify value </li><li> Proficiency in MS Office tools (powerpoint and excel) and analytical tools </li></ul><br><br><b> Basic Qualifications </b><br><br>Doctorate degree<br><br>OR<br><br>Master's degree and 3 years of Sourcing and/or Finance and/or Management Consulting and/or Agency experience<br>OR<br>Bachelor's degree and 5 years of Sourcing and/or Finance and/or Management Consulting and/or Agency experience<br>OR<br>Associate's degree and 10 years of Sourcing and/or Finance and/or Management Consulting and/or Agency experience<br>OR<br>High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Sourcing and/or Finance and/or Management Consulting and/or Agency experience<br><br>AND<br>Previous managerial experience directly managing people and/or experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources<br><br><b> Preferred Qualifications </b><br><br><b> Solid understanding of procurement/sourcing/category management methodology </b><br><ul><li>Functional or Sourcing experience in one or more of the categories contemplated (Agencies Print, Sales Support, Multi-Channel)</li><li>Experience and knowledge to develop and implement a successful category strategy</li><li>Ability to analyze spend data and present insights based on the needs of the audience</li><li> Broad knowledge of the market forces shaping a customer's business context (e.g. supplier base, legal & regulatory environment, sources of competitive advantage) </li><li> Ability to conduct benchmarking to address cost, quality, risk and innovation considerations </li></ul><br><br><b> Excellent and disciplined project management and prioritization skills with ability to react to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently </b><br><ul><li>Can conform to shifting priorities and have ability to drive multiple simultaneous projects</li><li>Proven ability to deliver complex multi-regional and/or global projects in a matrixed and global environment</li></ul><br><br><b> Stakeholder engagement and soft skills </b><br><ul><li>Strong oral and written communication / presentation skills</li><li>High-energy, self-motivated with a desire and ability to excel in a multi stakeholder environment</li><li>Demonstrated ability to collaborate with diverse stakeholder groups</li><li>Ability to influence and shape strategy with stakeholders at all levels including Amgen senior management</li><li> Demonstrated success in partnering cross-functionally </li></ul><br><br>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.<br><br>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.<br><br>Join Us <br> <br> 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. <br> <br> 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. <br> <br> 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. <br> <br> 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.<br/><br/> <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/k5EAP4fNLg6Rf7A8i4BJg"> <p>PI117802091</p>

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Posted: 2020-02-05 Expires: 2020-03-07

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