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Senior Manager, Manufacturing

Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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Job ID: R-115629
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA, US


If you feel like you're part of something bigger, it's because you are. 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. We are global collaborators who achieve together-researching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. It's time for a career you can be proud of. Join us.



What you will do

Let's do this. Let's change the world. In this vital role you will manage an External Supply Raw Materials Category and/or participate in multiple cross-functional initiatives for category suppliers to ensure that raw materials do not negatively impact Amgen processes or patients. Responsible for managing both suppliers and cross-functional teams (Technical, Quality, Supply Chain and Sourcing) to ensure quality, supply, sourcing of raw materials, risk mitigation activities. Managing and monitoring key performance measures that will ensure quality and supply to ensure high raw material performance for all Amgen Manufacturing Sites.

This role will be the Category Lead for Raw Materials and the respective suppliers to that category. They will be responsible to work with key suppliers to improve quality and reliability by reducing variability in our operations utilizing Operational Excellence tools and principles

Responsibilities include:

  • Acts as "Plant Manager" for his/her respective category of materials and suppliers, partnering with sites to drive initiatives to ensure quality, cost, and delivery of products are consistently met
  • Develop sourcing strategies and supply chain to support business requirements
  • Leads teams to manage supplier quality records closure adherence and ensure records are not aging
  • Leads cross functional teams to mitigate any supply assurance issues to prevent manufacturing disruption
  • Lead sourcing activities to identify, select, and onboard suppliers for new raw materials and alternate sources for risk mitigation
  • Partners with cross-functional team and SRE partner to ensure objective/ goal alignment and adequate resourcing
  • Partners with Suppliers and Amgen Manufacturing Plants to deliver year over year production and efficiency initiatives and savings
  • Leverages and utilizes Operational Excellence tools and resources to institutionalize continuous improvement mindset
  • Understands impact of quality and application of raw materials across the Enterprise
  • Works hand-in-hand with internal quality, supply chain and process development organizations to ensure supplier sites are monitored and corrective actions are implemented in a timely fashion
  • Ensures quality records are resourced and adhering to closure date targets
  • Works with Operations Risk Management to evaluate the supplier's Business continuity plans for alignment of expectations, the identification of gaps and improvement opportunities
  • Increases supply chain transparency (N-X, VSM, etc.)
  • Lead suppliers in developing advanced end-to-end supply chain processes to improve the management of inventory levels, risk mitigation, and supplier / Amgen efficiency
  • Analyze, consolidate, and report demand and supply plans at the component / supplier level and provide supplier forecasts
  • Analyze company raw material inventory plans including inventory levels, scrap, inventory purchases, category spend and consumption and determine areas for improvement
  • Drive Continuous Improvement effort between supply chains (I.e. Lead time reduction, flexibility, supplier responsiveness, forecast accuracy, on-time delivery, etc.)
  • Facilitates Operational and Executive reviews
  • Responsible for oversight of goals and Key Performance Indicators
  • Domestic and International travel average up to 20%


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The Biotech/Pharma Manufacturing Management professional we seek is a collaborative leader with these qualifications.

Basic qualifications

Doctorate degree and 2 years of experience in Process Development or Small Molecule Manufacturing


Master's degree and 6 years of experience in Process Development or Small Molecule Manufacturing


Bachelor's degree and 8 years of experience in Process Development or Small Molecule Manufacturing

High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Process Development or Small Molecule Manufacturing experience AND
2 years of managerial experience directly managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources

Preferred qualifications

  • Technical Knowledge of Chemicals and how they are used in Amgen manufacturing processes
  • Strong GMP knowledge and background
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and lead cross-functional teams/ outside parties (suppliers / CMO's)
  • 2 + years project leadership in a lead role (define, approve, develop milestones and metrics).
  • MBA
  • Knowledge and experience with Quality Management Systems
  • Supplier negotiations and contract review experience
  • Experience with advanced supply chain replenishment programs - Pull, JIT, VMI
  • Strong ERP and Microsoft knowledge (Teams, Powerpoint, Excel and Word)


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

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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.


Equal Opportunity Statement

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.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.

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.


Posted: 2021-04-14 Expires: 2021-05-16

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