Director Supply Chain

  • Company: Amgen
  • Posted: November 03, 2016
  • Reference ID: 413170192
Career Category
Supply Chain

Job Description
Advancing science and helping patients - these dual passions are ingrained in our culture. They drive our work, our values, and everything we do at Amgen. For staff around the world, our mission to serve patients and our commitment to science makes Amgen a place where we can make a positive difference in people's lives while pursuing a challenging and fulfilling career. To foster a setting in which all staff may excel, we support a variety of growth opportunities-from training and education to expanding current job responsibilities.

The Director Supply Chain reports directly to the Executive Director Supply Chain Excellence and Innovation.

Accountabilities & Responsibilities:

Accountable for the deployment of the supply chain strategy and direction setting to drive excellence in process performance across the supply chain value stream.

Drive development and implementation of the global capability road map (people, technology, processes and performance) to improve and integrate the sourcing business processes supporting Amgen's global manufacturing and packaging network.

Develop and drive business cases for governance approval of projects within the source network, and act as an expert, advisor, mentor and coach for the network.

Leading a team of Global Business Process Improvement Managers and Technology Experts that design, develop and audit the global supply chain policies and guidelines, (re) designs business processes and technology solutions and develops strong relations with the local subject matter experts.

Develop insights through effective use of research, analytics and benchmarking to inform strategic decision making.

Lead and manage portfolio of strategic initiatives to improve supply chain capabilities.

Ensure appropriate business process documentation including process flows, operating procedures, process ownership and the supporting technology.

Ensure risks are identified, and a coherent set of leading and lagging performance indicators is in place to control and improve the process.

Establish and monitor a global training curriculum aimed at clarifying and maturing business processes.

Develop talent to ensure business continuity and supporting business growth.

30% domestic and international travel

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree and 4 years of Supply Chain experience
Master's degree and 8 years of Supply Chain experience
Bachelor's degree and 10 years of Supply Chain experience
4 years of managerial experience directly managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources

Preferred Qualifications

10+ years of Supply Chain and Operational Excellence experience in regulated industry

Master's degree or equivalent in Supply Chain Management or Business Administration or Industrial Engineering

Experience in business process re-engineering and developing and implementing technology solutions

Experience in working in a global environment, ability to liaise/communicate effectively at different management levels

Fluency in English: written and oral

Ability to liaise/communicate effectively and easily with cross-functional teams and different cultures

Good understanding of GMP and pharmaceutical regulations

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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