Category Sr Mgr
Amgen 458 reviews - Thousand Oaks, CA

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The Category Senior Manager resides in Global Strategic Sourcing (GSS). Reporting to the GSS Director, the Category Senior Manager will be responsible for business case development, strategic sourcing and ongoing supplier management for assigned categories that support Development.

Working within a matrix environment, the Category Senior Manager is responsible for applying in-depth disciplinary knowledge, business acumen and subject matter expertise to deliver strategic sourcing objectives. The Category Sr Manager employs category management, project management and change management techniques to effectively deliver strategic sourcing initiatives. The Category Sr Mgr leads the category management process, which includes conducting business opportunity analysis, make/buy analysis, data analysis, requirements gathering, development and execution of RFx, sourcing strategy development and implementation, contract development, negotiation and management, supplier on-boarding, and implementation and support ongoing supplier governance. Leading project and program teams accountable for successful source and supplier development and management is fundamental to the role. Basic Qualifications -Doctorate degree & 2 years of directly related experience
  • Master’s degree & 6 years of directly related experience
  • Bachelor’s degree & 8 years of directly related experience
  • Associate’s degree & 10 years of directly related experience
  • High school diploma / GED & 12 years of directly related experience Preferred Qualifications -MBA preferred
  • 5+ years of Strategic Sourcing experience
  • 3+ years Biotech/Pharmaceutical experience
  • 7+ years experience in a complex business environment
  • Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM), Project Management Professional (PMP), and/or Green/Black Belt Six Sigma certification
  • Category sourcing experience in Research and Development categories such as scientific services, or laboratory support services
  • General understanding of Biotech/Pharmaceutical practices and standards
  • In-depth knowledge of the principles, methods and practices as they relate to strategic sourcing, project management and/or change management
  • Experience contributing to the development of a category strategy with business partners
  • Ability to translate company goals into category priorities, strategy and direction
  • Ability to work in a complex business environment
  • Applies data gathering and analytical skills to drive fact based decision making
  • Develop innovative and creative outputs based on insightful interpretation and analysis
  • Ability to define opportunities and risks and facilitate selection of appropriate alternatives
  • Ability to proactively identify roadblocks and effectively identify and execute solutions
  • Plan, track and report progress of sourcing related initiatives
  • Work independently to establish initiative timeline, managing deliverables and ability to appropriately identify and escalate issues when needed
  • Ability to build productive internal relationships and strategic supplier partnerships
  • Demonstrated negotiation, conflict resolution and stakeholder management capabilities
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and excellent organization and planning skills
  • Demonstrated success with strategically sourcing services that support a biopharma research organization

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