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Global Sourcing Category Manager - Sales & Marketing

Company: Amgen
Location: Thousand Oaks
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Job Description:

SummaryThe Global Category Strategic Sourcing Manager, based at Amgen's Thousand Oaks, CA global headquarters, will report into the Sales & Marketing Sr. Manager within Global Strategic Sourcing (GSS).The Global Category Strategic Sourcing Manager will be responsible for -$200M spend across various Sales and Marketing categories which includes: Agencies, Print and Sales Support. The category manager will be accountable for developing and managing the overall sourcing and supplier management processes across these categories of external spend. This role serves as a key strategic partner to the Amgen's Commercial Operations and corporate Affairs Team.Strategic Contribution:

  • Design and develop the sourcing strategy spanning across select categories within Sales & Marketing
  • Develop strong relationships with key internal stakeholders within Amgen Commercial function, Corporate Affairs and Medical teams
  • Act as a trusted business advisor providing thought leadership and consistent customer service while also delivering on qualitative and quantitative value to the bottom line through cost savings and transformation through innovation
  • Act as subject matter expert (SME) on Amgen Sourcing Policy, best practices and compliance
  • Identify, develop and deploy best practice supplier and cost management, procurement and Category management practices
  • Lead and influence stakeholder groups with sound and articulate recommendations through to supplier selectionDelivering Value for Customers:Act as an ambassador for the GSS function:
    • Effectively drive cross-category collaboration where 'overlapping' stakeholder groups, geographic regions and / or requirements exist
    • Work with our Sourcing Excellence and Execution team to lead complex RFPs including strong commercial negotiations, leading supplier evaluations and contractual negotiations in collaboration with stakeholders and business partners (Legal, Compliance, Audit etc.)Developing Category Strategies:
      • Deliver customer solutions via multi-year category strategies globally in alignment with multiple stakeholder's annual plans
      • Ability to bring diverse stakeholders together and facilitate to achieve a common goal and objective
      • Lead with oversight to the overall sourcing process for your category across multiple functional groups including ex-US regions
      • Customize sourcing strategy to drive value in specific functional environment, including legal & regulatory context
      • Initiate/build industry peer relationships bringing back best practice/innovation for the categoryBasic QualificationsDoctorate degreeORMaster's degree and 3 years of Sourcing and/or Finance and/or Management Consulting and/or Agency experienceORBachelor's degree and 5 years of Sourcing and/or Finance and/or Management Consulting and/or Agency experienceORAssociate's degree and 10 years of Sourcing and/or Finance and/or Management Consulting and/or Agency experience ORHigh school diploma / GED and 12 years of Sourcing and/or Finance and/or Management Consulting and/or Agency experienceANDPrevious managerial experience directly managing people and/or experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resourcesPreferred QualificationsSolid 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 considerationsExcellent 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 environmentStakeholder 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-functionallyAmgen 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 UsIf 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.

Keywords: Amgen, Thousand Oaks , Global Sourcing Category Manager - Sales & Marketing, Sales , Thousand Oaks, California

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