HOW MIGHT YOU DEFY IMAGINATION?
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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.
Director, Supply Chain
What you will do
The Amgen Rhode Island (ARI) site consists of a large fed batch
biologics Manufacturing facility, a next generation biologics
Manufacturing facility, a Quality Control (QC) laboratory, a
Process Development (PD) laboratory and pilot plant, Central
Utilities Building (CUB), GMP Warehouse, and administrative support
Let's do this. Let's change the world. In this vital role you
will lead all Site Supply Chain activities for Amgen Rhode Island
(ARI), including; capacity planning, production planning,
procurement and inventory control, warehouse operations, oversight
of external service providers, transportation, data analytics, and
SAP site business and system ownership.
The Director will represent the Site Supply Chain function as a
member of the ARI Site Leadership Team (SLT) to ensure product
supply as well as engage with the Amgen Global Supply Chain (GSC)
Network spanning across Amgen Operations.
Strategy and Direction: Help shape the Amgen global supply chain
strategy and ARI site strategy based on emerging trends and
business needs. Continually refresh the ARI Supply Chain functional
strategy to align with broader business strategy. Develop goals and
objectives that align with the broader network and site strategies.
Establish clear priorities for the organization, allocate
resources, track progress toward achievement of goals, and
Culture: Foster a culture that prioritizes (1.) safety, (2.)
compliance and quality, (3.) ensures the organization effectively
delivers upon its commitments, and (4.) strives to continuously
improve. Ensure our external partners deliver the same high level
of performance and customer satisfaction. Be a role model for
purposeful engagement with your teams and ensure they exemplify the
Amgen Leadership Attributes and Amgen Values.
Compliance, Quality, & Inspection Readiness: Accountable to
maintain the warehouse as well as Supply Chain controlled
processes, procedures, and systems in full compliance with current
Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and ensure all areas within
Supply Chain are maintained in a continual state of inspection
readiness. Represent the Supply Chain GMP processes and warehouse
operations to Regulatory Authorities during inspections.
Talent Management: Build a robust talent pipeline with diverse
capabilities required to thrive in the present and future. Partner
with HR to recruit, coach, develop, motivate, and retain staff.
Ensure an ongoing organizational structure capable of adapting to
evolving business needs. Establish technical training, leadership
training, and cross-training plans to continually develop staff and
build breadth and depth in the organization. Partner with staff to
establish robust long-term development plans aligned with their
aspirations and build robust succession plans through visibility to
site, network, and external talent.
Network Collaboration: Establish and maintain relationships with
Global Supply Chain and all Amgen Sites to foster process alignment
and superior customer service. Partner with the network to advance
learning and collective performance. Align best practices and
ensure consistency within the network.
Innovation and Digital Transformation: Stay informed on emerging
trends and continually evolve the way we work by embracing digital
and technology solutions that will improve our reliability,
efficiency, agility, and resiliency. Develop action plans to
implement solutions aligned with the long-term strategy.
Capacity Planning: Establish and optimize planning standards for
every product that clearly articulate the run rate, plant
changeover, and product re-introduction capabilities as well as
plant shutdown duration and frequency. Ensure understanding of
plant capabilities and capacity planning tools. Partner closely
with plant leadership to develop scenarios to continually optimize
Production Planning: Partner closely with the global supply
chain planning teams and plant management to establish clear
planning standards, track demand changes and trends, and develop
production plans that will achieve the business needs while
optimizing plant output.
Raw Material Planning, Procurement, & Prioritization: Partner
closely with global supply chain network peers to establish
planning standards for raw materials based on criticality and lead
times. Responsible for BOM and non-BOM raw material procurement and
inventory control. Establish and maintain strong relationships with
raw material suppliers and manage escalation process for deliveries
and returns related to defects. Partner with raw material suppliers
to integrate processes for greater efficiency and resiliency.
Collaborate with network teams on raw material prioritization and
material transfers to ensure network supply while minimizing
Warehouse Operations: Ensure safety and compliance. Optimize the
business processes and flow of materials. Ensure timely response to
pull signals within the manufacturing plants and laboratories.
External Service Providers: Responsible for oversight and
performance of external service providers who support 24/7 onsite
warehouse operations and/or offsite warehouse capabilities. Advance
implementation of value-added services to enable single path flow
and efficiency via external service providers and/or raw material
Transportation: Partner with the Global Transportation Hub to
optimize transportation lane selection and method of transport.
Continually optimize product shipment configuration and monitor
performance of transportation providers.
Risk and Business Continuity Program: Accountable for overall
Risk and Business Continuity program for the ARI site. Ensures
alignment with network practices. Provide visibility to top risks
and mitigation plans.
Business Management: Responsible for planning and monitoring the
Site Supply Chain budget and minimizing scrap. Champion Continuous
Improvement and Lean Transformation to achieve an integrated supply
chain from our suppliers to our customers, while minimizing waste.
Responsible for ensuring quality record robustness and timely
closure (e.g., change controls, CAPA, deviations) within Supply
What we expect of you
Doctorate degree and 4 years of Supply Chain or Operations
Master's degree and 8 years of Supply Chain or Operations
Bachelor's degree and 10 years of Supply Chain or Operations
4 years of managerial experience directly managing people and/or
leadership experience leading teams, projects, and programs or
directing the allocation of resources.
We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to
serve patients. The dynamic Supply Chain professional we seek has
Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM/ APICS)
Knowledge of SAP systems.
Experience in Material, Production, Planning master data and
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrated leadership skills.
Expertise of GMP regulatory and pharmaceutical processes.
Analytical and problem-solving skills.
Financial and business acumen.
- Ability to influence broadly.
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
Vast opportunities to learn and move up and across our global
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
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.
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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.
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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
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qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.