Sr. Associate Supply Chain (Little Compton)


: $94,570.00 - $130,860.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Engineering

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The Procurement Sr. Associate will join the Supply Chain Production Planning Team, which is responsible for setting the pace of production in two Amgen biologic drug substance plants as well as managing raw material inventories to ensure supply. The Amgen Rhode Island location consists of a mature, large scale production plant that produces 10 different biologic products, as well as a second plant that is currently in start-up and commissioning. The primary responsibility of this role will be strategic supply planning and procurement of raw materials and management of supplier relationships. More detail on responsibilities and opportunities for this are as follows:

This position will:
  • Procure raw materials using required systems and manage and optimize inventory levels, lead times, safety stock to ensure no stockouts
  • Develop raw material inventory plans, including managing material transition analysis and execution.
  • Lead, create, and problem solve as to ensure raw material supply and successful startup of the new ARI plant.
  • Develop and manage strong supplier and customer relationships, establish performance metrics, and hold suppliers accountable for performance and improvement objectives.
  • Partner with Amgen's Supplier Relationship Excellence team to monitor and enhance performance and quality from supplier base.
  • Create, analyze and monitor data and reports to identify issues and opportunities to improve business performance. Track and analyze monthly performance metrics for adherence, accuracy, cycle times and inventory investment. This includes understanding and contributing to the team's performance board, and presenting the board to management.
  • Lead teams to resolve issues and/or improve business processes.
  • Release forecast and orders to suppliers, analyzing, consolidating, and reporting supply and demand to the various stake holders in the company.
  • Monitor, assess and revise targeted inventory levels in conjunction with changes in demand/supply variability.
  • Coordinate expedition of material release to prevent/alleviate inventory shortages and material scrap exposure.
  • Maintain purchasing's record database (SAP System) integrity and maintain purchasing documentation to cGMP standards.
  • Track and analyze monthly performance metrics for adherence, accuracy, cycle times and inventory investment. This includes understanding and contributing to the team's performance board, and presenting the board to management.
  • Interact with Manufacturing, Process Development and Engineering to develop specifications for new equipment and materials.
  • Resolve discrepancies that arise from purchase orders, impacting areas such as Receiving and Finance.
  • Monitor and coordinate scrapping and returning of goods.

Basic Qualifications

Master's degree


Bachelor's degree and 2 years of supply chain or manufacturing experience


Associate's degree and 6 years of supply chain or manufacturing experience


High school diploma / GED and 8 years of supply chain or manufacturing experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • Degree in math, science (including data science), or engineering
  • Experience in supply chain, engineering, manufacturing, or quality
  • Experience with managing inventories of single-use production components in the biotech or healthcare industry.
  • High competency with computer systems (SAP, Rapid Response, Excel, or comparable)
  • Strong interpersonal skills and strength in communication and issue resolution with customers and suppliers and multiple levels in the organizations.
  • Strong analytical, data science, and/or optimization skills
  • Leadership skills - ability to coordinate cross-site and cross-functional efforts in response to issues and opportunities.
  • Ability to tactfully and effectively influence and negotiate to resolve issues, gain consensus, and develop relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new ideas
  • A self-motivated team player who is capable of growth and increased responsibility.
  • Project management skills
  • Working knowledge of cGMP guidelines.

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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.
Associated topics: business, cost efficient, industrial engineer, manufacturing engineer, methods engineer, project, sap, supply, supply chain * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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