Senior Manager Supply Chain – Strategic Planning @Amgen

Job Information

Job Description:

What you will do

Let’s do this! Let’s change the world! In this role, you will report to the Site Supply Chain Head, and support site strategy, Production Planning, and Capacity Improvement initiatives to help Amgen North Carolina (ANC) reach its full potential within the Amgen network, now and in the future. This role is uniquely positioned and highly visible with several strategic customer and outward facing touchpoints, including the site and supply chain leadership, Global Supply Chain network, and Operations Strategic Planning & Risk (OSPR) team. This role requires consistent and strong collaboration with local Manufacturing Operations, Procurement, Warehouse Operations, and Quality teams, as well as communication with counterparts at other Amgen sites regarding site production planning and capacity strategies. This role is also part of the Site Supply Chain Leadership Team (SCLT).

The Senior Manager will be responsible for leading a team of full-time and external staff ensuring robust performance management, staff development, and succession and retention planning processes. Responsibilities include:

Site Strategy and Direction:

  • Lead initiatives to shape functional and site strategy (short- and mid-term horizon)
  • Ensure alignment between Amgen manufacturing and supply chain strategy elements
  • Drive progress toward the future ANC vision/site master plan
  • Influence site direction, support scenario assessment, and drive business performance optimization

Production Planning:

  • Partner closely with the global supply chain planning teams, procurement, manufacturing services, and plant management
  • Establish clear planning standards, track demand changes and trends, and develop production plans
  • Ensure a reliable plan for DS supply to network DP partner and contract manufacturing sites

Capacity Planning:

  • Establish and optimize planning standards that 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
  • Develop scenarios to continually optimize plant output
  • Manage DS inventories within warehouse capacity targets (in partnership with Warehouse Operations team)

Innovation and Digital Transformation:

  • Stay informed on emerging trends and continually evolve the way we work by embracing digital and technology solutions
  • Develop action plans to implement solutions aligned with the ANC site and functional Supply Chain strategy
  • Partner with the SCLT to execute large, cross-functional, or cross-site initiatives


  • 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
  • Serve as a role model for ‘on the floor’ engagement and active caring with a hybrid onsite / virtual team, strongly demonstrating the Amgen Leadership Attributes and Values.
  • Lead and support Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DI&B) initiatives to ensure an engaged, supported workforce

Compliance, Quality, & Inspection Readiness:

  • Maintain GMP controlled processes, procedures, and systems in full compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP).
  • Ensure that the Production Planning team is maintained in a continual state of inspection readiness
  • Represent the Supply Chain GMP processes 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
  • Partner with staff to establish robust long-term development plans and build robust succession plans

Network Collaboration:

  • Establish and maintain relationships with Global Supply Chain, External Supply Chain, External Quality, OSPR, and all Amgen Sites
  • Partner with the network to advance learning and collective performance and influence direction
  • Align best practices and ensure consistency within the network

What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The dynamic Supply Chain professional we seek is a collaborative leader with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School diploma/GED and 12 years of Supply Chain and/or Operations experience OR
  • Associate’s degree and 10 years of Supply Chain and/or Operations experience OR
  • Bachelor’s degree and 8 years of Supply Chain and/or Operations experience OR
  • Master’s degree and 6 years of Supply Chain and/or Operations experience OR
  • Doctorate degree and 2 years of Supply Chain and/or Operations experience


  • 2 years of managerial experience directly managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expertise in Regulated, GMP pharmaceutical operations and supply chain business processes
  • GMP acumen and ability to represent Supply Chain business processes during regulatory inspections
  • Proven knowledge of other operational areas such as Manufacturing, QC/QA, Warehouse Operations, Procurement
  • Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM/ APICS) certification
  • Continuous improvement attitude
  • Knowledge of SAP and Rapid Response for production and scenario planning
  • Experience in Material, Production, and Planning Master Data
  • Clear communication and presentation skills both within and outside operations functions
  • Ability to lead and develop impactful teams
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills including data and analytics competence
  • Accountability and autonomy; financial and business insight; project management skills
  • Cross-functional manufacturing experience (supply / capacity planning, manufacturing, quality)
  • Proficient user of software applications (Smartsheet, Tableau, Miro)
  • Ability to influence broadly and to communicate effectively at different management levels
  • Negotiating, Budgeting, Goal setting, Resource Planning and Decision-Making skills

Experience Level: Senior
Work From: Onsite

Company Information

View all jobs of Company: Click here

Pin It on Pinterest