Senior Global Category Manager -Devices (US - Remote)



Thousand Oaks, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, April 19, 2023


If you feel like you’re part of something bigger, it’s because 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.

Sr. Global Category Manager –Devices


What you will do

Let’s do this! Let’s change the world! In this vital role the Sr. Global Strategic Sourcing Category Manager –Devices reports into the Director of GSS Direct Materials within the Global Strategic Sourcing Organization at Amgen. This role will lead the category management strategy, supplier selection and supplier relationship management for this category globally. The Sr. Global Strategic Sourcing Category Manager will be accountable to understand business strategy and then develop a comprehensive, long term, category strategy which will deliver maximum value to Amgen in this spend category. The Devices category includes the development, sourcing and manufacturing of Drug Delivery Devices and direct services in support of the category such as engineering, Human Factors, etc.

Strategic Contribution

  • Serves as the category leader and market expert in this category for the company

  • Develops deep relationships with internal stakeholders to understand internal needs and strategies

  • Develops deep supplier relationships and expert understanding of the supply market

  • Collaboratively build a multi-year strategy for the category that will deliver year over year productivity

  • Partners with internal and external stakeholder to drive the category management process

  • Delivers value added contracts to support business needs and sourcing decisions

  • Leads and influences stakeholder groups with sound and articulate business case recommendations (i.e. build vs buy strategy) with quantifiable financial benefits

  • Partner with peers in adjacent categories to find cross category synergies for improved service, cost or quality

  • Champion of Productivity efforts within stakeholder base

Delivering Value for Customers

  • Acts as an ambassador for the GSS function and the key point of contact for the Category Management process, both within and outside of GSS

  • Proactively and effectively communicates at all levels of the organization in order to drive decisions, create awareness and challenge stakeholders

  • Leverage Global Strategic Sourcing toolsets and processes to deliver efficient and effective sourcing decisions

  • Effectively identifies cross-category synergies where ‘overlapping’ stakeholder groups, geographic regions and / or where requirements exist (i.e. able to leverage data sources across multiple categories)

  • Responsive and adaptable to the evolving and complex business needs, with an ability to create and define the value/impact of different scenarios and recommendations

  • Ability to develop and model multiple business cases to demonstrate the potential opportunities and impact of options across a category

  • Able to utilize a fact-based process to develop multi-year category strategies, including internal business requirements and external market forces

  • Develop recommendations considering total cost of ownership

  • Develops strong partnerships and has ability to influence and manage stakeholders to ensure the delivery of timely and accurate data

Change Management

  • Ability to influence team members in a matrix organization, across geographies, including individuals with no direct reporting line

  • Demonstrated track record of identifying root causes to issues and proactively problem solving complex organizational needs

  • Ability to constructively challenge executive leadership; and ability to develop and evaluate strategic options, including risks and risk mitigation strategies

  • Compelling and persuasive communicator (oral and written) with excellent interpersonal and influencing skills

  • Ability to effectively communicate cost models, including assumptions and rationale

Analytical & Technical

  • Proven ability to use the Category Management process and ability to use relevant tools to develop strategic plans

  • Ability to develop baseline cost models to accurately represent current state and ability to build dynamic total cost of ownership models with multiple scenarios in order to evaluate and quantify value

  • Proficiency in MS Office tools (PowerPoint and Excel) and analytical tools


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The Strategic Sourcing professional we seek is a business savvy with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 2 years of Sourcing plus any combination of Finance, Engineering/Computer Science, Management Consulting and Data Sciences experience


Master’s degree and 4 years of Sourcing plus any combination of Finance, Engineering/Computer Science, Management Consulting and Data Sciences experience


Bachelor’s degree and 6 years of Sourcing plus any combination of Finance, Engineering/Computer Science, Management Consulting and Data Sciences experience


Associate’s degree and 10 years of Sourcing plus any combination of Finance, Engineering/Computer Science, Management Consulting and Data Sciences experience


High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Sourcing plus any combination of Finance, Engineering/Computer Science, Management Consulting and Data Sciences experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Education: MSc. Engineering fields plus MBA

  • Previous experience, either:

  • in Medical Device development & manufacturing in GMP regulated environment complemented by strategic and financial acumen

– OR –

  • Combination deep knowledge of Strategic Sourcing across different categories and/or management consulting and understanding of medical devices environment

  • Ability to provide thought leadership and actively shape strategy

  • Ability to effectively identify, map and manage key stakeholders internally and externally


What you can expect of us

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, we also work to care for our teammates’ professional and personal growth and well-being.

The annual salary range for this opportunity in the U.S. is $128,240 – $152,164.

In addition to the base salary, Amgen offers a Total Rewards Plan comprising health and welfare plans for staff and eligible dependents, financial plans with opportunities to save towards retirement or other goals, work/life balance, and career development opportunities including:

  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including a Retirement and Savings Plan with generous company contributions, group medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts.

  • A discretionary annual bonus program, or for field sales representatives, a sales-based incentive plan

  • Stock-based long-term incentives

  • Award-winning time-off plans and bi-annual company-wide shutdowns

  • Flexible work models, including remote work arrangements, where possible

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.

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 cancers, 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.

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