Full-time Strategic Sourcing Senior Manager

at Amgen in Munich

The Function is located at the German affiliate and is responsible to:
- Secure the availability of goods and services in compliance with Amgen’s requirements at minimum total cost and risk (primarily indirect material)
- Ensure effective management of local strategy development, selection and contracting processes, supply base control and performance and the operational purchasing process
- Ensure an effective/efficient local Sourcing & Supplier management process in accordance with established Procurement policies and guidelines and to ensure early procurement involvement in sourcing projects
- Championing and Driving a productivity agenda at the affiliate level, achieving year on year savings through a limited number of large game changing projects

• Local, ad-hoc sourcing:
- Identify local improvement opportunities with respect to management of Purchase demand, Supply base and Total Cost on a local level
- Identify and define specific stakeholder requirements
- Tendering: define evaluation/selection criteria, define and manage Request for Information (RFI) and Request for Proposal (RFP) processes on the basis of the local sourcing strategy, derived from the category sourcing strategy
- Supplier Selection: evaluate and negotiate proposals, ensure and validate selection of best supplier
- Supplier Contracting: Complete and implement the contract in accordance with legal standards and Procurement policies and guidelines

• Category Management:
- Monitor, analyze and report Affiliate’s actual spend, trends, forecasts and supplier base data
- Participate in International category strategy development and in International Sourcing teams
- Support Strategic Sourcing infrastructure development and integration

• Purchase to pay:
- Assist and monitor the operational purchase to pay process for the Affiliate and ensure conformance to procurement process policies and guidelines

• Supplier Performance:
- Monitor and report supplier performance on the basis of pre-determined, relevant and measurable Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and establish, agree and implement improvement plans

• Reporting:
- Benefits Tracking: develop, maintain and report KPIs that clearly reflect the achievement of objectives in each business area

The jobholder reports to the International Head of Category Management in Switzerland with a dotted-line to the local Director Finance.
Basic Qualifications - Bachelor’s degree in appropriate discipline (technical/economic/administrative) or equivalent

Experience and Knowledge
- Purchasing knowledge: sourcing process, commodity management and analysis, supplier management and development, pricing theory and policy, negotiation, supply chain, make or buy
- Ideally at least 5 years purchasing experience in a profit driven and international dynamic environment, preferably with indirect materials
- Experience with tendering processes, supplier negotiations and contracting including eSourcing
- Project Management experience
- Fluency in local language and English (both in oral and written communication)
- Excellent computer skills (MS office, esp. Excel/Powerpoint) and experience with ERP (SAP)

Key Competencies
- Analytical and conceptual thinking
- Results orientation
- Excellent negotiation, communication and presentation skills, Leadership skills
- Self-starting, assertiveness
- Familiar with working in a matrix organization
- Willingness to travel
Preferred Qualifications We offer the opportunity to develop your career within one of the most innovative and successful companies worldwide, not only to develop your technical skills but also to grow your personality and competencies too. You will find an open and success oriented working environment. Attractive conditions and social benefits are part of our people concept.

Please send us your CV and letter of interest using the online application option below.

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Published at 23-04-2012
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