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Sourcing Sr. Associate

Tampa, FL
Top 3 Must Have Skill Sets:
  • 5-7 years Sourcing/Procurement experience
  • Proven ability to successfully negotiate
  • Sourcing on services (not goods/materials); projects less than 500k is preferred due to the urgency
Day to Day Responsibilities:    
  • Conduct competitive bidding exercises and direct negotiations
  • Report on program savings, compliance, and on-going strategies
  • Work with the Business Partners to understand each statement of work
  • Liaison between Business Stakeholders, External Workforce Center, Global Strategic Sourcing, and Sourcing Excellence
  • Create purchase requisitions
  • Conduct client requirement analysis to understand clients' procurement needs
  • Influence suppliers and stimulate innovation, process improvement, and cost management.
  • Delivering Value for Customers
  • Understands business goals and customer needs to implement opportunities while providing training and guidance
  • Partners with colleagues in Finance and all other functions as appropriate
  • Supports / Manages delivery and validation of savings
  • Anticipates and prevents potential problems through root cause analysis
  • Amgen is searching for a Sourcing Senior Associate, who will work closely with business stakeholders to buy services across multiple categories within the services SOW program.
  • The right candidate will understand how large multi-national companies work and how to work within a matrix corporate environment.
  • The Sourcing Sr. Associate will report to the Sourcing Manager.
  • At Amgen, our mission is simple: to serve patients.
  • This state-of-the art center serves as a base for finance, information systems, and human resources professionals to make a meaningful impact at one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies.
  • Provide support to a variety of service categories based on the strategic demands of business stakeholders/customers
  • Be a sourcing process and systems expert ensuring compliance with all relevant sourcing policies and procedures

Basic Qualifications: (use standard qualifications/education combinations)

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Has solid understanding of sourcing processes (tendering, supplier negotiations across multiple spend categories)
  • Competent in Project Management and independently develops practical solutions (Planning, prioritizing and delivery), with experience in leading projects
  • Excellent communication skills (presentation, virtual team development, etc.) resulting in relationship building and development
  • Problem solving skills
  • Able to work with minimal direction, ensuring quality of tasks / service provided by self and other
  • Experience using Ariba e-procurement tool
  • Applies analytical skills to evaluate and interpret complex situations using different information sources to draw and present analytic insights
  • Highly proficient with MS Office Suite, including Excel
  • Fluent business English, written and oral

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