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Category Manager

Thousand Oaks, CA
Top 3 Must Have Skill Sets: 
  • This experience must be in the body of the resume, do not just put this at the top in a summary 
  • Sourcing Experience.
  • IT Experience or Working Knowledge of Information Systems, software/applications, and IT-related services.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently and with a fast-paced team.
Note: Prior Amgen experience is a PLUS, but not required

Day to Day Responsibilities: 
  • Work with I.S. stakeholders to gather business requirements, develop statements of work, issue Requests for Proposals (RFP) in Ariba, facilitate Q&A sessions with suppliers and stakeholders, evaluate supplier responses and compare pricing, negotiate legal terms and conditions with the support of Amgen Law, make recommendations to the IS business partners on risks, value, and possible mitigation strategies; summarize, communicate, and execute the agreements. Success will based on feedback from our technology sourcing team in both Thousand Oaks and Tampa, FL and from our business partners in Amgen IS/IT.
  • Responsible for managing sourcing processes focused on Information Systems and Technology categories including Hardware, Software, and IT Services. Candidate will also support the development and implementation of sourcing and category management strategies across all Amgen sites globally.
Responsibilities include:
  • conducting industry analysis to identify industry providers, leading players, and specific industry characteristics; conducting client requirement analysis to understand clients' procurement needs, influencing suppliers and stimulating innovation, helping with process improvement and cost management, developing a comprehensive category strategy based on customer and industry analyses and developing contracts with new suppliers or renegotiating existing contracts; leading the contract negotiation process and achieving best value for Amgen by: 
  • leading the appropriate sourcing process for new and existing business requirements, 
  • defining and executing the sourcing strategy and subsequent contract management, and  leading the contract implementation and the identification of opportunities for expanded supplier relationships to enhance the business partnerships
  • Sourcing/procurement experience
  • Problem solving
  • Excellent written, verbal, and non-verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work with and lead a team
"This posting is for Contingent Worker, not an FTE" 

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