0 Replies Latest reply on Oct 1, 2013 11:58 AM by Sherry Maguire

    Are you an Ariba eSourcing Manager/Administrator looking to join a company where you can make a difference in people's lives? Then Amgen is the company for you!

    Sherry Maguire Newbie

      Amgen is a leading human therapeutics company in the biotechnology industry. For more than 30 years, the company has tapped the power of scientific discovery and innovation to advance the practice of medicine.


      Amgen pioneered the development of novel products based on advances in recombinant DNA and molecular biology and launched the biotechnology industry’s first blockbuster medicines. Today, as a Fortune 500 company serving millions of patients, Amgen continues to be an entrepreneurial, science-driven enterprise dedicated to helping people fight serious illness.


      We are currently seeking a:

      Ariba Sourcing Manager – eSourcing

      (located in Thousand Oaks, CA)



      The Ariba eSourcing Manager is responsible for hands-on support of systems and processes for Global Strategic Sourcing. This position is responsible for providing eSourcing support to all GSS Ariba users and suppliers. This position will optimize processes, tools and training to meet end users needs.

      This Manager will be expected to have significant experience in the area of eProcurement process and tools. The Manager will report directly to the Sourcing Process & Tools Director within the Center of Excellence ("CoE").

      The performance of the Manager will be assessed by the Executive Director of the CoE, including through tracking of value captured and user satisfaction surveys.

      Key Functions:

      - Assist GSS Category Managers (on a global scale) with developing and executing eSourcing activities
      - Develop and manage template and Sourcing libraries in Ariba Sourcing.
      - Act as the administrator of Ariba Sourcing site (OnDemand).
      Configure and maintain Dashboard template
      o Create custom analytical reports
      o Configure and maintain Dashboard template
      o Proactively assisting with major product version release assessments
      - Support Ariba user activity, providing technical support and coaching to new users.
      - Present verbal and written information and ideas to all levels of the Global Sourcing organization clearly and effectively.
      - Participate in the development and delivery of eSourcing training and best practices as necessary.
      - Maintain a high attention to detail (rigorous analysis of user activity and spend data)
      - Develop strong relationships with all GSS functional groups
      - Identify issues, problems and opportunities while maintaining effectiveness in a changing environment
      - Lead and manage projects in collaboration with internal IS and software providers such as Ariba.
      - Develop Level 1 support structure and manage ongoing performance according to defined SLAs.
      - Interface and partner as required with downstream (Buyer) Ariba management group (Global Procurement Operations) to drive efficiency and effectiveness across the entire Ariba solution deployed at Amgen


      - Bachelors or Masters Degree in Business/ IS or related fields
      - At least 3-5 Years professional experience in eSourcing.
      - Demonstrated expert-level hands-on experience with Ariba eSourcing tools and processes.
      - Knowledge of strategic sourcing and supplier management concepts and principles
      - Knowledge and thorough understanding of end to end Source to Pay processes.
      - Proven ability to work with cross-functional teams and in support of category management.


      Qualified candidates, please email resume to smaguire@amgen.com