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MBA Intern - Global Strategic Sourcing (Summer 2020)

at Amgen Inc.

Posted: 9/22/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: R-83882
Categories: Summer Jobs
Keywords: summer

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Amgen is the world’s leading biotechnology company. Nurtured on a foundation of strong values, Amgen is deeply rooted in science and innovation to transform new ideas and discoveries into medicines for patients with serious illnesses. Our mission is to serve patients, and we encompass this with each initiative, goal and task we have in mind!

Amgen’s 10–12 week internship program offers meaningful project experiences that contribute to Amgen’s mission of serving patients.  This internship provides the opportunity for executive and social networking and community volunteering, while also providing competitive compensation and the opportunity to convert to a full-time position after graduation.

The summer intern in Global Strategic Sourcing (GSS) will be assigned a project in Supplier Relationship Management or within one of GSS’ five category sub-functions: Marketing & Sales, Research & Development, Operations & Manufacturing, Technology & Devices, or Corporate Services. Projects are timely and relevant, support Amgen’s strategic and tactical goals, and provide exposure to the cross-functional nature of a full-time position.  Past projects have included:

  • Developing a valuation tool for delivery devices (Devices)
  • Assessing risk/benefit of international research and development sourcing (R&D)
  • Managing a reverse auction to source vehicles for sales fleet (Sales)
  • Optimizing annual scopes of work with advertising agencies (Marketing)
  • “Deep Dive” analytics on global travel spend (Corporate Services)

Responsibilities typically include benchmarking, market research, spend analysis, business case development, negotiations, and developing key strategic recommendations to improve our sourcing and supplier management initiatives.  Interns are given access to senior leadership and are encouraged to spend the summer participating in program activities and networking with staff across the organization. Limited relocation / housing will be provided for eligible candidates.

Basic Qualifications

Amgen requires that all individuals applying for a grad internship or a co-op assignment at Amgen must meet the following criteria: 

18 years or older.

Graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with a 3.0 minimum GPA or equivalent.

Currently enrolled in a MBA program from an accredited college or university and successful completion of first year of school and with intent to complete the program in two years.

Must not be employed at the time the internship starts.

Preferred Qualifications

Undergraduate GPA of 3.3 or higher

Experience in performing sophisticated financial modeling

Biotechnology, pharmaceutical, or health care industry experience

Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

Strong oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to interact well with all levels of management

Strong leadership ability and a team player

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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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 cancer, 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.


Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its biologics manufacturing expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

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