Vice President Global Strategic Sourcing, Chief Procurement Officer at Amgen Inc.
About Farryn Melton
Vice President of Global Strategic Sourcing and Chief Procurement
Officer at Amgen, Incorporated, Farryn Melton is also the former Vice
President of Strategic Sourcing at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.
With more than 20 years of industry experience, Farryn Melton has
distinguished herself as a leader and procurement professional. She has
held key management roles at numerous Fortune 100 companies in areas as
varied as space and defense, consumer products, health care, and
entertainment. Farryn Melton is a Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) for
life and has taken part in professional trainings in Management,
Negotiations, and Contract Management. A recipient of the Rising Star
Award given by the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association, Farryn Melton
has led the renovation of several procurement organizations to rise to
the “best in class” category. In 2004, Farryn Melton also received the
Institute of Supply Management (ISM) of New Jersey’s 2004 Crystal Award
for Purchasing Executive of the Year. In 2001, Farryn Melton was listed
in the International Who’s Who.
The recognitions Farryn Melton has received are a product of not only her adeptness and efficiency in her job but also of her overall involvement in her industry. Farryn Melton serves on the Board of Trustees for both the Center for Strategic Supply Leadership (CSSL) and the Center for Advanced Purchasing Studies (CAPS). A member of The Corporate Executive Board Company’s Procurement Strategy Council and the Institute for Supply Management, Farryn Melton is able to keep abreast of the latest, most important trends and advances in her field. Farryn Melton is also interested in groups and forums discussing topics related to diversity and women in business such as the Diversity Alliance for Science and the National Association of Women Business Owners.
When Farryn Melton is not at work, she likes to lift weights, take kickboxing classes, and spend time reading. As an active member of her church community, Farryn Melton has taught Sunday school classes to young children.