A results-driven executive and Lifetime-Certified Purchasing Manager, Farryn Melton has dedicated her career to the business and financial management of major corporations. Farryn Melton’s managerial skills have garnered success in every role she has occupied. Adapting easily to any industry, Farryn Melton has worked in the space technology, entertainment media, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology fields. Farryn Melton currently works for Amgen, Inc., a global biotechnology company at the forefront of its industry. As Vice President of Global Strategic Sourcing, Farryn Melton manages research and development related spending, manufacturing and cost of goods, sales and marketing, and corporate activity such as information systems, legal matters, finances, and human resources. Farryn Melton oversees a sizable operating budget and supervises corporate travel, meetings, events, and organizations. Before accepting her position at Amgen, Inc., Farryn Melton worked as Vice President of Strategic Sourcing for Novartis AG. During her four years with Novartis, Farryn Melton implemented regional and global strategic programs in marketing, information technology, corporate services, engineering, and laboratory supplies, chemicals, and equipment divisions. Farryn Melton transitioned to Novartis Pharmeceuticals by way of Pfizer Inc., another prominent pharmaceutical corporation, where she served as Senior Director of Global Sourcing. Farryn Melton’s responsibilities included significant regional and global involvement in the company’s information technology, professional services, real estate, marketing, and print sectors. Prior to entering the biopharmaceutical business, Farryn Melton functioned as Director of Strategic Sourcing for Sony Pictures Entertainment and Manager of Business Administration for Boeing. Farryn Melton was heavily involved in Boeing’s International Space Station operations and performed budget planning, financial and procurement cost analysis, and proposal management for the program. Farryn Melton earned her Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. In the past seven years, Farryn Melton has traveled across the country, giving speeches on topics in her industry at various conferences. She also maintains membership with a number of professional organizations affiliated with her field.