The Director, Supply Chain oversees the supply chain/procurement function including demand and supply planning, procurement and logistics. Negotiates contracts and coordinates purchasing activities across the organization including R&D, manufacturing, clinical, process development, etc. to maintain inventories and supplies at planned levels. Responsible for vendor/supplier management.
May include some or all of the following:
• Direct the planning, procurement and inventory management of all materials for commercial and clinical production, and support groups.
• Develops strategic plans for overall supply chain and logistics function.
• Develops plans, and manages and tracks inventory, ensuring coordination and availability of materials, including safety stocks.
• Defines, maintains, and provides metrics for inventory, production cycle-times, etc.
• Develop/maintain department policies, standard operating procedures; manages department budget.
• Develop strategies for managing supplier performance and determining risk mitigation strategies.
• Ensure appropriate business process documentation including process flows, operating procedures, process ownership and the supporting technology.
• Manage contract manufacturers and suppliers to ensure optimum product delivery and adherence to quality standards.
• Identify opportunities for process improvement.
• Assuring adherence to consistent practices within all materials planning processes and control.
Education / Experience:
• BS/BA Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain, or Life Sciences; Masters/MBA preferred
• 10 years or more experience of consistent growth within the areas of demand and supply planning, procurement, logistics analytics, reporting and project management for in the pharmaceutical and/or biotech industry
• Experience in negotiating and management of suppliers and contract manufacturers
• Experience working with an ERP platform, preferably Oracle, and Microsoft Office Suite
Skills / Pre-requisites:
• Thorough knowledge of demand/supply planning processes as well as extensive experience in planning systems and tools
• Knowledge of pharmaceutical materials and general manufacturing processes, preferably in a cGMP/regulated manufacturing environment
• Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities, and establish short and long-term planning horizons to complete these duties
• Ability to work effectively as a team to accomplish deadlines and objectives, yet make independent decisions on various tasks
• Strong leadership skills and demonstrated success in managing others
• Strong interpersonal communication, influencing and negotiation skills
• Effective verbal and written communication skills
• “Hands-on” work style