Director, Supply Chain - Cambridge, MA | Biospace
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Director, Supply Chain

WAVE Life Sciences

Cambridge, MA
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:

Job Description


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