Manager, Logistics Operations

Novato, California
Mar 01, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

BioMarin is the world leader in delivering therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases. We target diseases that lack effective therapies and affect relatively small numbers of patients, many of whom are children. These conditions are often inherited, difficult to diagnose, progressively debilitating and have few, if any, treatment options. BioMarin will continue to focus on advancing therapies that are the first or best of their kind.

BioMarin's Technical Operations group is responsible for creating our drugs for use in clinical trials and for scaling production of those drugs for the commercial market. These engineers, technicians, scientists and support staff build and maintain BioMarin's cutting-edge manufacturing processes and sites, provide quality assurance and quality control to ensure we meet regulatory standards, and procure the needed goods and services to support manufacturing and coordinating the worldwide movement of our drugs to patients. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients' lives. SUMMARY This position reports into Supply Chain Global Logistics and independently leads key BioMarin logistics operations including transport lane risk assessments, management of transport service providers, transport process performance monitoring, freight spend analysis, and continuous improvement initiatives. This role involves working across BioMarin's global distribution network with internal cross-functional/cross-site groups as well as external supply chain partners. RESPONSIBILITIES

Develop global logistics strategies in partnership with Global Trade Compliance and Cold Chain Logistics

Perform logistics assessments to support new product introductions

Lead transport lane risk assessments and partner with functional subject matter experts (SMEs) to determine appropriate mitigation actions

Participate in transport service provider selection and qualification process; manage ongoing relationships and lead quarterly business reviews

Collect and analyze logistics key performance indicators (KPIs) data; identify trends and corrective actions

Analyze/ trend global freight spend, identify improvement areas and present to management; provide input for annual budget process

Own global logistics business processes to support supply chain visibility and freight audit/payment services; manage vendor relationships

Approve freight invoices and work with freight audit/payment service to resolve exceptions

Lead projects for continuous improvement/ lean initiatives of logistics processes

May own/approve quality system records for distribution related investigations, CAPA, and change control

EXPERIENCE Required Skills: Minimum requirement of 8 years of industry experience and 3 years in a similar role. Required skills needed to accomplish the responsibilities/essential functions include:

Deep knowledge of/experience in end-to-end logistics, preferably with high value, time and temperature sensitive medicines

Experience in transport service provider selection, qualification and management

Experience in freight spend analysis

Demonstrated skill in Investigations/Root Cause Analysis/CAPA

Skill in data analysis and trending

Knowledge of/practice in freight invoice auditing, GL coding and payment

Strong oral and written communication skills

Cross-functional team leadership skills

Project management and leading continuous improvement/lean initiatives

Previous experience working for a transport service provider, particularly in life sciences division, a plus

Desired Skills: Desired 10 years of industry experience and 5 years in a similar role. Desired skills to accomplish the responsibilities/essential functions include:

Experience in leading/facilitating quality risk assessments

Experience in managing change control

Cold chain packaging knowledge

Skilled at complex problem solving

Skilled at influence and negotiation

Presentation skills

Other desired competencies include:

Self confidence in capabilities and knowledge while being open to new ideas

Self-motivated and takes responsibility for performance

Pursues objectives persistently despite obstacles and setbacks

Ability to adapt in a changing environment

Ability to discern the feelings behind the needs and wants of others

Ability to inspire and guide cross-functional project teams

EDUCATION Minimum of a bachelor's degree in supply chain management, life sciences, engineering or equivalent. Master's degree or equivalent experience desired.

Experience in pharmaceutical industry

Strong background in global Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)/Good Distribution Practices (GDPs) and/or Quality

Global transport subject matter expert

Quality Risk Management

Lean/Six Sigma training (green belt or above desired)

Project management



Supply Chain

Global/site logistics planners

Global Trade Compliance

Site warehouse

Quality Assurance, Qualified Persons, Responsible Persons

Corporate GXP Compliance

Commercial Operations

Transportation Service Providers

Distribution partners

Contract Manufacturing Organization

SUPERVISOR RESPONSIBILITY This position has no direct reports.