Assertio Therapeutics, Inc.

Director/Senior Director Supply Chain

Lake Forest, IL, United States
Apr 12, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Reporting to the VP Operations and Supply Chain this position will be responsible for all movement of clinical and commercial product from the respective manufacturers to the end customer. Included in this mandate is the required interface with all relevant stakeholders including the DEA and other governmental agencies. The successful candidate must be able to work cross functionally with internal partners but also collaborate with external CMO's and related vendors. The position will pro-active seek out ways to improve the movement of product and will be responsible for establishing a strategic plan and relevant budget for the upcoming year and then manage to that plan. At all times the supply chain area must operate in accordance with existing laws and guidelines. This position will also be responsible for the development, updates and monitoring of all SOP's related to supply chain. Critical will be the conducting of ongoing audits where required and ensuring that the area does not trigger any issues with the FDA, DEA or other related agencies. Manage one Logistics Coordinator.

  • Develop the end to end plan and related budget to meet clinical and commercial product needs during the year
  • Ensure that all vendors operate in an efficient and compliant manner including performing audits in a timely manner
  • Creatively seek out ways to improve the supply chain
  • Ensure a comprehensive knowledge of all agreements in order to ensure that supply chain operates within the context of our contractual obligations
  • Work closely with Director of Contract Manufacturing for product input into the supply chain as well as with the Director of Quality to ensure back end release of product
  • Provide expertise in terms of packaging technologies and also manage the serialization of our products meeting all regulatory needs


  • B SC. degree in life sciences, chemistry, engineering or the equivalent
  • Minimum of 10 years' experience in supply chain or a related area.
  • Minimum of 7 years' experience in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience working in an environment with high use of CMO's
  • Track record of negotiating contracts
  • Experience writing SOP's and Auditing partners

  • Able to work collaboratively with internal stakeholders
  • Able to manage external stakeholders without organizational authority
  • Highly analytical but capable of creative thought
  • Nimble and able to adjust to environmental challenges
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Excellent leadership capabilities
  • Able to anticipate, diagnose and resolve issues in a pro-active manner
  • Track record of development a healthy team environment and in developing talent
  • Must be able to work well in a collaborative environment
  • Results driven with the ability to establish key measurable goals and to track against those goals
  • Experience in a lean 6 sigma environment would be beneficial

  • Integrity
  • Decisions & Judgment
  • Ownership & Initiative
  • • Adaptability & Change Readiness
  • Teamwork & Collaboration

  • Sitting
  • Standing/walking
  • Repetitive motion
  • Visual Requirements

About Us


Depomed is a leading specialty pharmaceutical company committed to putting the Patient First in everything we do; with a focus on enhancing the lives of patients, families, physicians, providers and in payors through commercialization of products in the areas of pain and neurology, and developing drugs in areas of unmet medical needs.

Depomed currently markets three medicines focused on neuropathic pain and migraine through its Neurology and Pain Business and has an emerging Specialty Business focused on orphan drug indications and areas of unmet medical need.

Depomed has a clear THREE PILLAR strategy for growth:

MAINTAIN a strong/profitable NUCYNTA franchise through a commercialization agreement with Collegium, GROW the Neurology and Pain Business and BUILD a new Specialty Business through a recent Cosyntropin transaction. The company's strategy is to continue to identify, license and develop new products-that offer enhanced therapeutic options to patient populations that may be underserved by existing therapies.

As part of the transformation strategy, Depomed will be relocating its headquarters to northern Chicago, Illinois. Additional information about location will be shared during the interview process.

Depomed is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disabled employer