Supply Chain Planning Manager

94520, Concord
May 29, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Summary and Scope of Position:

Manage forecasting, planning, purchasing and inventory to meet customer and company requirements for clinical trials.


  • Manage forecasting, planning, purchasing and inventory requirements for clinical trials
  • Collaborate with Clinical Trial Ops team on global forecasting and capacity plans with suppliers
  • Run MRP and analyze raw material and FG inventory requirements
  • Create purchase orders to replenish inventory based on business rules
  • Manage 3rd party logistics partner on fulfillment and distribution and cold chain solutions
  • Develop freight matrix to provide cost effective solutions for inbound/outbound freight
  • Create dashboard for KPIs/metrics to manage the performance of suppliers and Operations teams
  • Maintain Oracle Item Master and item attributes
  • Partner with Customer Service and support customer requirements
  • Comply with QMS and SOX requirements
  • Chair cross functional project meetings with Clinical Ops, Finance, CMC, Customer Service, and Quality on routine matters involving new product introductions and general supply chain projects

    Skills and Experience:

  • Demonstrated leadership with a minimum of 5 – 8 years of experience of planning and inventory management
  • Experience with Oracle ERP and Advanced Planning Solutions (e.g. ASCP, Shelf Life Expiration)
  • Solid logistics experience in import/export, HTS codes, cold chain and dangerous goods shipping
  • Strong understanding of Finance, Operations, Inventory Management, Supply Chain, Quality and Administration processes
  • Superb problem solving, communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with stakeholders on all levels of the business
  • Experience conducting project presentations to executive level management
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment with demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple competing tasks and demands
  • Good organizational skills, self-directed, and attentive to detail
  • Strong user of Microsoft Office Suite, with emphasis on Excel, PowerPoint and Visio
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s or MBA preferred