Supply Chain Manager

Gaithersburg, MD, United States
Nov 17, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About MaxCyte:

MaxCyte, the clinical - stage global cell - based therapies and life sciences company, uses its proprietary next - generation cell and gene therapies to revolutionize medical treatments and ultimately save lives. The Company's premier cell engineering enabling technology is currently being deployed by leading drug developers worldwide, including all of the top ten global biopharmaceutical companies. MaxCyte licences have been granted to more than 120 cell therapy programs, with more than 90 licensed for clinical use, and the Company has now entered into ten clinical/commercial license partnerships with leading cell therapy and gene editing developers. MaxCyte was founded in 1998, is listed on the London Stock Exchange ( AIM:MXCT, MXCL) and is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland, US. For more information, visit .

Job Summary:

The Supply Chain Manager is responsible for material purchasing, production planning and inventory management for instruments and related components, consumables, disposables and new product introductions at a complex manufacturing organization. This indi vidual will manage forecasting, planning and purchasing for timely production of all of the Company's products to ensure adequate finished goods inventories are consistently available to meet customer needs. This is a hands - on position that requires criti cal thinking and a high degree of initiative.

Job Responsibilities:

• Develops production schedules, plans inventory levels, and manages production lead times, based on sales forecasts and internal and customer demand.
• Forecasts, plans, creates purchase orders and manages required quantities of components and supplies to optimize production of instrumentation, processing assemblies and buffers. Owns and drives an ongoing production plan by identifying needs and ensuring accurate and executable production plans are in place.

• Combines knowledge of Company needs and key supplier lead times and manufacturing constraints to provide accurate forecasts to suppliers.
• Plays an integral role with the manufacturing team to plan and execute production campaigns to meet customer needs and to support new product introductions.
• Provides transparent information, in the form of dashboards and other communication, on the availability of raw materials and goods available for sale.
• Responsible for inventory cost (including labor) analyses and inventory investment forecast/analyses.
• Creates purchase orders and manages delivery of all raw material inventory, including but not limited to components for instrumentation assembly.
• Negotiates prices for raw material and delivery with suppliers, vendors, and/or shipping companies.
• Manages BOM within the ERP system.
• Contributes to the implementation of supply chain systems / solutions to inventory management, shipment tracking, and raw material release.
• Analyzes current inventories and procedures; suggests improvements to increase efficiency of supply chain and profitability for the company.
• Coordinates interdepartmental activity with quality assurance, manufacturing and engineering, finance, and demand planning from sales and market ing.
• Advises management on the status of work in progress, material availability and potential production or material supply disruptions to ensure that equipment and materials are available on - time and sufficient quantities.
• Develops and monitors appropriate supply chain KPI's and ensures performance is measured and understood at all levels.
• Oversees suppliers' compliance to applicable regulatory requirements including but not limited to ISO, RoHS, REACH and California Proposition 65.
• Is responsible for working in a cGMP environment and follows all applicable SOPs.
• Carries out assignments, data analysis, and procedures within department as directed by supervisor.

Job Requirements:

• Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in supply chain management, business administration or a science related field
• 5 - 7 years of material purchasing/production planning/inventory management in a medical device, life sciences or other regulated manufacturing environment. Experience working in an ISO regulated environm ent required, and experience in a GMP environment a plus.
• Hands on experience using an MRP or ERP scheduling or planning system such Oracle, JD Edwards, SAP. NetSuite preferred.
• Prior experience in managing and working effectively with suppliers is a mus t
• Project management experience and proven ability to prioritize and manage multiple cross functional projects.
• Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
• Ability to work effectively under pressure and in a team - oriented environmen t
• Strong analytical and problem - solving skills
• Self - motivated with a strong sense of ownership and initiative in areas of responsibility.
• Microsoft Office proficient - Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. MaxCyte, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.