Head of Supply Chain

Arranta Bio
Gainesville, FL, United States
Jan 02, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Arranta Bio is a rapidly growing and dynamic bio-pharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO). Our vision is to be the best in class CDMO providing development and GMP manufacturing services to microbiome innovators within the pharmaceutical industry. Therapies focused on the human microbiome are exhibiting incredible potential towards revolutionizing disease etiology and associated medical treatments. Arranta Bio's mission is to build a world class organization which provides microbiome bio-pharmaceutical innovators with a single source of supply from early process development through clinical and commercial GMP finished product.


Arranta hires people who are committed and passionate to the goal of bringing life enhancing products to patients. We want top talent who will render ideas and a relentless desire towards accomplishing our mission; when a job becomes a passion, it makes you feel ALIVE.

Here at Arranta Bio, we embrace ALIVE - our core values that we live and breathe daily! We are Agile, Leading, Innovating, Value Creating, and Engaging.

We embrace our challenges as opportunities.

We are empowered to think and act.

We never settle; we strive to improve through purposeful creativity.

We build aligned teams who learn, grow, and deliver.

We are committed to building strong relationships.

Are you ready to come ALIVE with a daring and intrepid team? Don't wait another minute; Apply today!


The Head of Supply Chain is responsible for developing, implementing and leading the Planning and Scheduling activities for Arranta Bio Gainesville. This position will lead and oversee the supply chain management processes, procurement and sourcing, and cost and service level agreements at the Gainesville site. This includes overall procurement planning, vendor evaluation, selection & management, purchasing strategy, regular reporting of procurement status and forecasting, and involvement in negotiations.

The Head of Supply Chain will be also be responsible for the oversight and coordination of all Warehouse activities. This includes but is not limited to: inventory management, shipping, receiving, freight management, and special projects. Collaborative interaction with both internal and external customers is essential to the success of this role.

The Head of Supply Chain will interact closely with Manufacturing, Quality, Process Development, Tech transfer, and all support functions.

  • Responsible for leading the Planning / Scheduling and Supply Chain management at the Gainesville site.
  • Manage day to day operations to ensure departmental commitments and deliverables are achieved. This involves resource oversight, planning, delegation, prioritization, collaboration, etc.
  • Oversee the total inventory management process including but not limited to: weekly cycle counts, full physical inventory counts, posting counts, confirming tolerance ranges, recording variances, generating Zero Reports, performing inventory investigations when needed or required.
  • Working collaboratively with Manufacturing and Process Development, establish a schedule to meet contractual obligations
  • Work collaboratively with Manufacturing and Process Development to establish and maintain Bill of Materials for both Process Development and Manufacturing campaigns
  • Maintain warehouse and logistics Operations (including general shipping, receiving, and freight management) to insure compliance with cGMP requirements, standard operating procedures, guidelines, and policies.
  • Assure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations as well all site safety requirements.
  • Manage chemical inventories so as not to exceed storage limits.
  • Manage reports of chemicals as required to support all EH&S requirements.
  • Maintain Departmental compliance on all required cGMP training
  • Oversee all customer product shipments, to include verification of documentation and maintaining compliance during “pack out”.
  • Ensure all regulatory requirements are followed for hazardous/dangerous shipments.
  • Manage departmental SOP's (creation, revision, etc.), policies, records, forms, etc.
  • Provide customer service/focus as needed in relation to warehouse/staging operations.
  • Represent warehouse and staging interests and concerns at meetings.
  • Work to resolve conflict between groups.
  • Encourage and enforce a culture of compliance regarding Safety, EH&S, Quality standards as required by cGMPs or other Health Authority' regulations, and company standards / policies.
  • Participates in Regulatory Audits.

Experience and Skills

  • Bachelor's or advanced degree, with 5+ years of Master Planning / Scheduling experience required, industry experience (preferably in a cGMP environment).
  • Experience planning and scheduling in a multi-product facility preferred
  • General inventory control process knowledge required
  • Good understanding of cGMP and other regulatory requirements
  • Ability to interact with all levels within the organization
  • Organized, Efficient, and Results oriented
  • Ability to troubleshoot and resolve issues
  • Build agreement via collaboration
  • Solid understanding of applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Pragmatic, proactive yet flexible approach in the working environment.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills both internal and external.
  • Able to manage multiple priorities and demonstrate self-control.
  • Strong attention to detail and concern for standards

  • Ability to function in a rapidly changing environment & handle multiple priorities.
  • Able to sit, stand, walk, lift, push, pull
  • Able to work with chemicals and don appropriate PPE when necessary
  • Able to hear, see, smell
  • Able to work flexible hours and be reachable for consultation 24 hrs per day.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.