Manager, Supply Chain

Sarasota, FL
May 26, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Akron Biotech is continuing to transform and further its rapidly growing capabilities and is now seeking highly motivated professionals to join our expanding team. This is an exciting opportunity to play a critical role within our organization that is driving advanced therapy development and commercialization with high quality industrial scale solutions. We manufacture and distribute components and raw materials for cell therapy discovery, development, and commercialization to meet industry needs worldwide. We offer an array of highly competitive benefits and perks to our valued associates.

This role is accountable to manage supply chain and logistics duties for Akron’s plasmid development and manufacturing facility.

General Responsibilities
  • Responsible for material planning, materials management, inventory control, product tracking, shipping/receiving, and logistics.
  • Oversee inventory of materials and operating supplies, general and raw materials, components, equipment and maintenance supplies.
  • Maintain and understand the plant scheduling process.
  • Understand impacts of demand on planning cycle looking forward.
  • Monitor product life cycles and alert appropriate team members to any actionable inventory requirements and supply disruptions.
  • Drive Materials Release process and communicate any and all shortages.
  • Conduct investigation and root cause analyses on any supply disruptions or material quality issues and report on corrective actions.
  • Own and manage deviations and corrective/preventive actions as well as change controls.
  • Establish a well-designed integrated demand and supply plan from raw materials to final distribution.
  • Track and report metrics for the supply chain function.
  • Foster a culture of compliance and safety.
  • Promote a mindset of continuous improvement, problem solving, and prevention.
  • Participate in cross-functional teams to plan processes, improve systems, processes or internal/external performance.
  • This role will collaborate with stakeholders in Manufacturing, Engineering, Project Management, MSAT, Quality Assurance, Process Development, etc.
  • BS in Supply Chain/Logistics, Business or a related degree.
  • 5 or more years relevant work experience required.
  • 3+ years of experience supporting ERP systems.
  • Serves as a subject matter expert on all supply chain related work and activities.
  • In depth experience with and knowledge of planning / ERP systems and analytics tools.
  • Strong knowledge of materials management, planning and site production scheduling.
  • Ability to effectively communicate problem statements and viable solution options using pro vs. con and cost vs. benefit approaches
  • Knowledge of GMP regulations.
  • Ability to present data and analyses in an organized, clear and concise manner
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Office applications.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience in the life sciences industry is highly desirable.
  • Ability to understand and solve supply chain issues as needed.