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Manager, Supply Planning (11053694)

Cambridge, MA

Posted: 09/11/2020 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Clinical: Supplies/ Logistics Job Number: 2627

Job Description


Our client is looking for a self-motivated and collaborative Planning Manager to support the supply planning needs for their Commercial and late-stage Clinical portfolio. The position will collaborate closely with other areas of the company to create and implement global plans that will balance supply & demand while accounting for effective and cost-efficient inventory management. Aligning product volume and SKU mix with capacity and capability will require integration of financial and operating plans that account for corporate objectives & timelines to deliver on interrupted product supply to clients' patients. Additionally, the individual will drive decision making that utilizes data, planning processes and statistics to determine root causes and provides robust planning scenarios to enable the organization to continuously meet and beat aggressive performance targets. This position will be based in Cambridge, MA, and will report into the Supply Planning Sr. Manager.

Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for developing tactical and strategic supply plans to support Commercial and late stage Clinical programs for drug substance, drug product, and finished goods.
  • Responsible for finished goods inventory management to achieve annual inventory budgets, including inventory reporting and identifying and executing inventory reduction opportunities.
  • Proactively communicate potential supply issues, while developing and implementing mitigation strategy
  • Collaborate with Tech Ops, Quality, Regulatory, and Commercial teams to understand and analyze the capability of CMOs, both long and short-term, drafting capacity assessments to support demand changes.
  • Participate as supply planning leader in core or extended teams for new product launches.
  • point of contact in supply planning for Commercialization effort. Ensure that supply planning activities in the commercialization timeline are complete on time.
  • Work with other line functions and external partners to manage complex projects, negotiate and communicate supply plan timelines to internal and external customers and partners.
  • Work with internal stakeholders to establish and ensure that regulatory, clinical, quality and CMC plans and interdependencies are thoughtfully laid out to ensure a unified approach for assurance of supply planning activities.
  • Maintain and ensure compliance to all SOPs. Identifies gaps and make appropriate mitigation recommendations to ensure global compliance. Develop new functional SOPs, as necessary, and provide training to staff.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’ s Degree in Supply Chain, Engineering, Business Administration or a related field.
  • 5 years’ supply chain planning experience in pharmaceutical or other regulated and GxP environment(s).
  • Thorough knowledge of supply planning, inventory management, MS Excel, PowerPoint and MRP.
  • Must have excellent analytical abilities.
  • Strong knowledge of supply chain management and inventory management.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment.
  • APICS CSCP or CPIM certification preferred.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple projects and tasks
  • Possess a flexible approach to problem solving, be an adept negotiator and apply risk-based decisions
  • At home in a results-driven, highly accountable environment where you can make a clear impact
  • A team player, who listens effectively and invites response and discussion
  • A collaborator who communicates in an open, clear, complete, timely and consistent manner

Meet Your Recruiter

Tracey Goldthwaite
Senior Vice President

Tracey spearheads the firm’s Commercial practice and focuses on identifying and placing individuals in leadership roles within Global Marketing, Medical Affairs, New Product Planning, and Patient Advocacy and Engagement, to name a few. With 25 years of experience, she also plays a key role in the Clinical Staffing practice, recruiting top talent of all levels for positions in our core areas including Clinical Operations and Development, Regulatory Affairs, Pharmacovigilance and Program Management.

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