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Supply Chain Manager – REMOTE - (JP9923)

Thousand Oaks, CA · Biotech/Pharmaceutical
Job Title:  Supply Chain Manager – REMOTE - (JP9923)
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA. (100% REMOTE)
Employment Type:  Contract
Business Unit: External Supply Planning and Delivery
Duration: 1+ years (with likely extensions)
Notes:  Remote but Pacific time zone work schedule required.  Candidate must be fully vaccinated from COVID 19.
Posting Date:  03/09/2022

3 Key Consulting is hiring a Project Manager for a consulting engagement with our direct client, a leading global biopharmaceutical company.

Job Description:
The EPD Supply Chain Manager will play a critical role in establishing the end-to-end supply chain of client’s new product portfolio. The EPD Supply Chain Manager will drive supply planning and delivery of pre-clinical, clinical and PPQ products manufactured at client’s Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMO).

This position, in close partnership with the External Planning and Delivery (EPD) organization, is expected to build all elements of a new site supply chain, including but not limited to v-plants, product physical and financial flows and master data in SAP, transportation lanes, order and invoice management and relationships with CMO Supply Chain Team.

The overall goal for this position, in tight partnership with Global Supply Chain and client Contract Manufacturing, is to deliver supply in the right product quantity to the right location at the right time, while optimizing inventory and cost within the contractual terms, eliminating stock-out and scrap exposure while improving the overall supply risk profile.

The EPD Supply Chain Manager is responsible for:
  • Direct support to client’s Integrated Business Processes at the site level, including Plan-To Stock and Order-To-Cash and hand-off processes to contract manufacturers;
  • Managing Purchase Order and Invoice management;
  • Developing standard requirements for Technology Transfer and New Product Introduction to CMO Sites;
  • Ensuring that required Operating Standards are implemented and sustained at managed sites;
  • Effectively engaging key partners within supply chain, quality, finance, process development, operations and other functional areas as needed;
  • Developing and/or delivering reports, presentations and/or recommendations to executive audiences;
  • Serving as a Supply Chain resource and/or representative for special projects and initiatives;
  • Working under minimal supervision in line with client Values and Leadership Attributes.

Why is the Position Open?

Top Must-Have Skill Sets:
  • Supply Chain demand and supply planning, delivery and inventory management experience in Pharmaceutical setting is a MUST (ERP system based planning and execution experience preferred)
  • Manufacturing site supply chain experience is a MUST (either direct site experience, or overseeing the contract manufacturing sites)
  • At least some experience with new product introduction and/or technology transfer
  • Pharma supply chain experience highly preferred

Day to Day Responsibilities:
The EPD Supply Chain Manager will carry the following activities per established business processes and procedures. These tasks may vary according to the product portfolio:
  • Production planning:
    • Master data creation (design and set up, change control assessments)
    • Forecasting (interface with planning groups to translate demand into an executable production plan)
    • DS and DP planning and allocation (demand bulk from bulk sites, allocation to production per requirements, manage Weight Allocation Forms with Site)
    • MRP management of supply and demand for DS, DP, and or FDP
    • SAP execution of production orders and material transfer orders
    • Purchase order issuance and approval
    • Invoice review and approval
  • Raw Material Management:
    • Master data creation (design and set up, change control assessments)
    • Order policy determination (order quantities, delivery timing, safety stocks)
    • Forecasting to vendors and internal sites
    • Purchase order management with vendors and internal sites
    • Issue management with vendors and internal sites
    • Invoice review and approval
    • Space planning
  • Logistics:
    • Determine schedules with shipping sites, receiving sites, and raw material vendors
    • Support creation of official Shipping Lanes for GMP product shipments
    • Lead shipping readiness meetings as needed with shipping and receiving sites
    • Provide data for and review of import/export documentation for drug product
    • Provide data for and review of import/export documentation for samples
    • Establish supply lanes with raw material vendors and carriers
    • Generate and provide import/export documentation for raw materials
    • Schedule transportation of raw materials with vendors and carriers
    • Issue management with carriers
  • Outputs
  • Performance measures include:
  • Forecast submission within the client-CMO master supply agreement
  • On time in full delivery
  • Absence of product / raw material scrap and stock-out

Basic Qualifications:
Doctorate Degree
OR Master's Degree + 2 years of relevant experience
OR Bachelor's Degree + 4 years of relevant experience
OR Associates Degree + 10 years of relevant experience
OR High School Diploma/GED + 12 years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business Management or Life Science, or advanced degree
  • Significant experience in regulated manufacturing or supply chain setting
  • Demonstrated experience in a continuous improvement role utilizing tools, methodologies and change management (i.e. Lean, Six Sigma)
  • Demonstrated experience in forming-leading-facilitating-inspiring teams Demonstrated ability to effectively engage diverse, global stakeholder groups and manage projects with multiple, cross-functional deliverables
  • Proven communication and facilitation skills Demonstrated experience in SAP and RapidResponse ERP environments
  • Demonstrated negotiation skills with external parties and contract development experience
  • Demonstrated strong analytical skills, business acumen and risk management Training and/or demonstrated experience in manufacturing systems
Knowledge and Technical Expertise
  • Understand basics of quality systems and manufacturing processes
  • Uses supply chain expertise to identify and resolve conflicts between procedures, requirements, regulations, and policies
  • Able to apply principles of finance and accounting Leverages basic Operational Excellence and project management skills
Accountability and Responsibility
  • Effectively manages internal and external stakeholder relationships Reprioritizes work during unexpected situations or changing client needs
  • Establishes performance metrics to continually improve performance
  • Adapts communication style and works effectively across geographies and cultures
  • Understands nuances of a matrixed work environment
  • Conducts presentations and briefings to Sr Management
  • Collaborates with partners by considering input and promoting trust among all parties
Problem solving and decision making
  • Effectively navigates through ambiguity to resolve issues
  • Streamline processes using Operational Excellence methodology and tools
  • Conducts scenario analyses to evaluate implications of different courses of action
  • Maintains composure and direction in high-level situations
Teamwork and Leadership
  • Influences and inspires without authority
  • Collaborates and builds constructive cross-functional relationships
  • Effectively manages and resolves conflicts

Employee Value Proposition:
Career growth / opportunity.

Red Flags:
  • Frequent job changes (contract jobs less than 6mo at a time; full time less than 1 year at a time)
  • No experience in Pharmaceutical (regulated) supply chain setting
  • No experience in supply chain planning and/or delivery (whether in production, raw materials, and/or logistics)
  • No hands-on experience with system based planning and inventory management (SAP, RapidResponse, Anaplan or any other type of ERP software)

Interview process:
Phone screening followed by in-person interview.

We invite qualified candidates to send your resume to resumes@3keyconsulting.com.  If you decide that you’re not interested in pursuing this particular position, please feel free to take a look at the other positions on our website www.3keyconsulting.com/careers. You are also welcome to share this opportunity with anyone you think might be interested in applying for this role.
3KC Talent Acquisition Team
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