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Supply Chain Specialist, Biopharma (JP10110)

West Greenwich, RI · Biotech/Pharmaceutical
Job Title: Supply Chain Specialist, Biopharma (JP10110)
Location: West Greenwich, RI. 
(Hybrid, onsite once a week)
Employment Type: Contract
Business Unit: 
Supply Chain - Planning
Duration: 10 months with likely extensions
Job posting date: 4/20/2022
Note: Mostly remote but need to come onsite once a week.

3 Key Consulting is hiring Supply Chain Specialist for a consulting engagement with our direct client, a leading global bio-pharmaceutical company.

Job Summary:

The Procurement Specialist will join the Supply Chain Procurement Team, which is responsible for setting the pace of production in two biologic drug substance plants as well as managing raw material inventories to ensure supply. The client’s Rhode Island location consists of a mature, large scale production plant that produces 10 different biologic products, as well as a second plant that is currently in start-up and commissioning. The primary responsibility of this role will be supply planning, procurement, and management of raw materials and management of supplier and customer relationships.

More detail on responsibilities and opportunities for this are as follows:

The expectations of this position include:

Knowledge & Technical Expertise -
• Well versed in supply chain concepts and inventory management theory.
• Procure materials using required systems and manage and optimize inventory levels, lead times, safety stock to ensure no stock outs
• Develop raw material inventory plans, including managing material transition analysis and execution.
• Maintain supply chain system (SAP, Rapid Response, MyBuy, etc.) integrity and maintain purchasing documentation to cGMP standards.
• Monitor, assess and revise targeted inventory levels in conjunction with changes in demand/supply variability.
• Definition, creation, and ownership of business processes for managing inventory (e.g., Kanban processes and analysis of min/max)
• Ability to perform analysis and create processes and tools needed to manage material inventory, and be able to assess impact and adjust processes when the business environment changes.

Accountability & Responsibility -
• Lead small project teams, and contributes to large cross-function project teams.
• Create, analyze and monitor data and reports to identify issues and opportunities to improve business performance.
• Track and analyze monthly performance metrics for adherence, accuracy, cycle times and inventory investment. This includes understanding and contributing to the team’s performance board, and presenting the board to management.
• Supports resolution of challenging issues, and facilitates stakeholder inputs and outputs
• Anticipates and addresses stakeholder needs.
• Interact with Manufacturing, Process Development and Engineering to develop specifications for new components and materials.
• Expanded ownership of GMP materials, systems, processes, and suppliers.
• Manage the receipt scheduling and testing of materials to adhere to labor and demand constraints

Communication -
• Coordinate and facilitate cross functional efforts to manage inventory (e.g., expedition of material release to prevent/alleviate inventory shortages.)
• Presents status updates effectively and concisely in a group setting
• Clearly articulates goals and assesses progress toward goal achievement
• Seeks feedback from customers, analyzes results, and makes necessary improvements
• Strong interpersonal skills and strength in communication and issue resolution with customers and suppliers and multiple levels in the organizations and aligned with company values.
• Resolve minor conflicting priorities among stakeholders when facilitating issue resolution.

Problem Solving & Decision Making -
• Develop solutions to problems of moderate scope and complexity to appropriately manage material inventory risk and ensure material supply.
• Lead teams to resolve issues and/or improve business processes.
• Leverages OE methodologies to improve processes and decision making
• Reconciles conflicting and/or incomplete information to solve problems.
• Seeks out best practices to implement within own sphere of influence

Teamwork & Leadership -
• Works under general direction and is able to interpret generally defined practices and methods.
• Facilitates team meetings to develop solutions.
• Encourages diversity and inclusion on teams.
• Develop and manage strong supplier and customer relationships, establish performance metrics, and hold suppliers accountable for performance and improvement objectives.
• Collaborates and builds relationships across department and project teams.
• Ability to coordinate cross-site and cross-functional efforts in response to issues and opportunities.

Basic Qualifications:
Master’s degree OR
Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of experience directly related to the job OR
Associate’s degree and 6 years of experience directly related to the job

Preferred Qualifications:
• Degree in math, science (including data science), or engineering
• Experience in supply chain, engineering, manufacturing, or quality
• Experience with managing inventories of single-use production components in the biotech or healthcare industry.
• High competency with computer systems (SAP, Rapid Response, Excel, or comparable)
• Strong interpersonal skills and strength in communication and issue resolution with customers and suppliers and multiple levels in the organizations.
• Strong analytical, critical thinking, data science, and optimization skills
• Leadership skills – ability to coordinate cross-site and cross-functional efforts in response to issues and opportunities.
• Ability to tactfully and effectively influence and negotiate to resolve issues, gain consensus, and develop relationships
• Demonstrated ability to learn new ideas
• A self-motivated team player who is capable of growth and increased responsibility.
• Project management skills
• Working knowledge of cGMP guidelines.
• Knowledge of raw material qualification for pharmaceutical industry

Top Must have Skill Sets:
  • Experience working in cGMP environment
  • High competency with computer systems (SAP, Rapid Response, Excel, or comparable)
  • Strong interpersonal skills and strength in communication and issue resolution

Day to Day Responsibilities:
  • Working within SAP / Rapid response platforms to perform buyer responsibilities (purchase order placements, master data, maintenance, inventory planning)
  • Collaborating cross functionally (manufacturing quality PD)
  • Managing work within Smartsheet (highly preferred but not required)
Employee Value Proposition:
Possible extension - growth/ opportunity

Red Flags:
Worker should be a team player, task based, fast learner
Worker should be highly motivated/ willing-ness to work with people

Interview Process:
Phone screening
2-3 WebEx interviews with staff that will be working closely with chosen candidate

We invite qualified candidates to send your resume to recruiting@3keyconsulting.com. If you decide that you’re not interested in pursuing this position, please feel free to look at other positions on our job posting website https://3kc.catsone.com/careers/2010-General. You are welcome to also share this posting with anyone you think might be interested in applying for this role

3KC Talent Acquisition Team
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