Snr. / Director Commercial Supply Chain
Market related | Seattle
Summary My client, an innovative pharmaceutical with novel drug delivery system, is looking for a Director Level Candidate to implement a Commercial/Supply Chain solution for their newest product line. This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to build their own department while setting up and implementing a commercial supply chain program that will affect the entire company from a top-down strategy to implentation level. Responsibilities Lead the collective supply for all Impel commercial products including Commercial forecasting, demand planning and management of commercial drug and device supplies Management of the commercial supply, including device component suppliers and assemblers, drug manufacturers, co-packaging suppliers, serialization and 3PL distribution of product. Effective function across the continuum of pre-commercial to commercial lifecycle and can create and lead supply chain relationships in consideration of the stage of the program. Develops departmental structure, function, and personnel to deliver upon necessary departmental and company Key Performance Indicators. Accountable for the S&OP process and the commercial supply chain, directing, driving and facilitating decision making for this process across all Impel programs. Assess and communicate risk and opportunity related to the global supply of commercial product. Oversee global logistics, product packaging for shipment, and material movement and inventory by CMO. Participate on and support product development teams to ensure supplies are provided to achieve key performance indicators. Interacts and aligns department function with Impel’s New Product Introduction teams. Establish processes to efficiently manage material control at Impel’s suppliers. Develops and manages annual departmental budgets for inventory, materials, and logistics within the Commercial Supply function. Oversee import/export brokerage relationships and process Establish and oversee third party logistics firm(s) for distribution and fulfillment of Impel’s commercial products. Establish and oversee implementation and maintenance of serialization compliant with DSCSA at identified CMOs. Own and implement the MRP system and process within Impel Works with Quality Assurance to ensure Supplier Quality requirements are achieved and maintained within the approved supply chain. Develops and publishes metrics to communicate and manage the effectiveness of the Commercial Supply function leading to increased efficiency, cost reduction and improved customer service. Identifies areas for improved efficiency and drives cost reduction for commercial programs through appropriate means. Interacts with Finance to ensure alignment of product costing and all financials within the ERP system. Assists in developing logistics relationships, plans and procedures. Establishes and maintains 3PL relationships, setup, and the ongoing relationship throughout the product lifecycle. EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND/OR SKILLS REQUIRED Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Logistics or Engineering. Minimum 10 years of related Operations and/or Commercial Supply experience in a fast paced, progressive pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device or other regulated environment. An advanced technical degree or MBA is preferred. In-depth, direct experience with the implementation and use of commercially available MRP/ERP systems. Deep knowledge of demand planning and experience in participating in, or preferably managing, the S&OP (or SIOP) process. Understanding of the end to end Supply Chain and interdependencies across all corporate functions. The ability to collaborate across all levels of the organization and Supply Chain. Proven experience in developing and nurturing relationships with critical manufacturing partner in the pre-commercialization and commercialization phase. Experience in the successful commercial launch and management of pharmaceuticals, medical devices or combination products. Experienced in developing, coaching, guiding and leading a team in the execution and development of strategies to achieve company Key Performance Indicators. Experience with best practices related to supply, inventory management and 3PL distribution for commercial products. Direct knowledge of import/export regulation as it pertains to FDA regulated products is highly preferred. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and Visio. Proficiency with Business Central, Microsoft Project or Smartsheet is preferred.