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Supply Chain Manager

Newbury Park,, CA
  • Remote - would like to have a local candidate to ATO would be ideal. at least willing to work pacific time.

Ideal candidate: 
  • Has demand forecasting, demand consolidation. Would have a APICS certification: CPIM or CSCP certificate not necessary but desired. Kinaxis Rapid Response system working experience would be added advantage.

Job Summary:
  • In this role, the US regional planner will manage a portfolio of products and will be engaged consensus demand forecasting, demand consolidation, FDP Supply planning (short term) , STO management, Inventory planning and Management for their assigned products.  These activities include, but are not limited to US Supply chain metric tracking, life cycle impacts to supply plans and operational excellence projects. 
  • This role includes cross-functional collaboration to establish strong relationships to ensure supply for the US market along with the opportunity to grow into increasing responsibility for more complex product planning and regional operations lead roles.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Demand Consolidation
  • Review aggregate unit forecasts in preparation for demand consensus meetings  
  • Participate in the monthly demand consensus meetings between commercial finance and Regional Operations Leads to drive a demand consensus forecast used for generating finished good supply plans
  • Prepare demand hand off summaries and forecast metric reporting
  • Supply Planning
  • Develop regional network supply strategy with Global Supply Chain and Sites
  • Own undisrupted patient supply, supply risk assessment and mitigation plan for assigned products
  • Execute supply plan balancing for shot horizon, execute STO to ensure inventory at Target at US Distribution centers.
  • Ensure inventory at LDC, UPS-DC and Knipper is at target MFC levels for all SKU. Execute rebalancing tasks as needed to ensure supply with pre-defined minimum RSL at respective distribution nodes.
  • Support Demand and Supply Alignment activities for assigned product/market
  • Represent the supply network and work with region’s cross functional team as needed (Commercial, Finance, Regulatory Affairs, Quality) to develop compliant product supply strategy for the planning horizon
  • Participate in operational planning and execution of product lifecycle events; coordinates cross-functional activities between Supply Chain, Operations, Regulatory, Marketing, TPCM (Trade, Pricing and Contract Management), Access and Reimbursement and IS

Project Management
  • Regularly and clearly communicate region’s decision, risks, and project timeline to the appropriate Operations management/governance.
  • Own and manage change control records driven by the US Region
  • Support non-conformance investigations, follow up and closeout for the US Supply Chain Organization
  • Actively participate in GMP audits and quality management reviews

Operational Excellence
  • Monitor and report regional specific supply chain metrics
  • Manage and report on inventory status
  • Participate in department process improvement activities
  • Participate in Operational Excellence opportunities and drive regional improvements and cost savings by leveraging Network Knowledge sharing forums
  • Some international and domestic travel possible but less than 15%.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Doctorate degree
  • OR
  • Master’s degree and 2 years of directly related experience
  • OR
  • Bachelor’s degree and 4 years of directly related experience
  • OR
  • Associates degree and 10 years of directly related experience
  • OR
  • High school diploma / GED and 12 years of directly related 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 SAP and RapidResponse and/or ERP environments is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience in a continuous improvement role utilizing tools, methodologies and change management (i.e. Lean, Six Sigma)
  • Proven communication and facilitation skills.
  • 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
  • Re-prioritizes work during unexpected situations or changing customer needs
  • Establishes performance metrics to continually improve performance

  • Adapts communication style and works effectively across geographies and cultures
  • 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

Basic Qualifications
  • 3+ years of proven experience in a reimbursement HUB, medial insurance, physician office OR healthcare setting

Top 3 Must Have Skill Sets:
  • Demand/Supply Planning
  • Lifecycle management experience
  • Project Management

PAY RATE : $66/Hr on W2.

"This posting is for Contingent Worker, not an FTE"

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