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Operations, Procurement, Supply Chain
Categories Operations, Procurement, Supply Chain
Job ID 267
Location Reading
Job Information

Our client, a manufacturer of precision high tolerance equipment has  moved from initial production to sustained orders and production and are taking the next step to establish systems, S&OP for a major expansion .  Reporting to the VP of Operations in this newly created position you will be responsible for :

Summary:  This role will be responsible for leading and directing the Supply Chain (Production/Inventory Planning and Control, Warehousing and Logistics) organization in all day to day operations and in implementing and executing on long term initiatives to improve on time performance and working capital management. This role will implement standards, processes, reporting, and systems development within the company. This role will ensure internal customers, capital projects, and the interests of the company as well supported with superior processes, programs and relevant market intelligence.  This individual will work closely with Procurement, Production, Sales and Engineering.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Staffing
    • Team Development – train and mentor existing and new staff to achieve predictable high performance
    • Develop and implement process documentation and continuous improvement for business processes.

 

  • Production & Inventory Planning
    • Drives Sales and Operations Planning process to ensure demand is scheduled properly to meet customer requirements
    • Implements ERP process  as planning system
    • Generates demand plans for all components and assemblies, both make and buy
    • Creates exception reporting tools for suppliers, planners and production
    • Ensure integrity of MPS and MRP
    • Ensure timely supply of materials to support production plan
    • Ensure appropriate transactions of Inventory

 

  • Warehousing and Logistics
    • Management of 3PL supplier Program
    • Management of Logistics Supplier
    • Ensure compliance with Export Regulations
    • Ensure Packaging supplier provides qualified designs to support shipping
    • Manage Kitting process
    • Manage Physical Inventory Process
    • Manage Cycle Count program
    • Ensure inventory accuracy
    • Manage all inventory and material transactions – ensure reconciliation of variances and near perfect accuracy of perpetual levels.
  • And other duties as assigned.

 

Skills Required:

  • Excellent communication skills to clearly, comfortably and effectively provide direction and present business information and updates
  • Leadership skills to effectively interact and persuade all levels of Management, Staff, Hourly Employees and Customers.
  • Interpersonal and supervisory skills, such as, coaching, providing feedback, and evaluating performance of subordinates, and the ability to coach and motivate employees to achieve management expectations
  • Interpersonal skills to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Drives business process improvement and process automation projects
  • Working knowledge (Subject Matter Expert) of ERP Systems; QuickBooks, MiSys
  • Working knowledge of related quality assurance standards (ISO-9001 / SSQA).
  • Experience with Lean, Continuous Improvement methodologies
Background & Experience BS Mandatory and 10 years in a leadership role
Salary competitive base and bonus
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Categories Operations, Supply Chain
Job ID 274
Location Dedham
Job Information

The Manager of Distribution & Logistics will report to the Head of Supply Chain and will be responsible for day-to-day warehouse management (both on-site and 3PL), as well as global logistics management.  The Manager of Distribution & Logistics will set the standard and direction for the warehouse and logistics operations, drive continuous improvement in those operations, manage related systems and information in a cGMP environment, and help design and build the global distribution network required to support commercialization for  lead drugs.  This position is located in Norwood.

This individual will have direct responsibility for material receipt, storage and distribution in-house operations and at offsite storage locations for all components, intermediates and WIP materials used in production.  This individual will also be responsible for improving and maintaining control of warehouse operations, distribution of materials to key partner and finished goods to clinical and commercial sites, managing global carrier base, and for overseeing all aspects of domestic and international shipping including imports, exports, hazmat (DOT/IATA compliance), brokerage, and clinical materials.

The areas of responsibility include but are not limited to:

  • Manage and improve internal and external warehouse operations, as appropriate, to ensure an uninterrupted and seamless flow of product;
  • Maintain all storage areas in cGMP compliant and audit ready status;
  • Manage, select, and improve carriers and transportation operations to efficiently move materials between company and external locations;
  • Facilitate shipment coordination, including selecting carriers, tracking shipments ,and managing import/export (including documentation and duties) for a variety of goods, including goods requiring cold chain and chain of custody management;
  • Promote and maintain GMP compliance, as well as TSA, EH&S, and all other applicable requirements;
  • Develop, implement, maintain, and improve procedures and systems for inventory control and reconciliation, warehousing, and distribution;
  • Assess, recommend, and manage the implementation of an electronic warehouse management system (WMS), as required;
  • Select, manage, develop, mentor and evaluate distribution personnel to ensure the function’s efficient operation;
  • Handle all Quality related issues, including maintaining and revising SOPs, managing exceptions and deviations, managing audit involvement and audit responses, leading investigations to determine root causes for problems, manage Change Controls, and investigate and implement CAPAs;
  • Handle all US Customs and Border Protection issues such as TSA pre-screening, Export and Import processes and documentation, training material handlers, classifications of materials and program audits.

 

Background & Experience • 5-10 years of experience in the life sciences industry in Warehouse and Logistics management, or a related role
Salary $90-105,000 plus bonus
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Categories Procurement, Supply Chain
Job ID 280
Location Rhode Island
Job Information

To manage raw material commodity strategies and hold suppliers accountable for top performance in Chemicals, Packaging and MRO. This role is responsible for supply assurance and securing best overall value while continuing to ensure that purchased materials support quality, cost, delivery, and service levels. This position works closely with Finance, Quality, Manufacturing, Engineering, R&D and Facilities, provides leadership in problem solving, price negotiations, cost containment strategies and enhancing supplier relationships.

MAJOR POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Owns procurement, supplier relationships and supply assurance to keep the plant operating while managing day to day activities and resources for the Rhode Island purchasing group.
  • Prepares and leads price negotiations strategies/tactics; avoids and/or mitigates increases and monitors feedstocks, currency, volumes and leverage points to proactively lower prices.
  • Conducts RFPs, aligns national contracts with shared service and negotiates contracts, delivery, terms and conditions, and areas which provide strategic competitive advantages.
  • Responsible to manage all strategic and tactical sourcing tasks, site purchasing operations, and supplier meetings for chemicals, packaging and filters, and MRO to drive roadmaps to improve quality and performance.
  • Leads internal teams and suppliers’ forums to drive supply chain cost improvements and cost roadmaps enabling FEUS to provide competitive and aligned product pricing roadmaps to its customers.
  • Evaluates potential and existing suppliers based on the required performance specifications, quality and cost.
  • Works closely with Management, Supplier Quality, Planning and our suppliers to improve quality, inventory management, and drive our supplier’s processes closer to world class performance levels.
  • Proactively assesses the risk of supply interruption situations, puts in place remedial action and corrective measures. Manages emergency supply chain situations.
  • Owns supplier problem solving, responsiveness, strategies to support production and negotiates returns.
  • Point of contact for Business Unit Directors to solve procurement issues at plant level.
  • Develops and maximizes automation tools to increase productivity and add value.
  • Owns and maintains site purchasing policies, procedures and changes to ensure accuracy.
  • Participates in supplier quality audits as needed to support supplier quality function.
  • Maintain service contracts and service vendors and leads contract renewal process.
  • Owns supplier ratings and meets with suppliers to design plans to achieve 100%.
  • Leads early R&D involvement to design and target viable suppliers with desired scales, price curves and capabilities.
  • Participates in Strategic Business Unit reviews (SBU) raw material reviews.
  • Manage overall 3rd party toll relationships to ensure raw material supplier, product supply, increased process efficiencies and best practices.
Background & Experience • Bachelor
Salary $90-110000
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Categories Operations, Supply Chain
Job ID 282
Location Burlington
Job Information

Job Title:  Master Scheduler

Supervisor:    Director of Materials

Strategic Focus Areas:

  • Maintain all activities to meet 100% on-time shipments
  • Maintain effective collaboration with internal colleagues to meet corporate objectives and drive improved business results
  • Design and implement programs, materials and activities which support the growth efforts of the Company.
  • Maintain cost discipline within assigned programs

 

Specific Tactical Responsibilities:

  • Review forecasted product sales and shipment schedules with designated managers
  • Develop and maintain Master Production Schedule for bulk formulation, filling, packaging and cartoning processes to ensure proper and timely shipping of finished goods to meet customer service commitments.
  • Run MPS & MRP for production parts in Macola; respond to production issues and adjust planning schedule as required; communicate any major variations to affected parties. Create planned deviations when necessary for packaging.
  • Primary interface for internal customers on schedule and lead weekly production scheduling meetings; work closely with Manufacturing and Quality Assurance on current order status updates to production schedule
  • Initiate requests for Packaging Batch Records along with shop order execution. Coordinate material picking requirements for Packaging shop orders with warehouse staff to meet schedules
  • Support Packaging Supervisor in providing capacity plan for manhours required to support Packaging Plan.
  • Provide primary communication regarding distribution schedules and potential finished goods delivery issues
  • Determine appropriate supply and inventory of raw material, in-process and finished goods materials and coordinate orders with Buyer Planner
  • Measure and report key customer service and production metrics of performance versus plan
  • Other projects and activities as requiredDesired Experience, Knowledge, and Skills:APICS certification, CPIM, or CPM preferred

 

Background & Experience •Bachelor’s degree in the life sciences or business or relevant experience
Salary $90-115 plus bonus
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Categories Procurement, Supply Chain
Job ID 254
Location Bedford
Job Information

Reporting to the Senior Director of Sourcing for this Pharma  you will develop and advance category sourcing and supplier management strategies that support key business objectives / priorities and result in significant cost savings and process improvements within . In addition, this role leads sub-set of supplier performance management by partnering with the assigned business units to develop and track key supplier performance metrics.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop relationships and work with key business partners to understand strategic direction, supply requirements and corporate business objectives and priorities.
  • Drive analysis of category spend to identify opportunities to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO).
  • Develop sourcing strategies within the category in collaborations with souring mangers and operations team. This includes obtaining business requirements from key internal clients, leading cross-functional sourcing teams, conducting market research, and sourcing strategy creation.
  • Drive thought leadership in the category providing market and industry intelligence, innovation and best practices.
  • Staff and develop high performing and motivated Category Specialists responsible for interfacing with SBUs and supplier partners.
  • Develop and Present category and supplier specific strategies and plans to management to solicit feedback and secure support.
  • Manage a sub-set of key strategic supplier relationships based on business criticality and size of relationship. Manage supplier performance by developing and maintaining supplier scorecards and monitoring KPIs. Employ the appropriate use of risk management tools
  • Create Performance Improvement Plans for all relevant/sub-set of Suppliers, track and report Supplier SLAs.
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  • Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s or equivalent degree from an accredited College or University, MBA preferred
  • 10 plus year of previous business and procurement experience, consulting experience preferred
  • Direct experience with Contingency Labor
  • Experience in leading strategic sourcing, supplier and category management programs
Background & Experience BS plus 10years sourcing experience
Salary $$115-145000 plus agressive incentive program
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Categories Procurement
Job ID 270
Location Burlington
Job Information

The Global Category Sourcing Manager is responsible to own, manage and drive measurable improvement in procurement strategies for the software category.  The incumbent performs assignments requiring a solid knowledge of the market(s) for software as well as procurement best practices, theories, principles and disciplines.   S/he identifies issues and risks, facilitates mitigation and resolution of issues and interacts with management on a regular basis.  S/he will oversee major purchases and coordinate associated work with Business Analysts and Procurement Specialists.  In this position, s/he will also be responsible for collaborating with internal clients, qualifying and measuring the performance of the supplier base.  Ensure compliance and alignment with strategic corporate goals, contractual requests and stipulations from clients including risk management, GxP regulations, cost reduction and avoidance Key Accountabilities:

  • Develop and implement strategic category plans that align with business strategies and goals.
  • Responsible for measurable improvement in the selection and management of suppliers to optimize value in assigned categories.
  • Execute, for the categories owned, the following procurement process steps: Needs/specifications; category strategy development; supplier negotiations; implementation; supplier management; contract administration, measurement and monitoring.
  • Perform internal assessment of current and future needs, external assessment of market trends and competitive suppliers; develop financial models to assess “Total Cost of Ownership” (TCO) and opportunities to leverage changes in specifications, processes, systems and products to lower TCO; work closely with Business Units and Corporate Departments to establish and implement the category and sourcing strategy.
  • Based on the category sourcing strategy and TCO, select and negotiate with suppliers; establish and maintain contractual and business relationships with the suppliers; communicate with Business Units and Corporate Department influencers and users on the selection.
  • Work with key management to help develop the strategic direction to attain world-class service delivery.
  • Manage all TCO levers including demand, volume, compliance and process improvement, and serve as the company expert in assigned categories.
  • Lead cross-functional teams to ensure that Business Units and Corporate Departments provide input and are represented in the execution of the strategies for their category.
  • Remain current with future trends within the marketplace by maintaining relationships with suppliers, potential competitors, and other market experts; recommend new technologies and solutions
  • Perform supplier management measuring and monitoring to include SLAs when appropriate, and ensure global contracts are followed for assigned categories.
Background & Experience BS MBA Preferred 5+ years software sourcing experience
Salary $110-130000
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Categories Procurement, Supply Chain
Job ID 249
Location West of Boston
Job Information

 

 

Reporting to the Senior Director of Sourcing for this Pharma  you will develop and advance category sourcing and supplier management strategies that support key business objectives / priorities and result in significant cost savings and process improvements within . In addition, this role leads sub-set of supplier performance management by partnering with the assigned business units to develop and track key supplier performance metrics.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop relationships and work with key business partners to understand strategic direction, supply requirements and corporate business objectives and priorities.
  • Drive analysis of category spend to identify opportunities to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO).
  • Develop sourcing strategies within the category in collaborations with souring mangers and operations team. This includes obtaining business requirements from key internal clients, leading cross-functional sourcing teams, conducting market research, and sourcing strategy creation.
  • Drive thought leadership in the category providing market and industry intelligence, innovation and best practices.
  • Staff and develop high performing and motivated Category Specialists responsible for interfacing with SBUs and supplier partners.
  • Develop and Present category and supplier specific strategies and plans to management to solicit feedback and secure support.
  • Manage a sub-set of key strategic supplier relationships based on business criticality and size of relationship. Manage supplier performance by developing and maintaining supplier scorecards and monitoring KPIs. Employ the appropriate use of risk management tools
  • Create Performance Improvement Plans for all relevant/sub-set of Suppliers, track and report Supplier SLAs.
  • .
  • Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s or equivalent degree from an accredited College or University, MBA preferred
  • 10 plus year of previous business and procurement experience, consulting experience preferred
  • Direct experience with Contingency Labor, Consulting Services and HR
  • Experience in leading strategic sourcing, supplier and category management programs
Background & Experience BS and 15+ years indirect and contracts experience
Salary Competitive + salary and bonus
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Categories Operations, Procurement, Supply Chain
Job ID 240
Location Bedford
Job Information

Position Scope:

This role is responsible for coordinating all supply chain related activities involving Planning, Procurement, and Inventory Control for the manufacturing of Medical Devices and Drug Products.  The incumbent must be an individual capable of managing complex tasks independently and managing cross-functional teams in a fast-paced environment with strong interpersonal skills and a service orientation.

 

Specific Responsibilities:

    1. Direct daily and weekly planning, purchasing, warehousing and distribution activities
    2. Analyze the demand forecasts and verify accuracy of the Master Production Schedule and overall MRP to ensure customer supply requirements are met.
    3. Collaborate effectively with Department Managers to ensure timely and thorough execution of activities required to meet customer requirements
    4. Identify and monitor potential risks in supply base and implement plans to mitigate risks.
    5. Own the Sales and Operations Planning process involving coordination of information for successful production planning and inventory risk mitigation.
    6. Ensure processes and activities are compliant with FDA current good manufacturing practices, relevant international regulations as well as OSHA and EPA requirements
    7. Manage materials to support new product introductions, label redesigns, SKU rationalization, and Bill of Material implementation.
    8. Manage strategic outsourcing partners for components, materials and services to support the company’s customer service and cost targets.
    9. Manage third party contract manufacturing organizations to maintain the highest quality and service levels while minimizing cost and supply risk.
    10. Other duties and projects as assignedJob Complexity: Responsible for first line supervision of exempt professionals as well as non-exempt warehouse personnel
  • Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • The position requires strong analytical and persuasive skills. Erroneous or mistimed decisions may cause critical delays or cost impact and may have an immediate effect on the company’s success. The job entails assessment of data and strong analytical decision making, leadership, interpersonal, organizational and team-building skills.
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Background & Experience 1. Bachelor’s degree in Business or the life sciences or relevant experience
Salary $140-160 plus bonus and equity
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Categories Procurement, Supply Chain
Job ID 279
Location Seacoast area NH
Job Information

Our client an innovative and rapidly growing medical device manufacturer of high volume disposables and electronic based systems has a key opportunity for an individual with strong ERP skills, a background in high volume manufacturing with both a make to stock and configure to order profile.

 

 

  • Maintain and follow purchasing procedures to conform to ISO standards. This includes thorough analysis of potential suppliers and annual review of existing suppliers reviewing costs, quality, delivery, and other pertinent factors.

 

  • Interfaces w/Quality, Engineering, Customer Service, Management, etc. on a daily basis communicating status and championing issue resolution.

 

  • Responsible for initiatives driving results measured by lower material costs, more responsive supplier performance,

 

  • Provides management with clear, timely and accurate information with which to make decisions. Alerts management to deviations (or potential deviations) from established plans.

 

  • Capable of ensuring timely and effective completion of Shortage Report, Late P.O.s, MRP Action Messages, and “What-Ifs”.

 

  • Supports New Product Introductions as a liaison between production, engineering, quality, and sales to coordinate new program requirements with MRP planned orders to ensure all materials have been ordered and product introduction schedules are attainable.

 

  • Setup and maintain parts in ERP system; including lead times, ABC classifications, safety stock level, and other planning features.
Background & Experience • B.S. Degree in Business, Supply Chain preferred
Salary $60-70000
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Categories Procurement, Supply Chain
Job ID 257
Location Lexington area
Job Information

Our client is a growing manufacturer of medical devices with sales in excess of 125 million.

Reporting to the Sr. Director of Supply Chain you will be instrumental  in setting departmental pace, focus, and priority to drive supply-base excellence and continuous performance improvements, while generating favorable price variances. Manage and execute procurement decisions in order to ensure uninterrupted product and service flow. Manage global product data externally and internally to ensure that all delivery and cost targets are met in order to reach facility service-level and pricing goals.RequirementsBachelor’s Degree in Business or related field and 5+ years purchasing, supplier management, and operational experience required. Experience in medical industry is desired. MS Office, excellent communication skills including communicating to upper management, strong negotiation skills, and strong understanding of commodity spend analysis process required. International travel required (10-15%).

Background & Experience BS min 8 years in a supplier managemtent
Salary $105-125,000 plus bonus
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Categories Procurement
Job ID 244
Location Westborough
Job Information

Director, Strategic Sourcing

Summary of Responsibilities

The Strategic Sourcing Director position falls within Indirect Procurement covering all categories of Indirect Spend.

  • Responsible for employee recruitment, training, development and performance management. Provide leadership and direction to the Strategic Sourcing staff in the development and execution of category plans and the negotiation and contracting efforts in the defined categories across the organization.
  • Act as the lead individual contributor supporting IT, HR and Professional Services. ensuring alignment with the Strategic Sourcing Category Plans and overall Business plans.
  • In conjunction with the key business stakeholders, conduct sourcing activities that optimize value across the supplier & business relationships for Sunovion.
  • Must have an in depth understanding of the total cost of ownership, supply assurance, quality and service and leveraging of supplier relationships to add value in cost, innovation and supply across Indirect Categories.
  • Must drive compliance with best in class sourcing processes. Strong collaboration with counterparts and business partners is essential for success.
  • Must also have a solid understanding of the spend pools and businesses contained in the corporate realm for the identified categories. Essential Functions

Act as a SME for Strategic Sourcing in defined categories. The individual must have strong leadership skills including a demonstrated commitment to build consensus, share information and communicate clearly. Set Strategic Direction for assigned cross-functional sourcing programs through collaborative development of Strategic Sourcing Category Plans  Lead cross-functional sourcing teams  Monitor the external environment; identify trends / new operating models.  Conduct industry deep dive analysis to support commercial understanding of the market place & provide proactive insight to long term potential sourcing strategies  Identify sourcing best practices and collaborate with cross functional team members to ensure practices are applied. Coordinate and conduct ongoing review meetings with key external partners regarding performance, relationship management and best practice sharing

Background & Experience 10+inleadership function
Salary competive+ base plus very attractive incentive package
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Categories Operations, Procurement, Supply Chain
Job ID 233
Location Lexington
Job Information

Our client in having completed Stage 3 is taking the next organizational step with the creation of this new role.

 

Job Responsibilities:

    • Establish the procurement function, including a vision of the group’s long term strategy and goals, and evaluate future organizational design and structure in support of business growth.
    • Serve as the subject matter expert for procurement practices and tools, and excellence in navigating cross-functional disciplines.
    • Develop policies, processes, templates, and best practices to be used within purchasing and supplier management to support the Company’s objectives.
    • Educate personnel on procurement best practices, and develop roles and responsibilities guidance to drive better pricing and performance.
    • Lead rigorous and objective contract negotiations with key internal stakeholders, legal department and support groups.
    • Collaborate with others in Finance to understand budgets and financial forecast processes in an effort to identify areas of potential cost savings.
    • Develop and provide regular reporting on critical key performance indicators/metrics.
    • Maintain ownership of the purchasing requisition system and continually drive process improvements.
    • Organize and ensure SOX 404 documentation reflects current practices and procedures for purchasing processes. Oversee the maintenance, identification, development and implementation of new forms, policies and processes for purchasing and assist with other areas as applicable.
    • Demonstrated ability to work successfully on a team as well as independently.

 

Background & Experience • Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field
Salary excellent compensation package
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