Associate Director, North America Commercial Logistics – Biogen – Cambridge, MA, USA
External Posting Title Associate Director, North America Commercial Logistics Job Description Leads a team of (6-8) logistics and customer service professionals with the focus on business continuity, uninterrupted efficient drug supply, operational excellence, quality, financial and trade compliance and delivering customer service. Challenging and highly visible role that oversees the flow of goods, services and information throughout the commercial supply chain including intra-company movement, distribution and customer service function.
Establishes and maintains distribution, transportation and warehouse budgetary goals (2014 budget $ 10M). In collaboration with the Sourcing department, leads contract and pricing negotiations with the international central warehouse and transport providers to reach effective costing structure whilst maintaining quality, the desired level of customer service and an OTIF > 99,5%. Oversees the financial month-end reconciliation process and ensures Sarbanes-Oxley compliance for all finance related activities.
Develops and sustains a high performing organization, ensuring capacity and scalability, building the capability for Supply Chain Excellence. Manages the development and productivity of the team members to ensure goal alignment, training, professional development and project requirements are met. Coach and mentors individuals and provides career development.
Acts as a leader and partner to establish a Supply Chain Center of Excellence for the Logistics team. Identifies and drives continuous improvement to support the dynamic and growing business environment. Encourages global alignment across logistics functions. Develops, maintains and optimizes global processes, procedures, metrics and reporting capabilities necessary to manage the E2E flow of goods and information effectively and efficiently.
This position is able to deal with high levels of ambiguity, anticipates potential risks and develops corresponding contingency plans Builds relationships and works closely with cross functional stakeholders (examples: Commercial, Finance, Demand and Supply Planning, Contract Manufacturing, Quality) and external partners to ensure alignment and business optimization.
- LI-POT1 Location Cambridge, MA, US Job Category Supply Chain, Global Operations Requisition Number 26554BR Qualifications 8-10 years of relevant industry experience, including controlled temperature (cold-chain) logistics of cGMP regulated materials. Education Bachelor degree; Master degree preferred. Degree in Science, Engineering, Business, Finance or Supply Chain About Biogen Biogen (NASDAQ: BIIB) is a biotechnology leader that discovers, develops and delivers innovative therapies to improve the lives of patients with neurodegenerative diseases, hematologic conditions and autoimmune diseases. Patients worldwide benefit every day from our medicines for multiple sclerosis (MS) and hemophilia.
Founded in 1978, Biogen is one of the world’s oldest biotechnology companies. Our development pipeline is focused on areas of high unmet medical need, as we pursue new therapies for patients suffering from diseases with few or no treatment options. These include programs for secondary progressive MS, Alzheimer’s Disease, spinal muscular atrophy, lupus and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), amongst others.
With approximately 7,500 people worldwide, Biogen is truly a global organization. We are headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, which is home to our research operations. Our international operations are based in Zug, Switzerland and we have world-class manufacturing facilities in North Carolina and Denmark. We offer therapies globally through direct affiliate presence in 30 countries and a network of distribution partners in over 50 additional countries.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.