Executive Director, Supply Chain & Logistics – BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. – Novato, CA, USA
The Executive Director, Supply Chain & Logistics will manage the Global Commercial and Clinical Supply Chain Planning and Logistics, Tech Ops Procurement, Operational Resilience and Materials Management teams to ultimately ensure a reliable product supply to a global patient population. These teams are responsible for converting market forecasts and clinical protocols into procurement and production plans that provide high quality product to distribution centers, while incorporating effective contingencies for managing risk. Further, this role must ensure that product is available for our licensed business partners and work directly with them to understand their business priorities and initiatives. The Planning team also supports effective and efficient execution by Manufacturing (internal and contracted manufacturing) with detailed and highly responsive production planning activities. Supporting successful manufacturing is assurance that raw materials are available when needed in sufficient quantities. Success in this role requires working effectively with leaders in Commercial Operations, Program Management, Clinical Operations, Regulatory, as well as all other functions within Technical Operations. Success also requires leadership in supply chain management, procurement and warehousing principles and techniques to optimize overall business performance.
- Participate in the development and implementation of strategic initiatives to enable effective support of growing global commercial and clinical portfolios.
- Implement rigorous supply chain processes that ensure continuous supply of product to established markets and study programs and also support new commercial product introductions and new clinical study programs. Further, ensure that recommended plans demonstrate detailed analysis, include effective mitigation plans, and thorough vetting with constituent groups.
- Build processes and relationships with Clinical Operations, Study Site teams, and external parties to create an integrated end‑to‑end clinical supply chain that is effective and adaptive to new challenges such as regulatory/IRB timelines, enrollments and country participation, study design changes, stability data, etc.
- Build strong tools and processes for clinical supply that is adaptive to study programs moving through the development life cycle. Ensure risks are effectively mitigated and supply is maintained for each phase of development with accommodations for increasing size and complexity as pivotal, late-stage studies are conducted.
- Maintain effective relationships with an international Commercial and Regulatory team to develop supply contingency plans for business conditions within each country and region and ensure continuous supply of commercial product.
- Collaborate with Commercial, Clinical and Contract Manufacturing to ensure BioMarin facilities have the needed capacity to support future needs.
- Ensure procurement practices, use of ERP/MRP, and materials management are effectively managed to ensure continuous supply to manufacturing while minimizing risk and cost of raw material expiry/scrap.
- Continue to develop skill sets and leadership ability of the Commercial and Clinical Planning, Procurement, Operational Resilience and Materials Management teams through mentoring, technical and business training, and challenging assignments that build confidence and demonstrate the team’s ability to make significant contributions to Technical Operations and the Company.
- Multilevel inventory management is critical to ensure adequate supply is available for continuous treatment of patients.
- Production planning in this role governs the use of the Commercial and Clinical Manufacturing facility and planned work at contract manufacturers.
- Capacity planning in this role provides guidance for future investment needs.
- Effective use of systems to ensure scalability to manage expected product and production growth.
- Bachelors in science, engineering or supply chain related major required, Masters preferred (with Finance and Accounting education/training).
- Supply Chain Management training required
- Clinical supplies or Clinical Research training required
- Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint and Project software required
- Proficient in Operational Excellence, Lean Process development, Six Sigma tools and techniques is highly desirable
- Formal forecasting or statistics training preferred
- APICS certification (CPIM, CRIM, CSCP) preferred
- Minimum 10 – 15 years experience in the supply chain field required
- Minimum 5 – 10 years experience in the clinical supply chain field required
- Inventory management experience required, 5 years minimum
- Working knowledge of current GMP/GCP/GDP regulations required
- IXRS experience preferred
- Distribution experience, including Cold Chain required