Supply Chain, Planner/Manager – Bluebird Bio – Cambridge, MA, USA
Develop, coordinate, and manage the execution of production plans and schedules. Work closely with Clinical Operations, Manufacturing Teams, and CMOs along with other contracted service providers to ensure seamless operation of clinical trials and eventual commercial supplies.
Coordinate with clinical site study coordinators, cell collection centers, cell therapy manufacturing sites and internal stakeholders to ensure subject schedules are maintained within the process and logistic constraints.
Support the development and implementation of GMP raw material planning processes and procedures. Analyze and plan material requirements based on manufacturing plans and forecasts. Partner with Process Development, Manufacturing, Quality Control, and Quality Assurance to coordinate raw material development, approval, purchasing, and inventory management.
Lead and implement processes and procedures to centralize management, control, and reporting of GMP inventory across bluebird and expanding external network of suppliers.
Perform and support various capacity assessments to validate business requirements and supply capacities based on forecasted demand.
Identify risks associated with meeting the inventory strategies and develop contingency plans around that risk as needed.
Support the development of processes, procedures, and tools to implement future Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) processes.
Develop and manage lot use strategies with Manufacturing, Regulatory and Quality; ensuring CMC changes are approved as needed to enable lot use in the targeted countries.
Support the development and implementation of integrated supply planning processes throughout the company.
Improve, develop, and implement tools through the use of MS Project, Excel and others technologies to improve inventory management, production/material planning, and capacity assessments.
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent (advanced degree preferred)
8 or more years in a related supply chain/planning/manufacturing role at a biotech or pharmaceutical company in similar role.
APICS CPIM or CSCP Certification preferred.
Experience managing complex schedules and priorities in dynamic environments.
Experience in overall planning, with a focus on production and materials planning.
Experience with cGMP, biologics, cold chain, cell therapy, and/or clinical operations highly preferred.
Expertise in use of MS Excel, as well as demonstrated proficiencies in Project, Visio, ERP systems and other applications.
Experience with ERP systems (Oracle) including working with user requirements and implementation teams.
Ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are essential in this collaborative work environment.
Comfortable in a fast-paced small company environment with minimal direction and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities.
Be ready to embrace the principles of the bluebird bio culture: b colorful, b cooperative, and b yourself