Director Supply Chain - Global External Operations (GEO)

Location:  Dublin, Ireland Category: Manufacturing

Description

BioMarin is the world leader in delivering therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases. We target diseases that lack effective therapies and affect relatively small numbers of patients, many of whom are children. These conditions are often inherited, difficult to diagnose, progressively debilitating and have few, if any, treatment options. BioMarin will continue to focus on advancing therapies that are the first or best of their kind.

BioMarin’s Technical Operations group is responsible for creating our drugs for use in clinical trials and for scaling production of those drugs for the commercial market. These engineers, technicians, scientists and support staff build and maintain BioMarin’s cutting-edge manufacturing processes and sites, provide quality assurance and quality control to ensure we meet regulatory standards, and procure the needed goods and services to support manufacturing and coordinating the worldwide movement of our drugs to patients. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients’ lives.


Director Supply Chain - Global External Operations (GEO)

BioMarin is the world leader in delivering therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases. We target diseases that lack effective therapies and affect relatively small numbers of patients, many of whom are children. These conditions are often inherited, difficult to diagnose, progressively debilitating and have few, if any, treatment options. BioMarin will continue to focus on advancing therapies that are the first or best of their kind.

BioMarin’s Technical Operations group is responsible for creating our drugs for use in clinical trials and for scaling production of those drugs for the commercial market. These engineers, technicians, scientists and support staff build and maintain BioMarin’s cutting-edge manufacturing processes and sites, provide quality assurance and quality control to ensure we meet regulatory standards, and procure the needed goods and services to support manufacturing and coordinating the worldwide movement of our drugs to patients. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients’ lives. 

 

The role of Director Supply Chain – Global External Operations (GEO) will provide leadership for all site supply chain activities ensuring the Global External Operations site is proactively improving its supply performance as measured through Global Operations and S&OP metrics. The core focus of the role is to establish the key business processes on the site which will ensure un-interrupted supply of clinical and commercial product from the external network. This role will also take leadership responsibility for key elements of our GEO strategy such as, implementation of strategic partnerships and reduction in lead time from the External network. The Supply Chain – GEO team is a new team which this leader will have responsibility for developing.

The successful candidate will be tasked with leading the development, implementation and ongoing facilitation of a site business process which will run on a monthly basis and focus on ensuring our site meets its supply commitment to the network via the S&OP process. This will include the development and evolution of leading and lagging supply performance metrics and partnership with our Process teams to identify and implement initiatives which will ensure we continuously improve our supply performance. The person in this role will also lead key elements of our GEO Site 5 year strategic roadmap to support delivery of our vision to become a top performing External operations organisation.

The Director Supply Chain - GEO will be a member of the GEO Leadership Team (GEO LT) where they will have shared accountability for managing the global GEO business, setting our vision and developing and delivering our strategic roadmap. This role will also be a key member of other governance bodies within TOPS and across BioMarin.

 

Primary Activities:

  • Establish and lead a GEO monthly supply review process to ensure the site can meet its requirements and that issues are escalated and resolved ahead of S&OP/E S&OP

 

  • Develop and Lead the GEO Ready-Run-Release weekly process in support of delivery vs plan

 

  • Take ownership of supply and customer service reporting for the site, including initiation and tracking of specific action plans to resolve Level 1-4 supply risks

 

  • Liaise with Global Supply Chain on monthly S&OP, LRP, Budget and issue resolution, representing the GEO site

 

  • Take responsibility for master data accuracy for the GEO site, establishing business processes which ensure relevant inputs are standardized, always accurate and provided in a timely manner

 

  • Represent supply chain for the GEO site at CMO visits and key business review meetings

 

  • Site representative for implementation of new enterprise systems such as ERP and Advanced Planning Systems

 

  • Responsibility for GEO site Material Requirements Planning strategy, identifying when BioMarin purchases materials directly versus leveraging our CMOs to execute MRP

 

  • Lead the development and implementation of Strategic partnerships with key CMOs as part of our GEO Network strategy

 

  • Liaise with internal Procurement organization to facilitate identification and delivery of pricing improvements from the external network  

 

  • Lead GEO value stream mapping efforts to meet inventory reduction targets as part of Global VSM workstreams

 

  • Business process owner for GEO Robotic Process Automation efforts and data analytics initiatives

 

  • Establish and maintain business continuity and risk management process for the GEO site

 

  • Identify and implement key supply chain related initiatives with External partners to improve External supply chain efficiency (eg. planning integration, lead time optimization, Kanban systems, E2E Label implementation)

 

  • Owner of excess & obsolescence tracking, reporting and improvement agenda for the site

 

  • Participate as an active member of the Site Leadership Team providing leadership and support to the site.

 

  • Participate in (external, internal or global operations governance), leading or facilitating as needed, to deliver the Site Strategic Business Plans.

 

  • Occasional travel when permitted.

  

Qualifications/Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in a Life Sciences, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Pharmaceutical Engineering discipline or relevant qualification in Supply Chain Management
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry experience in roles across operations, technical, quality or supply chain
  • Preference for direct experience in a Supply Chain function in any industry
  • 5+ years of team leadership, preferably in a global matrixed based organisation
  • Previous experience in Sales & Operations Planning and site supply chain management
  • Demonstrated ability to hire, coach and grow leadership talent
  • Experience in developing, implementing and leading strategic initiatives which deliver change to the business
  • Strong focus and passion for Operational Excellence and Continuous improvement
  • Strong leadership track record especially in the areas of leading in a global and matrix environment, working cross functionally and developing talent
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills at all levels in the organization
  • Broad experience in GMP manufacturing across multiple platforms preferred (biologics; synthetics; oral dose; parenteral manufacturing; packaging)

 
This role can be based in Dublin, Shanbally or Novato

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.