Associate Director, Materials Management

Biomerieux San Diego , CA 92140

Posted 3 months ago

World leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics for over 55 years, bio

Mrieux conceives, develops, produces and markets diagnostics solutions (systems, reagents, software and services) intended for clinical and industrial applications, which determine the origin of a disease or a contamination to improve the health of patients and insure consumer safety.


Mrieux is present in 43 countries and servces more than 160 countries with the support of a large network of distributors. Its corporate headquarters are located in Marcy l'Etoile, near Lyon, in France.

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Mrieux, is choosing to join an innovative company with a long term vision, committed to the service of public health and carried out with a humanistic corporate culture.

We look for candidates whose motivation is to invest in themselves, in the projects of the future, and to participate in a collective adventure led by a pioneering spirit.

We have the commitment to offer our collaborators a working environment which encourages team spirit, with priority given to training and development with international career opportunities.

Our Group offers numerous possibilities: so come and join the 11,200 bio

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Astute Medical, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of bio

Merieux, is an in-vitro diagnostics company dedicated to improving health outcomes through the identification, validation and commercialization of novel biomarker tests. To support the commercialization of its novel biomarker products, including the FDA-cleared NephroCheck Test for acute kidney injury, Astute Medical is seeking an energetic, experienced and self-motivated individual for the position of Program Director.


The Associate Director, Materials Management is responsible for the day-to-day leadership of the Materials Management team. Individuals in this role create and maintain effective plans and schedules that ensure material / product inventory and capacity throughout the supply chain is in alignment with company objectives. This role leads the Materials Management team to implement and execute these plans in compliance with existing business processes, industry best practices, and regulatory requirements.


  • Lead materials management team to complete day-to-day on-site purchasing, planning, logistics, and customer service activities

  • Lead and maintain inventory management processes, including planning / demand forecasting, S&OP process; prevent stock outs of raw materials, components, and finished goods throughout the supply chain

  • Ensure material and product transfers within the supply chain implement best logistics practices and fulfill legal / regulatory requirements

  • Support ongoing relationship management of Astute's suppliers, including:

  • Maintain and communicate purchasing forecasts

  • Maintain Supply, Service, Purchasing Agreements

  • Establish and maintain periodic interactions with suppliers (e.g., weekly/monthly meetings, annual business reviews, audit schedule, etc.)

  • Measure, monitor, and report on status of supply chain through KPI's and metrics, such as inventory levels, supplier performance, cost-of-goods

  • Prepares budgets for department and direct materials purchases

  • Proactively identify and escalate / report potential supply chain disruptions to Astute Leadership

  • Develop, monitor, and evolve supply chain infrastructure and processes to support evolving business requirements over time (e.g. volume growth, geographies, changing customer service requirements, regulatory requirements, quality system requirements)

  • Support qualification of new suppliers and other new supply / material sourcing activities

  • Partner with technical teams to complete technology / design transfer to contract manufacturing suppliers

  • Create and support quality initiatives to maintain an environment of continuous improvement throughout the organization.

  • Ensure compliance with Company's Quality Management System and ensure that all individuals reporting to him / her comply with the Company's Quality Management System.


  • Four-year degree, preferably in a scientific discipline

  • Broad experience in purchasing, planning, logistics, customer service and / or supply chain management

  • Five-year minimum experience leading and developing teams of operations professionals.

  • Proven history of effectively managing teams and organizational change

  • Working knowledge and experience with FDA (QSR), ISO 13485, MDD / IVDD, MDR / IVDR and related regulations / standards

  • Able to multi-task in an energy-charged, fast-paced environment

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills

  • Ability to work independently and build cross-functional partnerships across the organization

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Associate Director, Materials Management