Manager/Sr. Manager, Supply Planner - Job Ref ID: 2020-045

Viela Bio, Inc. Gaithersburg , MD 20877

Posted 3 weeks ago

Summary of Position

The Supply Planner will lead the creation and delivery of production plans at all stages of the global supply chain to balance demand and supply. They will be accountable for the formation of budgets based on the production plans and ensure the on-time delivery of products from Viela's external network. To maintain supply continuity, the candidate will work as part of a cross functional team to develop and execute the supply strategy with internal and external customers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Create production plans across the end-to-end supply chain that balance demand and supply and meeting inventory targets; ensuring the development, revision, and accuracy of production plans are cascaded and aligned throughout the organization

  • Lead inventory management by maintaining the internal ERP system to correctly reflect global inventory position for each stage of manufacturing across the external supply chain

  • Manage day to day relationships with Contract Manufacturing Organizations to ensure production plan targets are communicated and met

  • Collaborate with internal and external sales teams to review and consolidate global forecasts

  • Create recurring production and inventory budgets in alignment with Finance practices and policies; monitor actual budget on a monthly basis

  • Help to introduce and champion tools to collect, track, and communicate metrics regarding supply chain to drive operational excellence including Sales & Operations Planning process

  • Identify supply chain risks, capacity constraints, and improvement opportunities

  • Take on supply chain projects as necessary and manage them from beginning to end

  • Actively communicate, collaborate with and contribute to other functional areas including Commercial/Sales, Clinical Operations, Quality Assurance, CMC, and external partners and drives to achieve the best development and business results for the company

Desired Skills & Experience

  • 4+ years of relevant supply chain experience in the bio-pharmaceutical industry

  • Strong analytical acumen; ability to think critically at the Supply Chain system level and understand interdependencies between demand, supply and external operations

  • Broad experience in GMP operations and a proven track record of successfully leading and contributing to cross-functional teams

  • Strong communication, interpersonal/team skills, and demonstrated strategic planning capabilities

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously, to identify and resolve issues, and effectively manage timelines

Education & Minimal Requirement

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Supply Chain, Business, Engineering or related analytical discipline

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Manager/Sr. Manager, Supply Planner - Job Ref ID: 2020-045

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