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Transforming smiles. Transforming lives. Transforming an industry.
At Align Technology, maker of Invisalign, we believe a great smile can transform a person's life, so we create technology that gives people the confidence to take on whatever's next. We revolutionized the orthodontic industry with the introduction of the Invisalign system, and we have never lost sight of that spirit of innovation. Our teams are constantly pushing the boundaries of what's possible.
We are a global medical device company engaged in the design, manufacture and marketing of the Invisalign system (the most advanced clear aligner system in the world), iTero intraoral scanners and services for orthodontic and restorative dentistry. The company is a component of the S&P 500 and has enjoyed 30% growth Year Over Year.
Because of our growth in mature markets and international expansion, the Global Supply Chain team is growing and investing in its Indirect Sourcing capabilities. This is an exciting time to join the Indirect Sourcing team as it builds its capabilities from the ground up and continues to grow.
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About this opportunity
In this role, you will develop our new product introduction supply chain process, define roles and responsibilities and lead the organization in these activities. You will collaborate with Marketing and R&D groups on new product plans, provide visibility to the roadmap to the rest of the supply chain team and ensure projects fully integrate sourcing; planning, logistics and other product launch activities that supply chain activities leads. In addition, you will be responsible to lead the supply chain change control board to ensure perfect roll outs in international expansion efforts, process changes, mode changes, etc.
A successful Senior Supply Chain Manager is a natural leader and facilitator; is driven, organized and detail-oriented; excels in program/ project management; communicates with ease at all levels; thrives in an ambiguous environment; is adept at facilitating actions and resolving conflicts; manages through relationships and influence: and displays grace under fire.
In this role, you will
Collaborate with key stakeholders in Marketing, R&D, and Engineering to develop product roadmaps and comprehensive project plans for all New Production Introduction (NPI) projects to meet their stated Cost, Quality, Schedule, Availability, and Customer Experience goals
Work with business stakeholders and process owners on new product introduction, life cycle management and end of life management
Act as a single point of contact between marketing, R&D, and other stakeholders and the global supply chain team on roadmap projects
Ensure on time and on budget execution of roadmap projects
Manage and drive execution of all project tasks under the responsibility of operations, i.e., ensure the appropriate supplier partners are identified, inventory plans are adequate to support launch, and logistics plan will ensure supply continuity and customer availability at launch
Utilize proven project management tools & techniques in the effort, including risk management, Gantt charts, Work Breakdown Structures, gap analysis, timing & action plans, and weekly project status reviews
Lead the supply chain change control board to ensure any significant supply chain change is vetted out through each of the major supply chain functions
In this role, you'll need
Undergraduate degree in Engineering or Business (or equivalent in years of experience)
Minimum of 6+ years of experience in new product introduction, supply chain management, manufacturing operations, operations engineering, continuous improvement, or innovation
Self-starter, demonstrated ability to develop a new process from the ground up
Demonstrated written and oral communication
Excellent business partner engagement skills, influencing will be a key component of this role
Ability to navigate effectively through a matrixed organization and handle multiple tasks and projects
Strong product affinity, process improvement, and results orientation
Global experience, Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification, and/or Master Black Belt certification a plus
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Invisalign clear aligners, iTero Intraoral scanners, and OrthoCAD digital services that help dental professionals achieve the clinical results they expect and deliver effective, cutting-edge dental options to their patients.