Supply Planning Manager

Grail Menlo Park , CA 94025

Posted 2 weeks ago

GRAIL is a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early, when it can be cured. GRAIL is using the power of high-intensity sequencing, population-scale clinical studies, and state-of-the-art computer science and data science to enhance the scientific understanding of cancer biology, and to develop and commercialize pioneering products for the early detection of cancer. The company is located in Menlo Park, California. It is supported by leading global investors and pharmaceutical, technology, and healthcare companies. For more information, please visit

The Supply Planning Manager will ensure the materials required to detect cancer are available at the right time, at the right place, and at the right cost. The Supply Planning Manager performs all aspects of materials forecasting and supply planning. Under the direction of the Supply Chain Director, this role will develop supply strategies to enable successful product commercialization at GRAIL.

You Will:

  • Use solid understanding of supply chain fundamentals to forecast and manage inventory levels.

  • Gather and synthesize demand signal and bill of material inputs from varied functional teams (R&D, Program Managers, Engineering, Product Managers) to support all phases of product operation.

  • Own and evolve the GRAIL material forecast and planning model.

  • Drive planning process and tools with suppliers and contract manufacturers to manage capacity availability, supply visibility, lead time and exceptions.

  • Provide clear order signals to enable purchase order placement.

  • Partner with Procurement team to perform supply risk assessments, and implement inventory strategies to mitigate impact.

  • Develop material allocation process and rules to manage supply constraints or shortages.

  • Partner with Finance team to maintain the materials and consumables budget.

  • Manage long and short term excess and obsolescence plan for materials.

  • Develop and maintain Key Performance Indicators for Supply Planning.

  • Support development of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) tool to more effectively forecast, execute purchases, and track supply chain health.

  • Identify improvement opportunities in the material planning process, marshal resources, and drive projects to completion.

Your Background Should Include:

  • B.S required, advanced degree or certification (CSCP, CPIM, CPSM) desirable.

  • Minimum 2 years' working experience in supply chain function.

  • Advanced proficiency in spreadsheet model building and troubleshooting.

  • Working experience with ERP systems.

  • Excellent teamwork, communication, and collaboration skills as evidenced by ability to establish rapport and credibility quickly.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop ad-hoc tools/processes as needed in a start-up environment.

  • Strong attention to details, but with keen awareness of the big picture.

  • Industry experience in life sciences industry desirable, but not required.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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