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Director, Supply Chain

The Director of Supply Chain (SC) collaborates across the organization for end-to-end supply chain solutions to optimize the supply chain function. In this role, you will collaborate and help develop plans for product availability, optimization and efficiency improvement and will follow-up until implementation is complete. You will also be accountable for improvements in the company’s TP-03 development and commercial product availability, customer assessments for order fulfillment and inventory days of supply.

The position reports to the Vice President, Manufacturing Operations and Supply Chain Management. The incumbent must act quickly and decisively to assess urgent situations concerning customer requests, and act accordingly to provide immediate attention, correction, and execution of solution. Must continually stay abreast of export/import and trade regulations to insure GDP compliant movement of product in the US and worldwide.

Key Responsibilities

  • Leads key aspects of Commercial and Clinical Supply Chain (SC) projects working directly with the supply chain team to plan and execute on defined scope, budget, and transformation results.
  • Leads Materials Inventory Planning, Logistics & Good Distribution Practices (GDP) and SOX compliant SC activities and will strategically develop, manage, and leads CRT storage and distribution globally supporting a complex controlled room temperature supply chain network. Leads Global Supply Chain distribution engineering for a rapidly growing specialty pharmaceutical organization, including commercial and clinical distribution with CMO, CPO, 3PL, and clinical depot partnerships worldwide. Additionally, this role serves as the process lead for GDP compliance across supply chain network.
  • Collaborates cross functionally to identify, select, and implement CRT / ambient chain solutions across all modes of transport globally. Manages distribution projects, including packaging design, development, validation, and implementation. Acts as Project Manager and technical expert for controlled distribution across the organization. Remains on forefront of emerging SC distribution industry best practices and Good Distribution Practices. Establishes and governs GDP policies and oversight across all Logistics partners.
  • Responsible for collaborating cross functionally with Manufacturing Technical Operations, Commercial Operations, Finance, Quality Assurance, and Corporate Compliance to ensure planned and predictable distribution services are provided to internal partners, external partners and external customers of Tarsus.
  • This function is critical to the overall results of customer satisfaction, inventory integrity, and supply chain management.

Supply Chain Management

  • Leads the development, approval, and execution of SC planning, inventory control, logistics solutions, 3PLs and DCs to support US and worldwide shipping and distribution of Tarsus clinical and commercial products through collaboration with QA, Compliance, and Manufacturing & Tech Ops/CMC personnel.
  • Serves as technical expert for aspects of packaging and shipping logistics (forward and reverse logistics).
  • Assesses temperature and physical protection requirements for Tarsus products and work cross-functionally to implement solutions. This would include managing the relationship with suppliers and inventory of materials at the CSPs, CPOs and 3PLs.
  • Provides support for shipping validation activities. Drive SC initiatives and lead implementation of enhanced processes and solutions.
  • Responsible for the investigation and resolution of in transit temperature discrepancies.
  • Conducts vulnerability analysis for goods in transit, considering such factors as risk, impact, and criticality.

Continuous Improvement and SC Operational Excellence

  • Collects, assembles, analyzes freight cost data, and makes recommendations regarding controlled distribution solutions.
  • Technical expertise and management in implementing projects supporting Supply Chain operations globally.
  • Applies expert knowledge of GDP compliance and inventory management in delivering logistics process oversight in the development, clinical, and commercial supply chains.
  • Performs oversight of 3PL companies, specialty distributors and wholesalers’ quality management systems; facilities, equipment, fleets; coordination processes and documentation.
  • Maintains and manages risk-based model for management of GDP activities.
  • New clinical trials and commercial product launches represents a significant challenge for this position. 
  • Partners with the Commercial, Finance, IT and Operations teams in setting of a standard Sales, Operations, and Inventory Planning process across all factories and distribution centers.
  • Establishes an objective measurement of the usefulness of the demand plan, supply plan and order fulfillment processes and make recommendations for change aligned to customer and business need.
  • Establishes an inventory health metrics to support corporate targets.
  • Establishes mechanisms to achieve Key Performance Indicators to drive business results, including leading indicators which will serve as early warning signs of problem performance.
  • Works with IT and Procurement to identify and standardize around a core set of information system solutions and data analytics platforms.

Qualifications And Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Industrial Engineering, or related field is required. Master of Business Administration (MBA) or other advanced degree or formal project management, APICS and/or Lean & Six Sigma certifications are preferred.
  • 15+ years of relevant supply chain experience, ideally with at least 5 years of people management experience and growing virtual company environment.
  • Experience in cGMP/GDP, SOX regulated environment, preferred (Pharma, Combination Product, Biotech, Med Device, etc.).
  • International SC and logistics experience utilizing 3PLs, DCs, Wholesalers preferred.
  • Consistent record for developing, training, and mentoring employee teams in a continuous improvement environment.
  • Oracle NetSuite (preferred), L-4 Serialization for US distribution and/or applicable supply and demand management ERP tool experience.
  • Clear understanding of the order-to-cash process in manufacturing businesses, with the ability to understand critical business systems, tools, and processes to ensure an accurate and meaningful forecast for business success.
  • Experience working with and leading multiple projects and teams simultaneously across a matrixed organization in a start-up, fast growing/fast moving company with an international and growing supply chain.

A Few Other Details Worth Mentioning:

  • The position will be based in our beautiful Irvine office, complete with a courtyard, table tennis, snacks and drinks, occasional catered meals, and pet-days.
  • Some travel may be required – 20-30% (depending on COVID-19).

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