Manager, Supply Chain Planning

Translate Bio

Lexington, MA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Operations
  • Post Date: 12/30/2020
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  • Company Address: 790 Memorial Drive Suite 203, Cambridge, MA, 02139

About Translate Bio

Translate Bio is focused on pioneering the translation of RNA science into therapeutics promoting healthy gene expression in people living with debilitating genetic diseases. The company’s RNA platforms for powering endogenous therapeutic protein production is applicable to a broad range of diseases caused by insufficient protein production, including rare diseases of the liver, lung and central nervous system (CNS).

Job Description

Company Overview

We are a leading mRNA therapeutics company developing a new class of potentially transformative medicines to treat diseases caused by protein or gene dysfunction. Using our proprietary mRNA therapeutic platform (MRT), we create mRNA that encodes functional proteins. Our mRNA is delivered to the target cell where the cell’s own machinery recognizes it and translates it, restoring or augmenting protein function to treat or prevent disease.

At Translate Bio, we’re also passionate about our five core values: Put People First, Be Approachable, Act as One, Be Tenacious, and Be Bold. These values embody our culture and underscore our mission to bring mRNA therapeutics to all.

Job Summary

The Manager, Supply Chain Planning will be responsible for the planning and procurement of all reagents and starting materials required for all internal and external manufacturing of drug Substance, bulk drug product and fill/finish operations. This role will work very closely with all raw material vendors and will coordinate all activities required to support raw material production and release to ensure material availability for upcoming production plans.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop supply strategies and material requirement & procurement plans for critical raw materials based on the production plans to ensure availability.
  • Generate raw material supply plans based on inventory policies and any constraints utilizing the planning tools.
  • Generate inventory projections, issue summaries, and other KPIs and reports for monthly planning cycle.
  • Request raw material manufacturing, procurement and/or shipping quotes, create required Purchase Orders, review and approve invoices.
  • Lead vendor management meetings with manufacturing, analytical development and QA to coordinate required activities to ensure timely release of materials.
  • Manage inventory issues, schedule changes, and cancellations.
  • Prepare and communicate quarterly raw material procurement forecast internally and externally.
  • Prepare detailed raw material distribution plans between vendors, depots and CMOs on a regular basis.
  • Review and maintain appropriate safety stock strategy on a regular basis to maintain optimal level raw material inventory and cost.
  • Review and maintain Bills of Materials (BOM) for all products by collaborating with Pharmaceutical Sciences and Manufacturing Science & External Vendor Management teams.
  • Assume additional responsibilities as assigned.        

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in industrial engineering, supply chain, operations or related field with minimum 8 years of pharmaceutical or biotech experience in supply chain management and planning. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience working cross-functionally with Pharm-Sci, Manufacturing Science and Operations, CMC Project Management, Quality as well as external vendors
  • Experience planning in a multiple manufacturing site and/or contract manufacturing environment
  • Must have strong analytical skills and be able to concisely summarize information. Prepare presentation and communications appropriate to the audience.
  • Must be detailed oriented and have strong interpersonal & communication skills.
  • Previous ERP system experience and/or system implementation preferred.
Translate Bio is committed to equal employment opportunity. All applicants must have authorization to work in the U.S.

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