Associate Director, Supply Chain


Cambridge, MA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Operations
  • Post Date: 12/30/2020
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  • Company Address: 763D Concord Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02138

About Ultivue

Ultivue is an early stage life sciences tools company based in Cambridge MA. Ultivue seeks a better way to see the world – the ultimate view. Ultivue is producing reagents that enable researchers to obtain unprecedented resolution in microscopic images that vastly improve our understanding of biology and medicine.

Job Description

Who is Ultivue?
Ultivue is a venture-backed company based in Cambridge, MA, developing reagent-driven solutions for high-performance biological imaging in tissue samples.  Our proprietary solutions enable translational and clinical research groups to realize the promise of personalized medicine through the deciphering of complex mechanisms of cancer onset and progression as well as the identification of biomarker signatures in tumor tissue samples to better match patients to therapeutic options. Ultivue develops and commercializes products and services that seamlessly integrate into existing laboratory workflows to support biomarker discovery, assay validation, and potential companion diagnostic applications.
What’s in it for YOU?
Ultivue is a growing start up, executing novel research and development, and already generating revenue with our commercial line of products.  Get in at the ground level and make an immediate and lasting impact on Ultivue’s mission. In addition, take advantage of our industry-competitive benefits package focused around three core objectives: supporting health, financial security, and fun.  Our comprehensive benefits plan provides a wide range of options for everyone’s needs including health plans, wellness options, and financial support, in addition to unlimited vacation!  At Ultivue the pace is fast, the people are passionate, and engagement is high.  If you would thrive by rolling up your sleeves while also being strategic and autonomous, where you will be rewarded for your efforts and productivity, then you’ll fit in beautifully here.  We love what we do!
The Role:
This position is responsible for all aspects of Supply Chain Management and Product Control for a Life Sciences manufacturing company with a highly complex technology, extensive product portfolio and strategic collaborations.  Functional responsibility includes all aspects of purchasing and supplier management, production planning and scheduling, inventory control, receiving and global distribution and warehousing. This role will also be a key contributor to the improvement, creation and documentation of business processes and metrics in support of ISO 13485 certification. The ideal candidate will be an innovative leader with a depth of experience in supply chain management as well as experience in Lean Manufacturing principles.
How You’ll Contribute
  • Manage a growing team of individual contributors performing planning and procurement functions, hire and train new employees to meet workload requirements
  • Implement a fully functional supply chain management and production control infrastructure, with P&L responsibility and accountability
  • Support procurement activities for Manufacturing, Assay Development and Engineering of chemicals, biologicals, lab supplies
  • Develop  supplier relationship management processes to negotiate pricing, contracts and supplier and quality agreements
  • Direct and implement Demand and Operations Planning, forecasting and master scheduling processes
  • Direct and improve Receiving and Inventory control processes
  • Process purchase orders; develops bids and proposals; and reconcile any invoice discrepancies.
  • Conduct business review meetings with key stakeholders to assess risk, review future strategies, and identify potential cost down and improvement opportunities
  • Institutionalize systems, processes and metrics for current and future business needs
  • Ensure ERP data integrity and investigate issues for materials management, supplier management and finance functions
  • Work with finance department on standard cost management
  • Implement best practices in procurement and supplier management to support commercial and operational objectives
How You’ll Succeed:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Supply Chain / Operations Management or related field required
  • 10+ years of managerial experience in the purchasing, warehouse management or logistics
  • Strong knowledge of procurement, forecasting and inventory management systems and processes
  • Expert in ERP system use, deployment, and improvement.
  • Netsuite ERP experience is preferred
  • Experience with procurement of chemicals, biologicals and custom products is required
  • Experience with GMP- or ISO-certified operations required
  • CSCMP, APICS or Six Sigma Certification highly desired
  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement preferred
  • Demonstrated creative critical thinker
  • Excellent collaboration capabilities, with an ability to influence laterally and upwardly
  • Outstanding communication skills, developing and delivering impactful presentations
  • Demonstrated ability to work well within cross-functional teams as a team player
  • A strong work ethic, the ability to generate high quality data under tight deadlines, and a collaborative, proactive attitude
Equal Opportunity Workplace:
At Ultivue, we welcome and support differences and diversity and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action workplace. Ultivue affords equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religious creed, national origin, age, military status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression or gender.

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.