Sr. Manager, Supply Chain

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Job Summary

The Sr. Manager, Supply Chain is responsible for managing shipment request intake, scheduling, and monitoring the on-time and in-full delivery of all stages of product, raw materials, components and associated samples shipped by the organization directly, or at the request of the organization. Additional responsibilities include inventory management, materials handling, and logistics service provider management which includes but is not limited to investigating damaged, lost, and/or temperature excursion events. The Sr. Manager, Supply Chain will interface with a diverse team across Clinical Development, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Quality, as well as external partners to support the coordination of inbound and outbound logistics activities.

Research and Development
Key Responsibilities
  • Drive new logistic services with service providers to optimize cell therapy logistics. Coordinates and monitors all shipment activities.
  • Guide and lead continuous improvement projects for all logistics activities to ensure a reliable, stable and sustainable supply chain.
  • Create and/or update standard operating procedures (SOPs) as required to be 100% Quality compliant.
  • Create and/or update contractual documents between the company and logistics service providers.
  • Utilizes visual management tools to provide customer and stakeholder visibility to all shipment requests.
  • Monitors critical shipments across each leg of transport as required.
  • Manages global shipment schedule for all inbound and outbound shipment requests.
  • Ensure all necessary documentation is prepared and coordinated between sites.
  • Resolves shipping-related issues with freight forwarders and customs brokers.
  • Maintains courier and lane specific metric control plan.
  • Coordinate Import/export activities.
  • Reports and investigates shipping incidents with Quality Assurance.
  • Reviews inventory reports for quantity, lot status, and expiration dates.
  • Investigates and resolves inventory discrepancies in a timely manner.
  • Develops inventory reports.
  • Reviews and revises departmental SOPs to streamline and improve current practices.
  • Coordinate deliveries between manufacturing sites and company’s providers.
  • Support the evaluation, selection and quality audit of logistic providers.
  • Develop and implement protocols and practices to ensure effectiveness and efficiency for strategic logistics initiatives.
  • Assist the head of the department in managing the budget and ensure department adhere to the approved budget.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements/ Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences, project management or related business administration is required with a certification in logistics or planning preferred.
  • 5+ years of relevant logistics, operations management, or supply chain experience, in a pharmaceutical or biotech company. Experience in ex-vivo/autologous cell or gene therapies strongly desired.
  • Experience working effectively with cross-functional teams in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Working knowledge of material requirements, planning, and production scheduling.
  • Strong understanding of cold chain management.
  • Knowledge and understanding of international pharmaceuticals shipping requirements.
  • Additional specific qualifications in clinical supplies demand and logistics/ or planning management including and APICs, CPIM, and related processional certifications preferred.
  • Self-motivated and willing to accept responsibilities outside of initial job description.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are essential in this collaborative work environment.
  • Continuous Improvement mindset, with experience leading and/or facilitating Operational Excellence initiatives.
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced small company environment with minimal direction and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities.
  • Excellent organizational skills and an ability to prioritize effectively to deliver results within established timelines.

AVROBIO, Inc., a leader in lentiviral-based gene therapies, is a clinical-stage company developing disruptive therapies that have the potential to transform patients’ lives with a single dose. The Company is focused on the development of its gene therapy candidate, AVR‑RD‑01, in Fabry disease, as well as additional gene therapy programs in other lysosomal storage disorders including Gaucher disease, Cystinosis and Pompe disease. AVROBIO’s lentiviral platform has broad potential for other rare and non-rare genetic diseases. AVROBIO is headquartered in Cambridge, MA and has offices in Toronto, ON.

AVROBIO, Inc is an EEO employer