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Director/Sr Director, Global Supply Chain Process & Technology

Req #: 1701181
Location: Summit, Summit US
Job Category: Manufacturing/Technical Operations
Work Location: 556 Morris Avenue CELSUMWEST 07901
Organization: Celgene Corporation
Schedule: 40
Shift:
Employee Status: Full time
Job Type: Regular
Job Level:
Travel:
Other Locations:US- NJ- Summit West

Description

Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health.  We value our passion for patients, ​quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries, and growing - we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.

Director/Sr Director, Global Supply Chain Process & Technology

Summit, NJ

PREREQUISITES

Bachelor’s degree in supply chain, engineering, life sciences, information systems, business management or related fields; advanced degree (MBA) preferred.

15+ years experience in supply chain and/or related systems management preferably within a pharmaceutical technical operations environment. 

5+ years of supervisory experience preferred.

Minimum of 1 – 3 years’ experience in the design, development, testing, deployment and/or day-to-day management of supply chain ERP systems (Oracle or SAP) and related applications.

This position plays a key leadership role bearing responsibility for defining, leading and executing the strategic direction and oversight of ERP information systems supporting all commercial manufacturing functions within Global Pharmaceutical Development & Operations (GPD&O). Incumbent will be committed to achieving excellence in process & technology management as measured (in part) by a) their effectiveness in supporting GPD&O business functions as well as related processes in other functions (i.e. Finance, I.T., etc.); b) integration with other systems such as financial, quality, risk management, etc.; and c) the delivery of accurate data in meaningful reports for decision making. The incumbent must excel at working in a collaborative, diverse, complex, resource-constrained environment and be able to lead decision-making processes that involve multiple constituencies and constraints. He or she will be expected to continuously improve processes and technologies that fall within the range of their responsibilities.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Develop and implement a global vision for the Process & Technology department with appropriate strategies that support both short and long term operational objectives of GPD&O.
  • Collaborate with executive management and key stakeholders in GPD&O and other functions to develop & execute strategies for improving business processes and related systems.
  • Establish an efficient Supply Chain operational model and a multi-year roadmap of strategic initiatives to build capabilities that support global, regional and site level objectives.
  • Oversee application strategy & planning activities including version upgrades, system expansions and integrations.
  • Direct the day-to-day management of global GPD&O commercial manufacturing information systems portfolio.
  • Collaborate with I.T. Business Partners to ensure that system support models effectively meet operational requirements.  Define service level management scope and processes with I.T. and/or 3rd parties including Service Level Agreements (SLA’s), Disaster Recovery/Service Continuity, etc.
  • Direct the development and implementation of policies, standards, SOP’s and work practices required for global regulatory compliance (GxP) and effective process / technology management.
  • Implement and lead governance management for all commercial manufacturing systems within GPD&O.  Act as GPD&O representative to cross-functional governance committees (i.e. PAB, CAB, etc.)
  • Direct the development of reports to support decision-making by senior management within GPD&O including key performance indicators (KPI’s), variance to plans, etc.
  • Act as the key liaison between GPD&O & IT/Finance for all commercial manufacturing applications within GPD&O.
  • Act as functional project manager for large or complex projects (i.e. new systems or major enhancements to existing systems) including coordination of project team members, consultants and subject matter experts in design, execution and post go-live support activities.  Track and monitor team progress and take steps to remediate issues that adversely impact project budgets, schedules and deliverables.
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope or schedule and assess their impact on budgets, business processes or other initiatives.
  • Define and direct ongoing knowledge management processes for commercial manufacturing systems within GPD&O.
  • Oversee department staff and work with leaders in GPD&O, Finance, Commercial Operations, Information Technology, etc. on cross-functional systems initiatives.
  • Develop and control department budget appropriately.
  • Remain current on new industry-based trends, supply chain best practices and applications.

    Scope:

  • Span of Control – Global commercial manufacturing within GPD&O business unit
  • Direct Reports –  3 or more direct reports
  • Indirect Reports – 20 to 50 project resources (internal and external)
  • Budgetary Responsibility – Departmental budget
  • Interacts with - EVP GPD&O, Chief Information Officer, senior management across GPD&O, Finance and I.T.

    Skills/Knowledge Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain, engineering, life sciences, information systems, business management or related fields; advanced degree (MBA) preferred.
  • 15+ years experience in supply chain and/or related systems management preferably within a pharmaceutical technical operations environment.  Application management experience specifically within enterprise resource planning (i.e. Oracle, SAP), quality management (i.e. LIMS, Trackwise, eQRMS), electronic data interchange (EDI), GxP document management (i.e. Documentum), GxP learning management (i.e. Kaplan, Plateau), etc. is preferred.
  • 5+ years of supervisory experience preferred.
  • Minimum of 1 – 3 years’ experience in the design, development, testing, deployment and/or day-to-day management of supply chain ERP systems and related applications.  Specific experience in Oracle or SAP preferred.
  • People & project management experience, preferably in a matrixed, multicultural global setting, requiring facilitation, negotiation, problem-solving, and conflict resolution skills
  • Supervisory experience in pharmaceutical supply chain process development and technology support preferred.
  • Working knowledge of international pharmaceutical GxP regulatory requirements and the role systems play in satisfying those requirements.
  • Thorough understanding of best practices in Supply Chain operations, project management, master data management, GxP change controls and SLDC.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects using tools such as Gantt charts, critical path analysis, risk mitigation strategies and project management software (i.e. Microsoft Project).
  • Demonstrated effective leadership skills in building high performance teams.
  • Excellent skills in communication, change management, staff mentoring, performance evaluation, life-long learning and diagnosis of problems in business processes and systems.
  • Prior experience leading project teams for implementation, customization, or enhancements to commercial off the shelf systems and custom developed applications strongly preferred.
  • Ability to work strategically and independently with internal and external groups on multiple simultaneous projects.
  • Must be client service-driven with excellent relationship management and analytical skills.
  • Understanding of financial concepts such as Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), Return on Investment (ROI), Net Present Value, (NPV), etc.
  • Flexible, adaptable and hands-on approach necessary.
  • Experience with budgeting processes.
  • Proficient with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Project Management tools

Willing to travel 10 - 20% domestically and internationally often on short notice.

Celgene is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Celgene complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must have authorization to work for Celgene in the U.S.
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