Reporting to the VP Operations this position will work with finance and the commercial organization to develop forecasts that will be used for production planning purposes. The position will translate these forecasts into purchase orders that will be placed with Depomed’s Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMO’s). In the case on one product will also work closely with our commercial agent for the product when developing forecasts and arranging logistics. This position will negotiate favorable terms with logistics providers and arrange logistical needs for both commercial and clinical (when needed) products. The position will pro-actively seek out ways to improve the movement of products. At all times the supply chain area must operate in accordance with existing laws and guidelines. This position will also be responsible for the development, updates and monitoring of all SOP’s related to supply chain.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Lead internal S&OP meetings with finance and commercial partners as well as with external commercializing partners
Work with finance within the AX Dynamics system to monitor deliveries of products
Work with finance in a timely manner to translate forecasts into purchase orders and ensure that these are provided to the companies and CMO’s. Ensure all orders are tracked and closed as appropriate.
Arrange transport of finished product, API and when required, clinical supplies from CMO to required destinations
Ensure all vendors operate in an efficient and compliant manner including performing audits in a timely manner
Creatively seek out ways to improve the supply chain process
Ensure that supply chain operates within the context of our contractual obligations
Work closely with Director of Contract Manufacturing for product input into the supply chain as well as with the Director of Quality to ensure back end release of product
Provide expertise with packaging technologies
Manage the serialization of products meeting all regulatory needs and requirements
Process yearly renewal of USDA permits for Zipsor importation
Understand the operations of our 3rd party distributor
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
College diploma or undergraduate degree ideally with an emphasis on supply chain or related area
Minimum of 2-4+ years’ experience in supply chain or a related area. •
Ideally some experience in the pharmaceutical industry
Experience working in an environment with high use of CMO’s
Must be able to work cross functionally with internal partners but also collaborate with external CMO’s and related vendors
Strong Excel and Power Point skills
Knowledge of or ability to learn about importation rules and regulations
Knowledge of product serialization preferred but not required
Experience facilitating forecasting meetings
Must have knowledge of required paperwork including controlled substances.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Must be very organized and able to multi-task
Able to work collaboratively with internal stakeholders
Able to manage external stakeholders without organizational authority
Highly analytical but capable of creative thought
Nimble and able to adjust to environmental challenges
Excellent written and verbal skills
Able to anticipate, diagnose and resolve issues in a pro-active manner
Must be able to work well in a collaborative environment
Results driven with the ability to establish key measurable goals and to track against those goals
Experience in a lean 6 sigma environment would be beneficial
Depomed is a leading specialty pharmaceutical company committed to putting the Patient First in everything we do; with a focus on enhancing the lives of patients, families, physicians, providers and in payors through commercialization of products in the areas of pain and neurology, and developing drugs in areas of unmet medical needs.
Depomed currently markets three medicines focused on neuropathic pain and migraine through its Neurology and Pain Business and has an emerging Specialty Business focused on orphan drug indications and areas of unmet medical need.
Depomed has a clear THREE PILLAR strategy for growth:
MAINTAIN a strong/profitable NUCYNTA franchise through a commercialization agreement with Collegium, GROW the Neurology and Pain Business and BUILD a new Specialty Business through a recent Cosyntropin transaction. The company’s strategy is to continue to identify, license and develop new products-that offer enhanced therapeutic options to patient populations that may be underserved by existing therapies.
As part of the transformation strategy, Depomed has relocated its headquarters to Lake Forest, Illinois.
Depomed is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disabled employer. >