Senior Supply Chain Manager

Posting Date 2 months ago(7/26/2021 8:24 AM)
Requisition ID
Job Location(s)
Pittsburgh PA United States
Less than 10%
Position Type
Full Time
Cook Myosite Inc.
Purchasing/Supply Chain


Cook MyoSite, Inc. is on a mission to make regenerative medicine a part of everyday medicine. We’re investigating our core technology, autologous muscle-derived cells, for the potential treatment of several muscle-related disorders. We at Cook MyoSite have the potential to make a difference in the lives of countless people around the world, and we also have the potential to make a difference in yours. Joining our team is an opportunity to ignite your passion, grow your potential, and define your purpose. If you’re curious, motivated by helping others, and driven by integrity, we invite you to apply. 


The Senior Supply Chain Manager is responsible for ensuring an excellent customer experience through effective management and optimization of Cook MyoSite product supply chains while overseeing the Procurement, Warehouse Operations, Planning and Customer Logistics functions as well as the Materials and Labels Programs.  


• Develops and executes supply chain plans and initiatives, in alignment with Cook MyoSite strategic objectives, to ensure optimal product flow through Cook MyoSite’s global supply chain processes.

• Is responsible for raw material forecasting, inventory planning and control, Human tissue procurement, production planning, label management and control, and shipments to customers

• Maintains robust understanding of the supply chain value stream in high criticality, low volume production.

• Maintains extensive awareness of market, industry, and regulatory trends and their impact to supply chain strategies, in order to support business goals and continuous improvement

• Develops and controls plans and budget in conjunction with/supervision from Director of Manufacturing

• Implements cost effective systems of control over capital, operating expenditures, manpower, wages and salaries

• Establishes key metrics to monitor overall supply chain performance for financial, customer, and quality standards

• Builds comprehensive financial reports

• Ensures integrated supply chain planning in order to bring control to margin and profitability needs

• Openly and effectively communicates results, initiatives, and issues on a regular basis to senior leaders

• Establishes and drives pro-active upstream planning with Plant Operations, Product Management, and Sales.

• Intervenes as necessary to improve areas where supply chain objectives are not being met

• Studies current processes to determine ways of streamlining and driving efficiencies, including: mapping the current condition, cost modeling, business case development, recommending solutions, implementing and delivering results

• Manages and develops key supplier relationships and partnerships, continually improving supplier service levels and reducing supply chain risk.

• Negotiates competitive supplier contracts

• Promote and enforce strong ethics regarding acceptance of gifts from current or potential vendors, in accordance with Cook policy

• Develops cost/benefit analyses for new materials and suppliers to ensure positive results through key negotiations.

• Cultivates constructive, working relationships with suppliers during the negotiation of, or development of, new materials and vendors

• Works collaboratively with Clinical Development, Production, Business Operations, Global Commercial Development, Technical Services and Information Services, Quality Assurance, and Regulatory Affairs to develop optimal supply chain strategies and ensure on time delivery of clinical supplies for investigational product clinical studies and commercial centers of excellence.

• Leads the Material Program and Material Review Board (MRB) in managing vendor complaints, vendor change notifications, and material and sourcing changes, ensuring that all materials and vendors are appropriately qualified.

• Leads the Label Program in managing labeling materials, equipment, content, and processes.

• Leverages technology to effectively plan, manage, and control the supply chain to align financial and operational plans, leading the business through IT system challenges associated with downtime or other system-related issues

• Is responsible for managing the supply chain for dynamic clinical studies associated with multiple clinical development programs across the lifecycle of Cook MyoSite products.

• Leads end-to-end clinical supply chain responsibilities including but not limited to protocol interpretation, demand planning, supply planning, human tissue logistics, distribution, inventory management, and label management

• Ensures warehouse environment and processes meet expectations of GMP manufacturing

• Partners with Quality Assurance to resolve quality-related issues with materials, suppliers/vendors, labels, and packaging in a timely manner and develops holistic corrective actions to prevent recurrence

• Partners with Regulatory Affairs to ensure: Labels meet global regulatory requirements and that filings accurately reflect the global supply chains and CMC and other regulatory filings are accurate to current supply chain strategies


• Master's degree in in Business or Operations Management, or Life Sciences field or undergraduate degree in in Business or Operations Management, or Life Sciences field plus 8 years of direct, relevant supply chain management experience
• Minimum of 6+ years' experience in sourcing and procurement in high compliance environments
• Experience with ERP systems preferred

• Experience with logistics systems preferred

• Basic understanding of material and vendor risk and qualification practices preferred

• Advanced understanding of global GMP regulations, as they pertain to materials, vendors, and the overall supply chain


Physical Requirements:

• Office Setting: General office, warehouse and laboratory setting.

• Ability to conduct and hear ordinary conversation and telephone communication.

• Must be able to work extended hours beyond normal work schedule to include, but not limited to, evenings, weekends, extended work hours and/or extra work hours, sometimes on short notice as required.

• Ability to work under specific time constraints.

• Must be able to sit at desk, in meetings and/or work on a computer for long or extended periods of time.

• Visual and manual acuity for working with computers and equipment.




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