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Director, Material Operations

Company: BioMarin Pharmaceutical
Location: Novato
Posted on: June 19, 2022

Job Description:

BioMarin is the world leader in delivering therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases. We target diseases that lack effective therapies and affect relatively small numbers of patients, many of whom are children. These conditions are often inherited, difficult to diagnose, progressively debilitating and have few, if any, treatment options. BioMarin will continue to focus on advancing therapies that are the first or best of their kind. BioMarin's Technical Operations group is responsible for creating our drugs for use in clinical trials and for scaling production of those drugs for the commercial market. These engineers, technicians, scientists and support staff build and maintain BioMarin's cutting-edge manufacturing processes and sites, provide quality assurance and quality control to ensure we meet regulatory standards, and procure the needed goods and services to support manufacturing and coordinating the worldwide movement of our drugs to patients. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients' lives. Director, Material OperationsThe Director of Materials Operations is a key leadership position at the Novato, CA Site with responsibility for planning, optimizing plant utilization, inventory and warehouse management, and plant scheduling in support of clinical/commercial product delivery at the site.The Director of Material Operations reports to the VP of Novato Operations and is a member of the Novato Site Leadership Team, accountable for department management including performance, talent, recruitment, and budget.A high level of initiative, energy, and motivation are key role requirements, as well as excellent leadership, technical understanding and management of complexity and effective collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.At BioMarin, Novato: We operate as one team, creating a safe and exciting place to learn for an entire career. We provide hope for people with rare genetic diseases by producing innovative medicines efficiently. We continuously strive to be better every day on our journey to world-class performance.RESPONSIBILITIES As a leader, the Director is accountable for leading the Materials Operations department to support the goals to Make Assess and Release multiple Drug Substances at the site. - Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: Establish site production control and align cross-functional enabling activities by developing an integrated and feasible production plan/detailed schedule. Lead efforts to define and update the parameters needed for capacity planning. Accountable and responsible for ensuring uninterrupted raw material supply for site production requirements through operational readiness and scheduling of raw material receipt, release, distribution and availability and oversight of bill of materials, recipe and inventory accuracy. Establish and implement methods and best practices related to the systems and process that support raw material forecasting, purchasing, and material control in order to maintain and manage appropriate levels of inventory of raw materials to support Drug Substance and Drug Product production, while reducing and eliminating waste. Track and trend Novato Site performance utilizing KPI and links data to improvement initiates which will maximize plant uptime in order to meet production plan commitments. Lead, facilitate (as required), or participate in initiatives to establish internal or external plant governance in order to deliver the Site Strategic Business Plan. Lead transformation change initiatives as requested and required by Plant Leadership in support of the Site Strategic Business Plan. Create and maintain a diverse and inclusive workplace that is safe and healthful for all employees. Build focus and engagement by fostering opportunities for ownership, impact and continual professional development.SCOPEThe work product from the Director of Material Operations will directly support product revenue and other programs executed in the network, will be a major driver for Manufacturing expenses, and will highly impact operational and transportation costs of external operations.This role has both strategic supply execution and tactical planning responsibilities for the Novato Site with a focus on operational readiness, alignment of site activities and the short to mid-term plan (1-2-year range). The Director of Material Operations reports to the VP of Novato Operations and is a member of the Novato Site Leadership Team.EDUCATIONRequired Education: Bachelors in Life Science, Business, Operations Management, or Industrial Engineering required.Preferred Education: APICS certification and/or supply chain education preferred but not required.Other continuing education initiatives highly desirable (e.g. Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, industry specific coursework).EXPERIENCE Minimum of 10 years of materials management, or production planning and scheduling. At least 12 years GMP/GCP compliant Biopharma operations experience required. Experience with Master Scheduling, Inventory Analysis and Management, ERP (Oracle) systems, and new product launches. Demonstrated ability to partner with other functional groups to achieve business objectives required. Experience successfully leading transformational change. Superior communication skills - Oral, written and formal presentation skills with senior management, middle management and line staff. Creative problem-solving skills. Comfortable and effective working indirectly through others. Lives the TOP Cultural values: lead with compassion, pursue quality &integrity, better together.Preferred Experience: 10 years planning and scheduling management including successful implementation of highly complex business and technology initiatives. 4 years managing and influencing people. Experience in developing business strategies. Strong understanding of ERP/MRP systems and processes (Knowledge of Oracle is preferred).CONTACTSManufacturing, Engineering, Contract Manufacturing Operations (CMO), Regulatory, Quality, Global Supply Chain Supply and Demand Planning, Clinical Supply Chain, Global Procurement, Finance, Compliance, Commercial Operations, TOPS Program Management Group, IT, Strategy Realization, BPI/BPE, Human Resources, Network Strategy Teams, Global Logistics, Quality Assurance, Quality Control PLEASE NOTE: Absent a Medical or Religious reason that prohibits vaccinations, all our incoming employees must be vaccinated for COVID-19. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: BioMarin Pharmaceutical, Novato , Director, Material Operations, Professions , Novato, California

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