Head of Supply Chain at Baxalta U.S., Inc.

Posted in General Business 8 days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Van Nuys, California

Job Description:

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Job Description


Oversee all Supply Chain activities within Los Angeles Facility including scheduling, purchasing, warehousing, distribution, and materials management.  Serves as Site Head of Van Nuys Warehouse reporting into Site Head of Los Angeles.  Responsible for site wide and product specific reports on inventory management, capacity availability, raw material availability, purchase prices for direct, indirect and CAPEX.  Identify key areas of risk and opportunity to product supply and production capability.  Provide support for launch of new products as well as enhancements to existing product lines.  Ensure that all materials management and supply chain activities are aligned between the facility and the Plasma Operating Unit (OpU) and Global Supply Chain function.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for safety leadership and culture for warehousing operations to comply with applicable regulations; specifically, Power Industrialized Trucks (PIT) program ownership and safety metrics; support progress towards sustainability goals

  • Responsible for cGMP regulatory compliance of plasma disposition, warehouse and distribution operations to all global requirements; participate in key quality, regulatory and manufacturing meetings or mechanisms and support internal audits and regulatory inspections

  • Responsible for Operational Excellence (OE) activities to drive efficiencies in operations through visual management, standard work and 5S; responsible to drive OE culture and standards throughout operations

  • Responsible for developing a culture of innovation to drive new digital solutions in management of warehousing operations and supply chain

  • Manage the financial budget for the warehouse, planning, purchasing and supply chain functions

  • Review all department metrics for consistency and continuous improvement; Identify areas of opportunity in improved cost management, inventory reduction, and operational efficiency; accountable for overall site inventory, inventory targets and supporting meeting site P&L

  • Participate in annual strategic planning and budget processes; participate in the development and execution of critical site operating mechanisms, strategy and decision-making processes; provide strategic direction on all materials management, purchasing and supply chain activities

  • Responsible for Long Range Capacity Planning (LRCP) process and updates to OpU

  • Analyze impact of key strategic CAPEX projects on sales/inventory objectives

  • Serve as Supply Chain representative with Plasma OpU and Global Supply Chain; work with downstream Supply Chain Heads at other sites to ensure End-to-End Supply Chain Management

  • Participate as an active member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT)

  • Responsible to be on-site at the Van Nuys Warehouse 60-80% and split remaining time at the Los Angeles Site

  • Manage a team of 3-4 direct reports and ~50 indirect reports


  • Must have a proven track record of progressively increased responsibility in all aspects of inventory and supply chain management

  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to handle multiple projects at once

  • Proficiency in Advanced Planning, ERP and Financial Planning systems

  • Incumbent must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and have the ability to Interact well with all levels of staff, Including senior management

  • Proficiency in a variety of software such as MS Poweroint, Excel, Word, Visio, Teams etc. is required

  • Must be able to initiate change and problem-solve independently while working as part of a strong management team

  • Must have the following personal attributes: integrity, trust, honesty and perseverance with strong work ethic, sound judgment, pragmatism, courage and conviction

  • Must have passion to innovate and drive for solutions

  • Must display personal accountability for results and integrity

  • Must display eagerness to team and continuously improve

  • Must have uncompromising dedication to safety and quality

  • Must have relentless focus on rapid and disciplined action

  • Must have respect for individuals and the diverse contributions of all

Education and/or experience:

  • Typically requires bachelors' degree, preferably in business, operations, or Supply Chain related field.  10+ years of related experience with 7+ in a management role

  • Typically has 10+ years of experience in supply chain/materials management with a well-rounded exposure to all areas of the field, including but not limited to production planning, distribution, master scheduling, warehousing and inventory control

  • APICS, CPIM certification and Lean Manufacturing experience highly desired

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to lift, push, pull and carry up to 10 lbs

  • In general, the position requires a combination of sedentary work and walking around observing conditions in the facility

Working Environment:

  • Will be exposed at times to work environments at -20C and +5C

  • Must be able to work in controlled environments requiring special gowning. Will be required to follow gowning requirements and wear protective clothing over the head, face, hands, feet, and body

  • No make-up, jewelry, contact lenses, nail polish or artificial fingernails may be worn in the manufacturing environment

  • Must be able to support a 24/7 operations and be available as needed to support multiple shifts including weekends

  • May be required to travel for business reasons, e.g. training and meetings

Location Information:

This job posting excludes CO applicants.


USA - CA - Van Nuys

USA - CA - Los Angeles

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