Head of Value Chain Cell Culture Media

Posted 28 Oct 2022

Burlington, Massachusetts - United States

Req Id 256427

A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 60,300 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. 


Your Role:

  • Represent ISCO on the respective business leadership team as a primary and critical business partner to define the global customer value creation and the business objectives and translate business strategies and objectives into robust end to end value chain model(s) which will deliver predictability and reliability for customers.
  • Build the strategic roadmap for the Value Chain in close collaboration with the ISCO, PS Teams, Quality, IT and Procurement Partners and drive alignment and prioritization of value chain’s strategy deployment plans, which ends up in the ownership of the Value Chain Improvement Plan.
  • Orchestrate & maintain global VS network design to optimize flow, supplier network, network management (DC and plants), source of supply decision (Make vs Buy), Inorganic integration which should lead into an optimized global capacity and asset loading. The Value Chain Team owns the global capacity planning process to a develop healthy balance between supply and demand which will lead to the successful fulfillment of customer demand for existing and novel product ranges.
  • The Value Chain Management Team will lead the Supply Pillar as part of the new Integrated Business Management Process and partners with the Franchises on the portfolio and life cycle management to be able to define a Technology Roadmap incl. potential Automation & Digitalization investments.
  • The Value Chain is ultimately accountable for the holistic E2E Risk Management from Inbound: Raw Materials/Suppliers, internal Supply, over manufacturing: site risks until outbound: SC/Distribution risks. 

 

Position can be based in the US or Europe.

 

Who You Are:

  • Entrepreneurial, self-starting, strategic thinker with a demonstrated track record of success in the development and execution of business programs.
  • Strong experience in the respective Value Chains working in agile setups. You are perseverant and convincing to drive organizational change through influencing in matrix setups and across different organizational units and cultures.
  • Proven track record of managing multiple global projects in parallel with a high degree of autonomy.
  • Full accountability to drive the long-term development of Service Levels, Lead-Time, Inventory, COGS with a demonstrated track record of success in the transformation of under-performing processes and businesses.
  • Strong cross-functional communication abilities across both Operations and Business communities, as well as customers.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills, drive to succeed, motivator of people.
  • Ability to analyze, interpret, and summarize recommendations based on large data sets.
  • Strong business acumen, proven skills in structured problem solving and out-of-the-box thinking

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor in Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Finance, Engineering or related/equivalent field.
  • 10+ years of experience within an Operations or Business function in a Life Science business field
  • Travel expected up to 30% of the time
  • Strong customer (internal and external) and supplier facing presentation and communication skills.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Education Level and Languages Required 
  • Professional Skills, Qualifications and Experience 
  • Travel Requirements 
  • Qualitative requirements (i.e., “Ability to manage conflict”)
  • Previous Management Consulting or Business Transformation Experience would be an Advantage.  
  • MBA or equivalent education level would be a major advantage.
  • Previous consultancy management or business transformation experience would be an advantage.

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