SUMMARY OF POSITION
The US Supply Chain Director is accountable for key supply chain programs encompassing inbound logistics through to the end customers’ distribution warehouses, and associated improvement and compliance implementation. The role is responsible for ensuring that all distribution compliance and security requirements are adhered to; implementation and maintenance of robust processes, cost management, performance monitoring and issue resolution are key. Conformance to the short and longer term DSCSA requirements is a key deliverable. The position is accountable for ensuring Alvogen’s 3PL supplier performance consistently meets business requirements. Continuous improvement programs to reduce ad hoc issue resolution and drive improvement of customer service levels with minimum inventory, at the lowest costs and in full compliance of all relevant regulations and standards are critical.
The US Supply Chain Director is based in Alvogen’s New Jersey office and reports directly to the Vice President US Supply Chain, based in Malta. The person will have four to six direct reports in Pine Brook in Import/Export Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Projects, and is accountable for managing the relationship with Alvogen’s logistics partner. The position works primarily with the Commercial and Customer Services teams as well as cross-functionally with IT, Quality, Research & Development, Project Management, Legal and Regulatory.
Primary responsibilities of this role include the following:
The US Supply Chain Director requires both broad and thorough experience of pharmaceutical supply chains and an understanding of associated distribution requirements, with clear evidence of having resolved issues and implemented improvements in previous roles. The individual has in-depth expertise and experience managing Logistics Service Providers (LSPs), and a detailed understanding of Import, Export, distribution and transportation requirements both into and within the United States. The US Supply Chain Director proactively takes accountability for tasks; demonstrates flexibility and initiative; leads people and improves processes; comfortable working both independently and in a team environment and is adept at prioritizing responsibilities and managing multiple tasks. This position requires creative problem-solving abilities, strong communication skills and the ability to negotiate towards positive outcomes with a broad range of people and at all levels of the organization. Cross-functional leadership and motivation of personnel and external partners is crucial. Developing and growing talent from within the team is a key aspect of the role. The individual is expected to review processes and identify opportunities for improvement and must be able to understand contract language and negotiate favorable terms for the company. As the representative of Supply Chain within Alvogen and the face of Alvogen externally, professionalism, credibility and integrity are critical characteristics of the individual.
CORE COMPETENCIES Business orientated Drive for results Building team spirit Customer focus Embracing change Quality mindset
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