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Sumitomo Pharma Executive Director, Commercial Supply Chain in Des Moines, Iowa

Sumitomo Pharma Co., Ltd. is a global pharmaceutical company based in Japan with key operations in the U.S. (Sumitomo Pharma America, Inc.), Canada (Sumitomo Pharma Canada, Inc.) and Europe (Sumitomo Pharma Switzerland GmbH) focused on addressing patient needs in oncology, urology, women's health, rare diseases, psychiatry & neurology, and cell & gene therapies. With several marketed products in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, a diverse pipeline of early- to late-stage assets, and in-house advanced technology capabilities, we aim to accelerate discovery, research, and development to bring novel therapies to patients sooner. For more information on SMPA, visit our website https://www.us.sumitomo-pharma.com (https://c212.net/c/link/?t=0&l=en&o=4190475-1&h=3440496098&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.us.sumitomo-pharma.com%2F&a=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.us.sumitomo-pharma.com+) or follow us on LinkedIn (https://c212.net/c/link/?t=0&l=en&o=4190475-1&h=2504638834&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.linkedin.com%2Fcompany%2Fsumitomo-pharma-america%2F&a=LinkedIn) .

Job Overview

Reporting to the VP, Supply Chain, this leadership role will be responsible for the oversight, management, and integration of the global commercial supply chain organization.

This role will provide leadership and vision in leveraging processes, technologies and innovations to solve business challenges, build capability and drive continuous improvement to ensure successful delivery of Supply Chain Organization’s mission, goals, and strategy.

Primary Responsibilities:

Supply Chain:

  • Ensuring the ongoing supply of commercial products in all global markets

  • End-to-end value chain planning - Inventory management across raw materials, active pharmaceutical ingredients, drug products, and finished goods.

  • Lead and or enable new global product launches, including life-cycle management

  • Develop transportation and warehousing strategies for existing and new products.

  • Lead the Sales & Operations Planning process to ensure integration and coordinated efforts

  • Perform in-depth, complex analysis to evaluate supply chain initiatives. Evaluate current processes or tools and recommend improvements. Generate business case analysis for supply chain projects.

  • This position is responsible for developing and directing the overall strategy of the production planning, purchasing, material control, inventory control and shipping/receiving functions.

  • Integrate and mature the team operating model including the team structure, processes, metrics, and governance.

  • Develop and or Optimize processes by working directly with Commercial, Finance, Technical Operations, Quality and Finance to ensure that long term global manufacturing and supply needs are met. This includes input on existing site performance and capabilities, capacity expansion options/costs/lead times, participation in supplier selection and site establishment, and input on strategic imperatives required to improve functional capabilities to achieve competitive advantage.

Continuous Improvement:

  • Develop and implement strategies to optimize supply chain efficiency, agility, and reliability.

  • Identify and recommend appropriate actions, activities, and projects for continuous year over year, improvement.

  • Work in a collaborative fashion with internal stakeholders and our CMOs to identify and drive performance improvements (COGS, cycle time, quality, etc.) to ensure efficient, reliable supply of all products.

  • Identify risks (business, performance, quality, regulatory, external, etc.) to ensure supply and work with site leaders, CMOs and internal stakeholders to develop effective mitigation plans.

  • Aligns resources, prioritizes strategies, establishes targets, and implements cost-out initiatives with Global demands.

External Collaboration:

  • Manage and collaborate with external partners and alliances for out-licensed products

  • Liaise with Business Development and Alliance Management on new partnerships, divestures, and in-licensing efforts.

  • Oversee management of suppliers including contract manufacturing, logistics and warehousing partners. Coordinate internal resources with external suppliers to achieve business goals.

  • Lead the evaluation of potential suppliers and make appropriate recommendations to management.

  • Oversee strategic face-to-face business meetings with contract manufacturing partners.

Organizational Leadership:

  • Effectively lead the group to accomplish goals, mentor and develop the team of direct reports

  • Lead, coach, mentor, train and develop team. Inspire the Team to achieve their productivity, efficiency, accuracy, and effectiveness goals.

  • Budgetary responsibility for your span of control. Tracking and management of performance to budget.

Key Core Competencies

  • Direct experience in small molecule Drug Substance, Drug Product, and Finish Pack manufacturing for clinical and commercial products.

  • Proficiency in supply chain and distribution management within FDA regulated environments.

  • Managed international Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMOs) effectively.

  • Demonstrated strong leadership skills with a focus on team development.

  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills, coupled with problem-solving and decision-making abilities.

  • Proven experience in organizational change management and cross-functional collaboration.

  • Comprehensive understanding of pharmaceutical development, manufacturing, packaging, and labeling.

  • Skilled in communication and collaboration across various functions including manufacturing, commercial, finance, legal, and IT.

  • Expertise in strategic global supply chain management and supplier relationship management.

  • Strong negotiation skills and competence in interacting with both internal and external stakeholders.

  • Financial acumen demonstrated through budgeting experience.

  • Effective influencing and communication skills essential for successful leadership.

  • Deep comprehension of regulatory and technical aspects impacting business decisions.

  • Proficient in GMP manufacturing, quality assurance, regulatory affairs, and clinical operations.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead process improvement initiatives and deliver solutions satisfying multiple stakeholders.

  • Interest and knowledge in supply chain optimization and simulation.

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work across locations and time zones.

  • Must effectively build the team and systems, coach existing staff and contribute “hands on” to the daily required work.

  • Must be systems orientated with demonstrated success on implementing scalable processes.

  • Experience using Power Point to create presentations from scratch, ensuring consistent formatting, use of graphics and image, and balancing appropriate level of detail with clear and crisp messaging.

Education and Experience

  • Advanced degree in biological sciences, MBA, or other relevant graduate degree

  • Minimum 20+ years (w/o Master’s) or 15+ (with Master’s) of relevant experience in biotech or pharmaceutical industry

The base salary range for this role is $208,000 to $260,048. Base salary is part of our total rewards package which also includes the opportunity for merit-based salary increases, short incentive plan participation, eligibility for our 401(k) plan, medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurances and leaves provided in line with your work state. Our robust time-off policy includes unlimited paid time off, 11 paid holidays plus additional time off for a shut-down period during the last week of December, 80 hours of paid sick time upon hire and each year thereafter. Total compensation, including base salary to be offered, will depend on elements unique to each candidate, including candidate experience, skills, education and other factors permitted by law.

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Confidential Data : All information (written, verbal, electronic, etc.) that an employee encounters is considered confidential.

Compliance :Achieve and maintain Compliance with all applicable regulatory, legal and operational rules and procedures, by ensuring that all plans and activities for and on behalf of Sumitomo Pharma America (SMPA) and affiliates are carried out with the "best" industry practices and the highest ethical standards.

Mental/Physical Requirements : Fast paced environment handling multiple demands. Must be able to exercise appropriate judgment as necessary. Requires a high level of initiative and independence. Excellent written and oral communication skills required. Requires ability to use a personal computer for extended periods of time.

Sumitomo Pharma America (SMPA) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer

Sumitomo Pharma America (SMPA) is committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.

For more information about EEO and the Law, please visit the following pages:

Equal Employment Opportunity is THE LAW (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf)

EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

Pay Transparency (https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/OFCCP/pdf/pay-transp_%20English_formattedESQA508c.pdf)

Sumitomo Pharma Co., Ltd. is a global pharmaceutical company based in Japan with key operations in the U.S. (Sumitomo Pharma America, Inc.), Canada (Sumitomo Pharma Canada, Inc.) and Europe (Sumitomo Pharma Switzerland GmbH) focused on addressing patient needs in oncology, urology, women's health, rare diseases, psychiatry & neurology, and cell & gene therapies. With several marketed products in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, a diverse pipeline of early- to late-stage assets, and in-house advanced technology capabilities, we aim to accelerate discovery, research, and development to bring novel therapies to patients sooner. For more information on SMPA, visit our website https://www.us.sumitomo-pharma.com (https://c212.net/c/link/?t=0&l=en&o=4190475-1&h=3440496098&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.us.sumitomo-pharma.com%2F&a=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.us.sumitomo-pharma.com+) or follow us on LinkedIn (https://c212.net/c/link/?t=0&l=en&o=4190475-1&h=2504638834&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.linkedin.com%2Fcompany%2Fsumitomo-pharma-america%2F&a=LinkedIn) .

At Sumitomo Pharma America, our work is guided by the Sumitomo Pharma mission, vision and values, which tie closely to our company’s cultural pillars.

Our Mission

To broadly contribute to society through value creation based on innovative research and development activities for the betterment of healthcare and fuller lives of people worldwide

Our Vision

For Longer and Healthier Lives, we unlock the future with cutting edge technology and ideas

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