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Director, Supply Chain Management 9/16/2017

Santen, Inc. Emeryville, CA

Emeryville, CA
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The Director, Supply Chain Management (Americas) is responsible for direction, strategy, planning and execution for the Americas (ie, US, Canada; in the future, possibly also Latin America) supply chain operations in line with the strategy established at Global level. This position oversees the sourcing and logistics for Santen products for and from Americas including developing and establishing required organization, systems, processes and procedure. The position reports to the Head of Global Supply Chain at Santen, based in Switzerland.


Responsibility for strategic and operational management of the Supply Chain Management in Americas, from planning through sourcing, until distribution to the 3PL warehouse, at a later stage potentially until distribution to customers
Interacting with Executive Team members, participate in developing and executing company strategy and managing business to achieve company s short and long term goals.
Manage product supply in a cost efficient manner meeting KPI s including those developed by GSCM, maintaining reliable supply and enabling timely and successful product launches.
Partner with executive management and functional heads in driving Sales & Operations Planning (S & OP) process in Americas, according to the global standards
Drive continuous improvement of Supply Chain Management implementing PDCA cycle and other continuous improvement (CI) principles for Americas organization
Prepare, monitor and control Supply Chain Management budget for Americas.
Responsibility for management, development and mentoring of direct reports in Supply Chain Management Organization.
Represent SCM in launch projects and business development projects
Perform other duties as necessary as assigned by management