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Sr. Director, Product Supply Chain

Location Novato, California


The Sr. Director, Product Supply Chain (PSCO) is full-time member of one or more Chemical, Manufacturing and Controls (CMC) product teams, with accountability to ensure that a compliant, robust and resilient supply chain has been configured in alignment with the product strategy for their assigned product.  Through effective leadership of their supply chain sub-team, the PSCO will secure reliable supply for our patients.  He/She manages the creation and maintenance of product master data, ensuring a high degree of data accuracy, and the timely implementation of approved projects build resilience.  This person also identifies and assesses product supply risks, which are then prioritized for mitigation by the CMC team.

Under the leadership of the CMC Team Leader/Project Manager, the Sr. Director, Product Supply Chain builds resilience and secures supply of quality product to patients by work with their sub-team members and key stakeholders to plan for and manage commercialization after initial approval, Tier 1,2,3 country launches, product security, ongoing line extensions and global lot restricting changes.  They are accountable for accurate product costing (including development of standard costs) the label implementation process for their assigned product(s), for maintaining an accurate supply chain map of the flow of goods, including storage and logistics, and the flow of funds.  When an actionable risk of patient level stock out is identified, the PSCO prepares the supply assessment that is the basis of the Global Material Review Board evaluation and decision-making relative to notification of Regulatory Agencies. 

Key interfaces include:

  • Supply planning;
  • Clinical supply chain
  • Demand planning;
  • Production scheduling in internal plants and for contract manufacturing;
  • Commercial and clinical operations;
  • Procurement and category management teams;
  • Enterprise Master Data Management;
  • Legal, Tax, Product Costing and Finance;
  • Logistics team, formulation, packaging engineering and validation;
  • CMC team members, including the CMC Regulatory Leader, Product Quality leader and their sub-teams.

This crucial role is a member of the BioMarin Global Supply Chain and Product Management communities and participates in network initiatives and efforts, including improving governance, and delivering TOPs and SCOPE strategic objectives.


  • Accountability for Product Supply Chain configuration, including Finished Goods SKU strategy
  • Master data set up and management to enable supply planning globally
  • Long range planning in alignment with both product and network strategies – determine what mix of inventory, capacity (dual sourcing) or lead time buffers are needed to secure supply
  • Manages product switches and transfers in alignment with the product strategy, including clinical to commercial transitions
  • Sets product family inventory targets and safety stock levels and implements initiatives to achieve set targets
  • Product family level supply chain Key Performance Indicators
  • Ensures demand, supply, master scheduling alignment across all planners
  • Supply Chain maps (physical, and financial flows) for a products supply chain
  • Establish and maintain a register of end-to-end product supply chain risks.  Prioritize and advocate effectively for inclusion of key mitigations into the CMC portfolio.
  • Foster a culture of cross-functional collaboration, objective self-analysis and transparent collective ownership of outcomes.  Develop team members, cultivate our leadership bench and provide mentoring to junior staff.  Provide real time, constructive feedback to the direct managers of team members.


The work product from the Sr. Director, Product Supply Chain will directly support product revenue and other programs executed in the network, will be a major driver for Manufacturing expenses, and will highly impact operational and transportation costs of external operations.

The Sr. Director, Product Supply Chain is a senior leader, member of the SCOPE extended leadership team.


  • BS/MS/B.Sc/M.Sc./PhD preferably in the life sciences or engineering
  • APICS certification and/or supply chain education preferred
  • Other continuing education initiatives highly desirable (e.g. Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, industry specific coursework)


  • Minimum 12 years of materials management, production planning and scheduling experience
  • At least 5 years GMP/GCP compliant Biopharma operations experience required
  • International/global experience preferred
  • Experience with CMC teams/subteams desired:  strong project management and facilitation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to partner with other functional groups to achieve business objectives required
  • Proven leader with demonstrated ability to build and lead successful cross functional teams
  • Strong collaboration skills and demonstrated ability to lead change and identify opportunities that have resulted in positive business outcomes
  • Excellent organizational agility that demonstrates how to get results while strengthening internal and external relationships with minimal resources.
  • Consistent demonstration of managerial courage to make timely decisions without complete data to ensure quality product to patients.
  • Consistently demonstrates sound quality judgement and balances between business, supply and quality aspects.
  • Ability to influence decision makers and utilizes sound problem solving skills to recommend options and implement effective solutions.
  • Highly skilled in the ability to work with ambiguity and complexity, and can continuously modify options and solutions across all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated ability for highly developed ability to communicate in both oral and written domains.
  • Proven ability to translate complex scientific or quality concepts across all levels of understanding.
  • Superior communication skills – Oral, written and formal presentation skills with senior management, middle management and line staff
  • Creative problem solving skills
  • Comfortable and effective working indirectly through others


This is a global role, and requires travel as appropriate to secure required outcomes in alignment with TOPs and Product strategies. 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee may frequently be required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities by this job include close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

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