VP or SVP of Global Supply Chain

Location: Sandy, UT

A key member of the Company leadership team, the VP of Global Supply provides the leadership, strategy, and management skills to build, lead and oversee the team’s, global supply team. In particular, the VP of GPS will have oversight over the company’s manufacture partners, and supply chain infrastructure, supporting the sales, approvals and launch of product globally. The position reports to the CEO working daily in collaboration with the sales, marketing, quality, R&D and regulatory teams.


Principle Duties and Responsibilities Include:

Charged with evaluating, selecting and managing key supply chain partners, including manufacturing and raw ingredient suppliers.  Ensure auditing is compliant with company quality, safety, sustainability and social policies.
Develop key functional areas (including their people, their processes and execution) to include external manufacturing, supply chain and manufacturing, science, and technology to support the readiness, filing and supply of company products worldwide.
Work in collaboration with the research, regulatory, marketing and sales to ensure product timelines are met. With this, the successful candidate will play a key role in developing and implementing integrated Contract Manufacturing strategies (regulatory and finished product supply) for Company’s pipeline projects.
Accountable for an externalized manufacturing, shipping, distribution, labeling, packaging and storage, via a global network of qualified vendors; Responsible for the processes utilized by Company to manage and oversee vendor readiness and execution to ensure Right First Time, On Time In Full supply to clinical and commercial supply chains.
Key partner of product launch team.
Oversees, manages, and provides development opportunities for personnel in all areas of product development, manufacturing, planning, procurement, logistics, and production control.
Manage all logistics functions, coordination, and warehouses globally.
Works with key partners and peers to develop policies, processes and programs that ensure efficient workflow and the production of high-quality product and associated documentation. Ensures development processes comply with regulatory requirements to minimize risk to the organization and addresses the analysis and evaluation of process development procedures and practices to ensure compliance with regulatory, legal, and good manufacturing procedures to attain corporate goals.
Areas of specific key responsibility will include:

Build, lead, manage and develop a best-in-class, high-performance team, and related support functions. Provide effective leadership to the organization to ensure the development of the business and its people. Manage the organization to accommodate anticipated growth and to ensure technical strength across all levels. Ensure operations and technical leadership, and all departmental associates have development opportunities and plans for career advancement, are provided with routine and useful feedback, have personal goals aligned with corporate, program team, and brand goals and a clear understanding of how their work directly impacts patients and is relevant to the success of Company.
Develop and generate strategy and then implement a global supply chain and inventory risk management procedures.
Work diligently to ensure compliance of operation and procedure with respect to registrational compliance evaluation, and ongoing release of products.
Ensure appropriate technical and managerial oversight of external CDMOs, 3PL, Distribution / Depots and related service providers, to ensure right first – on time production to supply clinical studies in compliance with Global Health Authority Regulations as well as regional requirements Guidelines.
Oversee functional efforts to optimize existing processes, scale-up efforts and solve complex manufacturing issues in a compliant and timely manner.
Responsible for assessing and analyzing information resulting in recommendations for long-term manufacturing solutions, including new manufacturing sites and facilities, that are aligned with the corporate strategy and evolving goals.
Support product launches by ensuring practical and cost-effective manufacturing and analytical approaches.
Sets priorities, measures results, assesses and implements new learnings for continual improvement, and reports progress to the executive staff and the CEO.
Routinely assess and define risks associated with in the span of control, create and implement effective mitigation plans, and escalate as appropriate.
Ensure the management of all financial aspects of the supply chain including budgeting, forecasting, long-range planning and overall management and accountability of product supply. Help lead development of the company’s supply chain strategy, the annual global business goals and tactical implementation plans in collaboration with the other members of the management team, including effective involvement of direct reports and communication with colleagues.
Work collaboratively with regulatory affairs colleagues to help manage, direct, and monitor the preparation, assembly and filing of regulatory submissions to support new product approvals and existing brands, including interactions between the company and health authority representatives and other submissions. Directly accountable at the executive level for the accuracy and quality of all associated documentation, including submissions and query responses provided to regulatory authorities. Ensure compliance with respect to International Regulatory requirements to assure favorable compliance reviews and audits.
Ensure the organization’s resources are aligned and prepared to support the development, launch, and clinical manufacturing needs for quality production
Regular interaction with R&D, CMO, Product Management, sales and regulatory for continual process improvements.
Work collaboratively with Quality and Regulatory to oversee establishment of development stage and product appropriate specifications aligned with production capabilities.
Lead development of relationships and contracts for the procurement of high value and cost- effective services and materials for the company’s products. Coordinate the selection and oversight of component vendors and contract manufacturers. Conduct project management and day-to-day interactions with all related research and contract manufacturing operations for clinical products.
Ensure all manufacturing agreements are effectively negotiated to meet the near- and long-term needs of Company in a cost-efficient manner as agreed with legal, finance and functional heads.
Review technical documentation and summaries to ensure sound rationale, conformance with regulations and existing approvals, and challenge where appropriate the effectiveness of these documents to deliver on the intended purpose.
Develop plans to accomplish company objectives and achieve long-range and short-term product development objectives.
QC and QA will report to this position.
Develop departmental budget and product cost structure and identify cost improvement opportunities. Have full budget responsibility and accountability. Review and approve expense and capital budgets for development and manufacturing.
Hold all department members accountable for establishing the minimal number of processes that enable the most efficient workflow and product in keeping with all relevant International and regional standards and guidelines.
Understand the team’s current performance levels; define, implement, and manage Key Performance Indicators (KPI) both internally and for third party relationships to produce results that are cost-effective, mitigate risk and ultimately have a positive effect on daily operations that add value for the company.

B.S is required
MBA preferred
10 Yrs.+ in progressive CMC, Process Development, Manufacturing and Supply Chain leadership roles within like Lifesciences organizations; Startup / Biotech launch experience preferred; Biologics process and manufacture experience preferred
Candidate should have a track record of establishing a global commercial product supply chain and having had successful interactions with the regulatory agencies, as demonstrated by timely global CMC submissions, approvals and clinical and commercial supply of pharmaceutical compounds, Vitamins, Minerals, Supplements, Cosmetics, and other consumer products.
Candidate should have comfort in leading through influence, acting with agility, leading problem solving and driving toward robust solutions; Communication is a critical strength, demonstrated at all levels of the organization; Sense of humor and humility are essential
Position may require /morning, evening and/or weekend commitments as the Company team is spread across the globe, and vendors located internationally.
Position may require domestic and international travel (up to 50%)
Must come from VMS, or beauty products.  Strong preference for MLM experience.
To apply send resume to [email protected]

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