Associate Director Supply Chain

Hiring By - Biostaffic



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Posted 4 months ago
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Our client, a biotech company situated in Bavaria, is at the forefront of innovative pharmaceutical research and development. Committed to advancing healthcare through ground-breaking discoveries, the company specializes in biopharmaceuticals aimed at addressing unmet medical needs globally.

The Associate Director of Supply Chain plays a pivotal role in ensuring the seamless coordination of all supply chain activities within the company's operations. This individual will be responsible for overseeing and optimizing the end-to-end supply chain processes to support the company's strategic objectives and meet the demands of a dynamic and rapidly evolving industry.


  • Strategic Planning: Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop and execute supply chain strategies aligned with business goals, ensuring the efficient flow of materials and products throughout the supply chain network.
  • Inventory Management: Implement inventory control measures to optimize inventory levels, minimize excess or obsolete stock, and ensure product availability while managing costs.
  • Supplier Relationship Management: Establish and maintain strong relationships with suppliers and vendors, negotiating contracts, managing supplier performance, and ensuring compliance with quality standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Logistics and Distribution: Oversee transportation, warehousing, and distribution operations, ensuring timely delivery of products to customers while optimizing costs and enhancing operational efficiency.
  • Risk Management: Identify potential risks within the supply chain and develop mitigation strategies to minimize disruptions, ensuring continuity of supply and compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Process Improvement: Continuously assess and improve supply chain processes, leveraging data analytics and performance metrics to drive operational excellence and enhance competitiveness.
  • Team Leadership: Provide leadership and guidance to the supply chain team, fostering a culture of collaboration, accountability, and continuous learning to achieve departmental and organizational objectives.


  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Business Administration, or related field; advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 7 years of progressive experience in supply chain management within the biotech, pharmaceutical, or life sciences industry.
  • Strong knowledge of supply chain principles, practices, and regulations, with a focus on GMP/GDP compliance.
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic planning, supplier management, inventory optimization, and logistics operations.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills, with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate cross-functionally and lead teams towards common goals.
  • Proficiency in ERP systems, data analytics tools, and Microsoft Office Suite.

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


  • Germany

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 12, 2024
Company Overview

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Finding the best talent, the make the greatest change to patients globally. Our journey at Scienta started small, with an audacious vision borne out of 17 years of combined life science recruitment experience by our founders, Lewis, Guy, and Tudor. Their ambition extended beyond merely providing a service to clients; they sought to establish meaningful partnerships. Rooted in an unwavering commitment to client-oriented recruitment, leveraging their vast industry knowledge, and a comprehensive network, Scienta was established in 2017. From these humble roots, Scienta has flourished into a multinational organisation, with a team of 20 experts in the UK and US. We've solidified our reputation as a trusted recruitment partner for the pharmaceutical industry, aiding them in recruiting exceptional life science professionals. At the heart of Scienta is relationships. We dig deep into understanding our clients and candidates, knowing their goals, motivations, and dreams. This depth of engagement ensures we not only align skills but also create a cultural harmony that strengthens teams and ultimately fuels innovations that transform patients' lives. Recognising that each role within the Life Science industry has distinct recruitment requirements, our specialised teams provide a targeted approach within: • Quality Assurance • Medical Affairs • Clinical Research & Development • Regulatory Affairs • Scientific & Preclinical • Drug Safety • Commercial • Technical Operations Regardless of your needs - be it an integrated recruitment solution, assembling a full team, a retained search, or hiring contractors - we customise our services to align with your business objectives.
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