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Akebia Therapeutics Associate Director, Suppy Chain in Cambridge, Massachusetts

The Associate Director Supply Chain will lead the global Commercial Supply Chain for assigned product(s) to ensure uninterrupted product supply. The Associate Director will be responsible for Planning, Forecasting, and Inventory Management; coordination with internal partners in External Manufacturing, Finance, Quality, Development, Regulatory, and Purchasing. Will lead all product related activities including launches, new product transitions from development to commercial, and ensuring production schedule adherence. Will participate in SIOP process and coordinate with Supply Chain Data Analytics Team. Required Skills Manage end to end commercial supply planning process including but not limited to shelf life extension, bulk drug product manufacturing, scenario planning and inventory movement. Develop integrated plans to ensure uninterrupted supply of material, such as regulatory starting materials, bulk drug substance and drug product, and finished goods for commercial demand. Ensure that key project milestones are met; negotiates and communicates supply plan timelines within Pharmaceutical Operations and with internal and external partners. Responsible for schedule adherence, product specific dashboard, financial metrics/budgeting. Will work with SOP?s, Change Controls, Deviations, and CAPA?s. Provide CMO?s appropriate production forecasts and Purchase Orders. Will be active participant on ERP systems and Supply Chain transactions. Will work to successfully transition products from development to commercial stage. Will manage new launch activities for assigned product(s) Required Experience Bachelor?s degree with 7+ years of work experience within a commercial Supply Chain function in a biotech or pharmaceutical environment. Preferred Qualifications: Proficiency with commercial supply planning and forecasting. Experience with inventory management on a global scale Experience with launch process for new product Strong organizational and forecasting skills Strong ability to strategically plan, organize and manage multiple projects simultaneously. Demonstrated track record of creativity and problem solving within a regulated environment