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Director, Supply Chain Management

  Chicago, IL,  United States |  Full time

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Posting Date :  2022-08-08

Job Identification :  11061

Department  :  Production

Purpose of the Position/ Role Summary The incumbent within this position will provide leadership and oversight within the diverse Supply Chain Management functions, and responsibilities within the North American region. Directing and aligning all activities of material acquisition, product demand forecasting and planning, inventory control, managing the acquisition of product within third party manufactures, and the on-time, in-full distribution of product to the customer. Level setting the expectations and measurables for the Supply Chain Management organization to those of the region’s Commercial, Operations and Finance present year and long-term strategic plans. The is role will, as appropriate, collaborate and communicate with the Supply Chain Management leadership within other regions to ensure “best practice” application to systems and processes are in place.



  • Provide leadership and oversight within the diverse Supply Chain Management functions, and responsibilities within the North American region with a strong focus to attraction, development, and retention of leaders and key subject matter experts who can effectively work across the enterprise to deliver against customer demand, and support cost effective, sustainable, high quality supply chain processes.
  • Set the expectations and measurables for the Supply Chain Management organization and be the voice of Supply Chain Management to level-set the deliverables against those of the region’s Commercial, Operations, and Finance organization’s present year demands and long-term strategic plans.
  • Serves as the steward to the region’s S&OP processes and systems.  Working collaboratively with Commercial and Operations in development and maintenance of demand forecast modeling.  Assuring there is alignment to the appropriate resources and credibility within the systems supporting effective/efficient product planning, and on-time, in-full customer order release.
  • Drives the effective balance to inventory management.  Pulling the appropriate levers to assure inventory cost is managed against budget targets, while coordinating with Operations to ensure finished goods inventory can best deliver to customer demand. 
  • Liaisons with Quality to support procurement and delivery of materials and components that fall within established specifications.  Provides appropriate influence on Vendor/Supplier relationships and ensures support, within the Supply Chain teams, are assigned to matters which need resolution.
  • Owns the management of Third Party/Contract Manufacturing relations to deliver against set product delivery expectations.  Creates the appropriate alliances within those organizations who, through a 3rd-party relationship, product for Bimeda customers, and develops and fosters effective customer relationships to entities for which we are a Contract Manufacturer.
  • Aligns with R&D, Regulatory Affairs and Commercial Marketing in support of activities related to new product development and new product launch.  Seeking opportunities to leverage existing vendor/supplier relationships, and cost-effective attainment of materials and components, as appropriate.


  • ENGAGEMENT, DRIVE AND EMPOWERMENT - The ability to convey confidence in employee’s ability to be successful, especially at challenging new tasks; delegating significant responsibility and authority to engage employees; allowing employees freedom to decide how they will accomplish their goals and resolve issues.
  • FOSTERING COLLABORATION/TEAMWORK- is the ability to work jointly with others or together especially in an intellectual endeavor; the ability and desire to work cooperatively with others on a team; as a team leader, the ability to demonstrate interest, skill, and success in getting groups to learn to work together. Builds partnerships for global performance.  Respects others.
  • NEGOTIATIONIs the ability to know how to get what you want; understands the win-win relationships; understands each party’s interest in the situation.
  • LEADING WITH COURAGE - Tactfully dispenses direct and actionable feedback; is open and direct with others without being intimidating; deals head-on with people problems and is capable to mediate in conflictual situations. Isn’t afraid to deliver difficult messages and adapts one’s communication according to context.
  • DECISIVENESS – The ability to make difficult decisions in a timely manner and avoid procrastinating or asking for unnecessary data or information. Makes the right decision, asks the right questions, finds solutions.





BA/BS in Supply Chain Management or Business/Operational Management, with emphasis in Supply Chain Management principles

7-10 years of progressive growth in a supply chain management function, within a pharmaceutical and/or direct to consumer goods manufacturer.  At least 3 -5 years as leader/manager of a traditional supply chain manager function/team

Strong Business and Financial Acumen

Working knowledge and understanding of S&OP principles and systems, inventory and vendor management solutions, and ERP systems and solution.

Strong communications skills displayed through effective written communications, both technical and non-technical, and the ability to present in a manner of influence and impact

General understanding and appreciation for cGMP, GMP and operating within a regulated/validated system and environment

Displayed ability to apply knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance operational goals and objectives. Understands and appreciates the impact effective supply chain management has to operational excellence and profitability.


MBA and/or Master Certificate in Supply Chain Management

Experience in and ownership of an operational P&L


Bimeda is a leading global innovator, manufacturer and marketer of veterinary pharmaceuticals and animal health products and has over half a century’s experience in providing science-driven solutions to optimize the health, wellbeing and productivity of the world’s animals.

Bimeda’s global innovation program sees nine state-of-the art R&D centers across four continents collaborate on an enviable product development pipeline which anticipates the ever-evolving needs of the animal health industry.

Bimeda’s eleven manufacturing facilities across eight countries allow the company to manufacture a broad range of preventative, curative and nutritional products including sterile injectables, vaccinations, nutritional boluses, feed additives, tablets, water-soluble powders, pastes and non-sterile liquids.

Globally, the company focuses on the development, manufacture and commercialization of quality Bimeda-branded products while also being the partner of choice for contract manufacturing and R&D services for prominent companies within the animal health industry.

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Bimeda is a leading global manufacturer,  marketer and distributor of animal health products and veterinary pharmaceuticals.  Through ongoing expansion and strategic acquisition,  Bimeda has established markets in more than seventy countries worldwide and has R&D,  manufacturing and distribution capabilities across Europe,  North America,  South America,  Africa,  Asia and Australasia.






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