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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Director, Supply Chain in San Jose, California

Job Description SummaryResponsible for the management of Supply Chain Processes for BD Biosciences. Leads the development and improvement of strategies and processes for the following functional areas: Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning, Demand Planning, Supply Planning, Matrixed Global Logistics and Distribution organization for all BDB domestic locations and regions in collaboration with regional supply chain leaders. Worldwide SIOP and Demand to Supply Process owner for BDB

Job Description

The Director of Supply Chain is responsible for management of the overall Supply Chain Processes for BD Biosciences. Leads the development and improvement of strategies and processes for the following functional areas: Demand Planning, Supply Planning, and matrixed Global Logistics and Distribution organization, for all domestic BDB locations and all regions in collaboration with the Regional Supply Chain Leaders. The Director of Supply Chain is also the Worldwide SIOP and the Demand to Supply Process Owner for BDB.

The Director of Supply Chain ensures effective Supply Chain processes via standardized utilization of tools and people capabilities. This position has the responsibility of making sure there are processes in place to drive capacity and resource plans to balance worldwide demand, global process improvement initiatives and key driver goals.

This position has responsibility for working with cross-functional stakeholders to ensure the right Supply Chain Strategies and Processes are in place to support WW and regional business and customer needs. Supports and works closely with Unit President, VP/GM, Platform and Regional Business Leaders, Cluster /Manufacturing Operations Leaders, Finance Leaders, Marketing and Sales Leaders, R&D Leaders, the BDX Corporate Supply Chain Leaders and Supply Chain Leadersin all regionsto drive overall business performance including overall service, inventory and cost objectives. Develops comprehensive Supply Chain business metrics and ensures alignment of Supply Chain strategies with global and regional business strategies.

The position is accountable for appropriately managing and improving overall inventory- DIO goals. The position also has overall responsibility for Global product deployment, and works with the respective Supply Managers and worldwide regions to have processes in place for allocation methodology and shipments according to business needs. The position is responsible for developing and improving communication processes for significant current/potential supply performance problems (schedule unfeasibility or non-compliance, material or capacity imbalances, Supplier issue, etc.) to the appropriate stakeholders.

As the BDB SIOP Process Owner, this position is responsible for the design, implementation, and facilitation of Best Practice processes and systems with an overall objective of continuous improvement of the BDB SIOP process. This includes coordination of New Activities, Demand Planning, Supply Planning, Integrated Reconciliation and Management Business Reviews for reagents and instruments.

This position is responsible for developing and improving the capabilities of the Supply Chain Organization. This includes developing the capabilities of the Associates and deploying and leveraging continuous improvement methodology, including lean, six sigma, validation, and SAP utilization. The position ensures that policies and procedures are in place to provide for safe operations. This position ensures that Supply Chain Operations are conducted in compliance with regulatory requirements.

The position reports to the Senior Director- Global Supply Chain, is a team member of the BDB Operations Leadership Team, and a member of the BDX-Global Supply Chain Planning Leadership team.

Direct reports to this position include SIOP, Demand Planning, and Supply Planning teams for BD Biosciences.


Functional Responsibilities


Supply Chain Demand to Supply Process Owner
  • Member of the Operations extended Leadership Team. Participate on strategy and business review sessions.

  • Together with other members of the Leadership Team take business decisions and develop and deploy business strategies.

  • Together with the Cluster/Manufacturing Operations Leaders develop and update Operations strategies that are aligned to the business strategies.

  • Together with the SIOP, Demand Planning and Supply Planning Managers, develop the Supply Chain Strategy for the Business. This strategy should be aligned with the Business and Operations strategies.

  • Together with the SIOP, Demand Planning, and Supply Planning Managers, enhance the capabilities of supply chain associates to meet the new or improved processes.

  • Directly manage the Managers of SIOP, Demand Planning, and Supply Planning. Coaching them on strategy development, process excellence and execution.


BDB SIOP Process Owner
  • Ensures that Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning process and meetings are implemented and institutionalized in all regions of the world. Drives continuous improvement towards Best Practice processes and systems.

  • When required Chairs Global SIOP Management Business Review meetings. Works directly with key functional stakeholders accross all applicable domestic and international regions.

  • Acts as lead to aid in infrastructure, education, training and implementation of both the regional and the Global SIOP process. This includes working with Business Leaders on improving Business strategy and business management, validating the forecast accuracy, managing inventory strategy and parameters globally and aligning the Financial/Business plans with the appropriate operations plans.

  • When required facilitates the Global meetings and attends the Regional Demand Review, Supply Review and Management Business Review SIOP meetings to get the appropriate buy-in and information. When required facilitates the determination of the MBR agenda, aids in the roll-up of information, acts as liaison between the regional meetings and representatives to enable the global process.

  • Establishes work processes for continuous improvement of SIOP process using Best Practice benchmarking methodology and periodic process assessments.Demand Planning

  • Together with the Managers of Demand Planning and within the SIOP umbrella, ensures an effective demand planning process is in place across all sites.

  • Provides summary outputs of the demand process at the IR and MBR SIOP meetings.

  • Works closely with regional representatives to develop accurate and timely demand plans.


Supply Planning
  • Together with the Managers of Supply Planning, and within the SIOP umbrella ensure an effective monthly Supply process is in place across all sites, identifying and resolving significant supply-demand imbalances over a rolling two year period. Drives functional process excellence across BDB.

  • Provides summary outputs of the Supply Process at the Integrated Reconciliation and Management Business Reviews Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning meetings.

  • Establishes strategies, key performance metrics, target objectives/guidelines and improvement initiatives to meet supply management objectives, including differentiated offerings by product/customer classification or geography as appropriate.

  • Develops a Global Inventory Strategy Process, including the development of inventory targets by product line. Ensures the establishment of target inventory levels and mix to achieve management objectives for service levels, backorder incidence/duration and inventory- DIO goals. Identifies and leads efforts to improve inventory velocity and minimize preventable losses due to excess supply and obsolescence.

  • Overall responsibility for the deployment of BDB reagents and instruments. Designs and executes service strategies to drive customer satisfaction in line fill, reduced shipments per order, and on-time arrival of orders.

  • Ensures single point-of-contact in major short-supply issues and prioritizes allocation methodology and shipments according to business need.

  • Effectively directs the supply planning elements for new product introductions, conversions and rationalization efforts.


  • Collaborates with the matrixed Global Logistics and Distribution teams on global logistics strategies and key performance metrics aligned with the business strategies for Shipping, storage, receiving and transportation improvement programs, Inventory levels, distribution strategy, Warehouse utilization, etc.

  • Collaborates a global distribution and transportation strategy, in alignment with BDB manufacturing strategy. Optimizes network for transportation efficiencies, inventory carrying costs, E/O costs, and customer service levels.

  • Identifies areas of opportunity within the worldwide supply chain. Reporting and Communication

  • Develops and maintains metrics to track performance and business contribution.

  • Provide periodic communication of maturity progress on BDB WW SIOP Process. Team Responsibilities

  • Participates in and contributes to applicable initiative teams within BDX and BDB.

  • Educates teammates on supply chain processes.

  • Supports an environment which promotes positive communication.

  • Exhibit a passion for improvement and professionalism.

  • Keeps abreast of US and non-US regulations affecting own area of supervision/management and complies with those regulations. Initiates changes to BDB practices and procedures to support compliance requirements. Communicates the need for regulatory compliance to members in own functional area.

  • Complies with all GMP, regulatory and ISO guidelines including company policies and departmental procedures

  • Carries out Human Resource management responsibilities such as hires, job assignments, termination recommendations, transfers, promotions, salary actions, and performance reviews on time.

  • Exercises responsibility for employee training, development, and motivating supervised employees.

  • Implements the Division's Affirmative Action Plan as it applies to the function supervised. Monitors conduct and relationships among the employees supervised to prevent discriminatory acts or comments.

  • Performs other related duties and assignments as required. Accountability / Metrics

  • Responsible for effective implementation and continuous improvement of SIOP process within BDB. Centralization and management of integration across all business locations.

  • Shared accountability for key plant supply chain metrics, i.e., back order, DIO, stock loss and excess/obsolete inventory costs.

  • Shared accountability for additional global key supply chain metrics including finished goods inventory turns and service-to-sales levels.


Knowledge and Skills
  • BS / BA with a concentration in Logistics, Engineering, Operations Management or related degree required, MBA or other advanced degree desirable.

  • Minimum of 10+ year’s business experience with a demonstrated knowledge of Supply Chain concepts and "Best Practices." Specific experience in the areas of Demand Planning, Supply Planning, and Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning preferred.

  • Experience implementing Supply Chain Planning Execution Systems and Processes within an ERP environment, including design and implementation.

  • Extensive experience with MPS/MRP systems. Knowledge of integrated Supply Chain systems (i.e., ECC, SCM) preferred.

  • Advanced analytical skills including business and financial analyses. Advanced PC application skills.

  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, organizational, oral/written communication, and process facilitation skills.

  • Demonstrated change management skills.

  • APICS certification preferred.

  • Excellent written and oral skills, strong process facilitation skills and ability to lead without direct authority.

  • Thorough knowledge of GMP and ISO requirements.

Primary Work LocationUSA CA - San Jose

Additional Locations

Work ShiftNA (United States of America)

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