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Job: Director, Supply Chain
Location: Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Novavax, Inc. (NASDAQ: NVAX), is a late-stage biotechnology company that drives improved health globally through the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative vaccines to prevent serious infectious diseases. Novavax has a late stage quadrivalent influenza nanoparticle vaccine (NanoFlu), to address key factors that can lead to the poor effectiveness of currently approved flu vaccines. ResVax, an RSV vaccine for protection of very young infants via maternal immunization, is the only vaccine in a Phase 3 clinical program and is designed to prevent severe lower respiratory tract infection which is the second leading cause of death in children under one year of age worldwide. Novavax has also developed early stage products for emerging diseases based on its proprietary nanoparticle technology as well as it’s Matrix adjuvant, currently in testing across all age demographics.
We are seeking a Director of Supply Chain to oversee all aspects of supply chain function including planning/scheduling, inventory control, and shipping and receiving. This is an exciting opportunity to develop and execute a comprehensive supply chain strategy to allow the business to transition from clinical stage to fully commercial organization. This includes development and implementation of business processes and systems into a mature supply chain function. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual with experience and interest in working in a small, entrepreneurial environment with broad responsibilities and opportunities.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Direct activities of all functions involved in planning, warehousing and control of materials from the receipt of forecasting replenishment needs to the delivery of the finished product into finished goods inventory and delivery of products.
Development of a material and product inventory strategy including management of third party logistics (3PLs).
Implement a fully functional supply chain management/production control infrastructure in order to effectively manage logistics and resources.
Source, develop, and maintain vendor relationships including those providing alternative sources of supply.
Establish performance metrics and benchmarks related to supply chain planning and replenishment processes.
Ensure efficient and compliant shipping activities.
Implement KPIs that drives accountability and improvement in both operational and financial metrics.
Application of Lean and other methodologies to drive cross functional process improvement.
Coaching and mentoring of staff in maintaining excellence on GMP, quality control, and safety.
Negotiate supply/quality agreements with key suppliers, conduct supplier evaluations and audits, manage supplier non-conformances.
Coordinating import and export shipments, regulatory compliance and coordinating accurate and timely documents with Customs, etc.
Bachelors or Masters degree in Business or Supply Chain.
Management and/or equivalent experience.
Minimum of 8 years’ experience in a supply chain/logistics management role (pharmaceutical, medical device, or biotechnology industry experience preferred).
Minimum of 8 years’ experience managing supplier/customer relationships.
Minimum of 8 years’ experience in MRP or ERP forecasting in a manufacturing environment preferred.
Experience with ERP systems and implementation of ERP processes.
Dynamic, pragmatic, and passionate with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Novavax, Inc. is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland with additional facilities in Uppsala, Sweden. Novavax is traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol NVAX and is dedicated to developing novel vaccines to address infectious disease.
Novavax, Inc. offers a base salary, annual bonus, stock options, professional career development/growth opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, Rx, STD, LTD, Life, Optional Life, 401(k) plan.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled
Novavax, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.