Boehringer Ingelheim Site Supply Chain Management Head, Athens, GA in ATHENS, Georgia

Boehringer Ingelheim is an equal opportunity global employer who takes pride in maintaining a diverse and inclusive culture. We embrace diversity of perspectives and strive for an inclusive environment which benefits our employees, patients and communities.


Lead and provide direct oversight for the site Supply Chain team. Ensures a reliable global market supply of the AH product portfolio manufactured by the site and, where applicable, site managed Contract Manufacturing Organizations(CMOs)through transparent and accurate planning information, launch coordination, label management, product change and transfer management.

Provide proactive supply status of the AH product portfolio manufactured by the local site and, where applicable, locally managed CMOs.

Provide robust and innovative supply chain solutions, supply issue facilitation, and collaboration to exceed expectations of our business partners.

As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies' success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim's high regard for our employees.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Supply Chain Management:

  • Responsible for directing the site supply chain management department.

  • Accountable for leading and directing of accurate and compliant set-up, execution and governance of all site supply chain operations, processes, planning import/export, physical material flows and warehousing activities for the local site and, where applicable, site managed CMOs.

  • Responsible for optimizing, standardizing, and continuous improvement in the supply of products and the associated costs for transportation, warehousing, and destruction based on the given priorities, targets and guidelines of corporate BIAH Supply Network.

  • Establish and conduct Site SCM Tier process, monitoring performance and execution of CAPAs in case of deviations.

  • Promote site-wide supply chain education and knowledge.

Site Planning:

  • Accountable for improving all supply planning related processes, inventory optimization and capacity planning.

  • Responsible for leading production & capacity planning and scheduling for site and supply planning for locally managed CMOs (where applicable) ensuring maximum output service level along with optimal capacity (production / packaging equipment and labor)and material utilization; responsible for planning and scheduling maintenance activities on production equipment.

  • Ensures contingency planning and prioritization of product supply in case of supply bottlenecks with business partners and in alignment with BIAH Global Supply Management.

  • Responsible for inventory management which includes monitoring and ensuring transparency of inventory levels at all stages to optimize inventory levels that meet market demands while minimizing holding costs and destructions/obsolescence for all site products.

  • Responsible for leading product procurement for the site.

  • Responsible for optimizing through-put times within the site supply chain to ensure stable and fast supply.

Import & Export:

  • Accountable for leading and directing accurate & compliant set-up, execution and governance of all import / export processes.

  • Accountable for compliant scheduling, set-up and execution of all export deliveries in compliance with product shipping conditions and supply chain security. Coordinate with freight forwarders and brokers.

  • Observance of country specific legal and regulatory requirements (e.g. foreign trade compliance) in line with direction from Export Control Officer.

  • Responsible for driving standardization, optimization for all import and export processes based on guidelines of BIAH Global Distribution and Logistics to ensure compliant product supply to optimize time and cost.

  • Responsible for optimization of transportation costs with respect to consolidation, mode of transport and support of tender processes initiated by global.

  • Accountable that export guidance and procedures given by global are established, monitored, executed and that in case of deviations CAPAs are performed.

Site Warehouse Management / Inventory Control:

  • Accountable for leading warehouse management for site ensuring maximum output service level along with optimal capacity.

  • Accountable for all site warehouse activities related to receiving, material storage, material handling, allocation of direct material to support manufacturing and destructions.

  • Accountable for label management and compliance.

  • Accountable for inventory control and cycle counting.

  • May be accountable for development, execution, and management of all third party warehousing contracts, as needed to support local POPU in coordination with local sourcing, as well as the physical distribution of goods from the facility.

  • Responsible for driving standardization, optimization for all warehouse processes based on guidelines of Global Distribution and Logistics to ensure compliant product storage, transportation and distribution to optimize time and cost.

  • Ensure site warehouse continually operates within all SOPs and required domestic and international regulatory compliance and EHSS laws and guidelines.

Launch & Change Services:

  • Project Manage all site operational activities linked to product launch, rationalization and change management in supply chain.

  • Responsible for accurate site operational master data quality, master data workflows and processes.

  • Responsible for accurate planning data (integrity and quality).

  • May be responsible for packaging artwork creation and modifications (select sites); or coordinate with Corporate BIAH SNPM PLCM team.

Domestic Distribution (for POPU's that share a distribution center with the local BOPU):

  • Provide warehousing, pick, pack, and shipment activities on behalf of the Commercial SCM team.

  • Responsible for driving standardization, optimization for distribution processes based on guidelines of Global Distribution and Logistics to ensure compliant distribution to optimize time and cost.

  • Ensure distribution area continually operates within all SOPs and required domestic regulatory compliance and EHSS laws and guidelines.

Desired Skills, Experience and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree required in Business Administration, Biopharmaceuticals, or Veterinary; advanced degree preferred.

  • More than ten (>10) years’ experience in Logistics/SCM in a multinational company, preferably in the Bio-/Pharmaceutical industry.

  • More than five (>5) years’ of expertise in Supply/Replenishment/Change Planning, Execution, Inventory Management and Implementation.

  • More than five (>5) years of experience in Sourcing (with CMOs), Contract/Launch/Performance/Project Management, Forecasting, and Supply Chain Cost control desirable.

  • Minimum of 10 years of leadership experience

  • Experience in specific handling of vaccines (production specifics, transportation)

  • Expertise in international customs regulations relevant for Bio-/Pharmaceutical logistics.

  • Project management skills to lead complex organizational /process/IT-Projects/International SCM and/or within cross-functional context and strategic initiatives.

  • More than five (>5) years’ of experience of product transfers between production sites (Internal and External).

  • Deep knowledge of state of the art SCM concepts & methods as well as expertise in BPE.

  • Experience in organizational transformation (e.g. change management approaches)

  • Experience in ERP systems (i.e. SAP)

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.

  • Must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if required)

  • Must be 18 years of age or older

Our Culture:

Boehringer Ingelheim is one of the world’s top 20 pharmaceutical companies and operates globally with approximately 50,000 employees. Since our founding in 1885, the company has remained family-owned and today we are committed to creating value through innovation in three business areas including human pharmaceuticals, animal health and biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing. Since we are privately held, we have the ability to take an innovative, long-term view. Our focus is on scientific discoveries and the introduction of truly novel medicines that improve lives and provide valuable services and support to patients and their families. Employees are challenged to take initiative and achieve outstanding results. Ultimately, our culture and drive allows us to maintain one of the highest levels of excellence in our industry. We are also deeply committed to our communities and our employees create and engage in programs that strengthen the neighborhoods where we live and work. Boehringer Ingelheim, including Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim USA, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA, Inc., Merial Barceloneta, LLC and Boehringer Ingelheim Fremont, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status, including protected veteran status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.

Boehringer Ingelheim is firmly committed to ensuring a safe, healthy, productive and efficient work environment for our employees, partners and customers. As part of that commitment, Boehringer Ingelheim conducts pre-employment verifications and drug screenings. *LI-BR1

Organization: US-Merial, Inc.

Title: Site Supply Chain Management Head, Athens, GA

Location: Americas-United States-GA-Athens

Requisition ID: 185116