Associate Director of Supply Chain - Lexington, MA

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Active since 31-05-2018 Job category Logistics: Procurement & Supply...
Location Lexington, MA Level Professional
Educational level Bachelor / Graduate Employment type -
Hours 40 Salary Competitive

uniQure is dedicated to bringing therapies for unmet medical needs to patients. In doing so, each function in uniQure is directly or indirectly responsible for the lives of patients. This responsibility should be part of our day-to-day working life (i) by living up to high quality standards and (ii) by recognizing the sense of urgency in areas of high medical need.

Main purpose of the job

The Associate Director of Supply Chain is a senior member of the Operations department. The role requires strong collaborative interaction skills with the different disciplines within Operations: Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Regulatory Affairs, Technical Services, and Facility Management. For CMC and business related topics, cooperation with Process Development, Assay Development, Clinical, Marketing, Finance, Legal Suppliers and business partners is also required.

Key result areas (major duties, accountabilities and responsibilities):

  • Direct the planning, procurement and inventory management of all materials for commercial and clinical production well as support groups at the Lexington, MA site by using financial systems, production schedules, forecasts and annual budget projections.
  • Establish, manage and report appropriate service levels of inventory while supporting QA/QC investigations regarding raw material discrepancies in alignment with working capital initiatives.
  • Manage raw material inventory reserves and write-offs. Develop and implement strategies to reduce or eliminate write-offs.
  • Develop and implement short and long term procurement planning strategies toward ensuring 100% availability of raw materials to manufacturing.
  • Establish and maintain high-level supplier relationships which include supplier managed inventory, performance monitoring, corrective action processes and compliance.
  • Develop and implement strategies for managing supplier’s performance and determining risk mitigation strategies.
  • Develop and implement departmental policies and procedures for the operation of materials planning, purchasing and master data activities. Ensure activities adhere to applicable corporate policies and are cGMP compliant.
  • Improve processes and systems to drive implementation of lean concepts, reduce cycle time and optimize inventories by implementing best practices in materials planning, purchasing, master data and inventory management.
  • Identify and lead projects and other activities designed to standardize, simplify, automate and continuously improve supply chain processes.


  • BA/BS degree required, preferably in Business, Finance/Economics, Engineering or Supply Chain.
  • BA/BS 8 - 10+ of experience in operations or supply chain or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Pharmaceutical / Biotech Industry experience is required
  • Advanced knowledge of ERP Systems, Materials Requirements Planning, Project Management and cGMP’s required.

Core competencies:

  • Excellent planning and organization skills with ability to manage own workload as well as work load of subordinates
  • Strong affinity with operational activities and ‘hands-on” mentality
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills towards all levels
  • Ability to analyze data sets and determine correct course of action
  • Good computer skills in MS-Office
  • Ability to Collaborate and provide effective leadership to Manufacturing, Engineering and Quality functions
  • Able to keep up performance under stress
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This listing is a full-time job

Job category Logistics: Procurement & Supply chain
Industry / Industries Biotechnology
Region United States

Contact information

Name Jennifer Wagner