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Sr Manager, Strategic Sourcing

DISH - Englewood, CO 80112

 

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DISH is a Fortune 250 company with more than $13 billion in annual revenue that continues to redefine the communications industry. Our legacy is innovation and a willingness to challenge the status quo, including reinventing ourselves. We disrupted the pay-TV industry in the mid-90s with the launch of the DISH satellite TV service, taking on some of the largest U.S. corporations in the process, and grew to be the fourth-largest pay-TV provider. We are doing it again with the first live, internet-delivered TV service – Sling TV – that bucks traditional pay-TV norms and gives consumers a truly new way to access and watch television.

Now we have our sights set on upending the wireless industry and unseating the entrenched incumbent carriers.

We are driven by curiosity, pride, adventure, and a desire to win – it’s in our DNA. We’re looking for people with boundless energy, intelligence, and an overwhelming need to achieve to join our team as we embark on the next chapter of our story.  Opportunity is here. We are DISH.

Over the past 30 years, DISH has built a talented group of leaders and support teams at its corporate headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. As the company continues to develop, offering new products and services to expand its customer base, it looks to recruit outstanding candidates capable of turning ideas and strategies into world-class results.

This role is responsible for growing and leading a high-performing Indirect Procurement and Strategic Sourcing team that will develop a centralized procurement program that will add value and efficiency to the organization. The Senior Manager will collaborate with each business unit and all functional partners to maximize the value they receive from suppliers to meet their objectives. This position will collaborate and partner with the DISH Supply Chain Center of Excellence (COE).

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Support the “Spend Money Like it’s Your Own” culture within DISH to support strategic decision making and to increase business value, minimize Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), and drive optimization of the end to end supply chain.
  • Lead and direct sourcing activities including but not limited to, identification of business needs, definition of sourcing strategies, development of bid documentation, preparation and execution of RFx events, benchmarking and management of suppliers.
  • Continuously seeks out cost savings opportunities and leads efforts to realize those savings.
  • Collaborate with all DISH Network teams to execute the relevant sourcing activities associated with assigned spend categories. Establish relationships with senior budget owners to ensure that procurement is aligned with their particular objectives and to enlist their support (and some level of resources) in participating in supply base improvement efforts. Collaboration also includes other teams involved in project execution and project close out activities.
  • Internal stakeholder management, building trusting relationships at all levels of the organization. Understand and capture stakeholder’s needs and deliver effective solutions.
  • Lead and develop the Procurement and Data Management teams, including employee assessment, development, and managing the overall team. Optimize team performance through organizational planning, recruiting, coaching, and performance management.
  • Collaborate with the Supply Chain Center of Excellence (COE) on all methodologies, procedures, and processes.
  • Ensure that all business transactions are moral and ethical and that activities are compliant to Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and other relevant regulatory programs
  • Some travel may be required

A successful Senior Manager, Strategic Sourcing will have the following:

  • BA degree in Supply Chain Management, or other relevant business degree
  • Minimum of 8-10 years supply chain management experience, and minimum 5 years strategic sourcing or corporate procurement experience, with proven track record of achieving results
  • Strong leader with demonstrated success managing teams of individual contributors to achieve results
  • Demonstrated experience working in highly matrixed cross-functional organization
  • In depth knowledge of strategic sourcing and procurement practices, principles, and best practices
  • Strong negotiation and contracting experience
  • Ability to work well in a flexible “roll up your sleeves” and dynamic work environment
  • Ability to conduct studies, analyze and evaluate data, and make recommendations and decisions on complicated or high-profile projects
  • Procurement and/or Supply Chain related professional certification preferred

WAREHOUSE MANAGER

Warehouse Manager

Confidental Company - Denver, CO

 

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Function of the position:

  • Ensures accuracy of product inventories against system records by conducting cycle counts on a regular basis following appropriate guidelines.
  • Prepare & update all required paperwork for vendor products & ensure accuracy in all inventories & resolve any issues in same.
  • Monitor all procurement requests of facilities & ensure accuracy in all inbound inventory & maintain records for same.
  • Coordinates with the purchasing department with regards to incoming deliveries of raw materials & finished goods.
  • Administer all return shipments of customers in case of any shortages & damages; communicate same to manufacturer.
  • Monitor work of all warehouse personnel & ensure achievement of all objectives & provide improvements to same if required.
  • Determine & ensure optimal security of all materials & arrange for all shipments as per requirement.
  • Monitor & ensure accuracy of all inventory transactions & maintain records of all stockroom locations.
  • Monitor all inventory control processes & documents all procedures to maintain all equipment.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree desired
  • 10 years of experience in a pharmaceutical setting preferred
  • Warehouse and manufacturing environment preferred
  • Strong interpersonal and people skills
  • Effective written/oral communication skills
  • APIC certification desired
  • Knowledge of cGMP guidelines/standards required
  • Demonstrated written and oral communications skills
  • Knowledge of processing materials in an ERP system
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs. and stand for extended periods

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $0.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) Matching
  • Dental Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Referral Program
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Vision Insurance

Schedule:

  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime
  • Weekends

COVID-19 considerations:
To keep our employees safe, we have installed signage and plexiglass around the facility. Hand sanitizer, gloves & face masks are provided.

Experience:

  • managing employee: 10 years (Preferred)
  • Warehouse Management: 10 years (Preferred)
  • Pharmaceutical: 1 year (Preferred)

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

This Job Is:

  • A job for which military experienced candidates are encouraged to apply
  • A job for which all ages, including older job seekers, are encouraged to apply
  • Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma

Benefit Conditions:

  • Waiting period may apply
  • Only full-time employees eligible

Work Remotely:

  • No

Director of Supply Chain Management

AGC Biologics - Boulder, CO

 

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AGC Biologics is a leading global Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization, with a deep commitment to improving life quality by bringing new biopharmaceuticals to market. Because of our dedication to building and empowering our internal teams, AGC Biologics is an innovative leader in the industry with an extensive network of cGMP facilities in the US, Europe and Asia. As such, we deliver a deep expertise, dynamic solutions and technologies, as well as customized services for the scale-up and cGMP manufacturing of protein-based therapeutics. We forge exceptionally strong partnerships with our clients, and we never lose sight of our pledge to deliver a reliable and compliant drug substance supply, Right, On time. For more information, visit www.agcbio.com .

SUMMARY:

AGC Biologics is looking for Director of Supply Chain Management to oversee all aspects of purchasing, production planning, inventory control, shipping and receiving. This is an exciting opportunity to develop and execute a comprehensive supply chain strategy that will allow the site to cost effectively scale the business while meeting internal and external customer service commitments.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Direct activities of all functions involved in purchasing, planning, warehousing and control of materials in a cGMP biologics manufacturing facility from the receipt of forecasting replenishment needs to the delivery of the finished product into finished goods inventory and delivery of products
  • Implement a fully functional supply chain management/production control infrastructure in order to effectively manage logistics and resources across a distributed workforce
  • Maintain accountability, establishing processes and controls for accurate inventory counts at all times
  • Source, develop, and maintain vendor relationships including those providing alternative sources of repair or supply
  • Establish performance metrics and benchmarks related to supply chain planning and replenishment processes
  • Oversee strategic and day-to-day purchasing activity
  • Ensure efficient and compliant shipping activities
  • Implement a balanced scorecard that encompasses Both operational and financial metrics
  • Develop and manage departmental budgets accordingly
  • Application of Lean and other methodologies to drive cross functional SCM-related process improvement, attainment indicators would include inventory turns, inventory valuation, expiry costs, out of stock, departmental budget, development of personnel, and a safe work environment
  • Coaching and mentoring of staff in maintaining excellence on GMP, quality control, and safety

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Excellent communication skills using typical business communication methods with the ability to communicate effectively to various audiences including customers, peers, superiors, and potential clients without compromising company objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and create cost effective solutions
  • Proven expertise in mentoring/development, change management, planning/organizing, managing execution, and revising the work plan for complex problems solved by cross functional teams
  • Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) preferred
  • Experience in a GMP environment highly desirable

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelors or Master's degree in Business or Supply Chain Management and/or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 12 years' experience in a supply chain/logistics management role (pharmaceutical, medical device, or biotechnology industry experience preferred)
  • Minimum of 12 years' experience managing supplier/customer relationships
  • Minimum of 12 years' experience in MRP or ERP forecasting in a manufacturing environment preferred

AGC Biologics offers a highly competitive compensation package and a friendly, collaborative culture that values personal initiative and professional achievement. AGC Biologics is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances

Purchasing Manager

Leiters - Englewood, CO

 

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General Description:

This position reports to the Director of Supply Chain / Materials Management. The role is responsible for leading the sourcing of materials and suppliers, selection of vendors, purchasing and inventory of raw materials and supplies.

Essential Functions:

  • Implement best practices in procurement and strategic sourcing.
  • Identify and qualify suppliers of materials, equipment, and/or supplies.
  • Lead material cost reduction efforts, pricing negotiations, delivery, and other issues with suppliers.
  • Ensures locations have the components and supplies needed to meet production goals and manage those in a controlled environment.
  • Develop and manage supplier relationship management program.
  • Manage purchasing contracts for assigned suppliers.
  • Evaluates and analyzes purchasing trends and price to identify cost efficiences.
  • Collaborate to maintain current list of strategic and bottle-neck suppliers
  • Mentor and coach junior members of the supply chain staff.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
Provides day-to-day support, guidance and supervision of the purchasing staff.

EXPERIENCE AND NECESSARY SKILLS:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Pharmaceutical background preferred
  • Manufacturing experience a plus
  • Proven negotiation skills
  • Regulated industry background
  • 5 years of related management experience is required
  • APICS or other purchasing certification strongly desired
  • Working knowledge of cGMP guidelines / standards
  • Proficient ERP software skills preferred
  • High level of attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
  • Strong team player



About Leiters:

Leiters is a trusted FDA-registered 503B outsourcing provider of high-quality ophthalmology and hospital-based services. We are committed to providing healthcare professionals and their patients with high-quality medications. Our team of experts in sterile pharmaceutical manufacturing, repackaging, and pharmacy provides a sophisticated understanding of what it takes to elevate the quality and consistency of supply in outsourcing. We combine our team, our robust processes and our state-of-the-art outsourcing facilities to ensure the highest quality products and services. We believe the most important consumer of our products are patients, and patients have trusted Leiters with their health for nearly a century.

Supply Chain Manager Distribution Center Processing

LivWell Enlightened Health - Denver, CO 80216

 

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Purpose

 

Under the general supervision of the Director of Supply Chain, this employee is responsible for Management of all 3rd party Infused Product purchasing, planning and inventory control of these products for the LivWell Distribution Center (LDC) and retail stores. This employee will manage the procurement and track all infused products within the company’s guidelines, as well as state government compliance. The Supply Chain Manager – Infused Products is both an employee manager and individual contributor position dedicated to planning, purchasing and tracking inventory through daily audits and will collaborate with the Director of Supply Chain and key stakeholders to establish and implement policies and procedures while adhering to company and state regulations.

 

Essential Duties

 

Purchasing, Inventory Planning and Control

  • Effective management of supplier/customer communication to ensure proper inventory levels, on time shipment and delivery of products.
  • Manage the reporting of inventory surplus, product returns, and any damage goods.
  • Manage, track, create and report key functional metrics, identify trends and address opportunities and issues.
  • Proactively and consistently work to reduce expenses and improve operational effectiveness.
  • Establish inventory control methods, including purchase orders, min/max and usage reports.
  • Manage proper replenishment of inventory in the LDC and all retail locations.
  • Forecast, plan and purchase products for specific products based on replenishment or demand.
  • Utilize ERP knowledge and systems as they relate to complex product scheduling and planning.
  • Continuously analyze and re-forecast business and analyze strategies to ensure sales plans are achieved by the LDC and all stores. This includes adjusting product flow and inventory management.
  • Establish a strategy to identify and maintain primary and secondary supplier relationships.
  • Solicits bids, analyzes quotes and recommends and/or selects new suppliers.
  • Acts as primary company interface with 3rd party retail suppliers
  • Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.

 

Systems and Data Entry

  • Manage the daily min/max and purchase order activities via Counter Point reports to support delivery requirements while managing assigned commodities for lowest total cost purchasing, regulating inventory levels and achieving established inventory turn goals.

 

Audits and Tracking

  • Audit and Track edible expiration dates, low inventory and receiving by day via CP reports.
  • Continuously analyze, re-forecast business strategies to ensure sales plans are achieved by the LDC and all stores through adjusting product flow and Inventory management.
  • Coordinate the redistribution of product in an effort to reduce slow moving inventory.
  • Coordinate purchase confirmation, shipment notices and track orders/deliveries.
  • Check METRC to ensure proper Friday deliveries.
  • Perform weekly sales analysis, organize and distribute reports, conduct weekly Retail meetings.
  • Influence category assortments by analyzing product performance, customer feedback, consumer trends and competitive landscape.

 

Compliance and Reporting

  • Ensure 3rd party purchasing is in compliance with all company, state and federal regulations.
  • Ensure workflow and work procedures have properly documented in SOP’s, and appropriate controls and audits are in place to ensure data and process integrity.

 

Other Duties

  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Supervision

  • Works under the general supervision of the Director of Supply Chain.
  • Provides technical leadership and managerial direction to designated employees.
  • Establish ongoing training for team members to ensure an adequate level of understanding regarding guidelines, policies and procedures.

 

Job Qualifications

  • Employee must be able to obtain an order-picker (forklift) certification.
  • Must be able to secure a MED card

 

Work Experience

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in purchasing, planning and inventory required.
  • Demonstrated understanding of purchasing, planning and inventory control.
  • Demonstrated capability with ERP, inventory planning, management, and purchasing/accounting systems.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication capabilities.
  • Knowledge of state and federal employment laws relating to key areas of responsibility.

 

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related area of study preferred.
  • APICS certification preferred.

 

Proven success in the following job competencies

  • Organization
  • Attention to Detail
  • Time Management
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Analysis and Reporting

 

Working Conditions

  • Requires full time wearing of hair & beard nets and lab coat or coveralls while in the LDC
  • Able to use a computer for extended periods of time.
  • Able to move about a typical office, manufacturing, warehouse, or retail environment.
  • Able to perform general office managerial and administrative activities.
  • Able to lift and move up to 25 pounds occasionally.
  • Regular and on-time attendance.
  • Hours regularly exceed 40 hours per week.
  • Occasional travel by conventional means including aircraft, motor vehicle and the like within the region and to other locations as required.

 

Note: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with this job.