Director GT Supply Chain Planning


NC-Clayton, US

Contract Type:  Regular Full-Time
Area:  Manufacturing
Req Id:  133193

For more than 75 years, Grifols has worked to improve the health and well-being of people around the world. We are a global healthcare company that produces essential plasma-derived medicines for patients and provides hospitals and healthcare professionals with the tools, information and services they need to deliver expert medical care.,

Director, GT Supply Chain Planning


Position Summary:

The Director, GT Supply Chain Planning is responsible for directing and coordinating, cross-functional teams focused on developing effective production and supply plans that deliver results which are consistent with company objectives contributing to annual sales > $2 billion. This includes development, communication and tactical execution of the long-term Production Plan and Master Production schedule, impacting the overall profit and ensure alignment with the strategic direction of the overall organization. In addition, this position oversees the compliance of MRP (SAP) systems in accordance with Company Policies and SOP's.  This person must have an extensive knowledge of complex plasma processing and be able to analyze and offer contingency plans when situations arise that may impact the supply plan.  The Director GT Supply Chain Planning must be able to analyze, manage, motivate, negotiate, and initiate complex situations to support company success.  As guided by the objectives of the company, the Director, GT Supply Chain Planning plays a significant role as it relates to insuring the proper process controls, reports and systems are in place, allowing flexibility to demand signals while optimizing revenue plans and on-time delivery metrics.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the tactical execution of Supply Chain planning activities across Grifols GT Mfg. operations including; development and execution of budget and long-term production plans maximizing product throughput and capacity utilization; coordination of the Integrated Planning Process with Global Supply Planning & Demand, Sales, Marketing, Finance and ensuring that the strategic, operational and financial targets of the company are supported appropriately.
  • Directs the Integrated Planning Process for GT supply and coordinates the global process with Global Planning.
  • Directs preparation of detailed production schedules, manufacturing activity levels and establishes priorities for Production and Quality. Monitors manufacturing performance against budget and communicates issues and alternative solutions that require corrective action.
  • Pro-actively oversee the management of inventory and working capital requirements through planning & reporting, assessment of cycle time and de-bottlenecking CIP initiatives.
  • Coordinates with Finance to develop WIP inventory budgets and forecasts that support requirements of production plans and DOH targets. Pro-actively oversee the management of inventory and working capital requirements through planning & reporting, assessment of cycle time and de-bottlenecking CIP initiatives.
  • Oversees coordination with Procurement to ensure production plan changes are updated to ensure the appropriate requirements for purchased goods and materials.
  • Coordinate with Contract Management and other Site functions as required to ensure all third-party contract manufacturing requirements are met.
  • Actively participates and coordinates Supply Planning support to Operations, product Life Cycle Management and functional systems.
  • Direct and manage the activities of the Supply Planning Team of thirteen. 
  • Participate in setting the strategic direction and implementation of enterprise wide IT systems supporting Global Integrated Planning, production planning and scheduling and MRP.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Strong knowledge of supply chain management methods and processes, including Sales and Operation Planning (S & OP), business processes, production planning and inventory control.  Excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.  Excellent quantitative and analytical skills.  Ability to analyze and interpret data. Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize rapidly in a fast-paced dynamic environment with short deadlines.


Required Education/Experience:

At minimum a bachelor’s degree, (Master's preferred) in Business, Operations, Supply Chain Management or related field. ASCM/APICS professional certifications CPIM, CSCP and CLTD are preferred.


Typically requires a minimum of 10 years of related experience, including experience managing a staff and enterprise wide systems (SAP).  Direct experience with Biopharmaceutical production in a cGMP environment, inclusive with project or technical leadership experience is required. 


Location: NORTH AMERICA : USA : NC-Clayton:USNC0002 - Clayton 


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