Sr SC Platform and Program Specialist I

  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Danvers, MA 01923, USA
  • May 10, 2023
Health Care

Job Description

Abiomed, part of Johnson & Johnson MedTech, is a leading provider of medical devices that provide circulatory and respiratory support, with a mission of recovering hearts & saving lives. Abiomed's \"Patients First!\" culture drives our skilled workforce and strong relationships with clinicians. Our innovative product portfolio and robust pipeline provide us the incredible opportunity to bring lifesaving technology to more patients around the world than ever before. Founded in 1981, Abiomed has a proven track record for growth, integrity and innovation.

I Am Abiomed | I Am Heart Recovery | Patients First!

The Sr. Supply Chain Platform and Program Specialist I will lead and oversee all supply chain aspects for assigned product platforms (product category). Role will collaborate with supply chain functions (Planning, purchasing, Supplier Engineering, Logistics), internal stakeholders (Engineering, Finance, Manufacturing, Development, Quality), and external partners/suppliers, to ensure successful execution and alignment of supply chain plans with broader business strategies and needs. You will be responsible for material resource management, supply chain planning and readiness for product launches and region expansions, process improvements, risk management, and capacity planning. This role will also function as commodity lead, responsible for monitoring macro trends, supplier performance, and company needs, to develop, gain support, and manage implementation of commodity strategy and supporting tactics. The role will also be responsible for some day-to-day activities (following up on deliveries and shortages etc.) and performing the data gathering, reporting, and transactional activities as required.

Candidate will have strong program management, communication, and organizational skills, with a technical background to help understand concepts and support the team and suppliers when necessary.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Primary responsibility is to take ownership of and work independently to actively manage an assigned platform, commodity groups, and projects through each phase
  • Work cross functionally as supply chain platform lead
  • Development partner and supply chain liaison (understand roadmap, timeline, and assumptions that will impact Supply Chain responsibilities; Support product develop process and reviews; Support supplier selection, Escalate/advocate as needed; Support & issue Development PO's)
  • Present supply chain position in cross functional forums; highlight issues/concerns/needs
  • Own MRP status for platform (status, monitor and determine target usage, recovery action tracking, issue PO's and establish contracts with vendors, etc.)
  • ID and highlight supply chain risks and develop mitigation plans
  • Conduct quarterly platform capacity need assessment and ID actions to align with growth forecasts
  • Configuration mgmt. / Overall cutover plan development and management (ensure aligned/input in S&OP/PSI) - Planning/modeling in collaboration with global planning and NPI
  • Generate and maintain supply chain program dashboards and report outs for different levels of management
  • Lead for assigned commodity group(s) - trends, risks, ID new suppliers, evaluate current portfolio, source new needed capabilities, develop strategic plan and tactics
  • Develop understanding of supplier's manufacturing process and technology roadmap and capabilities
  • Drive strategic initiatives with suppliers
  • Qualify new suppliers and define necessary technical tests/documentation
  • Manage overall project plans, track key actions and risks, prepare and present project status reports and metrics, and secure required resources; Orchestrate project governance
  • Proactively review processes and analyze data to identify opportunities and/or problems. Recommend and oversee actions for improvement
  • Schedule and run cross functional team meetings to manage execution of project plan, including authoring of minutes, and assignment of action items
  • Drive timely decisions and facilitate active communication and information flow between team members, internal stakeholders, and external partners

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