Associate Director, Commercial Supply Planning


: $164,410.00 - $164,410.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Executive Management

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Associate Director, Commercial Supply Planning

As a member of the Supply Chain & Packaging team within Technical Operations at Allakos, this person will be accountable for overseeing supply planning across our entire global CMO commercial network including Drug Substance, Drug Product and Finished Goods. This includes developing, implementing and driving delivery of feasible plans that are aligned cross functionally within Allakos and with our CMOs. This position reports to the Exec. Director of Supply Chain & Packaging.


  • Provide leadership, management, and instruction within Allakos and with our CMOs to ensure that we maintain uninterrupted product supply to patients.
  • Develop detailed plans to ensure successful and rapid commercial launches including developing different scenarios for balancing speed, risk and cost.
  • Develop feasible supply plans for our CMO network for the short, medium and long term
  • Lead creation and execution of a Sales & Operations planning process with participation of Commercial, Finance and other key functions.
  • Develop and implement strategies for managing sales demand upside and downside risk
  • Recommend and maintains safety stock strategy and targets.
  • Develop and maintain a capacity expansion road map to ensure our capacity can support our upside demand over time.
  • Proactively identify supply risks and work cross functionally to ensure the risks are communicated and mitigated
  • Perform scenario analysis as needed to respond to potential events or support strategic decisions.
  • Ensure DS & DP plans take into account clinical requirements
  • Provide CMOs with production forecasts and manage the issues related to upside / downside risk.
  • Develop CMO production spend budgets and forecast / manage potential deviations.
  • Monitor progress of CMO production runs and report on CMO's performance against plans.
  • Ensures logistics colleagues are proactively informed of need to ship product between sites.
  • Monitor shelf life risk and proactively take steps to prevent write-offs.
  • Lead Tech Ops contact with our 3PL
  • Support ERP implementation taking lead on all Supply related activities including requirements definition, process design, system testing and data cutover
  • Execute inventory related ERP transactions including initiating purchase orders and receiving / issuing inventory.
  • Maintain supply planning related master data in ERP including bills of materials.
  • Ensure good inventory management processes within Allakos and at CMOs minimizing need for inventory adjustments
  • Support Finance with month end close activities and year-end inventory audits.
  • Track value of potential inventory write-offs and communicate risks to Finance.
  • Develops Costs of Goods projections
  • Review commercial supply agreements.
  • Travel domestically and internationally up to 10% of the time.

Qualifications & Expertise:

  • At least 12 years of experience successfully working in an operations environment, with at least 3 years planning supply for a multi-site network
  • Experience working with Contract Manufacturers is required with overall knowledge of biologics Drug Substance and Drug Product commercial manufacturing in a cGMP regulated environment.
  • Previous experience in manufacturing, technical, quality and/or supply chain roles is preferred.
  • APICS Certification or similar relevant management training is preferred.
  • Previously worked with cGMP-regulated environment including relevant US/EU regulatory and quality requirements, practices, and standards.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills to establish positive relationships with internal stakeholders, CMOs, and multi-functional/multi-cultural teams.
  • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong communication skills

Associated topics: distribution, meat, provider, purchase, purchasing manager, sap, subcontract, supplier, turnaround, warehouse * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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