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Director, Supply Chain (Interventional Urology)


Minneapolis, US

Job Family:  Supply & Logistics
Country/Region:  United States
Director, Supply Chain (Interventional Urology) 

Coloplast has an exciting opportunity for a  Director, Supply Chain to join our growing Interventional Urology team.


You will be responsible for leading the global supply chain functions under the guidance of the VP of Operations. They will be responsible for defining and executing strategic initiatives in alignment with the Coloplast’s IU overall strategies to foster ongoing growth. This role will lead the global Supply Chain team and enhance the level of performance utilizing lean process and continuous improvement techniques. This position will partner with global teams to support the supply chain strategy and execution.


Major Areas of Accountability

  • Develop and set strategic direction for global supply chain organization including strategic sourcing, procurement, inventory management, production planning and US warehouse management including shipping and receiving.
  • Lead and manage global supply chain team by monitoring and maintaining department goals and individual objectives, including monitoring Key Performance Indicators for the Supply Chain team. 
  • Lead the strategy and implementation of S&OP process.
  • Lead all forecasting activities associated within our Operations team include monthly S&OP cycle to produce the demand plan that drives product availability from our global operations, manufacturing, supply chain and sales teams. This position develops, maintains, communicates, and distributes all forecast related information used in the S&OP process and leads monthly S&OP meetings.
  • Lead on-time fill rate and maintains all monthly operational forecasts.
  • Develop and execute demand forecasts (operational forecasts) at multiple levels of aggregation for multiple time horizons as part of a demand planning function.
  • Manage the key metrics/forecast accuracy to attain the highest level of performance for our global business.
  • Drive strategic initiatives to improve forecast accuracy and bias, to drive cost savings, and to prevent lost sales & profits through ongoing analysis and evaluation of actual performance to plan
  • Lead strategies within the supply base by commodity, category and/or product line. Conduct the necessary spend analysis and market surveys, and work towards lowering the cost of components through process improvements, procurement and elimination of waste.
  • Lead category and supply risk management strategies in a disciplined well thought process.
  • Responsible for the ongoing standardization of the launch and planning process in the US
  • Lead procurement and promoting early supplier involvement to deliver sustainable and cost effective solutions.
  • Partner cross-functionally on new product introduction activities; establish and lead cross functional teams in supply chain and inventory activities.
  • Drive and lead the execution of the global supply chain management system across the IU organization.
  • Identify and lead more robust, cost effective & value-added processes.
  • Lead team that manages supplier relationships and ensure standards are being met.
  • Lead Supply Chain continuous improvement projects using Lean Six Sigma methodology.
  • Regularly review and maintain corporate and local procedures/instructions to assure ongoing compliance as needed.
  • Preform accurate evaluation of past performance data to forecast needs and production scheduling along with the development of strategic plans to improve productivity, quality, and efficiency of operations.
  • Lead global supply chain function to ensure stakeholder management and engagement with cross-functional global teams.
  • Manage department financial budget to include capital, expense, resources, etc.
  • Manage performance management and professional development process for direct reports.
  • Conform with Coloplast Code of Conduct and all local Compliance Standards
  • Conform with Coloplast Q/EHS Policy
  • Other duties as assigned



Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in an applied technical discipline, engineering preferred
  • Minimum of 15 years’ supply chain experience in medical device and/or pharmaceuticals.
  • 8+ years of leadership experience is preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience leading S&OP, procurement and warehouse management.
  • Ability to align key stakeholders toward a common goal, drive results and facilitate change
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience with supply systems and Lean principles
  • Ability to travel up to 20%




Pursuing an ambitious growth agenda, Coloplast develops and markets products and services that make life easier for people with intimate healthcare needs. Employing about 12,000 people and with products available in more than 143 countries, we are one of the world´s leading medical device companies. We are constantly growing our business and always looking for new ways to move forward – we explore, learn and look for new ways of doing things.


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