Global Operations and Supply Chain Director

Posted On:  28-Nov-2022
Job Category:  Logistics & Supply Chain

At Terumo, we enhance lifesaving medical technologies for the benefit of society. Are you eager to contribute to people's health and patients' wellbeing? We'll challenge you to become a master in your field of expertise. You can invest your talents in balance with your personal aspirations - live and work in harmony. Built on our Japanese origins; we are driven by respect, ownership and continuous improvement. It is at the heart of everything we do. This is how we make a difference in the lives of patients, customers and associates.

Department Info

This position is within the new Therapeutic Interventional Oncology Organisation (TIO) of Terumo. This organization is comprised of Medical Strategy, Research & Development, Software Development, Medical Imaging Discovery, and Operations (incl Supply Chain). It is entirely dedicated to offer more therapeutic solution to cancer patients. Interested to learn more: Organisation & Solutions .  Joining this new organisation within Terumo means joining a organisation that is a in 'grow up' phase with products and solutions already on the market (mainly Europe) and ambitious to go global.  

Job Summary

The 4 key deliverables in this role are: 
- Establishing a global supply policy for all TIO products, taking into consideration multiple production locations and a global network of hot- and cold labs that provide solutions for patients worldwide.
- Ensuring the availability of TIO products to meet market demands and patients needs.
- Havening the strategic insight to propose, plan and implement any required process improvements
- Coaching, leading and managing your team and other operations resources in your scope

Job Responsibilities

You establish a global supply policy for all TIO products. This includes:
Developing  a reliable supply planning in collaboration with all relevant Terumo entities
Ensuring supply from all sister companies involved in manufacturing TIO products
Working  closely with procurement department in Terumo to ensure a safe, reliable and cost-efficient supply of materials from third parties
Coordinating global supply with other Terumo entities and third parties (sister companies, distributors, and our Global HQ in Japan)

You ensure the availability of products manufactured by TIO to meet the market demands:
Critically reviewing the demand planning in collaboration with the local Terumo entities distributing TIO products
Assessing demand and develop long term planning to meet market demand
Defining production planning to ensure a safe, efficient, and cost-effective supply

You propose, plan and implement any required improvements. This means:
Based on the Long Range Plan, asses the needs for investments in operations equipment and facilities
Develop and propose an investments plan to ensure business continuity, build cost effectiveness 
Ensures an optimal organization of the team that is fit to purpose
Asses and implement any relevant process improvement to ensure quality, safety and efficiency in operations. 
You ensures a reliable transfer of technology from R&D and/or acquisition to in-house manufacturing as relevant.

You manages all operations resources in your scope. This includes:
Managing  and coaching the TIO manufacturing, planning and supply chain teams.
Overseeing all manufacturing and supply activities specific to TIO
Managing the TIO-specific manufacturing activities, including polymer manufacturing, Quality Control, hot lab (radioactive) activities
Ensuring accurate planning and ordering management

Profile Description

You have a master’s degree plus significant experience in the domain of medical industry operations and/or supply management. 
You can look back at least 10 years of industry working experience in a similar function. 
Furthermore, your experience includes  supply management  of time sensitive products (ideally radioactive or biological products)
You have experience in production management or operation planning in the biotech, pharma or medical device industry
You have worked with  outsourced processes and managed third party partners
You feel comfortable in a multicultural and international environment and proven ability to communicate effectively with various stakeholders from different backgrounds
You are excited to build a new organisation, like to pioneer and have the change management skills that are needed to build a new organisation. 
You are able to be in our Deventer Office in The Netherlands 2 to 3 times per week. 

Strong problem-solving skills, Analytic mindset., Strong management skills, Proven negotiation skills 
Team player and willing to work collaboratively across the organization and with others to reach results/resolution in a matrix environment.
Strong personal integrity.
Fluent in English.


We offer a new and exciting role in a new and strongly growing therapeutic domain within Terumo.  Pioneering in EMEA, together with the business, your scope will continue to grow to include US and Asia, to bring our innovate solutions globally available to improve patient outcome. 
You can count on the coaching of Laurent Domas, a seasoned professional within the Global Interventional Oncology field and will get the opportunity yourself the lead a team to help you achieve your teams’ objectives.
Besides a competitive salary, we offer plenty of learning & development opportunities, a flexible (hybrid) way of working within a multicultural team.   


Contact Person

Please send a cv and motivation letter via the recruitment portal to Jan Swinnen, Talent Acquisition Lead;  Application via mail or other means will not be accepted. 
Applications will be followed up in the beginning of September.

Terumo Europe is a core player in the EMEA healthcare market. We are a strong actor of the Terumo Corporation (Japan), producing, distributing, marketing and selling a vast range of medical devices. Terumo Europe EMEA headquarters and production facilities are located in Leuven (Belgium) with sales and marketing offices across the EMEA region.

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