Global Operations and Supply Chain Director

Date:  28 nov. 2022
Catégorie:  Logistics & Supply Chain

Chez Terumo, nous améliorons les technologies médicales qui sauvent des vies au profit de la société. Souhaitez-vous contribuer à la santé et au bien-être des patients? Nous vous défierons pour devenir un maître dans votre domaine d'expertise. Vous pouvez investir vos talents en équilibre avec vos aspirations personnelles - vie et travail en harmonie. Construit sur nos origines japonaises; nous sommes motivés par le respect, la responsabilité et l'amélioration continue. C'est au cœur de tout ce que nous faisons. C'est ainsi que nous faisons une différence dans la vie des patients, des clients et des associés.

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

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 TC)

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 proposes, plans and implements any required improvements. This means:
Based on the Long Range Plan, asseing the needs for investments in operations equipment and facilities
Develop and propose investments plan to ensure business continuity, build cost effectiveness 
Ensures an optimal organization of the team that is fit to purposeAssesses and implements any relevant process improvement to ensure quality, safety and efficiency in operations 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

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 globaly 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 est un acteur clé sur le marché des soins de santé dans la zone EMEA. Nous sommes un acteur important de Terumo Corporation (Japon), qui produit, distribue, commercialise et vend une vaste gamme de dispositifs médicaux. Le siège et les installations de production de Terumo Europe EMEA sont situés à Louvain (Belgique) avec des bureaux de vente et de marketing répartis dans la région EMEA.

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