Sr. Director, Supply Chain

MicroPort Orthopedics

Posted on: May 12, 2022

Closing: June 11, 2022

Salary: Undisclosed

Position Type: Full Time

Job Description

At MicroPort Orthopedics, we are never standing still. We know that knee and hip implants are constantly being improved just as medical procedures themselves evolve with each passing day. We not only embrace this constant advance in medicine. We celebrate it in our work. We operate with the heart of a start-up but the soul of an industry powerhouse. This is critical to achieving our goal of being the fastest growing, innovation driven company in orthopedics. Our top priority isn’t just to help surgeons get patients back on their feet. We want to help patients get back to Full Function, Faster. Come be a part of the journey!



*Hybrid Working Schedule Available*

Overall Summary

As Senior Director, Supply Chain you will be responsible for developing organization, operations and strategies that will drive supply chain flow of the company and delivery of the related business objectives. The Senior Director, Supply Chain will lead the functions of Direct & Indirect Material Procurement, Supplier Development, Inventory Control, Demand Planning and Supply Planning with a total staff of 15-20 based in the US and Costa Rica.  Direct reports to this position will be at the Manager, Senior Manager or Director level.

You will have the primary objective of assuring consistent product supply while controlling inventory to support corporate revenue, profitability and cash flow targets. This role, along with the Senior Director of Manufacturing, is responsible for all the activity required to assure product availability.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Procurement & Supplier Development, including
    • Negotiate and lead the procurement of materials and supplies from a global supply base
    • Develop new supply sources to increase capacity and manage costs
    • Develop and Manage supplier delivery, track performance KPI’s, and communicating effectively with suppliers and internal customers
    • Maintain knowledge of current and future commodity market conditions
    • Negotiate contracts and ensures contractual terms are being met
  2. Materials & Inventory Control, including
    • Profound insight of inventory management to include production materials flow, daily material transaction accuracy, cycle count programs and physical inventory
    • Ensure inventory targets are appropriately set and met to minimize inventory while avoiding stock outs
    • Ensure quality procedures and fulfillment metrics are in place and being met and customers being satisfied, while at the same time optimizing inventory to avoid overstock situations
    • Direct and manage tools and processes for setting and adhering to inventory targets for all categories of materials; own the calculation and reporting of inventory values, and any impairments, write downs or reserves associated with that value.
    • Lead Company-Wide inventories for direct materials and indirect materials
  3. Demand and Supply Planning, including
    • Lead the demand planning function to generate detailed forecasts to reflect all necessary inputs to drive purchasing, manufacturing, commercial and financial activities and desired business outcomes
    • Collaborate with Sales, Marketing, Finance, Supply Chain, and Customer service in order to recognize noteworthy variances and then adjust the forecast accordingly
    • Design and monitor monthly S&OP meetings and outputs to drive supply functions
    • Regularly update manufacturing, supply chain, finance and commercial functions with accurate item-level changes in the forecast
    • Communicate updated long range planning assumptions to finance and executive functions
    • Design and execute communication processes to convey supply information regularly and accurately to the commercial, finance and executive teams

Other Duties Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Strong experience in ERP systems and business intelligence tools, advanced proficiency in Excel with excellent planning, reporting and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrable experience managing vendor relationships and performance
  • Strong analytical, strategizing, negotiation and communication skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, experience communicating with and presenting to Executive and BoD level audiences
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and demanding environment with a result focused team
  • Strong Leader who will “role model” behaviors and skills in all facets of Supply Chain; this leader will be a high-impact individual who can effectively support multiple orthopedic product types and value streams.


You will be responsible for managing a group of between 3 and 10 employees in pursuit of company objectives related to the areas above.  Key performance metrics include:  supply & demand forecast accuracy, inventory levels, backorder/supply/customer service, E&O.


Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering, Engineering, Supply Chain, Mathematics or Business

Preferred: Master's Degree


Minimum 15 years of total experience, including experience in multiple Product Supply disciplines, and 5+ years in leadership or supervisory roles

MicroPort Orthopedics

Posted on: May 12, 2022

Closing: June 11, 2022

Salary($): Undisclosed

Position Type: Full Time

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