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Inventory Control Sr. Manager

Location: San Diego, CA
Position Type: Full-Time
Required Education: BA/BS or MA/MS degree, APICS certification
Area(s) of expertise desired: ERP systems, inventory management, purchasing, warehouse, shipping and receiving
Job Code: CB2234

Description:

Cibus is a biotechnology company with advanced technologies to precisely target and direct a plant’s natural gene-editing processes. This approach accelerates natural plant breeding that has been a staple of farming for thousands of years and has resulted in a rapid, versatile and low-cost way to produce sustainable industrial and agricultural products and improve human health by safely harnessing nature's own genetic diversity.

The company has a worldwide presence, with subsidiaries in Europe and North America and a state-of-the-art research and development center in San Diego. Cibus has a pipeline of traits for canola and rice and is developing crop platforms and a pipeline of trait products in other major global crops including soybean, corn, and wheat. The broad applicability of Cibus’ technologies is highlighted by the company’s strain-advancement program, which develops sustainable products in microbial platforms for the food, flavor and fragrance, and personal care markets.

Cibus has an immediate opening for an Inventory Control Senior Manager. This position will be responsible for establishing procedures and processes for robust inventory control. The position requires a bachelor’s degree in business, logistics, supply chain management, and a minimum of 10 years of experience. A Master’s Degree is preferred. APICS certification is highly desired.

The successful applicant will manage inventory of raw materials, supplies and finished goods across multiple sites. This position will play a central role in establishing a robust inventory management system. The manager will also oversee inventory control staff to ensure that all inventory items are properly identified, and production supply stocks are maintained at all San Diego inventory locations.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Establish inventory management system to track all deliveries, shipments, and stock levels
  • Build and supervise inventory control team to support multiple laboratory and warehouse sites in San Diego
  • Manage schedule of inventory control staff to optimize support of receipts, shipments, and inventory replenishment
  • Analyze supply levels to anticipate inventory problems and shortages and escalate issues promptly to prevent stockouts
  • Monitor demand and analyze data to anticipate future supply and logistics support needs
  • Propose and implement strategies to reduce costs and improve supply chain logistics processes
  • Drive project to select ERP system and partner with Finance and IT to implement and train end users
  • Establish Kanban system at San Diego sites and establish process to maintain and replenish items to prevent stockouts
  • Develop KPIs to track inventory accuracy, inventory levels, supply chain progress; identify and implement process improvements
  • Establish system to manage in-process biological materials from growth rooms and issue to production
  • Coordinate with purchasing team to adjust stocking levels and introduce new items into the inventory control system
  • Promote communications and ensure that all team members and stakeholders are fully informed, knowledgeable, and current with project goals and SOPs.
  • This position offers an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual to broadly influence at all levels of the company from project conception to commercial scale gene editing production.

Requirements:

  • The candidate must have 10+ years’ experience with inventory management, purchasing, and warehouse processes in a life science environment.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, logistics, supply chain management, and a minimum of 10 years of experience. A Master’s Degree preferred. APICS certification is highly desired.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and lead a dynamic team to achieve both technical and professional growth success.
  • Leads by example and willing to work side-by-side with reports while using positive strategies to establish a professional environment of trust, respect, and collaboration.
  • Has a strong sense of enablement with a demonstrated ability to achieve success through direct and indirect reporting responsibilities.
  • A skilled motivator, capable of influencing at all levels of an organization.
  • Strong proactive communicator with demonstrated success using both oral and written strategies to communicate project status, and direction.
  • An independent problem solver with a demonstrated ability of identifying creative solutions to complex challenges and to improve process efficiency.
  • Strong organizational skills and capable of identifying and managing external interactions such as service providers and other collaborations.
  • Capable of achieving success in a dynamic and fast-paced production and/or R&D environment, as well as a strong promoter and implementer of change.
  • Prior experience working in a biotech and/or biomanufacturing environment is required.

Cibus provides an attractive compensation and benefits package that includes medical/dental/vision, flexible spending, 401(k) plan, vacation and sick leave. If you enjoy working as part of a team and want to participate in this exciting research, please e-mail resume to and put down job code: CB2234.

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