External Supply Specialist #JN -062021-65349

Thousand Oaks, California
Industry: Procurement / Supply Chain
Job Number: JN -062021-65349

**Bachelor’s degree required***


Contribute To The Maturity Level:

  • Ensure successful execution of cGMP compliant manufacturing activities at supplier’s location according to knowledge of agency expectations and compliance with applicable regulations.
  • Represent Client in manufacturing operations at the supplier’s facility to ensure error-proof production activities.
  • Review production readiness; identify improvement opportunities and remove roadblocks; engage key staff as appropriate.
  • Confirm that the supplier’s supply chain task execution is in alignment with Client expectations.
  • Confirm supplier’s material management readiness.
  • Contribute to the implementation of meaningful metrics to track adherence to plan and overall health of the program.

 Monitor And Improve The Supplier Performance And Risk Surveillance:

  • Build a good understanding of supplier’s raw materials, molding, assembly and processing equipment.
  • Proactively engage in the production steps to obtain working knowledge of floor challenges.
  • Assess risk by the active collection of feedback on supplier’s performance; input to be incorporated into supplier oversight practices.
  • Align supplier’s production schedule to client forecast; identify and help to resolve roadblocks and supply issues.
  • Communicate issues/updates/decisions on key deliverables and activities throughout the manufacturing process (including pre and post); consistently engage client core team members/Management.
  • Prior to any run - evaluate site production readiness.
  • Post run/stage/operation – evaluate supplier’s performance and identify weak signals/areas for improvement.

 Enhance Cross Company Communication & Relationship:

  • Ensure immediate assistance and communication to in case of any unexpected event.
  • Support triage of investigations and/or deviations to ensure communication and acceptable mitigation strategies per client requirements.
  • Provide updates/summary reports of supplier’s performance, related to checklist, to the team at a minimum of weekly (past highlights/lowlights, forward looking).
  • Be present at supplier’s facility to observe unit operations and review documentation as deemed necessary.
  • During the run – be engaged in production progress and with identifying early warning signs; suggest corrective actions real-time.
  • Provide real-time production updates to other colleagues as requested.


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