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Director of Planning

Company: bluebird bio
Location: Somerville
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Job Description:


The nest is a place where every role has meaning, every team member is respected, and every day is a chance to fly higher. When you join bluebird bio, you're not just landing a new gig, you become part of a flock that's pursuing curative gene therapies to give patients and their families more bluebird days. We are doers, thinkers and collaborators who embrace and live by our values:

  • Persist for Purpose
  • Be Compassionate
  • Stay humble and curious
  • Keep it real
  • Celebrate (sm)all wins
    Our innovation is rooted in the diversity of our teams and results are achieved through cooperation and the integration of multiple viewpoints. This is personal and we approach every challenge with radical care.


    Our entrepreneurial and highly motivated Patient Supply team is seeking a leader with broad clinical and commercial supply planning expertise to help build and grow our supply planning processes and capabilities. You will lead all planning, including Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) processes, long-range supply strategy, CMO supply management, and capacity planning. This role will closely partner with Senior Leadership from Finance, Clinical Operations, Manufacturing, Program Management, and External Partners and Suppliers.


    You'll help to bring more patients their bluebird days by:
    • Establishing and managing best-practice S&OP process
    • Establishing, aligning and maintaining long range plan
    • Coordinating with cross-functional stakeholders including Manufacturing, Quality, Regulatory, Clinical Operations, Commercial, Program Management, Finance and others to align on assumptions and plans that impact demand and supply
    • Working with Clinical and Commercial teams to establish accurate demand forecasts and likely scenarios with associated assumptions, risks, mitigations, etc.
    • Ensuring strategic decisions are assessed in a structured and level-appropriate manner through S&OP
    • Defining, implementing, and analyzing key performance metrics and trends to drive supply performance understanding and improvements


      You're the bird we're looking for if you have:
      • Bachelor's Degree (advanced degree preferred) and 10+ years in a related supply chain/planning/manufacturing role
      • Experience in overall planning / strategic planning with a focus towards Integrated Business Planning and/or S&OP
      • Previous experience at a biotech or pharmaceutical company in associated role, is a plus
      • Cell or gene therapy experience, is a plus
      • APICS CPIM or CSCP Certification preferred
      • Previous management experience preferred
      • Expertise in use of MS Excel, as well as demonstrated proficiencies in Project, Visio, or other similar applications

        bluebird bio is deeply committed to fostering an environment where diversity and inclusion are not only valued, but prioritized. We believe a diverse and inclusive community empowers us to act courageously, care deeply, and dream boldly to impact people in big ways. Diverse viewpoints bring diverse capabilities which strengthen our focus and fuel our growth.

        bluebird is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, seeking to create a welcoming and diverse environment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Keywords: bluebird bio, Somerville , Director of Planning, Executive , Somerville, Massachusetts

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