Inventory Manager F/M/NB



Craponne, France
Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2024

Inventory Manager F/M/NB

Location: CRAPONNE, France
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Supply Chain

A world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics for over 55 years, bioMérieux provides diagnostic solutions which determine the source of disease and contamination to improve patient health and ensure consumer safety.

Our teams working across our digital transformation and information technology areas are literally changing healthcare through technology. Their various expertises are serving innovations for patients and business. Development of new solutions (hardware and software) as well as building qualitative data and insights contribute to the constant improvement of public health.

Come and join a family-owned global company with a long-term vision, and a human-centered culture.

We are looking for an Inventory Manager to manage his/her finish goods portfolio and to support the Supply community ensuring continuous improvement of inventory management processes, sharing best practices and leveraging on other Inventory Managers competences.

Based either in Craponne (France) or in Chicago (USA) , you will be integrated in the Supply and Demand management team part of the Global Supply Chain. The Inventory Manager is responsible for End-to-End stock level and shelf life management over his/her finished products portfolio, in order to reach target service level at optimized costs. To do so, you will work in close collaboration with one or several manufacturing sites including their leadership team.

This position offers a combination of operational and transversal activities. You will bring your expertise, technical and interpersonal skills to improve stock availability and drive/be part of improvement projects to optimize our processes.

What will be your responsibilities ?

  • In line with strategies defined in S&OP, computes SLA stock parameters to be met within international distribution centers warehouses; ensures they are respected and triggers required reviews as function of changes of production, distribution strategies or of market conditions. In collaboration with subsidiaries and VMI, computes subsidiary SLA and validate any change of it
  • Based on sales forecasts, provides manufacturing sites of his/her perimeter with the netted unconstrained demand signal (input to plant site MPS and Brand S&OPs). Propose scenario based on simulations done with OMP. Prioritizes and checks production plan consistency; arbitrates amongst the operational scenarios whenever necessary. Leads the Supply Review meeting and participate actively to the S&OP of his/her brand
  • Propose, validate and put in place distribution strategy. Is responsible for the air/sea ratio and ask for distribution adjustments when required
  • Anticipates medium-term scrap and back-order risks, drives related allocations/promotions and monitors firm STOs/ Purchase Orders in relation with Replenishment Planners in case of a High Risk of supply Crisis or in case of a Supply Crisis. Communicate scrap and back-order risks following standard procedures (Warning list, …)
  • During launches and phase outs and in collaboration with LCM team, plans for initial stock-build/final stock-draw and transfer tactics in order to reach target service level at optimized economics
  • Maintains MRP views on International Distribution Centers in the Information System, and ensures data quality (min/max/Safety stock)

Who are you ?

  • Master’s Degree, ideally specialized in supply chain/planning with 3 to 5 years of experience in planning.
  • Experience with a manufacturing site with a good understanding of the constraints linked to GMP processes.
  • Ability to make or influence decisions.
  • Good communication skills
  • Anticipation skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Adaptability / Flexibility
  • Business acumen, financial risks understanding
  • Continuous improvement mindset
  • Practical experience of multilevel planning principles and tools (SAP understanding, MRP, ideally APS tools, OMP)
  • Understanding of logistic and transport key drivers and constraints
  • Agile with IS systems in general
  • Fluent level in English and French is a big asset

bioMérieux welcomes applications from all individuals, regardless of race, national origin, gender, age, physical characteristics, social origin, disability, union membership, religion, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or any unlawful criterion under applicable law. We are committed to treating all applicants fairly and avoiding discrimination.