Associate Director/Senior Manager, Commercial Supply Chain

Mirum focuses on finding and developing drugs for difficult-to-treat liver diseases. Our programs are focused on cholestatic liver disease in children and adults.  Our drug candidates, maralixibat and volixibat, target the bile acid accumulation from cholestasis, and we believe our approach can address the underlying cause of symptoms, liver damage, and clinical outcomes. Our goal is to give families their lives back.


This individual will be responsible for supply chain planning including S&OP, forecasting, development and monitoring of the Master Production Schedule as driven by the forecast, bills of material (BOMs) creation and costing analysis with accurately costed BOM’s and identify variance or cost leakage/yield loss. S/he will develop, in conjunction with Finance and Legal standard terms and conditions for PO’s as well as creating contract template documents to support normal operations. S/he will assume responsibility for Service Agreement support, to ensure proper contract terms, cost and PO alignment and vendor relationship support. S/he will be responsible for material risk mitigation and replenishment strategies. S/he will be responsible for working with Finance to review invoices and track work outstanding on PO’s. Additionally, s/he will support Engineering programs with capital equipment contracting and purchasing needs. S/he will be responsible for the setup and coordination of freight and logistics providers to deliver components and finished products in a timely and cost competitive manner. S/he will work in partnership with the Supply Chain team to mentor and train staff members in best in class supply chain planning methodologies and techniques.

The ideal candidate will have 5 – 7 years’ experience working in a Purchasing, Planning, and Logistics role in a Life Sciences, Biotech, or Medical Device company.


  • Plans, schedules, and monitors the movement of materials through the production cycle to determine required materials
  • Purchases materials, using engineering and production schedules to maintain inventory at planned levels
  • Checks requisitions, obtains quotes, examines bids and makes awards
  • Develops Specifications for new contract orders
  • Obtains materials, components and equipment
  • Evaluates vendor reliability by tracking metrics
  • Develops new supply sources in which current vendors and suppliers are inadequate.
  • Monitors cost, schedule and scope of assigned subcontracts to ensure best quality at best value
  • Handle shipment logistics of purchased components and finished goods through cost effective methods including international customs and freight
  • Manufacturing master planning, including issuing forecasts and scheduling
  • Inventory tracking and management support at vendors and 3PL
  • Vendor relationship support
  • Purchasing contract process and template development ownership
  • BOM costing analysis and updates, including cost savings opportunity identification
  • Service Agreement support
  • Capital purchasing support
  • Support new product launch and key research programs with purchasing and materials planning
  • Dual/second sourcing opportunity development
  • Conduct vendor supply risk assessment & contingency planning


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a procurement and planning role, preferably in a Life Science, Biotech, or Medical Device company
  • Proficient in the fundamentals of manufacturing BOM’s
  • Proficient in the use of Excel and database applications
  • Experience with Life Science/Biotech equipment maintenance and manufacturing agreements
  • Experience working with contract manufacturers
  • Experience with contract development and negotiations
  • Experience developing RFP or RFQ’s
  • Strong communicator with ability to maintain open communication with internal employees, managers and suppliers as needed
  • Able to integrate and apply feedback in a professional manner
  • Ability and willingness to work as part of a team and to support the materials warehouse team



  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent
  • APICS Coursework; Certification, a plus
  • Experience in custom capital equipment procurement, a plus
  • Experience developing contract and other business transactional templates
  • Experience developing custom purchasing specifications
  • Knowledgeable in ERP/MRP planning systems
  • Experience with US and International Customs requirements and procedures


Work Requirements:

  • Travel Requirements: approximately 15 – 20%
  • Some lifting (greater than 25 pounds) may be necessary; may occasionally lift at least 50-75 pounds


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