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Head of Supply Chain

Company: Enumerix
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: June 10, 2024

Job Description:

Enumerix is seeking a head of supply chain to prepare for commercial operations.
Enumerix is in final development stages for its high precision, high sensitivity single-molecule UltraPCR platform. The system will include a laser-based instrument, assorted consumables including disposables and reagents, a software analysis suite as well as other assay design tools.
The successful candidate will have deep experience in supply with emphasis on modern molecular biology assays and their commercial opportunities. Experience in delivering a platform instrument to the life sciences marketplace including complex tests or assays is a must. The position will require an understanding of customer assay components (instrument, plastics, enzymes, oligonucleotides, buffers, etc.) with the ability to synthesize current product offerings into a manageable production, supply, inventory and user procurement system designed to optimize effective utility, cost, growth, as well as flexibility to support future product expansion and direction. The candidate should be well versed and experienced in product life cycle management and various business functions in the life science companies during their growth phases, be collaborative, and be prepared to contribute to a fast-growing dynamic culture.
The candidate should have extensive experience, and is expected to spend substantial effort in execution, focusing on building and implementing their functions from the ground up. The implementation should be suitable for the startup environment and support its growth.
Detailed Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Implement and manage ERP systems.
  • Standardize supply chain processes, transaction methods, and supplier management to drive performance improvement and cost reduction, and to mitigate risk of supply chain.
  • Build a highly effective Supply Chain team as our operations scale.
  • Manage warehousing and inventory.
  • Establish and manage shipping and receiving functions.
  • Manage distribution of our products to the customers.
  • Lead efforts on facilities expansion and management.
  • Collaborate with in-house and contract manufacturing and QC teams, and work closely with R&D to develop robust processes for successful design transfer.
  • Ensure products meet quality standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Manage CAPA and conduct investigations to resolve quality issues.
  • Build and maintain supplier management modules within our quality management system.
  • Lead and support quality audits and inspections to ensure regulatory compliance and operational excellence.
  • Collaborate with external accountants or establish an in-house team to ensure accurate financial reporting and compliance with regulatory standards.
  • Guide the development and implementation of financial metrics relevant to business operations, providing actionable insights for decision-making.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with the rest of the leadership team to grow the company and deliver the UltraPCR platform to the market according to plans.
  • Recommend, implement, and maintain processes suitable for the current and predicted future stages of the company to support its growth.
  • Contribute to the fast-paced culture of the company.
    What You Bring:
    • > 10 years of work experience, of which 3+ years in senior leadership positions, in early stage life science companies, preferably in life science tool space.
    • Experience working collaboratively across multiple functions in R&D, product management, production, and/or commercial.
    • MSc, preferably PhD, in the life sciences, physics, chemistry, engineering or related disciplines, with understanding of basic molecular biology e.g. PCR, NGS.
    • Experience with production and distribution of reagents, enzymes, oligos, assays, and/or instrumentation.
    • Proven track records in building various operation functions from the ground up.
    • Down to earth, execution and results oriented, data driven decision maker, lead by example.
    • Self-driven, be able to independently identify and address gaps and needs within the company.
    • Effective team player and communicator.
    • Ability to develop chemistry with the founding team.
      Join us in shaping the future of genomics with UltraPCR. Apply today and be part of something extraordinary!Enumerix is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
      Direct applicants only, no recruiters please.


Keywords: Enumerix, Palo Alto , Head of Supply Chain, Professions , Palo Alto, California

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