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Global Inventory Planner III

  • Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  • Full Time

About the Job

The Global Inventory Planner III - Supply Chain is responsible for planning and execution of material supply, in alignment with short and long-term production plans and schedules.

Key Responsibilities

  • Execute the material management strategy to support the company's business and financial objectives.
  • Demonstrate the ability to consistently deliver products and services to meet customer requirements.
  • Monitor inventory levels to avoid excess inventory, inventory shortages, and inventory expiration.
  • Manage purchase orders through their entire life cycle, including placement & invoice discrepancy reconciliations; coordinate through Procurement and Finance to support reconciliation and issue resolution.
  • Continuously engage with suppliers for change in order status, including scheduled ship dates.
  • Ensure supplier back orders are resolved in a timely manner without stock outs.
  • Monitor global FMI inventory & leverage intracompany transfers to avoid stock outs when necessary.
  • Monitor FMI’s material consumption trends and work with Lab Operations to form predictive consumption BOMs to better predict future material demand.
  • Drive forecasting models aligned to FMI’s strategic growth plans to ensure supplier network has visibility to FMI’s future needs.
  • Partner with Procurement to seek alternative sourcing options when warranted.
  • Develop and enhance existing Supply Chain planning tools to reduce inventory carrying costs, improve forecasting accuracy and drive automation.
  • Partner with Procurement team to help facilitate strong working relationships with suppliers.
  • Work with Procurement and Finance on RMA process for returns to vendors.
  • Work with Quality Control and Quality Assurance to ensure the timely release of materials.
  • Work with R&D, Development Operations, and Lab Operations to ensure that material changes and process improvements are well executed with minimal scrap costs.
  • Maintain availability to work outside of a regularly scheduled shift.
  • Help coach, mentor, and train other team members.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED)
  • 4+ years of experience in Supply Chain & Inventory Management

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3 + years of Supply Chain Management experience in a pharmaceutical, life science, or GMP regulated industry
  • Well-rounded knowledge and experience in all aspects of Supply Chain Management, including warehouse best practices, shipping & receiving, logistics, production control, and inventory management
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to adapt to changing procedures, policies and work environment
  • Strong analytical skillset and detail-oriented work ethic
  • Strong proficiency in MS Office products, especially with Excel
  • Strong interpersonal skills that include excellent communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills
  • Understanding of HIPAA and importance of privacy of patient data
  • Commitment to FMI values: patients, innovation, collaboration, and passion


Please be aware that Foundation Medicine mandates COVID-19 vaccination of all employees regardless of work location. Accommodations may be made in accordance with applicable law.


About Foundation Medicine

Foundation Medicine, Inc. (FMI) began with an idea—to simplify the complex nature of cancer genomics, bringing cutting-edge science and technology to everyday cancer care. Our approach generates insights that help doctors match patients to more treatment options and helps accelerate the development of new therapies. Foundation Medicine is the culmination of talented people coming together to realize an important vision, and the work we do every day impacts real lives.

Confidence, or the belief that we need to check every box before applying for a job, can sometimes hold us back from going after a role that inspires us. At Foundation Medicine there's no such thing as the 'perfect' applicant, and our company is a place where every employee can make an impact and continue to grow whatever background they may have or path they may have taken. So, as long as you meet the basic qualifications for a role, please apply if you see a position that would make you excited to come into Foundation Medicine every day and help us transform cancer care.

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