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Supply Chain Manager, (m/f/d)

  • Penzberg, Bavaria DE, Germany, 82377
  • Full Time

The Manager of Supply Chain is responsible for managing the manufacturing of kits used in specimen collection for Laboratory Operations. The role encompasses all specimen collection kit products utilized globally. The incumbent works with contract manufacturers on the kit manufacturing process, ordering, sourcing, logistics, tracking metrics on fulfillment, and quality complaint handling. This role is responsible for kit lifecycle management. The Manager ensures that regulated workflows and change management is adhered to during the kit manufacturing process

About the Job

  • Order and/or facilitate the supply of kits and consumables to support lab processing.
  • Create requisitions for inventory based on demand signals and benchmarks set by leadership.
  • Resolve customs related hold for exported kits by working with the courier, FMI, and the recipient site.
  • Conduct regular meetings with external contract manufacturers and internal stakeholders to calibrate needs and requirements as well as anticipate changes in demands and process.
  • Work closely with Procurement to navigate back-order challenges by escalating and communicating to the Supply Chain leadership on plans to alleviate the supply challenge.
  • Provide metrics on kit inventory levels, consumption, expiration, and obsolete materials received from kit manufacturers.
  • Work with suppliers to gather relevant technical certifications and change notification to update and align internal FMI Quality documents.
  • Author purchasing specifications for the kit product and components.
  • Leading a team of Supply Chain Specialists


  • You hold a Bachelor or Master’s degree in a relevant field.
  • You have at least 3+ years of professional experience managing inventories.
  • Working experience with electronic quality management systems is highly desirable.
  • Ideally, you have 7+ years of experience managing inventories within a life science organization and Lean Six Sigma knowledge.
  • You are detail oriented with excellent prioritization and organizational skills and have a passion for documentation and management.
  • You are fluent in German and English language

Development opportunities and benefits

  • You can expect a high degree of independence and a flexible working environment.
  • We stand for sincere and trust-based interaction with each other.
  • Your personal and professional development is very important to us.
  • All the advantages of a familiar work environment while being embedded in a large, global company.


Foundation Medicine is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, age, or national origin. Further, qualified applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or protected veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also FMI’s EEO Statement and EEO is the Law and Supplement. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing this form.  (EOE/AAP Employer)

To all recruitment agencies: Foundation Medicine does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Foundation Medicine employees or any other organization location. Foundation Medicine is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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