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Avantor, Inc. Supply Chain Manager in Devens, Massachusetts

Job SummaryThis position will lead and direct all facets of supply chain management including, but not limited to, purchasing, logistics, stock levels, material forecasting, capacity planning and sourcing, master scheduling, and financial costing for materials support to the distribution and manufacturing business for all US Single Use sites. This position will provide leadership and direction on a cross functional basis.


  • Directs the activities of all functions involved in the purchasing and planning including expediting and stocking levels (min/max). Manages inventory and establishes controls to ensure the business is operating at the highest level of performance based on key performance metrics and minimized supply chain risk.

  • Develops strategies, policies, procedures, and overall team to optimize value of the entire function in creating a world class materials management group.

  • Monitor Supply Chain health, review and analyze Demand and Supply changes and trends.

  • Ensure Supply Chain tools, systems and processes are harmonized to support all US Single Use Sites.

  • Manages inbound freight costs

  • Manages approved supplier lists and records.

  • Maintains compliance with all regulatory requirements and ethical standards related to procurement.

  • Leads and coaches others in maintaining excellence on cGMP, quality control and safety.

  • Develops and continuously improves supplier relationship and programs.

  • Participates in existing and new product planning processes to assure timely acquisition of materials to support product launches.

  • Leads negotiation efforts for major supply contracts to reduce the cost of goods

  • Develops and manages departmental budgets accordingly.

  • Establishes annual goals and objectives, (including stretch targets) in coordination with company objectives, and manages performance to ensure attainment.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education/Training, Experience and Certifications)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain or an equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Experience and a solid understanding of ERP systems in a manufacturing and distribution environment; advanced capability in balancing procurement, inventory management, and customer satisfaction within the ERP system settings

  • Minimum of 8 years materials management/procurement experience with at least 3 years leadership experience

  • CSCP or CPIM preferred

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES (Those necessary to perform the job competently)

  • Good communication skills, both oral and written, are important as this position interacts and prepares reports for various levels of management

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, manage time, problem solve, and work as part of a team are crucial

  • Detail oriented

  • Strong interpersonal and critical thinking skills

  • High energy and eagerness to demonstrate personal initiative


Typically works in an office environment with adequate lighting and ventilation and a normal range of temperature and noise level.

Work assignments are diversified. Examples of past precedent are used to resolve work problems. New alternatives may be developed to resolve problems.

A frequent volume of work and deadlines impose strain on routine basis.

Minimal physical effort is required. Work is mostly sedentary but does require walking, standing, bending, reaching, lifting or carrying objects that typically weigh less than 10 lbs.

DISCLAIMER:The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

EEO Statement

We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/province, or local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the Equal Employment Opportunity is THE LAW Poster, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision using the links below.

EEO is the Law

OFCCP EEO Supplement


3rd party non-solicitation policy

By submitting candidates without having been formally assigned on and contracted for a specific job requisition by Avantor, or by failing to comply with the Avantor recruitment process, you forfeit any fee on the submitted candidates, regardless of your usual terms and conditions. Avantor works with a preferred supplier list and will take the initiative to engage with recruitment agencies based on its needs and will not be accepting any form of solicitation

Avantor® is a leading global provider of integrated, tailored solutions for the life sciences and advanced technology industries. Strengthened by the recent acquisition of VWR, the Company is a trusted partner to customers and suppliers from discovery to delivery. With operations in more than 30 countries and a diverse portfolio that includes more than four million products, Avantor enables customer success through innovation, cGMP manufacturing and comprehensive service offerings. Collectively, we set science in motion to create a better world.

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