Manager, Planning & Supply Chain

Asuragen, Inc.
Job Location
2150 Woodward St.
Austin, TX 78744

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Job Description

Asuragen is a fast-growing molecular diagnostics company that is using genomics to drive better patient management through best-in-class clinical testing solutions. The Company enlists a breadth of technologies and talent to discover, develop and commercialize diagnostic products and services with efficiency and flexibility for internal projects and our bio/pharma partners. As Supply Chain Manager, you will lead all aspects of materials management in the procurement, planning and warehousing of both raw and finished goods in support of Asuragen’s regulated and non-regulated value streams.


This is a “roll-up your sleeves” organization where everyone is encouraged to take initiative and deliver solutions to drive the business.  Those who join Asuragen feel a sense of ownership about their future.  As part of the operations leadership team, you’ll play a key role in ensuring we have efficient and effective systems and processes in place to deliver the highest quality products and services to our customers.  The ideal candidate will demonstrate core competencies in supply chain management via effective utilization of an ERP system, driving the highest levels of quality, cost control, and efficiencies.                                               


KeyRequirements andDuties

  • Lead staff and manage the activities associated with materials management including planning, warehousing raw and finished goods, packaging, filling, labeling, inventory control, shipping and receiving.
  • Manage the implementation and daily activities of the QAD ERP system.
  • Write and maintain departmental policies, procedures and documents consistent with a cGMP environment.
  • Follow applicable regulations and approved internal processes, practices and procedures to insure that FDA and ISO regulations and quality system standards are met.
  • Support disposition of non-conforming materials, working with Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Manufacturing and suppliers to resolve discrepancies, agree to disposition and obtain signatures on NCR forms.
  • Generate timely and accurate performance metrics and trends; identify opportunities for continuous performance improvement.
  • Provide written and verbal reports and presentations to senior management as required.
  • Recognize problems, analyze and recommend solutions.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Responsible for all purchasing activities including negotiating and executing supply agreements to purchase materials, equipment and supplies from qualified vendors.
  • Monitor raw material and supplier performance to ensure compliance with contractual obligations.
  • Evaluate sources that can provide essential goods and services to support the Company’s needs.
  • Maintain purchasing information in QAD ERP. Includes maintaining forecast(s), establishing safety stock levels, maintaining cost accuracy, and creating/ maintaining multiple Bills of Material.
  • Review cycle count and physical inventory data and support reconciliation, as needed. Respond accordingly with purchasing activities.
  • Represent the Supply Chain function in the Manufacturing Management Team Meetings.




  • Work with purchasing and supply staff to ensure component availability for planned production needs and delivery schedules.
  • Ownership of master production schedule, manage discrete work order environment to ensure production control and adequate planned production to meet all customer demands.
  • Track key work-orders through the manufacturing process to ensure completion; provide status updates to customers as necessary; acts as key customer contact from a customer service perspective.
  • Utilize ERP system (QAD) for work order management, production scheduling, component availability management, and inventory control.
  • Act as single point of contact for all supply chain related aspects within a value stream.
  • Perform key data analysis for customer demand, production attainment, and on-time customer deliveries as needed.




B. S./B. A. or M.S. in Business Administration or Supply Chain or related field from a four-year college or university and 5-7 years of related purchasing or planning experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

APICS Certification preferred, but not required.

Significant knowledge of and experience working under cGMP Manufacturing Regulations and ISO13485 required.

Experience implementing and working with ERP systems; experience with the QAD ERP preferred.


Preferable Skills and Attributes

Proven ability to effectively negotiate with suppliers to ensure efficient delivery and competitive pricing.

Knowledge and use of appropriate MRP and ERP systems.

Skilled in the use of data base management software including Microsoft Office.

Detail oriented and skilled at examining documents for accuracy and completeness.

Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines on a personal and departmental basis. Ability to work under tight deadlines.

Adept at working cross-functionally with team members across all levels and departments.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Excellent analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to work independently under minimal supervision.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.


About Our Organization

Asuragen is a global diagnostic products company delivering solutions that build knowledge and understanding of complex clinical questions. Asuragen’s application of its deep scientific heritage and molecular expertise delivers diagnostic products in oncology and genetics that provide the best answers with optimal workflows – so time can be spent delivering actionable insights, rather than searching for them. With innovative approaches to kit development and a broad range of molecular chemistries, Asuragen produces assays that ensure reproducible results. From discovery and development to regulatory support to global commercialization, we also provide a tailored approach that efficiently delivers custom and companion diagnostic products for our partners. Asuragen is located in Austin, Texas, which is consistently ranked in the top 10 of “best places to live” list of US cities. Asuragen offers a competitive salary, medical, dental, disability and life insurance, a 401(k) plan with company matching contributions, employee stock option plan, and a tuition reimbursement plan.

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