Senior Supply Chain Planner

Lucigen Corporation
Job Location
Middleton, WI
Commensurate upon experience.

Lucigen offers competitive salaries and benefits. For more information, see

Job Description

Lucigen seeks an experienced supply chain planner to join its growing team. This position will be responsible for strategic inventory and supplier management, to include sourcing, planning and procuring components and raw materials which support forecast needs based on the production schedules and customer requirements. Additional responsibilities for the position include:

  • Manage strategic suppliers and materials to meet quality, delivery, and cost savings objectives
  • Analyze material trends to optimize material management and cost savings results
  • Ensure business continuity for strategic materials as needed to mitigate risk
  • Create and manage purchase requisitions and request for quotes to include technical documents, pricing, delivery, and key milestones to ensure on-time receipt of materials for manufacturing operations; support supplier qualification activities
  • Coordinate with R&D to ensure successful sourcing of materials for new products along with ongoing effective supplier management of quality, production, and/or design issues
  • Analyze, adjust, and optimize product and component inventory levels to coincide with manufacturing demand and lead time changes
  • Maintain the integrity of MRP parameters (lot/order size, lead time, and safety stock)
  • Coordinate quality issues with suppliers as required and schedule formal QBR’s as needed
  • Ensure slow-moving inventory review processes are being conducted periodically
  • As an outcome of review processes, arrange for disposal of surplus and obsolete materials; work directly with V.P. of Operations & Diagnostics on the amount of reserve that is adequate and communicate when it has been executed against
  • Manage the establishment of departmental procedures and practices to ensure efficient operation and continuous improvement
  • Prepare reports of purchasing and production planning measures against objectives  

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in business administration, operations/production management, supply chain management or related field and a minimum of 5-10 years’ experience in supply chain management, planning, and procurement. Additional requirements include:

  • Demonstrated success using and maintaining ERP/MRP systems and Master Data
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, and organizational skills
  • Excellent negotiating, project management, written and verbal communications skills
  • Demonstrated ability to make independent decisions/judgments regarding analysis of requirements, analysis of quotes, negotiation and supplier selection
  • Certification (APICS and/or NAPM) preferred
  • Life science industry experience preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel preferred
How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit their resume to with Job #120400GW in the subject line.

About Our Organization

Lucigen discovers, manufactures, and commercializes molecular biology products used across the spectrum from basic research to molecular diagnostics, including point of care. Founded in Wisconsin in 1998, Lucigen built on the discovery of a novel thermostable DNA/RNA polymerase from the hot springs in Yellowstone. Today, the products and services developed at Lucigen enable life-science professionals to perform their research and testing more efficiently and effectively. The company has grown to manufacture and sell over 130 biomedical research products and services to customers worldwide. Core competencies include enzyme evolution, protein expression, cloning, competent cells, NGS, and molecular diagnostics.

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