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VP Global Supply Chain & Logistics

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Date: Jul 29, 2022

Location: Lakewood, US

Company: Terumo BCT, Inc.

Requisition ID:  29348  


At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, our 7,000+ global associates proud to come to work each day, knowing that what we do impacts the lives of patients around the world.


We make medical devices and related products that are used to collect, separate, manufacture and process various components of blood and cells. With our innovative technologies and service offerings, we touch a patient’s life every second of every day and are committed to continuing to increase the number of patients we serve.


With some of the best and brightest minds in the industry, an unmatched global footprint, comprehensive benefits and a distinct culture, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is a great place to work, grow and be part of a team that is focused on making a difference. Consider joining our team and unlock your potential. 

JOB TITLE:  Vice President, Global Supply Chain



Leads the global supply chain function for all factories, warehouses to distribute and deliver products for customers.  Designs supply chain strategies, formulates policies, directs procurement, planning and logistics; develops strategy for acquisition of materials, planning, distribution of finished goods and utilization of resources.  Provides oversight for the execution of procurement, planning, and logistics to support the global manufacturing operations, while partnering with Quality and Design Engineering. This position reports to the SVP, Global Manufacturing, is a member of the Operations Executive Committee (OEC) and is a key contributor on Leadership Teams.



  • Partners with Global Manufacturing Operations Leaders to ensure timely and cost effective delivery of all inbound goods utilized in the manufacturing process and all customer products
  • Provides strategic direction, leadership and long-term planning for the Planning (Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) processes), Procurement and Logistics groups
  • Responsibilities include all facets of high level strategy development and management of the planning, procurement and logistics functions, including but not limited to daily and long-term customer order fulfillment, multi-plant production plant planning, and inventory oversight
  • Provides guidance in make/buy decisions based on quality, schedule and cost, as well as provides alternative manufacturing or design options that ensure intended performance, quality, schedule and cost requirements
  • Responsible for product quality and exceeding customer quality and delivery expectations
  • Accountable for ensuring that inventory deployment plans are in support of working capital objectives through a focus on balancing working capital costs, operating expenses, and customer service levels
  • Guides internal leaders/customers, as necessary, to ensure successful strategy implementation
  • Delegates work assignments matching responsibility to the correct person and gives authority to work independently.  Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities
  • Develop standard costing parameters allowing the company to develop consistent and reliable pricing and margin models while supporting innovation and cost competitiveness
  • Build a strong, self-directed team centered on the achievement of operations targets in line with cost reduction initiatives
  • Work pro-actively and transparently in close collaboration with other functions within the organization
  • Ensures all business activities are in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations meeting the highest quality standards and customer expectations in the industry
  • Trains and ensures all assigned employees are aware of, and comply with company, government, and customer policies, procedures, and regulations




  • Bachelor’s degree required.  Master’s degree in healthcare or business preferred.  Demonstrated ongoing professional education and current industry credentials.  LEAN certification a plus.



  • Minimum of 15 years progressive business and management experience from the Medical Device industry within Supply Chain/Logistics, with 10 years with multinational experience, including emerging markets
  • Global experience in high-volume manufacturing environment required, demand modeling and statistical forecasting techniques and planning in a global environment will be essential, and worked with drug/device combination products
  • Leadership experience in leading diverse global teams, supporting products and influencing cultural norms outside the U.S., actively embracing – and perhaps living in – diverse cultures and environments.
  • Demonstrated excellence integrating and simplifying diverse operating processes and customer touchpoints.


Competencies and Skills

  • Demonstrated excellence achieving  process improvements and associated operating efficiencies from application of “LEAN / Six Sigma” operational excellence thinking and toolset
  • Familiarity with Quality systems and compliance expectations across geographies.  Able to respond nimbly to changes in regulation, safety issues, government mandates.
  • Strategic Mindset / Global Perspective - thinks strategically/broadly (& critical thinking) to effectively implement plans.
  • Business Acumen / Customer Focus – understands the market, industry trends, the complex ecosystem, and anticipates and uses customer insights that provide services beyond their expectations.
  • Drives for Results / Ensures Accountability – sets aggressive goals, translates strategy into execution, promote a sense of urgency, and persist in the face of challenges and setbacks.
  • Drives Engagement (Influencing across functions/regions) – creates a positive and motivating work environment where contributions are visible and valued.
  • Builds Teams and Develops Talent – develops diverse, high-performing teams in highly matrixed environments.  Passion and ability to coach, mentor, and motivate individuals.
  • Instills Trust - unquestionable integrity, ethics, and character. A role model for the Terumo Core Values.
  • Culture/Motivational Fit – can thrive and work in a VUCA environment (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity), and willing to travel with flexible work hours driven by global time zones.
  • Financial Acumen – Transforms financial information into business intelligence through analysis and integration of quantitative and qualitative information.



Typical Office Environment requirements include: reading, speaking, hearing, close vision, walking, bending, sitting, and occasional lifting up to 20 pounds.


Additional Physical Requirements

International travel (up to 40%).  Available for urgent situations based on customer needs.


Target Pay Range:  $214,300.00 to $267,900.00  -  Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data
Target Bonus on Base:  40.0%


At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, we provide competitive total reward offerings that consist of compensation, benefits, recognition, along with a wealth of other well-being, work-life and recognition programs which support in unlocking the potential for you and your family. Included in our expansive list of benefits offerings are multiple group medical, dental and vision plans, a robust wellness program, life insurance and disability coverages, also a variety of voluntary programs such as group accident, hospital indemnity, critical illness, pet insurance and much more. To help you save for retirement, we offer a 401(k) plan with a matching contribution and for work-life balance we have vacation and sick time programs for associates. For us, it’s about protecting the personal welfare of our associates and their families, helping to achieve personal goals and offering those extra touches for convenience, security and overall peace of mind.


  • Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is part of Terumo Group, founded in 1921 and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
  • In 2019, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies reached $1 billion in revenue.
  • We employ nearly 7,000 associates globally, with global headquarters in Lakewood, CO, U.S., and regional headquarters in Brussels, Buenos Aires, Singapore and Tokyo.
  • We manufacture devices, disposable sets and solutions at our facilities in Belgium, India, Japan, Northern Ireland, the U.S. and Vietnam. Our global presence enables us to serve customers in more than 130 countries.
  • Our core values help set our direction, guide our actions and keep us true to our corporate mission of contributing to society through healthcare.
    • Respect – Appreciative of others
    • Integrity – Guided by our mission
    • Care – Empathetic to patients
    • Quality – Committed to excellence
    • Creativity – Striving for innovation
  • We contribute to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), raising $1.3 million USD since 2007.


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.  All applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, order of protection status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, military status or an unfavorable discharge from military service.


Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is committed to providing a safe, healthy and secure working environment. Our Colorado campus locations are tobacco-free workplaces and we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and detailed background verification. Absent accommodation permitted by applicable law, as a condition of employment with Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies in the United States you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated and provide valid proof of vaccination to the company.

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

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