Insulet Corporation

  • Manager, Supply Chain Planning

    Job Locations US-MA-Billerica | US-MA-Billerica
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3/1/2018 1:05 PM)
    Manufacturing Engineering / Supply Chain / Operations
  • Position Summary

    Lead the planning of components and direct material purchases to support global manufacturing operations.  Define and execute the supplier ramp up plans to assure component supply meets Insulet’s growth.  Responsible for all aspects of component planning including tools, processes and metrics through the extended supply chain.


    • Drive tier 1 and tier 2 suppliers to assure material planning processes are followed and that material will achieve target inventory levels.
    • Deliver and measure component forecast plans for tier 1 and 2 suppliers to support contract-manufacturer-purchased materials and Insulet requirements.
    • Review short, medium, and long-term component supply positions to assure component supply and maintain component inventories within targeted safety stock.
    • Manage tactical communication with critical suppliers and develops detailed shipment plans to support manufacturing, particularly when recovering from supply issues.
    • Work with suppliers and category managers to negotiate favorable prices.
    • Manages MRP and purchases for direct materials and finished devices.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Education and Experience

    • BA/BS in Business or Engineering or and/or equivalent combination of education and experience. MBA preferred, but not required.
    • Minimum of 10 years prior medical purchasing experience
    • Background in medium/high volume electronics, plastics, and sterile packaging


    • Proven background in delivering on supply assurance results.
    • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
    • Direct responsibility for inventory turns management.
    • In depth understanding of supply chain and MRP processes, including new system implementation. Microsoft Dynamics Ax experience is a plus.
    • Supplier certification and performance metrics reporting.


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