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Supply Chain Operations Lead


Security Operations


Millburn, New Jersey, United States

Supply Chain Operations Lead

Job ID


Mar 21, 2024


About the Role

At Advanced Accelerator Applications, a Novartis company, we are committed to leading innovation in nuclear medicine and delivering the next generation of targeted radioligand therapy to cancer patients. We are looking for experienced Supply Chain professionals to help us reach our ambitious goals.

The Supply Chain Operations Lead is responsible for leading associates from both the planning & logistics and shipping & receiving teams. They will provide the training, guidance, and support to the team members to achieve their full potential, while ensuring the timely and efficient completion of projects and tasks assigned by the Leadership team. From the planning & logistics side, the position is responsible for managing import and export process, including compliance, documentation, and logistics on dangerous products. In regard to shipping & receiving, the SC Operations lead is responsible for keeping GMP records of all products shipped and received, ensures the timely delivery of required materials to the production floor as well as finished goods to couriers. They will also be responsible for periodic inventory counts and the maintenance of appropriate material inventories at various points of use.

Planning & Logistics:

• Ensure meticulous preparation of all shipping paperwork, including Bill of Landing, radioactive labels, Dangerous Goods Declaration, and shipping labels in strict adherence to DOT and IATA regulations

• Collaborate closely with couriers to establish shipping schedules and provide precise delivery instructions

• Proactively address any shipping-related issues and work towards efficient and timely resolutions

• Plan, execute, and deliver projects on time; collaborating for efficient project management and providing regular updates to stakeholders

• Lead or participate in initiatives to implement new tools, systems, or processes that enhance team’s productivity and quality

• Facilitate regular team meetings, check-ins, and shift schedules to set clear expectations and objectives for team members

• Act as liaison between the planning & logistics team and other departments to facilitate cross-functional collaboration and resolve conflicts effectively.

Shipping & Receiving:

• Analysis and improvement of receiving, material handling and storing processes.

• Utilizes computer systems to reconcile and track materials: MS Dynamics 365, UPS, FedEx, etc.

• Verifies quantity, weight, and conformance of materials according to IATA and internal quality standards.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

We are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

Accessibility and Reasonable Accommodations: Individuals in need of a reasonable accommodation due to a medical condition or disability for any part of the application process, or to perform the essential functions of a position, please let us know the nature of your request, your contact information and the job requisition number in your message:

Role Requirements


 Bachelor’s degree in logistics/supply chain management or related training required; secondary degree preferred


 Must have 2 years' experience with relevant secondary degree or minimum 5 years of experience with relevant undergrad.

 Operating with integrated ERP tools. Proficient with MS Excel

 Exceptional prioritization skills and the ability to thrive in high-pressure situations. The successful candidate will be adept at managing multiple tasks concurrently, demonstrating a keen ability to prioritize effectively to meet deadlines. This role requires an individual who remains composed under pressure, makes well-informed decisions, and delivers high quality results in dynamic work environments. The ability to stay organized, focused, and efficient in challenging situations will be crucial for success in this role.

 Flexibility in work schedule, including the ability to work on weekends and holidays when required. The ideal candidate will be adaptable and open to accommodating changes in their schedule as the situation demands, ensuring the successful completion of tasks and projects within established timelines.

 Highly organized with strong project management experience

 Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

 Demonstrates strong personal ethics and responsibility to purpose

 Green Belt Lean Six Sigma and APICS certification is preferred

Why Novartis: Our purpose is to reimagine medicine to improve and extend people’s lives and our vision is to become the most valued and trusted medicines company in the world. How can we achieve this? With our people. It is our associates that drive us each day to reach our ambitions. Be a part of this mission and join us! Learn more here:

The pay range for this position at commencement of employment is between $112,800 and $169,200 per year; however, while salary ranges are effective from 1/1/24 through 12/31/24 fluctuations in the job market may necessitate adjustments to pay ranges during this period. Further, final pay determinations will depend on various factors, including, but not limited to geographical location, experience level, knowledge, skills and abilities. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a sign-on bonus, restricted stock units, and discretionary awards in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits (including 401(k) eligibility and various paid time off benefits, such as vacation, sick time, and parental leave), dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

You can find everything you need to know about our benefits and rewards in the Novartis Life Handbook:

Accessibility and Reasonable Accommodations:

The Novartis Group of Companies are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to [email protected] call +1[Register to View] and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please include the job requisition number in your message.

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Business Unit

Radio Ligand Therapy




Millburn, NJ

Company / Legal Entity


Functional Area

Technical Operations

Job Type

Full Time

Employment Type


Shift Work