Sr. Manager, S&OP

Pacira Pharmaceuticals   •  

San Diego, CA

Industry: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech


5 - 7 years

Posted 169 days ago

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At Pacira Pharmaceuticals, controlling postsurgical pain is the key to improving patient outcomes. Our in-depth knowledge of the needs of the postsurgical pain market, coupled with our passion for delivering improved patient care, drives our commitment to providing solutions that address unmet medical needs and improve clinical results. Pacira Pharmaceuticals currently has an opening for a Senior Manager, Sales & Operations.

The purpose of this position is to ensure all approved commercial and non-commercial forecasts to be supported by manufacturing is consolidated and maintained, including the sales unit forecast, product development requirements, engineering/new equipment install requirements and validation requirements. This position will be responsible for leading the Sales & Operations (S&OP) meetings including the tracking, trending and reporting information relevant to S&OP. This position will help define and support Collaborative Planning as well as the development and maintenance of a Manufacturing Forecasting and Replenishment Model. The incumbent will develop a balanced manufacturing plan sourcing product from the San Diego manufacturing facility and CMO while meeting target Finished Goods Inventory levels in a GMP environment.

  • This role will lead the establishment and execution of the S&OP processes.

  • Execute all facets of the S&OP process to provide an optimum customer service level and working capital performance as defined by the organization’s business operating plans and strategic objectives.

  • Partner with Sales, Marketing, Clinical, R&D, and Finance to ensure the demand consensus process delivers an agreed upon, workable volume forecast (mid and long term).

  • Collaborate with internal parties to ensure that the appropriate data is available and accurate to be reviewed at the S&OP process meetings and establish company’s Supply plan.

  • Lead the S&OP management reviews, prepare all data and metrics for review, identify gaps and scenarios that must be presented, guide final decision making on open items and trade-offs, and prepare escalations for executive review where appropriate.

  • Create the S&OP minutes, communicate key conclusion to stakeholders and perform follow up of the actions.

  • Work with Alliance Partners to review forecast and account for demand in Manufacturing Plan.

  • Manage the fulfillment of orders for Alliance Partners to ensure on time order fulfillment.

  • Assist in quantifying and defining scope for capacity, resource, logistics, and supply chain planning.

  • Develop a working knowledge of the company's products and processes to ensure optimal S&OP execution.

  • Support Inventory and Operations Planning procedures and initiatives.

  • Facilitate and lead the periodic review of all levels of the S&OP process.

  • Develop, deploy, track and report results and drive key performance indicators (KPI’s).

  • Create and maintain valid manufacturing plan by balancing supply and demand for product and meeting FG inventory goals.

  • Publish and distribute Weekly Inventory Dashboard.

  • Review WIP and FG inventory levels against forecasted and actual sales. Adjust Manufacturing plan to ensure no stock-outs of product.

  • Identify, negotiate, and resolve conflicts with respect to material and capacity availability and order-promising integrity.

  • Inform management when demand cannot be met and recommend alternatives on how the requested demand could be satisfied.

  • Analyze production capacity monthly, or as required; maintain and update capacity data for all critical plant resources / work centers.


  • B.S. or B.A from an accredited college or university required.
  • 4 years of relevant Manufacturing Planning and S&OP experience in a GMP environment.
  • 6 years or relevant experience developing complex analysis tools (excel) to trend data and develop dashboard reports and graphs.
  • Ability to clearly communicate ideas and complex situations in a large group setting
  • Good organizational skills, attention to detail, coordination, and planning
  • Understanding and knowledge of Materials Requirements Planning and Sales and Operations Planning
  • Ability to accomplish goals and tasks with teams through teamwork; influencing and leading; negotiation;
  • Must possess strong problem solving skills and solid judgment and be able to work autonomously
  • Must possess strong data analytical skills to problem solve, manage / measure business, and seek opportunities for improvements.
  • Willingness to work as a team player and possess good interpersonal skills
  • Coordinate activities for multiple departments
  • Experienced in with scheduling software, Excel spreadsheets, Power Point, Microsoft Project and word processing software programs
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills