May 28th, 2024 Manufacturing

Manager Supply Planning

San Diego, California, United States

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Please note that this position is based in San Diego, CA. Acadia's hybrid model requires this role to work in our office three days per week on average.

Responsible for production planning, issuing forecasts and purchase orders to contract manufacturing sites, following up on orders to target on time delivery, support production requirements and inventory targets.  Establishes and ensures adherence to company planning processes, inventory targets, contractual obligations and comply with finance and SOX requirements.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Ensure no stock-outs of Acadia commercial products
  • Issue, track and maintain Purchase Orders (PO's) to Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMO’s) for the procurement / manufacturing of product(s) required to support target inventory levels
  • Perform receipts and any required inventory transactions in ERP systems
  • Oversee product planning (PP) systems and activities
  • Develop and produce planning metrics for management review
  • Assess supply chain robustness through various scenario analysis activities
  • Coordinate with Finance in managing cost of goods
  • Identifies, communicates, and elevates supply chain problems to avert supply issues
  • Drive and optimize processes and procedures to support growth and complexity of Acadia supply planning


Bachelor’s degree in business or science, or related field. MBA preferred.  Targeting 5 years of progressively responsible experience in pharmaceutical production and planning with a focus on supply chain materials management.  An equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be considered.  Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM or APICS) certification preferred.

Key Skills:

  • Strong knowledge of ERP software systems and procedures and with robust production planning
  • Experience with maintaining and ensuring adequate stocks of drug product, active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) and key raw materials.
  • Experience with cold chain products and subsequent supply chain
  • In depth knowledge of GMP principles, concepts and
  • Strong analytical and computer skills Proficient in Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge and experience engaging in CMO contract relationships and planning
  • Strong negotiating skills and problem solving abilities
  • Strong organizational and documentation
  • Ability to manage change in a dynamic
  • Ability to change the thinking of, or gain acceptance from, others in sensitive situations, without damage to the relationship.
  • Skill at supporting a team environment that supports a common vision and ability to work cross functionally within multi-departmental teams within and without the organization.
  • Proficiency at effectively prioritizing goals, assessing team capability, and coordinating resources to achieve those goals.
  • Ability to travel 10% of the time both domestically and internationally.

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, see, talk or hear in a standard office environment and independently from remote locations. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.  Ability to travel independently overnight and work after hours if required by travel schedule or business needs.



In addition to a competitive base salary, this position is also eligible for discretionary bonus and equity awards based on factors such as individual and organizational performance. Actual amounts will vary depending on experience, performance, and location. 

Salary Range
$90,000$112,800 USD


What we offer you (US-Based Employees):

  • Competitive base, bonus, new hire and ongoing equity packages
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401(k) Plan with a fully vested company match 1:1 up to 5%
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan with a 2-year purchase price lock-in
  • 15+ vacation days
  • 14 paid holidays plus one floating holiday of your choice, including office closure between December 24th and January 1st
  • 10 days of paid sick time
  • Paid parental leave
  • Tuition assistance

EEO Statement (US-Based Employees): Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every single one of the qualifications in the exact way they are described in job postings. We are committed to building a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and innovative company and we are looking for the BEST candidate for the job. That candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background or may meet the qualifications in a different way. We would strongly encourage you to apply – especially if the reason you are the best candidate isn’t exactly as we describe it here.

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