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VP, GSC Strategy

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VP, GSC Strategy

  • 2021-23703
  • Hercules, California, United States

Bio-Rad is seeking a VP, GSC Strategy.  The VP, Global Supply Chain Strategy  will be responsible for overseeing Supply Chain Strategy Development. Reporting to the EVP Global Supply chain, the VP, GSC Strategy will help identify the future supply chain strategies that will help serve our mission to build an integrated global supply chain that delivers a sustainable competitive advantage in our key markets.  Priorities will include the identification and prioritization of supply chain initiatives and programs, footprint optimization, business continuity planning, M&A activity and leading digitization and cognitive automation within our supply chain. This position is intended to remain outside of the day-to-day operational activities of running the supply chain to ensure we stay focused on delivering continued improvement in the future while driving for operational excellence every day.



Work collaboratively with EVP Global Supply Chain, VPs of Global Supply Chain and Bio-Rad Business Leaders to develop & refresh the worldwide Supply Chain strategy. This position will play a crucial role in accelerating the maturity of the Supply Chain. This role will support the growth of Bio-Rad globally by making recommendations to align business objectives with the long-term Supply Chain roadmap and to improve the overall maturity of the Global Supply Chain.



  • Meeting dynamic Customer requirements – Working with the commercial organization, segment our customer base to align supply chain offerings with customer values and increase both margin and customer service levels. Engage with cross functional stakeholders and Benchmark key competitors to gather data and develop insights; help deliver insights and recommendations.
  • Corporate Social Responsibility – Working with the ESG team, identify and execute on Environmental sustainability activities to reduce our carbon footprint, increase use of recycled materials and reduce the use of water and paper.


  • Business Continuity: Ensure we have the critical resources (Plant, people, equipment) necessary to support the growing business.
  • Risk and resiliency – Identifying where important supply chain vulnerabilities lie and identifying strategies to address risk exposure.
  • Mergers and acquisitions – Defining a process for evaluating Global Supply Chain M&A. Support all group M&A activities.


  • Initiate transformation initiatives: By utilizing continuous improvement and LEAN methodologies, enable horizontal and functional transformational initiatives/innovation. Included are technology investments including RPA and AI in the Supply Chain environment.  
  • Driving Business Benefits from our Global ERP System: Identify areas of efficiency; current and future; work with IT on GSC requirements.
  • Analytics and performance management – Using real-time data analytics, visualization software, and other resources to help understand cost to serve and facilitate informed supply chain decision-making.
  • Global footprint strategy and network design – Aligning supply chain, supplier base, and customer footprints to meet current requirements and position for growth.


  • B.S. or M.S. in Engineering, Sciences or Business, MBA preferred.
  • A minimum of 15 yrs in progressively growing management experience (track record) required in Global Supply Chain.  Experience in the Healthcare/BioPharma industry.
  • Minimum 7 years of leadership experience working on an Executive team in Global Supply Chain.
  • Visionary, strategic and global thinking.
  • Strong critical thinking and business curiosity, including exceptional analytical and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Proven ability to maintain and build models and interpret large data sets, generating relevant insights/recommendations Technical / financial acumen with excellent analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills in a matrix organization involving different stakeholders and organizations.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills with proven ability to develop and maintain effective business partner relationships.
  • Experience with Board of Directors.
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • An ability to influence others and build strong collaborative relationships will be extremely important.
  • The individual should possess strong leadership qualities, including the ability to create and articulate a concise vision and objectives.  The candidate will have strong people skills in the areas of selection, coaching and developing.  Finally, the candidate should be a good communicator both upward and downward and be comfortable dealing with executive management on a regular basis.


Vaccination Requirement: 
Due to the higher threat of more infectious and deadly COVID-19 variant strains emerging, Bio-Rad recently announced a new mandatory vaccination policy requiring its US employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Bio-Rad will make reasonable accommodations for valid exemptions based on disability, medical, or religious reasons. With this policy, Bio-Rad joins a growing list of companies that are prioritizing sound science and available facts to best ensure the ongoing safety of its employees and the community.

About Bio-Rad:


Bio-Rad is a global leader providing a broad array of clinical diagnostics and life science research products. With a team of more than 8,000 employees and a global network of operations serving our customers, we help people live longer, healthier lives.

Bio-Rad was founded over six decades ago and has continued to provide the healthcare industry with innovative and useful products that help life science researchers accelerate the discovery process and medical diagnostic labs obtain faster, better results.

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