B. Braun

Director Supply Chain Operations

Job Locations US-CA-Irvine
Requisition ID
B. Braun Medical Inc
# of Openings
Supply Chain
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
M-F; 8am - 5pm
Irvine, CA


About B. Braun 


B. Braun Medical Inc., a leader in infusion therapy and pain management, develops, manufactures, and markets innovative medical products and services to the healthcare industry. Other key product areas include nutrition, pharmacy admixture and compounding, ostomy and wound care, and dialysis. The company is committed to eliminating preventable treatment errors and enhancing patient, clinician and environmental safety. B. Braun Medical is headquartered in Bethlehem, Pa., and is part of the B. Braun Group of Companies in the U.S., which includes B. Braun Interventional Systems, Aesculap® and CAPS®.


Globally, the B. Braun Group of Companies employs more than 61,000 employees in 64 countries. Guided by its Sharing Expertise® philosophy, B. Braun continuously exchanges knowledge with customers, partners and clinicians to address the critical issues of improving care and lowering costs. To learn more about B. Braun Medical, visit www.BBraunUSA.com.


Position Summary:


Oversee and manage all strategic aspects of US supply chain operations including sales and operations planning, production planning and scheduling based on forward looking capacity planning, procurement and inventory planning. This will be achieved through optimization of processes, systems and organization. Coordination with Commercial, Manufacturing, R&D, and other functional areas will be required to ensure alignment with corporate, supply chain and operating objectives and KPIs.


Responsibilities: Essential Duties

  • Directs the organization's operations function and develops operational programs, policies, and processes.
  • Oversees recurring or daily functions or processes necessary for business execution and identifies opportunities for improvement or efficiencies.
  • Develops strategies meant to assist the business in meeting its critical goals and objectives in the most efficient manner possible.
  • Approves and allocates resources based on business priorities.
  • Evaluates and recommends changes to policies or procedures.
  • Leads and directs the work of other employees (Directors, Managers, Supervisors, Associates, etc.)
  • Responsible for personnel actions including hiring, performance management, and termination.
  • Contributes to strategic planning, direction, and goal setting for the department or function.
  • Recommends policies, practices, and procedures that have a significant impact on the organization.

The job function listed is not exhaustive and shall also include any responsibilities as assigned by the Supervisor from time to time.


Expertise: Knowledge & Skills

  • Requires breadth of professional field and industry knowledge. Ability to integrate critical information and champion advanced strategies/concepts through the organization. Drives development of advanced technologies, principles and processes.
  • Manages activities of a functional area which has at least 2 departments or major functions through managers and/or experienced employees. Responsible for cost, method, and employee results.
  • Judgement is required in resolving complex problems based on experience.
  • Represents the organization as a prime contact on projects and departmental operations. Interacts with senior internal and external personnel on issues often requiring coordination across organizational lines.
  • Pharmaceutical experience preferred.


Expertise: Qualifications - Experience/Training/Education/Etc



  • Bachelor's degree required  
  • 10-15 years related experience, plus a minimum of 5 years management experience required.
  • Occasional business travel required
  • Valid driver's license
  • Valid passport


  • Master's degree preferred
  • Applicable industry/professional certification preferred.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.



B. Braun offers an excellent benefits package, which includes healthcare, a 401(k) plan, and tuition reimbursement. To learn more about B. Braun and our safety healthcare products or view a listing of our employment opportunities, please visit us on the internet at www.bbraunusa.com.


Through its “Sharing Expertise®” initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services.


Responsibilities: Other Duties:


The preceding functions have been provided as examples of the types of work performed by employees assigned to this position. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this description are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.


Physical Demands:


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is expected to:

  • Light work - Exerting up to 20 lbs of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

Lifting, Carrying, Pushing, Pulling and Reaching:

  • Occasionally:   Reaching upward and downward, Push/pull, N/A
  • Frequently:     Stand, Sit
  • Constantly:     N/A


  • Occasionally:  Push/pull, Reaching upward and downward
  • Frequently:     Sitting, Standing, Talking - ordinary, loud/quick, Walking
  • Constantly:     N/A

Environmental Conditions:

  • Occasionally:  N/A
  • Frequently:     N/A
  • Constantly:     N/A

Work Environment:


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Noise Intensity:          Low
  • Occasionally:  N/A
  • Frequently:     Production/manufacturing environment, Warehouse environment
  • Constantly:     Office environment


Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled


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