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Senior Supply Chain Planner



Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, December 1, 2023

Passionate about precision medicine and advancing the healthcare industry?

Recent advancements in underlying technology have finally made it possible for AI to impact clinical care in a meaningful way. Tempus' proprietary platform connects an entire ecosystem of real-world evidence to deliver real-time, actionable insights to physicians, providing critical information about the right treatments for the right patients, at the right time.

With the advent of genomic sequencing, we can finally decode and process our genetic makeup. We now have more data than ever before but providers don't have the infrastructure or expertise to make sense of said data. Here at Tempus, we believe the greatest promise for the detection and treatment of cancer lies in the deep understanding of molecular activity for disease initiation, progression, and efficacious treatment based on the discovery of unique biomarkers.

We're on a mission to connect an entire ecosystem to redefine how genomic data is used in clinical settings. The new and rapidly growing supply chain team at Tempus is passionate about supporting lab operations day to day and setting them up for success in this ambitious endeavor.

What you’ll do:

  • Develop bills of materials and forecasts for new products
  • Develop weekly replenishment order recommendations for suppliers based on usage forecasts, vendor lead times and safety stock settings. Schedules blanket orders with vendors based on affirmed forecasts to secure further discounts.
  • Collaborate with the sales and operations team to develop incoming patient order demand plans and assist in developing forecast accuracy metrics.
  • Study and understand lab processes, equipment used, and inventory used in clinical and research patient testing and assist in developing a more comprehensive system of usage forecasting for all lab areas using sales growth forecast as input.
  • Maintain systemic backup plans for crucial items and document for quality control.
  • Monitor and refine safety stock settings by item / supplier in NetSuite based on factors such as risk, variability, lead time, and cost.
  • Perform financial analysis of inventory consumptions to plan.
  • Actively participate in supply related projects to ensure supply plans are developed, communicated, and executed in support of the project timelines. Monitor new product launch timing and effects on items that may no longer be used, refining forecasts in system as necessary.
  • Maintain any necessary item master data information in NetSuite as assigned including setting up new items with all required information.
  • Readily support purchasing and sourcing efforts on supplier RFPs, alternate sources of supply, etc. with purchase projections by item or product category.
  • Drive continuous improvement efforts and best practice process documentation. Assist in authoring new process maps and flows, and documenting process procedures with guidance from leadership.
  • Capacity planning for major equipment in conjunction with automation and process engineering


Must have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in supply chain, operations or related field
  • 5-7 years experience working within a supply chain planning or related department
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets spreadsheet functionality
  • Proven ability to work closely and effectively with cross-functional departments
  • Ability to form and develop interpersonal, professional relationships
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment with a sense of urgency
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Demonstrated initiative and problem-solving skills; critical-thinking skills
  • Passion for process improvement and documentation

Highly Desirable:

  • Experience working in an ERP system such as SAP, Oracle, NetSuite
  • APICS certification(s) such as CPIM or CSCP
  • Experience working with Looker, Tableau or similar data querying

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.