Director of Manufacturing and Supply Chain

  • MDG
  • July 11, 2023

Microbial Discovery Group is a Bacillus fermentation company focused on the commercialization of microbials for wastewater, bioremediation, aquaculture, consumer, probiotic and institutional markets while additionally partnering with customers to fulfill their custom fermentation needs. MDG refines and delivers products and ideas by applying Real Science to a Trusted Process, yielding Proven Success. MDG works each and every day to supply products that work to Feed, Clean and Save the world.

Job Overview:

The Director of Manufacturing and Supply Chain will be responsible for spearheading the procurement function and optimizing end-to-end supply chain operations. By leveraging expertise and leadership, this role is pivotal in driving our company’s competitive advantage, ensuring timely delivery of goods, and maintaining a robust supplier network. This role requires exceptional communication, negotiation, and analytical skills.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Develop and implement strategic plans and goals for manufacturing and supply chain operations, aligning them with the overall business objectives and growth strategies.
  • Oversee the manufacturing processes, including production planning, scheduling, and execution, to ensure efficient resource utilization, cost-effective production, and timely delivery of high-quality products.
  • Forecast and plan manufacturing capacity to meet current and future demands. Foster effective collaboration and communication with cross-functional teams, including research and development, quality assurance, regulatory affairs, and supply chain. Work closely with internal and external stakeholders to ensure seamless execution of manufacturing operations.
  • Monitoring key performance indicators (KPIs) to track the performance of the manufacturing operations and identifying areas for improvement.
  • Ensure adherence to relevant regulations, industry standards, and internal policies in all procurement and supply chain activities.
  • Develop risk mitigation strategies and contingency plans to address potential disruptions to the supply chain.
  • Oversee the end-to-end supply chain process, including sourcing, production planning, logistics, and distribution.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to forecast demand and align procurement with production schedules.
  • Implement inventory management strategies to balance stock levels and minimize supply chain risks.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement and efficiency gains in the supply chain.
  • Identify, evaluate, and select qualified suppliers based on quality, cost, and delivery performance.
  • Negotiate contracts and terms with suppliers to secure favorable pricing and maintain strong relationships.
  • Continuously assess and optimize supplier performance to ensure compliance with agreed-upon standards.


  • Supply chain certification (e.g., CSCP, CPIM) is a plus.
  • Experience in the Biotech industry preferred.
  • 15 years of experience in procurement and supply chain management, with 5+ years of in a leadership role.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain management, procurement, or a related field.

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