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Director Digital Supply Chain and Manufacturing Products

  • Abcam
  • Maine Waltham, MA
  • Full Time

Company Description

From global research discoveries to clinical breakthroughs – our vision is to become the most influential life sciences company for researchers. If you are motivated by making a real impact to people’s life and have a desire to work in a passionate and diverse community, Abcam is the place for you.

Our culture is driven by our dedicated, agile and audacious community of professionals who are driven by a combined purpose and sense of belonging. We’re incredibly proud to be recognised as one of the top 5 best places to work in the UK for two years running, as per Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Award .

Job Description

About the role:

The Director of SCM Digital Products is responsible for the development and delivery of a critical part of our digital product landscape, ensuring product quality and alignment with our overall product vision & strategy.

You will be accountable for the full Supply Chain and Manufacturing (including Logistics) product set, delivering the strategic value and overseeing multi-disciplinary teams organized around that strategy. The role includes full accountability for the value the product(s)delivers in support of Abcam’s vision and mission, leadership of all aspects of its life cycle from inception to replacement, and responsibility for all aspects of its success.

This role is positioned within Abcam Digital. It has a solid reporting line into the Digital Enterprise Domain and located in Boston, US.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Build strong relationships and engage frequently with internal and external stakeholders, to build sponsorship, advocate adoption and deliver change – as well as manage the expectations of the SCM and Manufacturing leadership.
  • Formulate and drive the vision for your product / product area, using business insight and product discovery techniques.
  • Lead one or more multi-disciplinary teams in the development and delivery of the digital products.
  • Lead the analysis, design, implementation, operation and evolution of the Digital Product(s) to ensure the products are managed to the agreed time, costs and quality, and maximum business value is extracted.
  • Ensure the Digital Products are fully adopted and manage the business change lifecycle, including communication, awareness and training.
  • Use qualitative and quantitative methods to understand and measure areas of opportunity, progress against goals, and the success of Digital Products.
  • Manage the in-life operation of the digital products and ensure root cause analysis of tickets are fed back into the product evolution plan.
  • Manage the demand management, prioritization, investment case and budget approval process for the Digital Product(s).
  • Direct the necessary capabilities and resources to achieve success of the Digital Product(s) through its life-cycle – including within the Domain, across Abcam Digital and with external suppliers.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams within Abcam Digital as well as in other parts of Abcam.
  • Evangelize, implement and embed agile methodology in Abcam Digital.
  • Provide coaching and support to promote good product practice, promote effective ways of working and the Abcam Digital revolution as a whole.


About you

You will have effective leadership skills, including leading and organizing resources outside direct line control, understanding of agile methodologies and practical experience of delivering products using agile approaches. Able to help teamsselect appropriate practices.

Understanding of the product lifecycle and capable of defining and adapting the team to deliver at each stage and practical experience of product management tools and techniques, from roadmap, backlog and release planning toprioritizationtools and techniques.

Experienced in using product discovery techniques and ensuring products are customer-focused, as demonstrated through use and interpretation of customer insight to drive strategic planning.A deep knowledge of the relevant Functional Domain (CX, PPI, MSC, HR, Finance, etc.).

Working knowledge of the Digital marketplace, trends in technology and available applications and knowledge of the Digital Products within the remit of the Domain and proven track record in management Digital Products.

You will have strongcommunication skills with internal and external stakeholders at different levels of seniority, the ability to distil and effectively manage information and align strategy of Digital Products to the functional and company goals. Be able to work both in a team (as member and/or leader) and independently, to deliver results.

Good attention to detail and an ability toanalyzeand use data in decision making, strong organizational and multitasking skills with ability to balance competing priorities, experience identifying, diagnosing and resolving issues independently; will take initiative even under unfamiliar or ambiguous circumstances, ability to convey ideas and recommendations in a clear, compelling and succinct way in written and verbal communications, fluent written and spoken English


Bachelor’s or First degree in Sciences or Humanities,


Proven ability to stakeholder manage at an executive level, a proven leader with extensive experience in the end to end Supply Chain and Manufacturing processes (including global trade management and logistics) in a global world class organization. In particular in a scaling company and integrating companies.

Demonstrated experience and success in leading business and technology strategies, proven track record in step changing company performance through targeted investments and leveraging existing Digital Products and line managing and developing a world class team.

Additional Information

We know that when it comes to benefits, no one size fits all. Flexibility and choice matter which is why we offer all kinds of ways to enable you and your loved ones to be well and live well. You can expect;

  • A culture focused on well-being and opportunities for growth and development. We provide a wide range of training opportunities, for both professional and personal development.
  • The freedom to work in a way that works for you, with a focus on maximizing productivity and innovation at work while reducing environmental impact.
  • A performance-based share plan, inspiring and rewarding our people as we deliver Abcam’s strategy.
  • Attractive and flexible benefits package including 18 weeks full paid maternity leave and 6 weeks full paid paternityleave, increased paid time off accrual over time and much more.

We offer a truly inclusive environment where you can bring your whole self to work. This is underpinned by our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and our partnerships with WORK180 (endorsed employer for women) and MyGwork (LGBT+ professional community). All our positions are open as a Job Share, where two talented professionals can share the responsibility of a full time position. You can declare your interest in a job share role within the application form.

Abcam is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes all employment decisions without regard to age, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you’re interested in this particular role then we’d love to read your application.

Effective January 1, 2022, all U.S.-based employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID as a condition of employment at Abcam. Employees with a sincerely held religious belief and/or disability impacting their ability to obtain the COVID vaccine can request a reasonable accommodation.

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