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Supply Chain Planner External Manufacturing Manager

Ref: JN-022023-402863

Gepostet am 24 February 2023
Job Location
Life Sciences

Minimum 24 months opportunity as Supply Chain Planner, External Manufacturing Manager for a leader in the pharmaceutical industry.

The startdate will be the 1st of May.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Perform a proactive supply planning, ensuring customer requirements are understood, planned for, and delivered.
  • Ensure that demand and supply requirements are accurate and balanced, and the supply plan is maintained up to date in the SAP system.
  • Develop and actively manage supply plans for relevant materials associated with the product portfolio within area of responsibility.
  • Prepare and maintain stock overviews for the relevant products including supply and demand requirements and levels of expected inventory on hand.
  • Plan and maintain the required inventory level of starting materials, Drug Substance, and drug product.
  • Work closely with Logistics to ensure transparency of order requirements and accurate shipping dates.
  • Interrogation of SAP demand & engagement with customers and Global Supply Chain to understand the drivers.
  • behind demand changes and engaging with stakeholders to align on demand requirements.
  • Review of any forecast changes on a monthly basis and preparation of updated forecast for communication to CMO.
  • In alignment with Master Data site owner, ownership and maintenance of accurate planning master data for all products within area of responsibility.
  • Plan and effectively manage the supply impact of any change involving a regulatory impact.
  • Work with Global Supply Chain Product Planner and Network planner as necessary to ensure product strategy is understood, being adhered to and implemented.
  • Liaise with customers and coordinate supply planning with Supply Chain VPT (Virtual Plant Team).
  • Minimize the impact of supply delays, quality events, line shutdowns, projects etc.
  • Placement and maintenance of purchase orders and Purchase Requisitions in SAP.
  • Provide input into metrics discussions and participate in metrics review meetings as required.
  • Communication of any product related inventory risk to ExM inventory controller and finance teams in a timely manner.
  • Maintaining/developing strong relationships with supply chain counterparts at other sites, Global Supply Chain and CMOs.
  • Participate in Global Supply Chain meetings as required to ensure alignment on implementation of product strategy.
  • Lead supply chain meetings with customers to ensure alignment on customer requirements and consumption plan.
  • Execute scenario planning and develop recommendations for contingency plans as necessary.
  • Responsible for compiling and presenting volume information as part of the ExM S&OP process.
  • Responsible for compilation of volume information to support budget and projection activities & providing rational in relation to the drivers behind variances.
  • Proactively identify and resolve any constraints in supply through engagement with CMOs and VPT team as necessary.

Your Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years demonstrated Supply Chain knowledge.
  • Supply chain planning and project management experience.
  • Experience working in a tolling environment and/or with external vendors.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to prioritize, organize and manage multiple tasks to tight deadlines.
  • Knowledge of Pharmaceutical Industry and appreciation of the competitive environment and its impact on driving change in the organization.
  • Appreciation of Performance Metrics and their value in influencing supply chain results.
  • Knowledge of logistics, financial, and information flows.
  • Excellent PC and systems skills with prior experience working in SAP.
  • Fluent in English