Supply Chain Planning Specialist

Posted on: 21/09/2017
Ref: VAC-15886
  • Country: Ireland
  • Location: Cork
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  • Employment Type: Permanent
  • Duration: n/a


Job Description

Supply Chain Planning Specialist is required for a Cork based Biopharmaceutical company. The site manufactures low volume bulk API for Phase III clinical trials, initial product launch and long term market support. The team on site grow, purify, formulate and bulk fill mammalian cell culture derived APIs for medicines intended for human use. The site is currently moving from commissioning into full scale commercial operations. This is an opportunity to work in a company that is innovative (ranked 10th most innovative by Forbes) and recognized globally as one of the fastest companies to get medicines to market.

This role offers you a chance to work in a state of the art facility, in an innovative Biotechnology company, with excellent career development opportunities and a clear and committed patient focus.

Excellent opportunity for a Supply Chain Planning Specialist to work in the Planning and Logistics department with responsibility for ensuring that the planning and execution of manufacturing, filling and packaging operations, both internally and at external contract organizations,

The Supply Chain Planning Specialist will:

o Conversion of the demand plan to supply plans for the planning horizon to support the Global S&OP process, highlighting constraints and risks, developing options and proposing solutions to global stakeholders
o Provision of clear instructions in the form of a packaging/production plan to internal manufacturing/packaging operations and external CMOs & suppliers which is driven by market priority volumes and lead times
o Active participation in the Global S&OP process and lead discussions on specific products. Conduct what if analysis and develop recommendations for contingency plans for potential changes to the supply network.
o Lead weekly product S&OE meetings to ensure plan adherence, timely intermediate and finished goods product releases to meet market replenishment needs.
o Ensure that actual inventory is aligned to the target inventory position with effective use of safety stock
o Identify long term supply constraints, or regulatory constraints which may result in out of stock product and develop contingency plans for same

The Supply Chain Planning Specialist will require:
o Bachelors in Supply Chain Management or business related area required
o Minimum 8 years direct experience in a Supply Planning role,
o Minimum 3 years’ experience in a pharmaceutical or biotech manufacturing organization
o Working knowledge of current GxP regulations and experience with GMP/GCP compliant operations required
o Operational Excellence, Lean Process development, Six Sigma tools and techniques are desirable
o Experience in ERP systems required,

Call Mairead in LSC on 0214777 329 to discuss this Supply Chain Planning Specialist role in more detail or apply directly via this advert

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