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Senior Associate External Planning and Delivery

  • Job reference: 925100
  • Location: Dún Laoghaire, Dublin
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Planners, Supply Chain and Procurement
  • Date posted: 25/04/2019

Orion group are recruiting a Senior Associate External Planning and Delivery on behalf of our Multinational Biotechnology Client based in Ireland- 12-month contract

This job specification outlines the general responsibilities associated with the role of Senior Associate for the External Planning and Delivery (EPD) team. This person is responsible for managing EPD storage program, will act as a planner for the EPD team where necessary.

The EPD team manages the forecast planning and supply chain activities for several Drug Product and Drug Substance Contract manufacturing sites in Europe. The role of the EPD team through consultation with the site managers and global product planners manages material requirements planning, ordering and payment, CMO batch management from planning to distribution and CMO performance management through agreed KPI's and Metrics.

Key Responsibilities:

* Gather EPD material forecast requirements for storage at the Warehouse.
* Liaise with sending sites and warehouse to manage EPD shipments for storage.
* Generate any SAP Stock transfers orders to bring materials from a sending site for EPD Storage.
* Manage approval process with EPD and for storage of new materials.
* Own Change Controls for the introduction of new materials to the site.
* New SAP configuration is required to enable storage of EPD materials, the successful candidate will
* Participate in the design of the new SAP functionality and EPD requirement.
* Be part of the SAP qualification testing team for the new SAP release.
* Own the generation of Quarterly finance reports for EPD charges including storage and shipping materials used per quarter.

EPD Planner
* Participate in the Planning Cycle for forecast generation
* Use of Rapid Response to analyse demand and supply requirements
* Use of SAP to place orders as required.
* Send forecasts to CMO's and manage confirmation communications.
* CMO Management
* Participate in weekly Work Center team calls with CMO's.
* Own batch tracking and EPD activities required to meet supply within contract timelines.
* Manage batch progress through SAP transactions.
* Material requirements planning for CMO's including ordering, invoice payment and expiry management.
* Coordination of DS ordering and shipments to CMO's to meet plan.

Project based activities
* Actively participate on Operational Excellence programs including process mapping, development of standard operating guides, metric reviews and continuous improvement suggestions and delivery.
* Support any projects in the EPD departments when required

Preferred Requirements:
* Bachelor's degree or equivalent.
* Typically 3+ years of related professional experience.
* Strong Microsoft Office Skills, particularly Excel and PowerPoint.
* Good process development and problem-solving skills
* Very good interpersonal skills; ability to interact with multiple stakeholders in an organization
* Ability to communicate findings and make a recommendation to the wider organization

Knowledge of cGMP and other regulatory requirements are required would be nice to have


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