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Supply Chain Manager

  • Job reference: 930730
  • Location: Dublin South, Dublin
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Supply Chain and Procurement, Supply Chain Managers
  • Date posted: 09/04/2020

Orion Group Sciences are looking for a Supply Chain Manager for our multinational pharmaceutical client based in the South of Dublin area on an initial 12-month contract with the potential to extend.

Job Purpose

This person has ownership and manages the medium to long term supply plan for their respective assigned products. In this role the Product Planning Manager will accurately forecast, plan & schedule their products ensuring that optimal supply inventory levels are in place to meet demand requirements whilst minimizing scrap risk and optimising and improving reliability, responsiveness and stability of supply.

Main Responsibilities of the role

  • Manage medium term and long-term capacity planning activities and ensure appropriate communication/escalation to critical resource owners
  • Proactively assess inventory positions (IDP/LDP/FDP/Materials) and execute plans to drive to the targets
  • Manage towards a stable Supply Plan and identify root causes and corrective actions in case of deviations
  • Ensure timely completion of the Planning cycles
  • Develop and present scenario analyses to support decision making in the Supply Chain
  • Collaborate with Supply sites (e.g. AML & ABR) to ensure timely supply
  • Work closely with the Global Supply Chain lead to ensure market supply
  • Work closely with NPI (New Product Introduction) team to manage new product introductions
  • Identify scrap risks and take corrective/preventive actions to minimize abnormal scrap
  • Owe/Manage product specific Life cycle management change controls
  • Review and update relevant Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and ensure SOP compliance
  • Lead or participate in Continuous Improvement initiatives using problem solving techniques (Operational Excellence, 6σ, LEAN)
  • Monitor KPI's and define corrective and preventive actions
  • Works under minimal direction and understand that work is guided by operational & project objectives
  • Independently develops solutions that are thorough, practical & consistent
  • Anticipates and prevents potential problems
  • Handles diverse scope of issues that require evaluation of a variety of factors (Supply issues, product launch, regulatory filings, transition plans, NCs, CMO, NPIs.)
  • Systems: SAP, Rapid Response, CDOCS, CCMS, QMTS

Desired Experience and Background of the successful candidate

  • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain or equivalent. Preferred Qualifications: Master's Degree or APICS certification
  • Minimum 5 years supply chain planning experience
  • SAP ECC Planning and Rapid Response Experience essential
  • End to End Supply Chain Planning Experience and Knowledge
  • Working knowledge of regulatory and pharmaceutical processes
  • Ability to conduct effective root cause analysis
  • Team player, self-starter, independent worker who take on ownership in driving tasks/projects to completion
  • Readily adapts to and manages change
  • Ability to analyse complex data and to communicate findings and make recommendations
  • Advanced experience and capability with Excel, Word, and MS Project
  • Proactive / "Can do" mentality
  • Strong Communication Skills

For more information on this role, call Kate O' Sullivan on +353 (0) 212063412 or email for a completely confidential chat about this role and other opportunities using the reference number: 930730

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.