Supply Planning & Reporting Manager

  • Location

    Limerick, Republic of Ireland

  • Sector:

    Procurement/Supply Chain

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  • Contact:

    Justin Pankinas

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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The manager is responsible for providing leadership for the Supply Integration, Supply Networks and Supply Products teams. This position establishes standards and practices for a model supply chain, including developing policies, procedures and techniques that are consistent with the strategic direction and sound principles of supply chain management.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • May manage the IPS Process, Demand Planning Process, Supply Planning Process and Continuous Improvement Initiatives.
  • Understands and escalates supply risks and constraints across end to end program networks.
  • Guides alignment with internal and external manufacturing stakeholders to develop production plans, including partners and collaborators.
  • May be responsible for managing forecasting and demand intake activities associated with clinical, commercial and independent demand.
  • Works with cross-functional teams to ensure effective and disciplined planning of materials to meet requirements as defined by program development (commercial, clinical and independent) by consistently achieving customer orders.
  • Actively seeks creative supply solutions to optimize Supply Chain Planning.
  • Supports compliance activities for Supply Chain.
  • Drives continuous improvement initiatives and enhances Supply Chain Planning process development by communicating performance standards, developing joint improvement initiatives and actively soliciting formal feedback.
  • Creates and publishes metrics to evaluate overall plan/process effectiveness that drive positive results, get to root cause and support annual IOPS objectives.
  • Maintains awareness of current industry standards, trends and practices.
  • Adds value to Planning and Supply Chain management team.
  • Approaches business challenges from a macro perspective, resolves strategic issues effectively and supports the Supply Chain leadership team by providing timely analysis of tactical operations and long-term strategic needs.
  • Provides leadership and works collaboratively with other functions to prepare for the future and secure daily activities.
  • Assists with regular operational meetings, goal setting and mid-year/year-end reporting.
  • Represents as needed or performs other activities as required by the business.
  • Provides coaching to direct reports, including employee development plans.
  • Fosters a healthy work environment where employees feel valued and respected.
  • The position can require domestic U.S. travel and potential international travel approximately up to 10% of the time.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Previous experience in planning, drug development, performance metrics and project management.
  • Ability to manage multiple, complex projects and changing priorities, work extended hours when required, make sound decisions under pressure and work effectively in a team environment.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, Excel, Oracle and Access Database.
  • Excellent time management, organizational skills and written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to motivate and lead a team and supervise and coach staff.
  • Experience with interviewing, hiring, training, coaching and disciplinary actions.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to communicate details clearly and effectively.
  • Attention to detail, fact-based, self-motivated and ability to work under pressure.
  • Strong working knowledge of supply chain management at both the development stage for clinical supplies as well as at the commercial stage preferred.
  • Lean/Six Sigma/Continuous Improvement knowledge

Education and Experience:

  • Associate Manager: Requires Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain Management or Science background and 6 years of relevant experience in Supply Chain Management or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Manager: Requires Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain Management or Science background and 7 years of relevant experience in
  • Master's degree a plus.
  • Pharmaceutical or biotechnology experience a plus.
  • GMP regulated experience a plus.
  • APICS or other related purchasing certifications a plus.