Supply Chain Manager (Asset Planner) - 12 Month Contract

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Cheshire, Macclesfield, England
Competitive Salary & Benefits
15 Feb 2021
01 Mar 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

Supply Chain Manager (Asset Planner)12 Month Secondment / Fixed Term Opportunity / Fixed Term ContractMacclesfield UK, or Gärtuna Sweden

Post Date: 15.02.21

Do you have expertise in, and passion for, Supply Chain? Would you like to apply your expertise to make an impact in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? Then AstraZeneca might be the one for you!

At AstraZeneca, we put patients first and strive to meet their unmet needs worldwide. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. If you are swift to action, confident to lead, willing to collaborate, and curious about what science can do, then you're our kind of person.

Due to growth, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a supply chain professional to join our team for a period of 12 months. This role can be based in either Macclesfield UK, or Gärtuna Sweden.

Global External Sourcing (GES) are responsible for ensuring the continuity of supply, of new and established AstraZeneca brands. Together with our GES colleagues, we manage the supply of API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients) into our business and supply chains. This includes some formulated and finished pack products.

The GES Supply Chain Manager (Asset Planner) role typically spans the 3 to 24 month strategic planning horizon. Accountable for a number of core planning processes within an allocated brand portfolio, they ensure that mid to long-term supply is effectively balanced against demand.

What you'll do

Aligned to a brand, you will partner with the Supply Chain Lead to drive the execution of the agreed brand strategy within the above horizon. Working in partnership, you will act as the primary GES interface into the Global Supply Planner. You will also work very closely with Supply Chain Co-ordinators aligned to your brand to ensure a continuity of supply is also maintained in the 0-13 week horizon.

In this integral role, you will take overall accountability for the delivery of agreed GES commitments to the Global supply chain plan, within the boundaries of the products they represent. You will ensure that supply is secure, ensuring that customer service levels are achieved and inventory levels are optimised.

Planning and agreeing the inventory volumes for your brands, and executing these against the inventory budget is key. Accountability will also extend to the delivery of the agreed inventory budget. Tracking inventory vs target, you will be expected to deploy the corrective action to ensure inventory target is delivered.

Representing GES in contributing to the Global Monthly Product Sales and Operating Planning (S&OP) process for assigned assets, in line with the global planning calendar, you will manage demand and supply exceptions, raising any issues and subsequently updating the local site plan based on agreed solutions.

You will also be accountable for the stock calculation/renewal process for products produced by GES, and for undertaking scenario planning of volumes and capacities. Scenario planning can span from the Tactical through to Strategic time horizon (0-5 years).

You will be required to regularly maintain, refresh and challenge standard tactical capacity outlooks for 3rd Party Assets on the brands supported, ensuring supply and demand is balanced and mitigate against any risk to supply in collaboration with the Global Supply Planner and Supply Chain Lead.

You will also be expected to develop local options and execute supply solutions, communicating the associated risks, and support issue resolution impacting supported brands within the 3 - 24 month horizon.

Essential for the role
  • Extensive experience in a Supply Chain Environment (Manufacturing, Planning)

  • Advanced supply chain (capacity and inventory) planning skills

  • Experience in managing and developing solutions for supply chain events

  • Understanding of different supply methods (IRL, VMI/CMI, Flow, Kanban)

  • Understanding of supply chain planning parameters, master data and master data integrity & quality

  • Experience of collaborating with the key interfaces within the end to end supply chain, with manufacturing and between supply chain and commercial functions

  • Excellent communications and collaboration skills required to manage a multitude of customers and stakeholders, both internal and external to AZ

  • Proficient in using key Lean Tools

Desirable for the role
  • A degree or equivalent in Business, Logistics, Sciences or Engineering is preferred, equivalent experience will be taken into account

  • Robust understanding of and contributing to an S&OP process

  • SAP ERP (MRP) Knowledge

  • Leadership Experience

  • Commercial experience

  • Experience working with third party suppliers

Competitive Salary & Benefits

Close Date: 28.02.21

At AstraZeneca when we see an opportunity for change, we seize it and make it happen, because any opportunity no matter how small, can be the start of something big. Delivering life-changing medicines is about being entrepreneurial - finding those moments and recognising their potential. Join us on our journey of building a new kind of organisation to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means we're opening new ways to work, pioneering ground-breaking methods and bringing unexpected teams together. Interested? Come and join our journey.

So, what's next!

Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we can't wait to hear from you.