Supply Chain Manager (Asset Planner) - 12 Month Contract

Macclesfield, Cheshire, England
Competitive Salary & Benefits
13 May 2021
27 May 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

Supply Chain Manager (Asset Planner)12 Month Secondment / Fixed Term Contract Macclesfield UK, or Gärtuna SwedenCompetitive Salary & Benefits

Post Date: 13.05.21

Close Date: 27.05.21

Make a more meaningful impact to patients' lives around the globe

With our ground-breaking pipeline, the outlook is bright. Be proud to be part of a place that has achieved so much, yet is still moving forward. There's no better time to join our global, growing enterprise as we lead the way for healthcare and society.

Due to growth, we have opportunities for supply chain professionals to join our Global External Sourcing team for a period of 12 months. These roles 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.

What you'll need

Essential criteria:
  • 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 criteria:
  • 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

At AstraZeneca we're dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There's no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration. Always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development.

So, what's next!

Please submit your application by 27th May 2021.

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