Supply Chain Process Specialist
- Experience Level
- Experienced (non-manager)
Supply Chain Process Specialist (GES Local Process Champion)
Macclesfield - UK, Gärtuna - SE, or Wilmington - US
Competitive Salary & BenefitsDate Posted: 14.05.21Close Date: 28.05.21
AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven Biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world's most serious disease. But we're more than one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies.
We are reshaping our organisation to thrive in a complex and ever-changing world. Evolving to become a learning organisation - ready and equipped to embrace the challenges and seize the opportunities that lie ahead.
Be empowered to be innovative and creative where difference is valued!
Join a place built on innovation and creativity. Where different views and perspectives are welcomed and valued. An environment that champions inclusion, and teams that reflect the diversity of the communities that we serve.
We have an opportunity for a Supply Chain Process Specialist to join our Global External Sourcing team.
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.
What you'll do
As a Supply Chain Process Specialist, you will primarily work in the Supply to Customer process, leading and supporting different initiatives with supply and planning expertise. This is delivered in close collaboration with other GES roles, such as Planning Leads and their teams, Supply Chain Leads, Data Associates, and other Local Process Champions.
In this role you will support the Global Process Owner in ongoing improvements by providing detailed and local process expertise. You will be accountable for developing, implementing and maintaining tools, processes and guidelines within GES as well as leading a number of projects in your area of responsibility.
In addition, you will;
Be the local process champion, for the global short and medium term planning processes; global Deployment process; Inventory, Rolling Budget Update and Annual Budget Update process
Champion process changes and support super users and end users in acceptance and implementation of changes to their way of working
Maintain, develop and apply planning processes in line with AZ global business standards
Be a member of the global process super user network to provide detailed business process expertise and represent GES by sharing improvements, challenges, and raising issues to the process owner team
Represent the business area in non GES forums providing detailed GES process knowledge
Lead and participate in GES projects and work-streams sharing best practices from other sites and functions internally within GES
Train others in the global and local planning process and ensure adherence to the execution of processes including the review of KPI´s to monitor process performance & corrective measures
Identify improvement opportunities in existing processes and develop business cases including inputs to gap analysis and business process procedures
What you'll need
Extensive Supply Chain knowledge
Supply Planning knowledge
Extensive SAP ERP and APO knowledge
Project management skills
Significant experience of operating in a global environment
Able to lead strategic projects and initiatives across multiple sites/teams
Strong influencing skills
Experience in training teams and individuals
A degree or equivalent, in Business, Logistics, Sciences or Engineering, equivalent experience will be considered
Proven project delivery
Demonstrated continuous improvement
Experience of contract manufacturing
Experience of working with external CMOs
This is the place to make an impact. Here we ensure everyone can reach their full potential, perform at their best and make a valued contribution to the enterprise. And there's no better time at our fast-growing multinational. Proud of what we've achieved, we keep moving forward, to become a digital and data-led enterprise.
So what's next?
Join us on our journey of building a new kind of organisation to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be! We welcome your application by 28th May 2021