Senior External Planning and Delivery Associate (Mainly Remote)

i-Pharm Consulting
Republic of Ireland, Dublin
EUR38 - EUR42 per annum
Start date
21 Jan 2023
Closing date
4 Feb 2023

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Operations, Supply Chain Management
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
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This job specification outlines the general responsibilities associated with the role of Senior Associate for the External Planning and Delivery (EPD) team. This person will join the European External Planning and Delivery (EPD), responsible for planning and delivery of products manufactured by European Contract Manufacturing Organisations (CMO's).

The EPD team manages the forecast planning and supply chain activities for several Drug Product and Drug Substance Contract manufacturing sites in Europe. The role of the EPD team through consultation with Contract Manufacturing site managers and global product planners, manage material requirements planning, ordering and payment, CMO batch management from planning to distribution and CMO performance management through agreed KPI's and Metrics.

Key Responsibilities:
EPD Planner
* Participate in the Planning Cycle for CMO forecast generation
o Use of Rapid Response to analyse demand and supply requirements
o Use of SAP to place orders as required.
o Send forecasts to CMO's and manage changes, negotiations and communications.
* CMO Management
o Participate in weekly Work Center team calls with CMO's.
o Own batch tracking and EPD activities required to meet supply within contract timelines.
o Manage batch progress through SAP transactions.
o Manage coordination of release sample shipping to contract labs.
o Material requirements planning for CMO's including ordering, invoice payment and expiry management.
o Coordination of DS ordering and shipments to CMO's to meet plan.
o Coordination and management of shipping released product to company sites, working with Global trade and approved carriers to ensure on time delivery.
o Management and ownership of Monthly Business reviews with stakeholders.

EPD External Storage Management at contract warehouses
* Gather EPD material forecast requirements for storage at external warehouses.
* Liaise with sending sites and external warehouse to manage EPD shipments for storage.
* Generate any SAP Stock transfers orders to bring materials from a sending site to external warehouses for EPD Storage.
* Manage approval process with EPD and warehouses for storage of new materials.
* Own Change Controls for the introduction of new materials to external warehouses.
* New SAP configuration is required to enable storage of EPD materials at external warehouses, the successful candidate will
o Participate in the design of the new SAP functionality and EPD requirement.
o Be part of the SAP qualification testing team for the new SAP release.
* Own the generation of Quarterly finance reports for EPD charges including storage and shipping materials used per quarter.

Project based activities
* Actively participate on Operational Excellence programs including process mapping, development of standard operating guides, metric reviews and continuous improvement suggestions and delivery.
* Support any projects in the EPD departments when required

Preferred Requirements:
* Bachelor's degree or equivalent.
* Typically 3+ years of related professional experience.
* Strong Microsoft Office Skills, particularly Excel and PowerPoint.
* Knowledge of cGMP and other regulatory requirements are required
* Good process development and problem-solving skills
* Very good interpersonal skills: ability to interact with multiple stakeholders in an organization
* Ability to communicate findings and make recommendation to the wider organization


i-Pharm Consulting provides Talent Solutions for the global Life Sciences sector.

We are an award-winning international life sciences recruitment company with offices in London, Munich, Frankfurt, Sydney, New York, Charlotte, and Los Angeles. In a highly competitive marketplace, we connect top talent with the very best opportunities.

Since 2008, i-Pharm’s independent, expert, and ethical approach to procuring talent has helped power the pioneering progress made by Pharmaceutical, Biotech and MedTech companies around the world. 

With offices across 3 continents, we have teams servicing the major global life science hubs. We combine local knowledge, with a global network of contacts that allows us to bring together talent and opportunity when it matters most.

For candidates, we become “career partners”. We know them as people, not CVs, learning about their aims, motivations and personal situation. We build open dialogue, provide honest advice and offer ongoing support, whether or not we’re currently working with them. ​

As a result, we have supported many specialists in this focused field throughout their careers, helping them plan their path through life sciences by identifying the right roles for them, not just any roles to suit us.

We change the lives and trajectory of our candidates' careers by offering incredible opportunities with the best clients in the sector.


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+44 (0) 20 3189 2299
52 Bedford Row

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