Science, Pharmaceutical & Food

Supply Chain Planner

  • Contract
  • Remote
  • Leinster
  • 41957835

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for creating direct material forecasts and order execution to meet the needs of the site value stream.
  • Master data maintenance and business analytics using the site’s SAP system.
  • Project management of the introduction of new materials onto site.
  • Ensuring that direct material planning is executed as per the site budget and approved plan of record for the site.
  • Continuously Improve the Material Management Process on site.
  • Ensure material forecasting is kept current in the site’s ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system in line with the material planning cycle.
  • Ensure purchase orders are placed in line with lead times and agreed SLAs with site customers.
  • Work closely with the Material Availability Team to communicate the material ordering plan.
  • Build an excellent relationship with suppliers of assigned categories to order to ensure value is created and delivered for the site.
  • Track and challenge assigned supplier safety, quality, delivery and cost metrics.
  • Minimizing obsolescence with the site Production Planners who allocate Direct Material to the production orders.
  • Ensure material planning processes meet schedule need as well as balancing safety first, quality always and cost.
  • Leverage the site’s ERP system to deliver the site’s digital vision, working closely with the Business Excellence Function.
  • Network with above site ERP subject matter experts to build expertise in oneself and others.
  • During schedule execution ensure value stream customers such as Material Availability, Manufacturing and Testing are well communicated to.
  • Work with the business excellence team to ensure the material management KPIs on the plant control tower are driving business performance.
  • Take on team champion roles as agreed within the Plan and Procure self-directed work team.
  • Owner of the site’s Inventory Governance process.
  • Responsible for Drug Substance Planning for the assigned product.
  • SAP Superuser and Work with local and global ERP process stewards to build capability.
  • Coach and Upskill Supply Chain Planner Associate Specialists and Production Planner Associate Specialists.


Experience, Knowledge & Skills

  • Greater than 4 years’ experience in a highly regulated industry.
  • Direct Material planning experience.
  • Biologics drug substance manufacturing experience is desired.
  • Enterprise mindset to ensure the right priorities are set for the site
  • Strong project management skills to support schedule delivery
  • Good stakeholder management skills to manage both internal and external stakeholders that support the site
  • Good influencing / collaboration skills and teamwork mindset
  • Excellent trouble shooting and problem-solving skills, ability to challenge the status quo with a continuous improvement mindset
  • Proven ability to using a wide variety of lean tools and building capability in teams you have led that becomes the standard way work gets completed
  • Effective communicator
  • Promoting a culture where diversity and inclusion is supported
  • Bachelor of Science in Science, Engineering or Equivalent.

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***Please note our client cannot assist with any visa sponsorship and candidates must have the correct visa to live and work in Ireland***

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