Pfizer Supply Chain planner in Bucharest, Romania
Summarize the primary purpose & key accountabilities of the position, including scope of responsibility in 5-7 concise sentences (i.e. Global vs. Country/Region).
This position is responsible for managing and supporting supply chain related activities for Contract Manufacturers in support of Upjohn Global Supply. Working in partnership with Virtual Site Operation Teams (VSOT), Contract Manufacturers' supply chain management, API & Brand Supply Leaders and Operations, the position will utilize excellent analytical & critical thinking skills in the planning and reconciling of drug product and finished goods. The Senior Supply Chain specialist will have the key responsibility to co-ordinate smooth and efficient operation of supply chain processes in support of the supply chain manager to ensure customer satisfaction and a cost-effective supply chain. The role requires a highly motivated self-starter, possessing the ability to work virtually and independently under pressure and react quickly to changing priorities.
In order of importance, list the primary responsibilities critical to the performance of the position. Indicate the technical skills required and/or preferred, where applicable. It is recommended not to list actual tasks but focus on essential responsibilities that highlight accountability and level of judgment required.
Area: Supply Planning
Provide planning, procurement, logistics, customs support and oversight for all assigned products.
Review open Purchase Orders and production schedule with vendors to ensure the requested delivery is met; monitor shipment schedules and provide actions to mitigate risk.
Establish strong working relationships with tolling sites to attain optimal levels of production output, minimize costs while adhering to agreed upon production schedules, thereby delivering superior levels of customer service.
Develop and provide tolling site supply performance metrics to VSOT for CM Scorecards in order to track and identify CM performance trends related to customer service.
Supply assurance - monitor and track supply outlook including supply issues resolution Inventory management and deployment.
Participate and collaborate closely within the Virtual Site Operation team (VSOT) on supply/demand changes, pricing changes, vendor/customer issue resolution, contractual issues, allocations etc.
Develop and update a rolling 24 months master schedule based on demand forecasts, available capacity, inventory policies and regulatory requirements.
Ensure global inventory management policies and processes are adhered to.
Manage allocation for short supply products by collaborating closely with the respective above site API Supply Planning Lead (ASL) and Brand Supply Leads (BSLs) on allocation proposal and inform the allocated quantities to the customer.
Support inventory transition planning for new product transfer projects.
Maintain regular contact with the logistics centers and global planning to resolve demand and supply issues.
Through collaboration with key stakeholder, accountable for driving continuous improvements in supply chain processes, establishing meeting performance objectives and operational changes.
Collaborate with all other teams within (Intercompany Operations Customer Service, logistics, transport, customs etc.) and outside Upjohn Global Supply to assure supply and improve efficiency of processes.
For new launch sku's: Monitor and coordinate all activities necessary to achieve timely launch, e.g. artwork initiation, artwork approval, regulatory approval
Travel may be required from time to time (up to 10%).
Area: Inventory Management
Verify and review toll reports received in view of bill of materials (BOM) and standard consumption.
Reconcile tolling quantity, calculate, post and review resulting MUVs and P&L entries monthly.
Make the tolled inventory reconciliation sheet for audit purposes, analyze tolling inventories and take corrective action as needed
Collect, consolidate, verify and communicate forecasted Drug Product volumes per article to be used in the operational plan (budget),
Generate and review the Drug Product demand forecast and inventory targets to detect important deviations from the information used for the operational plan (budget).
Update article information with new/changed BOM information, or provide update BOM information to the relevant support function and monitor and verify timely and correct set-up.
Monitor current and projected inventory of tolled materials at contract manufacturers, to detect potential issues, slow moving, overstocking and unavailability situations and initiate/change action as necessary.
Support Supply Chain manager in reviewing and mitigating any distressed inventory.
Support Supply chain manager in setting budget inventory targets for their respective portfolio
Provide the primary groups or key positions that this position will have interaction with as a regular part of the position responsibilities. Include any external interactions as appropriate.
Operations Leads, API Supply Leads/Brand Supply Leads, Regional Supply Leads, Product Portfolio Leads, COQA (Quality) Manager, SCNM (Regulatory), Procurement Manager, Finance Manager supporting VSOT, Site Supply Chain Manager and team, Intercompany Operations Customer Service, logistics, transport, customs
Indicate the formal education, certification or license required and/or preferred.
- Minimum Bachelor degree (Economics, Logistics, Supply Chain management, Trade or Management) or equivalent experience
Include the minimum number of years of relevant experience required for the position (where legally permissible).
Minimum 2 years working experience in a Supply Chain environment; preferably in the pharmaceutical industry. Experience in Materials Management is an added value
Fluent in English (both spoken and written), other languages are an added value
Excellent understanding and experience with production planning and inventory management optimization strategies
Knowledge and understanding of supply chain concepts
Knowledge and understanding of planning tools and related reporting tools (Business Intelligence Tools)
Strong communication skills
Strong Inventory Management skills
Digital Literacy/Promote use of system
Process Improvement Mind-set
Knowledge in SAP (and add-on modules such as APO) is an advantage.
Strong skills in MS Office® Suite, especially Excel, are required. Usage of MS Access is an asset.
APICS training certification preferred.
Profile : Excellent verbal and written communication skills including a demonstrated ability to participate in teams. Well developed interpersonal skills (team member, integrity, flexibility, creativity). Experience in projects that require collaborative approaches, strong analytical skills & solid ability to understand business issues and processes
Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.
Logistics & Supply Chain Mgmt