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Pfizer GSC Market Lead Czech Republic in Praha, Czech Republic

Job Title:

GSC Market Lead Czech Republic

Reports to:

GSC Lead Eastern Europe


Eastern Europe


Global Supply Chain, EMEA / Prague, Czech Republic

Job Purpose:

  • Responsible for Demand Management process of trade finished goods for Czech Market for Pharma Business Units by assuring supply of all products sold in the local market supporting Pfizer's local business strategies, objectives and customers' satisfaction targets, and by developing and implementing required solutions in alignment with Global Supply Chain functions in a compliant and cost-efficient manner.

  • Accountable to ensure that the short, medium to long term sales operations, logistics and demand/supply objectives are achieved.

  • The incumbent should propose and spearhead key projects/strategies to achieve operational excellence in all Demand & Supply operations.

  • As part of the team accountable for department objectives to achieve company objectives. This position secures well coordination for the function between different parties i.e. Business Unit colleagues, GSC Above-Market Planning (AMP) Hub, Regional Supply Chain (RSC), Logistics Service Providers (LSP), Regulatory, AQO, Finance, Health & Value team, PGS Intercompany Operations (IO).

  • Support Eastern Europe region in the operational business (key accountabilities) and participate in regular meetings

Key Accountabilities

Demand Planning & Forecasting:

  • Ensure robust demand planning processes (Finished Goods and Samples) are in place with monthly brand forecast reviews with cross functional participation of sales, marketing and finance

  • Liaise with regulatory and marketing team on new product launches and updates made to existing forecast accordingly

  • Forecast Reconciliation for budgeting and forecasting purposes

  • Repackaging / Relabeling: support the Business Units on having sufficient stock of Doctor Samples

  • Ensure data integrity within and throughout the entire SC System (e.g. SAP ECC, APO, etc.) including regular weekly, monthly controls.

  • Continuously develop APO DP Statistical forecasting

Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP):

  • Embed a monthly S&OP process and conduct meeting with cross functional participation from Business Units, Regulatory and Finance with the objective of improving supply chain metrics and meeting financial targets

  • Ensure a robust AMP-to-Market S&OP process, i.e. alignment with the AMP team and ELC (IO)

  • Follow up action items and escalate to regional S&OP team as required

  • Preparation of Logistics and Supply Chain Reports, Mitigation Control Reports (Segregation of Duty, SOX)

Supply and Inventory Planning:

  • Manage relations with AMP Hub colleagues, proactively improve quality of cooperation and information exchange processes

  • Proactively follow up global, regional or local supply issues to be aware of timely resolution by AMP and Regional Supply Chain and to be able to manage proper communication with all stakeholders

  • Ensure accurate Inventory visibility at the Distribution center (LSP)

  • Slow-moving & Obsolete reports: ensure effective inventory management with MOH (months on hand), aging by different shelf lives and write-off reports

  • Timely and accurate management of product destruction

Product Change Management:

  • Responsible for the planning and coordination of sourcing changes, new product launches, loss of exclusivities, artwork changes and registration timelines with supply points, regulatory, sales and marketing departments

  • Ensure timely product supply aligned with registrations and regulatory changes

  • Ensure proper systems and control processes are in place to manage product change management (e.g. SOP and/or Work Instruction including Responsibility Matrix and Process Flow Chart)

  • Managing EU FMD process according to relevant SOP/guidance.

Logistics Operations:

  • Develop and achieve operating budgets seeking continual process and cost improvement

  • Participate in and contribute to Trade and Distribution Strategy formulation and operational execution as appropriate

  • Monitor the LSP's operational performance and compliance against agreed service levels and implement required corrective actions when necessary

  • Work with the LSPs to assure inventory accuracy is maintained via execution of cycle counts, annual physical inventory activities, analysis and reconciliations

Operational Excellence:

  • Support and implement Market Excellence and Market Ecosystem (IMEx) initiatives with close collaboration with regional and global GSC teams to achieve target levels.

  • Monitor and achieve efficient operations by assuring proper system interfaces between Pfizer, LSP, and any other required parties (interface checks)

  • Responsible for process improvement and efficiency

  • Ensure proper internal control environment in line with legal and corporate guidance: regular updates local SOPs, training, reporting, master data management, mitigating controls as relevant; ensure support for controls and for internal and external audits in the Demand/Inventory area

  • Ensure development, implementation, monitoring and reporting of relevant performance metrics (KPIs) in compliance with established Pfizer Global Supply Chain guidelines.

  • Monitor accuracy and completeness of supply chain systems and arrange for corrective action where applicable .

  • Works with other local and regional logistics/supply colleagues and the LSPs to maintain appropriate focus on continuous improvement of the operations with the development and implementation of new strategies, projects and initiatives.

Organisation / People:

  • Lead GSC market team

  • Develop direct report(s) through assignments, improvement projects, coaching

  • Continuous development / Individual Development Plan

  • Active ideation in Eastern Europe GSC organization

Managerial tasks:

  • Ensure GSC market OPEX; LSP/Freight ad Market Aids Budget attainment

  • Meet Service Level targets (ISP%)

  • Meet Demand & Supply performance related KPIs (FE%, BIAS%, MOH, INV.value)

  • Ensure LSP's performance aligned to contractual SLA

  • Build and maintain Peer relations as PGS/GSC representative in market

Job Specific technical/Functional/Professional Competencies:

  • Motivated, engaged and independently working professional

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Appropriate business demeanor

  • Solid business acumen: branch and industry knowledge

  • Proactive and solution-oriented approach

  • Change Management: positive attitude to change and change management

  • Sound capabilities to work cross-functional in international matrix organizations

  • High focus on quality results and right priorities

  • Willingness to travel

Experience and Knowledge

  • University degree in Business Administration, Logistics or Supply Chain Management, Business Administration or Supply Chain Management

  • Min. of 3 years experience in similar role

  • Preferable Project Management skills or certificate

  • Excellent language skills: fluent both written and verbally in English

  • Advanced IT and analytical skills (MS-Office, MS Project, SAP)


Budget Responsibility

Yes (GSC Opex; LSP/Freight; Marketing Aids)

Number of reports


Geographic Scope

EMEA - Czech Republic

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