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Pfizer Supply Chain planner in Zaventem, Belgium

Pfizer is a research-based, global biopharmaceutical company. We apply science and our global resources to bring therapies to people that extend and significantly improve their lives through the discovery, development and manufacture of healthcare products.


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.


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


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


  • Minimum Bachelor degree (Economics, Logistics, Supply Chain management, Trade or Management) or equivalent experience


  • 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 including a demonstrated ability to participate in teams

  • 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.


In addition to competitive salaries and customized benefits packages, we offer a supportive and diverse culture and unparalleled career development opportunities.

We offer you a challenging job in an international and complex environment within a dynamic team.

Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.

"For all our projects regarding diversity and inclusion on the work floor, Pfizer is closely collaborating with Actiris."

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