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Taizhou, Jiangsu, China
Job reference: R-052932
Posted date: Jun. 12, 2019

Job Responsibilities:

1.Accountable for designing and agreeing the Planning Design in accordance with the Supply Chain Blue Print and Global Supply Planning standards.

-Including formal process with PET to agree scheduling rules and constraints i.e. Preferred sequence, production rates, changeover times, other planning relevant constraints (e.g. Labour, Suppliers).

-Including formal process with GSP’s and upstream/downstream Asset Planners to agree location and sizing of stock pockets.

-Including formal processes with GSP’s to sign off on make frequency / minimum make quantities.

-Including formal sign off with PET leaders and senior site managers to the agreed design; the expectation is this should be built into site cost and performance targets.

-Including delivery of Site Business Improvement Plans and 3Vs initiatives.

2. Accountable for setting up and leading a robust monthly review process (pre S&OP) that validates there is a feasible and optimal supply plan vs. the agreed design based on the latest view of demand (as in APO on WD11).    

Accountable to ensure they have the right information / internal sign offs to validate the plan and this is visible in APO. Includes the following activities:

- Validate short term planning outlook is meeting service and inventory targets (0-3months)

-Validate ongoing production performance is in line with agreed planning design and master data standards in APO

(rates/routings) are accurate and current

-Ensure all significant planned events (that effect capacity /inventory projections) are built into APO including shutdowns, stock builds, asset transfers etc

-Ensure where applicable the correct balancing of multiple flavours of API in the APO supply plan

-Formal sign off with the PET on latest view of the plan including assumptions and agreed mitigations to achieve a balanced plan

3. Representing their site / assets in the monthly Product S&OP meetings. 

-Providing timely and complete inputs using the standard templates.

-Providing context and narrative to support the standard template inputs.

-Flagging assumptions and risks and explaining the impact these have on the e2e supply chain.

-Formally escalating issues where the supply plan cannot be balanced with local solutions and working collaboratively with the GSP, MCAM’s and other sites to agree a way forward. 

4. Inventory management and forecasting

-Accountable for variance analysis of inventory Actuals vs Phased Budget / RBU / ABU, reported through Days Cover,  

Stock Tolerance and statutory reporting, providing commentary and Root Cause Analysis.  

-Accountable portfolio includes VMI Finished Packs in Market as well as site inventory.

5. Phased Budget / ABU / RBU / Business Plan submission

-Accountable to provide Inventory forecast volumes / Days Cover / Lead times for all site Inventory, and VMI Managed Finished Pack in Market, driven through SMT & Bulk sizing.

-Accountable to validate site planning parameters for all CMI finished packs in Market.

-Accountable for providing production volumes and site Capacity planning data in line with Global standards / timelines /formats. 

6. Leading the site master data maintenance process to make sure the data accuracy.    

7. Planning team management

-Make sure all operations in line with AZ policies and processes.

-Train and coach the planning team in terms professional area.   

8. Stakeholder Focus

-Supply Chain planning/ Procurement/ Warehouse/ Logistics 




9. GMP requirements   

10. Regulatory compliance of daily work  

11. SHE responsibilities

Job Requirement:

-Education requirements: A degree or equivalent in Business, Logistics, Sciences or Engineering is preferred, equivalent experience will be taken into account.

-Experience in participating in the S&OP process

-5+ years in pharmaceutical supply and manufacturing processes, understanding of the supply chain and fulfillment competency, commercial experience is a plus

-Advanced supply chain (capacity and inventory) planning skills

-SAP APO and ECC expertise, preferably with implementation experience 

-Customer-focused mindset, with strong interpersonal and communications skills 

-Adept at working cross-functionally in a collaborative manner, and influencing stakeholders within a global e2e supply chain   

-Drives accountability in others based on their roles and functional alignment

-Good communication skill  

-Coordination skill  

-Problem solving skill 

-Reporting skill

-Fluent English both in written and verbal

-Be well up on office software: Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Project. Excel mastering is a plus

-Active work attitude and personality, teamwork spirit, strong service minds

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