Supply Chain Specialist II

Highly Competitive
  1. Permanent
  2. Supply Chain
  3. United States
Foster City, California
Posting date: 03 Jul 2019

A vacancy has arisen for a Supply Chain Specialist II with an internationally renowned pharmaceutical company, based in their California office. This organization is known for its solid commercial portfolio of life-saving drugs within a number of therapy areas, along with a growing pipeline of investigational drugs and an unmatched patient access program. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a leading pharmaceutical organization and support their innovative impact on the healthcare field.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring timely availability of APIs from the CMO to company DP sites and maintaining appropriate inventory at our global warehouses.
  • Working on non-routine to routine problems where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of identifiable factors.
  • Ensuring record-tracking of pertinent data is being completed through computerized systems and providing recommendations and guidance to less experienced colleagues.
  • Providing training to Supply Chain personnel.
  • Analysing non-routine information or data to support Supply Chain activities - e.g. inventory levels, prices and tracking of shipments, inventory positioning, material deliveries, planned master production schedule, and sales forecasts.
  • Making recommendations affecting longer-term inventory levels, sources, handling etc.
  • Participating in the planning and controls of materials and finished goods to meet sales and distribution demand.
  • Compiling and analyzing statistical data to assist with decision-making.
  • Initiating or receiving requests for routine changes affecting inventory levels, e.g. shipments, purchases, movement of stock.
  • Performing necessary transactions and records in system to reflect changes.
  • Preparing standard shipping documentation.
  • Selecting batches to send to assigned sites and monitors re-order points.
  • Identifying discrepancies in domestic shipments and initiating the resolution process with suppliers.
  • Determining and initiating material disposal.
  • Establishing timing (production schedules, sequence, lead time, etc.) of specific projects or activities to meet broader timeframes established by senior management.
  • Tracking progress with department supervisors, readjusting schedules, and communicating changes according to production progress, changing orders, manpower requirements, product availability, or other conditions impacting timelines.
  • Coordinating with other department representatives to identify future business needs.

Skills and Requirements:

  • 2+ years of relevant experience in related field and a BS or BA; or 4+ year of relevant experience
  • Fundamental understanding of Supply Chain Theories, Purchasing/Procurement, Planning, Scheduling, Inventory Control
  • APICS certification and/or relevant course work
  • Demonstrates a working knowledge with intermediate level proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing and production operations and current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) on a daily basis.
  • Demonstrable multitasking, project management, and execution skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including communication, presentation, persuasion, and influence.
  • Good organisational skills, including efficiency, punctuality, and collaboration in a team environment.
  • Proficiency with computer skills, such as MS Office.

To Apply:

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ProClinical is a specialist employment agency and recruitment business, providing job opportunities within major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.