Supply Chain Specialist

Highly Competitive
  1. Contract
  2. Supply Chain
  3. Germany
Berlin, Germany
Posting date: 14 Jan 2020
This vacancy has now expired

A leading pharmaceutical company is seeking to recruit a Supply Chain Specialist to their office in Germany. Specialising in multiple therapy areas, the company boasts a superb pipeline with products that include treatments for diabetes, cancer and asthma. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a company that operates in over 90 countries across the globe.

Job Responsibilities:

  • 30% - Supporting the company's integration project and playing an active role for assigned SC and CS topics.
  • 30% - Supporting the harmonisation of the SC and CS processes (return policy, payment term harmonisation etc.).
  • 30% - Leading the backup role for coordinating the communication flow between the company and 4PL/3PL.
  • 10% - SC Business partner for customised special businesses (Ex: Hematology and Immunology).

(The split of responsibilities might change depending on SC Organisational requirements)

Complexity and Problem Solving

  • Ability to manage customer order processing for the cluster with 100% accuracy; and meet simultaneously, Business Unit and SC goals.
  • Specific challenges and complexities revolve around balancing service, schedule compliance, productivity/cost objectives due to constraints, QA issues, change controls, projects, etc.
  • Ability to manage emergency situations.
  • Balance the requirements of compliance (Corporate, Financial, Quality, Taxation and Global Trade) to achieve a sustainable and scalable Customer Support.
  • Deal with ambiguity through appropriate risk mitigation.

Internal and External Contacts

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Primary Internal Contacts: Primary External Contacts:

  • Manage several different customers at one given time.

Skills and Requirements:

  • 3 years of progressive experience in various customer service or supply chain roles within the Pharmaceutical or Healthcare industries.
  • Knowledge of ERP systems including packages relating to customer order processing and Supply Chain Mgmt. (i.e. SAP, JDE, Siebel).
  • Knowledge of different aspects of regulatory compliance that impact a pharmaceutical supply chain.
  • Compliance with internal procedures and country-specific regulations and requirements.
  • Ensure good interaction and consistency in terms of best practice, systems and processes exist between the different components and locations of the Customer Service organisation.
  • Provide open and collaborative ways of working to support various functional and/or departmental initiatives evaluating major issues and removing or reducing the risk from obstacles/variables that may arise.
  • Support implementation of Continuous Improvement initiatives (including Lean Sigma/Operational Excellence).
  • Grow relationships with internal customers and align on critical timelines with finance and other function leads to ensure business activities are being managed accordingly.
  • Externally, occasional interaction will occur with IT consultants, 3PL and other providers. The management of external contacts will require strong influential skills due to a strong need for all external contacts to be fully engaged and bought into the process.
  • Excellent communication skills including presenting to individuals at different seniority levels are a must.
  • Excellent knowledge of customer service and or supply chain environments.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills, required to facilitate information flow across internal/external supply chain partners and customers.
  • Experience of delivering quality service to a customer in a compliant environment.
  • Fluent English and German language skills.
  • This position may include national/international travel on a limited basis to ensure the required systems and processes are integrated or implemented.
  • 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.

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