Supply Planner Job at Northstar Healthcare Unlimited – in Cork, County Cork

Job Description

Job Purpose:
Reporting directly to the Planning and Inventory Supervisor, this position is responsible for planning and scheduling of licensed pharmaceutical products, in compliance with cGMPs and US FDA regulations.

The post holder will be responsible for inventory management and product supply from a number of different suppliers with production plants located throughout Europe, Asia, China and North America and across a number of markets i.e. US, Europe, Canada. This will include developing and maintaining positive supplier relations, tracking supplier performance and service level.

The post holder will be responsible for providing suppliers with monthly delivery forecast, determining order quantities in line with inventory strategies, avoiding supply disruptions and maintaining service levels.

Develop and manage inventory in line with inventory strategies as agreed with commercial team and where appropriate, recommend and implement model changes.

Determine mode of transport for shipments in line with business strategy, minimise amount transported by air and to track and monitor reason for air.

Develop and maintain positive relations with suppliers so as to maintain inventory levels at agreed levels and avoid supply disruptions.

Track suppliers deliveries on weekly basis ensuring that current delivery timelines are maintained in NorthStar systems and impact of changes are evaluated in timely manner and where necessary appropriate actions are taken to minimise any potential supply disruption.

Agreeing and monitoring of suppliers delivery dates and recording of reasons for date changes.

Maintain and update planning systems, i.e., SQL database, SAP and IBP with current and accurate data, including the addition of new orders, changes to delivery dates and quantities.

Pallet configurations are maintained and approved, in accordance with standard operating procedure.

Provide monthly forecast to suppliers within the agreed timelines, recognising the drivers for changes and if required, to be in position to explain changes to different stakeholders.

Performing monthly suppliers MRPs and associated reports, including generation of global inventory reports for US, UK, European and Canadian markets as required.

Develop strong knowledge of products and suppliers such that can identify issues as early as possible and be able to add value to resolving supply issues.

Work closely with Logistics Manager to ensure excellent communications and efficiencies i.e. full container loads, pick up date synchronised with sailing date.

Generate key department business metrics.

Comply with NorthStar quality processes and systems.

Evaluate supplier’s ability to supply new and incremental opportunities in timely manner and to be able to display and communicate this to management.

Track supplier’s performance, identifying potential issues and implementation of remedial actions.

Issuing purchase orders to the suppliers on time and agreeing dates within agreed timelines.

Develops and maintains long-term relationships with contract manufacturers and internal / external customers.

Support technical support in the delivery of quality in the supply chain. Provide visibility to product quality of batch priorities.

Support and adhere to changes in systems, processes and policies to ensure consistency with company philosophy and culture.

Support new supply chain concepts in attempt to increase competitiveness and maximize the use of systems.

Develop, support and deliver company/department goals and objectives as required.

Educated to degree level in a business / supply chain related discipline. IIPMM/APIC qualification is desirable. A thorough knowledge of MRP and inventory management is a pre-requisite. Experience in the use of ERP systems, preferably SAP.

Good working knowledge of Excel (intermediate / advanced level) is essential.

Knowledge and Skills:
5 years experience in a similar type of role within a multinational organization. Experience of working in a quality regulated manufacturing environment would be an advantage.

Has an understanding of FDA regulatory requirements in relation to Supply Chain.

Additional Knowledge and Skills:
Excellent knowledge of planning and scheduling activities processes, including ERP systems such as SAP.

Ability to multitask, understand the priority and to make recommendations to management based on knowledge and judgment. Ability to influence others, i.e., suppliers to deliver the highest standards.

Strong analytical skills with attention to detail and the ability to work on problems where analysis requires in-depth evaluation of various factors.

Communicates clearly, concisely and effectively and listens and responds in an appropriate manner.

Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in the evaluation of problems and obtaining solutions.

Generates innovative approaches and new or improved solutions that help create value within the supply chain process.

Demonstrates understanding of customer needs/requirements, consistent with organization priorities.

Ability to adapt behavior and approaches in dealing with situations and people.

Understands how the customs and beliefs of various groups or cultures can affect performance and communication.

Excellent analytical skills, coupled with customer service focus

About the Company

Company: Northstar Healthcare Unlimited –

Company Location:  Cork, County Cork

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About Northstar Healthcare Unlimited -