Senior Supply Chain Manager – Pharmaceuticals

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The Senior Supply Chain Manager is responsible for defining, executing and delivering a broadrange of strategy, projects and processes within SSA, working in close partnership with the IDM Vaccinesgroup, Vaccines and RareDiseases Market Business Units, global/regional/market PGS stakeholders as we well as external stakeholders andcustomers (governments, POUs and NGOs).

Develop, leador co-leadstrategy deployment, projects and processcapabilitiesacross SSA markets, developsand manage plans toachieve objectives, incl. but not limited to:

  • Comirnaty PMO Leadership
  • Product Life Cycle Management, New Product Launches
  • Serialization readiness
  • In-market supply chain/distribution readiness
  • COVAX supply mechanism
  • Government Re-Sales and Donationsupplymechanism
  • Logistics Network projects
  • Digitizing the Comirnaty supply chainplanning
Job Specific technical/Functional/Professional Competencies:
·       Strong supply chain management skills

·       Knowledge of the Pharmaceutical industry and healthcare environment

·       Proven ability to work in a complex matrix organization with issue resolution skills

·       People Management – ensure team members are developed and engaged to deliver against business objectives

·       Customer Focus (internal and external)

·       Agility to consistently perform in a dynamic environment

·       Communication & Influence – strong interpersonal skills required to interact with various levels of management to deliver required outcomes

·       Strong system skills & understanding

·       Strong data analysis and PC skills

·       Possessing strong innovation mindset and strategic thinking

·       Project Management skills – to manage multiple projects and competing priorities

·       Negotiation skills – to manage internal & external negotiations as required

Experience and Knowledge
·       Degree in Commerce/Supply Chain or equivalent. Functional qualifications/ certifications in SupplyChain preferred.

·       12 + years of supply chain experience required(pharmaceutical preferable), ideally with Market experience. Supply Chain Planning and comprehensive Project Management experience is required. Operational experience in a Market and/or Plant environment is key for the success of the incumbent.

·       . Written and presentational skills essential – must be able to make complex issues clear and concise; able to present issues clearly to all levels of management

·       Demonstrated ability to lead for simplicity, pro-active and can manage with high degree of independence and comfortable to operate in matrix

·       Ability to lead for growth, setting clear priority and focus on a complex environment, able to balance risk and take decisions to deliver results

  • Experience in distribution, logistics, customer service and business development/operational readiness initiatives is desired, Plant experience beneficial but not
  • Previous experience working in a multi-national supply chain environment is important, as well as having worked with cultural differences and country specific
  • Demonstrate strong and mature leadership behaviors with and without formal authority, previous people leadership experience desired, ideally with a virtual (multi-location)
  • Excellent logical reasoning, analytical skills and IT literacy vital, experience in ERP and SC systems is critical
  • Analytical skills are highly important – strong ability to organize and structure data, experienced to advanced Excel skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills are required, responsive to needs from various departments

Only equity candidates will be considered.

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