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Associate Director - Supply Chain - Planning and NPI

Michael Page Switzerland
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On Behalf of our client, we are looking for an associate director, specialized on demand planning and new product introduction in the pharma industry

Associate Director - Supply Chain - Planning and NPI

Our client is a Geneva based pharmaceutical company.


To improve and enhance supply chain process and activities regionally as well as globally, lead planning area to interface with relevant counterparts in other functions as well as within supply chain team in EMEA and global organization.

- Lead/facilitate sales and operations planning (S&OP) process with regional commercial team in order to align market and financial requirements with manufacturing capabilities . To ensure processes are defined and implemented according to current regulations and internal

- Develop and improve process and approach for historic volume trend and forecast analytics

- Lead and manage operational readiness for new product introduction as well as life cycle management with cross functional / regional collaboration

- Interacts with and acts as a liaison between business and distribution partners in regard to all Supply Chain activities

- Responsible for attaining and driving improvements to KPI, including forecast accuracy, inventory, slow moving/obsolete , and customer service

- Responsible for setting and achieving inventory plan, setting safety stock levels, managing inventory tracking processes and reconciliation (i.e. actual vs. plan), and identifying/implementing inventory reduction opportunities

- Lead change to develop processes to support and optimize planning and inventory management, and to control processes to assist operations in achieving KPI targets

- Understand and build collaborative relationships with key stakeholders including Marketing, Manufacturing, Finance, External Operations, and Quality

- Create and utilize in-depth analytical tools to support issue resolution, decision making, and execution oversight


- 10+ years of experience in Supply chain management, new product introduction management (operational readiness), distribution and /or manufacturing

- Experience in pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology or medical devices is mandatory for this role

- Proven experience of global/regional S&OP management, demand planning and inventory management

- Good Knowledge and on-hands experience of SAP SD-MM- Modules

- Understanding The Business-In depth comprehension of product and financial flows, of Pharmaceutical/Medical Device Industry.

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Michael Page is a brand of „Michael Page International (Switzerland) SA“.