Head of Supply Chain

  • Cork
  • Permanent
  • JO-1905-64457_1557327223


Leading Cork Biopharma site is looking to appoint a dynamic Supply Chain Leader to manage their high performing and diverse planning team and liaise closely with Global Supply Chain Leaders and other Supply Chain Leaders of both DS and DP manufacturing sites to ensure consistency and continuous improvements of Business Processes.The successful candidate will also be responsible for setting the long-term supply chain strategy in order to support the expected growth of the site driven by new product introductions across multiple product platforms throughout the next 3-5 years.


  • Lead a group of Supply Chain Professionals and Analysts and support their development through on and off-site opportunities
  • Proactively support site management decisions and strategy
  • Member of the site management group and extended member of production management teams
  • Develop Supply Chain capability and talent including SAP capability, Business Processes
  • Build and maintain strong partnership with key functions on site such as Operations, QCL, QA, Engineering
  • Ensure the monthly Sales and Operations Planning (demand/supply) process is being executed driving accurate production plans and material requirements
  • Responsible to maintain Supply Chain metrics and processes at at desired levels e.g. maintaining Customer Service processes to support Supply Availability at >98% and Process Order Cycle time at >95% vs. plan
  • Support the site's annual Strategic Plan (5-7 years) and Business Plan (1-2 years) exercises
  • Ensure sufficient transportation capacity is available by owning the relationship with freight forwarders and the organisations Global Logistics organization
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives in Logistics and Transportation
  • Develop and own the site SAP governance structure to support the roadmap towards next generation systems implementation throughout 2024
  • Responsible for the New Item Code process on site ensuring it is meeting manufacturing timelines
  • Lead collaboration across the Global Supply Chain and Manufacturing Network to support new product introductions, business development drop-ins, source changes, discontinuations while developing optimal product supply plans
  • Represent the Cork site and participate at Global Supply Chain meetings (both Face to Face and virtual) to influence outcomes where required
  • Participate in monthly Global Sales and Operations Planning meetings along with Senior Management
  • Ensure excellent external relationships with customers and ensure shipments as well as associated communications both internally and externally are coordinated
  • Build relationships with external companies with a view to benchmarking Supply Chain best practices
  • Set the Supply Chain strategy to support the business


Honours Degree level qualification ideally in Business/Supply Chain/Procurement discipline

10 years+ Supply Chain experience to include 3-5 years in leadership role in the Pharma/ Biopharma industry

IIPMM, IPICS/APICS accreditation preferred

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