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Director of S & OP Planning

Executive Management
Jill Madden
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Job Reference: JO-2012-65490_1606924025


An exciting Leadership opportunity has arisen with a leading Biopharma org in Cork for a Director of S&OP to work in close collaboration with regional Commercial leadership and key stakeholders across PDM to tailor the process to meet management objectives.


  • Accountable for the architecture of the S&OP process and for the successful global rollout and implementation

  • Key point of contact for senior regional Commercial and PDM leadership to communicate and support the implementation of supply chain strategy

  • Coordinate the activities of department management, and provides direction and assistance on resolution of complex issues and potential problems related to production planning and demand management

  • Form a companywide strategic roadmap to improve S&OP maturity, enables process design and adoption through technology and analytics.

  • Align strategic roadmap with key stakeholders across the organisation

  • Accountable to define key metrics of S&OP and track benefits and improvements to the business

  • Align resources, prioritizes strategies, establishes targets, and implements cost-out initiatives for S&OP and SC efforts.

  • Channel continuous improvement ideas to the SC LT and selects suitable ones to turn into projects.


  • Expert leader with a proven track record of building and managing high performing teams

  • Experienced people manager with a strong reputation for mentoring and developing people

  • Expertise and track record in pharmaceutical/biotech manufacturing and supply chain execution and oversight, previous ERP implementation experience

  • Expert in standing up a formal S&OP process

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to effectively communicate with technical and nontechnical audiences.

  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills, as well as strong skills as a negotiator to reach consensus, alignment, and commitment.

  • Project management skills to manage overall transformation and continuous improvement projects across multiple geographies and business functions.

  • Change management and transformational change experience

  • Able to develop solutions to complex problems which require an in-depth degree of ingenuity, creativity and innovativeness

  • Able to develop complex concepts, techniques, and standards

  • Must have expertise in pharmaceutical or biotech industries, US, EU and international cGMPs

  • Extensive years of relevant experience, MA/MBA preferred

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