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Global External Operations Associate

Supply Chain & Logistics
Claire Goulding
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Job Reference: JO-2305-66440_1684248156


Our client has an amazing opportunity for a GEO Operations Specialist to join the Global External Manufacturing Team on a 24-month contract who has responsibility for and plays a key role in supporting external contract manufacturing activities relating to commercial & clinical drug products. He/she will directly support the GEO Operations Managers/Process Team Leads who are responsible for ensuring a seamless supply of the product(s) from the contract manufacturing organizations (CMO). This candidate will be required to work across a number of multi-modality process teams to manage and execute ERP transactional activities as well as other support tasks. The GEO Operations Specialist will report to the Associate Director, Supplier Relationship Management, GEO.


  • Provide direct support to Process Team Leads across Small Molecules, Biologicals, Packaging and Clinical operations on targeted/prioritized activities.
  • Manage and execute all transactional ERP aspects for production efforts at CMOs (includes executing production transactions, updating work order dates, receipting of purchase orders, inter-organisational transfers etc).
  • Own and manage prioritized change controls within the Quality Management System to effective on-time closure and no impact on supply.
  • Consolidation and issuance of key performance metrics per Process Team.
  • Provide backup support for Process Team Leads where necessary.
  • Support selected continuous improvement activities aligned to the site business plan objectives with clear and measurable time and money savings.
  • Work cross-functionally to perform rigorous root cause analysis, to understand issues and implement corrective actions as appropriate.
  • Document key business processes in a standard format (e.g., Best Practice Document or Standard Operating Procedure).
  • There may be a need for this person to execute operation tasks with a view to eliminating or reducing the number of touchpoints associated with a task.
  • This list of support responsibilities may change depending on business needs and employees are expected to be adaptable and flexible where this need arises.


  • Minimum requirement of 3-5 years in Operations, Supply Chain within a regulated environment.
  • Relevant 3rd-level qualification.
  • Will have a working understanding of ERP systems (e.g. Oracle, SAP)
  • Will have a good working understanding of the processes/unit operations assigned to the team.
  • Ability to engage cross-functional teams in the resolution of short-term issues and sustained performance for long-term goals.
  • Experience in lean/six sigma/continuous improvement tools and techniques.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A high level of initiative and drive, as well as excellent organizational skills, are key role requirements.
  • Ability to work independently.

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