Senior Buyer/ Planner Material Fill Finish

  • Greater London
  • Permanent
  • JO-1809-63824_1543506225


Exciting opportunity for an experienced Sr. Planner/Buyer to co-ordinate and execute all activities related to the planning and purchase of raw materials and consumables for a leading Biopharma company in Cork
This role will form an integral part of a team which optimizes the flow of materials (order to release) while considering warehouse capacities and inventory targets in order to eliminate potential disruptions in the storage, storage costs and avoid any material or consumable scrap.
*Support the Sterile Drug Product Filling capital project execution and operational readiness activities where required.
*In collaboration with the Product Filling Operations team and Global Supplier Management (GSM), manage the supplier and materials selection process with supplier agreements and contracts put in place where applicable.
*Ensure the new material qualification process is managed and new materials are created and set-up sufficiently on Oracle to ensure accurate and efficient planning and purchasing.
*Execute on the output of the Materials Requirement Plan (MRP) by ensuring efficient and effective procurement & inventory practices and optimizing the balance between quality, service, reliability and cost to ensure that patient / customer requirements are met while maintaining compliance.
*Ensure that all material delivery schedules are communicated to the suppliers on time in order to meet planned requirements.
*Liaise with suppliers to clarify potential plan constraints and interfaces between supplier and the key internal stakeholders to ensure issue resolution.
*Execute potential deviations to the plan assessing with the supplier the feasibility of such changes.
*Support Scenario planning (RCCP) when required with colleagues in the Material Operations, Scheduling function, by performing raw material and consumable feasibility analysis.
*Connect with planning to ensure seamless flow of information and ensure a fully integrated approach to delivering key metrics across - Customer Service, Inventory, and Cost.
*Develop and project-manage local and global programs to deliver continuous improvement in KPI's.
* Degree (NFQ level 8) in Supply Chain Management or other related Business discipline essential.
*Supply Chain Certification is preferred e.g. APICS.
*Project Management Certification is desirable.
*A minimum of 5 years relevant Supply Chain Management experience (Planning, Logistics or Manufacturing) is required.
*Experience in Planning/Purchasing in a multi-national environment/ Life Sciences preferred
*Development of efficient and effective Material planning processes and systems.
*Be Results driven, while ensuring the optimization and efficient use of cross functional resources.
*Contribute to the innovation and continuous improvement (CI) within Material Operations and the wider organisation.
*Perform at both a strategic and tactical level when and where required within and across the organization.

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