Head Of Supply Chain Management Pharmaceuticals Livingston

Livingston, United Kingdom

Job Description


Head of Supply Chain Management- Pharmaceuticals- Livingston - Immediate start available Newly created role due to expansion for a Head of Supply Chain Management to work with an expanding international Scientific manufacturing organisation. This is an excellent opportunity to join a highly successful organisation during an exciting period of growth and expansion. The successful candidate will have experience in a similar role within a pharmaceutical/Life Sciences manufacturing environment with an international context. Reporting the Director of SCM your remit will be highly varied and will include - To ensure an integrated and compliant supply chain is managed, including the supply of all goods, services and material activities. Ensuring compliance with lower costs and best quality according to the business, performance and compliance requirements. Defined internal and external regulations with the aim to reliably supply the products, materials and services to the internal and external customers on time.

  • As part of the management team, contribute to the site performance as agreed through the performance management objectives
  • To leverage strategic procurement / contract management and cost drivers
  • Ensure that Supply Chain Management plans and activities are cross-functionally communicated and aligned and delivered to agreed sales and operations targets on time, are cost effective and according to the quality standards defined by internal and external regulations
  • Responsibility to control and deliver against an agreed annual Supply Chain Management budget and monitor monthly statistics and compare to projected figures
  • Oversee that all internal and external Supply Chain Management activities in respect of materials management and the MPS for manufacture of our client’s products, are carried out in compliance with applicable cGMP standards, techniques and best practice
  • Ensure that all SCM staff are appropriately trained and competent in the procedures they are conducting and are in compliance with best cGMP working practices at all times
  • Be responsible for the development, collating and reporting of key quality and business metrics and use such metrics to drive a culture of continuous process improvement
  • Ensure that deviations to compliance (Quality and HSE) or business metrics are escalated to the Head of Corporate Supply, Planning & Logistics and managed through change controls, investigations and CAPA’s in an appropriate, timely fashion and in alignment with Quality Operations
  • Actively lead the development and maintenance of an enthusiastic, supportive and collaborative environment across the site and within the function
  • Develop a risk management strategy and maintain a business continuity plan to include dual sourcing of all outsourced activities and suppliers
  • Improve strategies for inventory control and stock management to ensure that both are highly visible and meet operational requirements
  • Integrate SCM activities and planning with other internal and external operational procedures across the site (e.g. BOM) to optimise materials usage, eliminate waste and reduce COG’s where possible
  • Manage external suppliers to ensure effective business relationships are maintained and translate into required level of service and best prices obtained
  • Managing external contractors to agreed terms of engagement and service level agreements, ensuring costing meets business requirements
  • To undertake any other duties as requested by the line manager in accordance with company requirements

Ideal experience;
  • Technical degree (BSc / MSc) or relevant experience
  • Relevant cross-functional work experience in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry regulated by FDA & EMEA, ideally in vaccines
  • Strong leadership skills and experience with the ability to motivate and drive an organisation through major change management processes
  • Excellent management skills and experience with proven track records on project and continuous improvement initiatives Commercial manufacturing experience, preferably in vaccines
Skills required;
  • Strong facilitation, communication and organisational skills
  • Self-motivated, energetic and value-driven
  • Clear communicator with strong leadership skills
  • Ability to motivate, influence and drive team delivery
  • Proven decision-making ability, whilst considering wider site implications
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Status: Permanent
Rate: Highly competitive DOE
Location: Livingston

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Job Detail

  • Job Id
    JD1342780
  • Industry
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  • Total Positions
    1
  • Job Type:
    Full Time
  • Salary:
    Not mentioned
  • Employment Status
    Permanent
  • Job Location
    Livingston, United Kingdom
  • Education
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