Associate Director of Supply Chain Risk Management

Job Title: Associate Director of Supply Chain Risk Management
Contract Type: Permanent
REF: 124293
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Job Published: about 1 month ago

Job Description

Associate Director of Supply Chain Risk Management

Our client is a highly successful, and ambitious global biopharmaceutical company with a strong commercial portfolio and drug pipeline. With a passion for best practice in every aspect of its business, this well managed, high-performing company has a motivated workforce who are passionate about operational excellence. This is truly an exceptional opportunity for a bright capable leader.

  • Lead Company External Operations Risk Management Process with a cross functional team
  • Partner with External Operations colleagues to identify, evaluate, manage and mitigate risks across the internal and external commercial network.
  • Partner with Commercial Supply Chain, Procurement, Legal, Finance, Quality, Technical Operations, EHSS, and other functions as required across the internal network, to deliver value driven risk management strategies aligned with business goals.
  • Develop and implement processes to reduce supply chain risk exposure to Supplier information security breach in partnership with IT colleagues.
  • Develop and implement processes to assess supplier business continuity planning, manage the assessments and recommend continuous improvement strategies.
  • Develop and implement processes to assess supplier financial health, manage the assessments and recommend continuous improvement strategies.
  • Collaborate with Sourcing and category management colleagues to translate supplier risk profile into Company’ long term sourcing strategy.
  • Continuously improve the Risk Management process to best practices with guidance from the leadership team.
  • Drive integration of the risk management process with other key supply chain processes.
  • Appraise the External Operations Leadership team of areas of high risk to the business together with mitigation strategies.
  • Lead and influence cross-functional teams in applying best risk management standards and driving a risk awareness culture.
  • Establish appropriate KPI’s to demonstrate performance and identify opportunities for improvement across areas of responsibility.
  • Implement the strategic direction for External manufacturing risk reduction efforts and execute tactical and strategic risk discovery events.
  • Develop strong partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Represent Company across the network in a manner consistent with our Purpose and Values.
  • Establish and support a work environment of continuous improvement that supports External Operations Policies and systems, and appropriate regulations in small molecule Pharma.
  • Assist with the preparation and management of departmental budgets.
  • Builds strategic and trusting relationships through demonstrated technical capability, critical thinking, and collaborative behaviour.

  • Established business qualification with related experience.
  • Masters in a Supply Chain or Business preferred.
  • 5 years progressive experience in Pharma / Biopharma desirable.
  • Experience working in a regulated industry with quality management systems is desirable, including general knowledge of GMP and CFR’s.
  • Experience with Smartsheet or other visual management dashboard systems preferred.
  • Proven leadership skills – ability to influence and motivate others to quickly achieve results.
  • High energy and passion for excellence.
  • Self-confident with an ability to accept and respond to challenges in a positive manner.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including workshop facilitation experience.
  • Ability to effectively present complex topics in a concise manner.
  • Effective risk management experience.
  • Positive attitude, strong collaboration and interpersonal skills required to effectively address problems and interface with other functional areas while working in a global environment.
  • Position based in Ireland. Travel domestic and international – up to 20%.

Business Acumen
  • Influences short and long-term departmental direction.
  • Supports others in understanding how External Operation goals contribute to the company’s objectives.
  • Benchmarks externally and supports strategic vision at department level.
  • Executes the strategic plan.
  • Acts as a role model/mentor, providing direction and feedback to others in a respectful manner.
  • Builds cross-site teams that collaborate effectively and deliver milestones.
  • Adapts a flexible, leadership approach, appropriate to the situation, while motivating and inspiring others
  • May represent External Operations on global projects.
  • Ensures accountability for all project aspects from inception through successful delivery.
  • Translates concepts into accountable action plans and drives implementation.
  • Prepares and delivers clear and effective presentations for senior management across the company.
  • Communicates effectively by tailoring messages appropriately for internal and external audiences.

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