Director of Supply Chain Risk Management

Job Title: Director of Supply Chain Risk Management
Contract Type: Permanent
REF: 123859
Contact Name: Director of The RFT Group
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Job Published: over 1 year ago

Job Description

Director of Network Risk Management

Our client is a highly successful global pharmaceutical manufacturer.

Job Spec
  • Own, lead and manage company External Operations Risk Management Process.
  • Own, lead and manage the contracting process for commercial contracting activities associated with company proprietary commercial and pipeline products (excluding Quality agreements).
  • Responsible to ensure that there are robust commercial agreements in place to cover all service types with all commercial suppliers, aligned with company policies and appropriate spend levels.
  • Accountable for the development and negotiation of commercial supply agreements, and other ancillary contracts on behalf of the company.
  • Partner with Commercial Supply Chain, Legal, Finance, Quality, Technical Operations, EHSS, and other functions across the internal network, to deliver value driven contracts aligned with business goals.
  • Partner with Quality to ensure alignment between Commercial Supply and Commercial Quality Agreements.
  • Partner with External Operations colleagues including Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) to identify, manage and mitigate risk across the internal and external commercial and clinical network, including contractual risks.
  • Continuously improve the Risk Management process, integrate with other key supply chain processes.
  • Evolve company risk management approach to a best practice process including incorporation of business continuity planning.
  • Lead and influence cross-functional teams in the areas of contract negotiations and risk management.
  • Appraise the External Operations Leadership team of areas of high risk to the business as well as mitigation strategies.
  • Support the External Operations sourcing strategy.
  • Assist with preparation of and compliance with budgets.

Person Spec:
  • Bachelors in life sciences or business major required, master’s preferred.
  • Minimum 12 years progressive experience in the pharma, biopharma or life sciences industry.
  • Legal experience or qualification would be advantageous.
  • Experience in contract development & negotiation with demonstrated delivered value.
  • 5 years’ experience and demonstrated track record in business continuity planning and network risk management preferable.
  • Strong knowledge of Supply Chain processes and Supplier Relationship Management concepts.
  • Experience working in a regulated industry with quality management system is desirable, including general knowledge of GMP and CFR’s.
  • Demonstrated flexibility in adapting to external environmental influences through development of new strategies and tactics.
  • Demonstrated track record in leading and influencing professional cross-functional teams.
  • Excellent communication, influencing and collaboration skills.
  • Positive attitude and strong interpersonal skills required to effectively address problems and interface with other functional areas of the company while working in a global environment.
  • Position based in Ireland. Travel domestic and international – up to 20%.

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