Principal Strategic Supply Chain Planner

Job Title: Principal Strategic Supply Chain Planner
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Connaght
Industry:
REF: 124251
Contact Email: larry@rftgroup.ie
Job Published: 11 months ago

Job Description

Global Strategic Supply Chain Planner, Principal level role
Our client, a blue-chip Medtech company based in Connacht, now seeks an experienced Strategic Supply Chain Planner, at Principal level, who will work as part of Global Supply Chain Planning team. This is a permanent role with requirements for presence on manufacturing sites some days per month and travel to other supplier sites, when needed.

The successful candidate will be responsible for a transformative new product that has key strategic priority for this company’s therapy area. This hire will drive its expansion into the US, China, and beyond.

In this high visible role, this hire will partner with internal global manufacturing sites, to all levels including site management, presenting projects, status, strategic planning, risk mitigation strategies, escalations, etc., and leadership of various suppliers within their category.

The ideal candidate will be experienced in implementation and execution of planning strategies and process development, automating processes for product launches for successful introduction to market.

Responsibilities:
Lead the development and implementation of new supply chain processes that enhance clarity, alignment, scalability, and efficiency, particularly for the new product line, which is central to our growth strategy.
Utilize your proficiency in Microsoft 365, particularly Excel for automation, analytics, and insights, with the aim of enhancing our supply chain processes.
A significant part of this role is to drive digital transformation by reducing reliance on manual spreadsheets and transitioning towards more automated, efficient, and scalable systems. An ability to create VBA code in Excel would be a strong plus, although not a requirement.
Review and understand demand signals from regional Demand Planning/Scheduling. Work closely with Marketing/Customers to identify all known demand sources.
Embrace the opportunity to spearhead the expansion of innovative new products.
As the driving force behind our planning strategies and process development, you'll meticulously craft the terms and conditions for product launches ensuring a seamless and successful introduction to market.
Monitor inventory performance, recommend improvement strategies, and action findings. Manage expired, excess, and obsolescence reserves.

Requirements:
Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, Engineering, Science, or relevant discipline.
5+ years’ experience in supply chain, materials management, or manufacturing planning.
Strong proficiency in Microsoft 365, particularly in leveraging it for automation, analytics, and insights.
Knowledge of Kinaxis RapidResponse or similar supply chain management software would be beneficial but not required.
Proven track record of developing and implementing new processes in a supply chain context.
Lead professional development of team; mentor colleagues and foster a collaborative learning environment within the team.
Excellent communication skills, with the ability to interact effectively at all levels of the organization, both domestically and internationally.
Strong analytical problem-solving skills.
Adaptability, flexibility, and willingness to brainstorm new ideas, processes, and procedures.

For further details, please contact Larry on +353 1-2302400 / larry@rftgroup.ie / www.rftgroup.ie

The RFT Group, BioPharmaceutical Division specialise exclusively in the recruitment of scientists, engineers and executives for the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device sectors.

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