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Job ID SR0042692 Date posted 10/07/2019 Location Lessines, Belgium


Your main responsibilities are:

- Guarantee continuity of supply for part numbered Auxiliary Materials in ERP (JDE) including non BOM items. Ensure that supply is in line with requirements and the requested safety stock targets.

-Ensure optimized and independent Purchasing Planning, Materials Management and tracking of assigned items from Supply/Demand and Order Placement up to release of material.

-Continuous monitoring/maintenance of safety stock levels, slow moving items and Inventory turn rate.

-Secure information flow between supplier and internal stakeholders (Supply Chain Planning, Global Sourcing and Procurement, Supplier Quality, Receiving and Inspection) on an operational level.

- In case of product supply shortages, develop and communicate transparent and up to date supply plans to internal stakeholders. Monitor execution of agreed plans, measure performance and solve and communicate any deviations from agreed plans. Decide on supply trade-offs in close cooperation with all Supply Chain Planning departments.


Minimum Bachelor degree in a technical or business related field

Minimum 3-5 years professional experience in supply chain management and customer service and/or procurement ; experience in Materials Management, Disposition/Planning and Cost Accounting is preferred

Outstanding business acumen as well as commercial and financial understanding

Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

Profound knowledge of MS Office, ERP systems (e.g. JDE) and supply chain planning tools

Language skills: French , English (fluent)


In Lessines, Shire (now part of Takeda) is producing medicines for immunologic and hematologic therapies. The plant’s main activity is the purification of plasmatic immunoglobulin for the treatment of primary immunodeficiency, as well as the treatment and conditioning of coagulation factors for hemorrhagic troubles (hemophilia A & B). As a production site, the plant in Lessines is functioning 24/7 and employs 950+ personnel members.  

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Employment / Recruitment agents may only submit candidates for vacancies only if they have written authorization to do so from Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda’s Talent Acquisition department. Any agency candidate submission may only be submitted to positions opened to the agency through the specific Agency Portal. Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda will only pay a fee for candidates submitted or presented where there is a fully executed contract in place between the Employment / Recruitment agents and Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda and only if the candidate is submitted via the Agency Portal. Candidates submitted or presented by Employment / Recruitment Agents without a fully executed contract or submitted through this site shall not be deemed to form part of any Engagement for which the Agency may claim remuneration.

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