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Global Senior Director, Network Strategy Lead (Small Molecule/ Plasma)

Zurich, Switzerland


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Global Senior Director, Network Strategy Lead (Small Molecule/ Plasma)

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Job ID R0017876 Date posted 04/01/2020 Location Zurich, Switzerland

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Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as the Global Network Strategy Lead (Small Molecule/ Plasma) in our Zurich office.

Here, you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.


For the respective supply network:

  • Drives analytics in support of product portfolio rationalization, network economic assessments, cost of goods evolution and evaluation. Owns financial analysis that supports strategic capacity investments and other decision analytics in support of product portfolio
  • Responsible for the ongoing maintenance of the supply network design principles and resulting strategy
  • Responsible to ensure project/program portfolio is integrated into network strategy
  • Responsible for the execution of the GMS long range capacity planning process to proactively identify and mitigate capacity shortages or overcapacities across the OpU network and co-ordinate with Capex strategy to ensure a balanced investment in capacity where required
  • Evolve understanding of network performance through the use of appropriate network analytics in partnership with relevant business partners. Pursue identification of optimization opportunities
  • Ensure that any strategic initiatives or programs to be considered at the MSC are consistent with the defined network strategy and viewed through both a PTRB and network optimization lens
  • Collaborate with Product Operations, Manufacturing Sciences, Engineering, Supply Chain and the Operating Unit/Region to align on a long range Statement of Capacity that is endorsed by OpU and aligned to the OpU budget. The creation of the statement of capacity will require the follow responsibilities: Partnering with the site leadership teams to accurately reflect the manufacturing capacity and critical assumptions supporting the capacity statement; Partner with needed functions & OpU/Region to document and understand both Capex and Opex projects that impact site capacities and changes to capacities; Partner with external manufacturing to understand capacity in outsourced manufacturing network
  • Collaborate with PVPS/Commercial, Regulatory and Supply Chain to align on a long range demand statement across the and external assets which is endorsed by all stakeholders
  • The creation of the statement of demand will require the follow responsibilities: partner with Franchises/Commercial to produce a 10 year long range business plan for all relevant products including inline and pipeline products; partner with OpU/Region Product Operations function to understand and apply the sourcing strategy to the demand to manufacturing operations within the network; partner with Regulatory to understand the Regulatory implications of the demand signal to allocate demand to manufacturing operations within the network
  • This person will be responsible for a Network optimization process which will assess improvement opportunities to defer/avoid capex spend where possible and provide recommendations on make or buy opportunities to optimize GMS COGS for products
  • Assess network economics, support sourcing decision/options analysis, and risk assessments in support of proposals.



B.S. in engineering or biological sciences/pharmacy. Minimum of 10 years’ experience in Pharmaceutical, Biopharmaceutical, or associated industry required with prior financial analysis responsibility. Demonstrated application of planning skills critical. Previous experience in directly working with cross functional teams at a plant or corporate support function level, with direct and regular interaction across functions: Commercial, R&D, Product Operations, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Site Production Planning Engineering, etc.

Desired:. Prior experience in developing and executing multi-site plans. Prior working interaction with Supply Chain functions, Commercial Franchise and/or Country management. Change management capability a plus.


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