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Supply Planning BPO

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Job ID R0015858 Date posted 02/13/2020 Location Zurich, Switzerland

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Job Description


  • Develop, lead and improve the global operational process for supply planning.
  • Drive continuous improvement activities within the supply planning field and implement innovative concepts, solutions and technologies that enable best in class supply planning
  • Define, introduce and drive implementation of advanced methodologies within supply planning
  • Own Master Planner concept and ensure global adherence and continuously development


  • Ownership of the Global Supply Planning Process (GOP)
  • Develop conceptual supply planning concepts in collaboration with senior key stakeholders
  • Develop and deploy global guidelines in accordance with the Master Planner Concept for global supply planning and analytics (e.g. Constrained supply planning, MTO/MTS/MTF, Bottleneck planning, DDMRP, Production Wheel Planning, etc.)
  • Drive continuous improvement activities within area of responsibility and ensure performance metrics are in place and evaluated according to Takeda standards and Plant Assessment tool
  • Introduce, promote and drive utilization and implementation of innovative supply planning tools e.g. Continuous Supply Planning, Machine learning, AI.
  • Participate in strategic projects to uplift systems and/or drive efficiency in resources spend within supply planning
  • Ensure that improvements in supply planning are captured and translated into business value e.g. higher CSL and lower inventory
  • Ensure adherence to global standards and seamless execution of activities can happen in relevant IT systems
  • Close collaboration with other Global Supply Chain functions and Commercial units to capture improvement opportunities on global level
  • Support the capability building group within GSC with developing and improving training's and capabilities for Master Planners and Supply planners
  • Lead the Global Master Planner Community and ensure sharing of knowledge and best utilization of systems
  • Work collaborative with a wide range of senior stakeholders to ensure high engagement and adherence to the Global S&OP process
  • Contribute to the Long Range Forecast process and drive the process in collaboration with other GMS and GSC functions and teams.


Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise

  • Advanced presentation and communication skills
  • Advanced understanding of supply planning principles and strategies
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of Advanced Planning Systems, ERP systems and analytical tools (SAP IBP, BI)
  • Strong knowledge with Excel and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge on how to apply the principles of Lean and Six Sigma to Supply Chain planning
  • Knowledge on Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) and Good Distribution Practice (GDP)
  • Basic knowledge on regulations (FDA, PMDA, EMA, CHMP,…)


  • BA or Master Degree (Technical discipline preferred) with experience in life sciences (pharmaceutical, biologics, medical devices) supply chain/ operations / manufacturing / product management
  • Strong familiarity with a broad variety of supply chain concepts, with specific expertise in global Bio pharmaceutical supply chain management preferred
  • APICS, CSCMP, or other Supply Chain certification preferred
  • Fluent in business English


Zurich, Switzerland

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