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Change Manager (fixed term, 1 year) Meppel Netherlands,  

Astellas (company)

Posted on : 10 July 2017

Project Description

Are you a Change Manager with expertise in Supply Chain? Then Astellas has an interesting job opportunity for you!


Senior Change Manager Supply Chain (fixed term 1 year)

Leiden/Meppel, The Netherlands, Fulltime, 40 hours


Senior Change Manager Supply Chain

Supply Chain is responsible for the EMEA region for the planning & inventory management processes and for the physical logistics & distribution network processes and development. The department works closely with the Product and Project Management functions and ensures that new products and product life cycle changes are implemented according committed timelines, which means that the supply chain is efficient, effective and compliant to local or regional regulations.

As a Change Manager you increase the success of non product Supply Chain changes and initiatives by applying a structured framework of methods, tools and processes managing the change from a current state to a future state. You are responsible for the execution of Start Report and Change Report processes to manage new product introductions and change projects within Supply chain for Astellas EMEA and other regions (if product is sourced from EMEA) up until the first delivery at the agreed timeline and in line with business plans, conditions of quality and compliance. Furthermore you will lead and coordinate multiple projects of new Supply Chain processes, within EMEA.


Your personal qualifications as a Senior Change Manager Supply Chain

  • Bachelor degree in the area of Business, Economics, Supply Chain Management (SCM) or Operations Management
  • 5-10  years of experience
  • Experience of working in Logistics / Supply chain
  • Extensive experience with international change / project management

Highly numerate and analytical

Articulate, with good  communication skills and ability to present to all levels EMEA

Excellent organizational and planning skills

Fluent in English, spoken and written, Additional language is an advantage

Ability to work in a multi country/culture environment


As a Change Manager Supply Chain you are numerate and analytical. As you are in close collaborations with other departments, you have good communication skills and the ability to present to all levels of Astellas EMEA. You are fluent in English, both spoken and written. An additional language is an advantage.


We offer

  • A challenging  job in an out of the box thinking team
  • Inspiring work climate in an innovative and dynamic department
  • Attractive remuneration, which includes:
    • a 13th month
    • excellent pension policy
    • health insurance compensation
    • collective health insurance
    • company own saving scheme arrangement
    • 25 Holidays + 13 so called ADV Days
    • and more….


At Astellas, we believe that nurturing a good relationship with our employees delivers good business results.

It is our stated aim in the VISION for Astellas to be recognised as an Employer of Choice. This means ensuring we are a highly effective organisation, that applies best-in-class people management, creates a positive working environment and has an inspirational company culture.. This reflects the working culture of Astellas, outlines our expectations as an employer and captures the essence of our company ethos; CHANGING TOMORROW.


About Astellas

Astellas is a Japanese multinational pharmaceutical company employing over 18,000 people worldwide with global sales exceeding 10billion euro. The group’s EMEA headquarters are based in London, with affiliates throughout Europe engaged in research & development (R&D), manufacturing and  sales & marketing. With over 4,500 employees, EMEA is an important and growing Astellas region, having key strengths in the therapy areas of Urology, Transplantation, Anti Infectives, Pain Management and Oncology. The global annual R&D investment of 15% to 20% of sales is evidence of the group’s commitment to improving the health of people worldwide through the provision of innovative and reliable products.

Astellas employs around 900 persons in the Netherlands, in Leiden and Meppel.


Meppel, The Netherlands

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