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Global IT Supply Chain - Demand Execution Braine-l'Alleud Belgium,  

UCB (company)

Posted on : 09 December 2016

Project Description

The  Function 
This position partners with the Global Supply Chain department to orchestrate the end-to-end supply chain, in order to ensure agile, cost effective and timely supplies of our products to our patients. 

The scope of Demand Execution includes the following processes:   
  • Sales part of the Order-to-Cash process 
  • Secondary distribution of our products in countries across the globe
      This process is mostly handled through local third-party logistics providers (3PL) 
  • Regulatory compliance, related to import & export and to good distribution practices (GDP).  
  • One of the main goals is to achieve operational efficiency through global, standardized solutions.
  • Related to the scope, the most important solution is SAP - Sales & Distribution and Logistics Execution. 
  • Business relationship and stakeholder management are key to achieve another goal, which is customer (and ultimately patient) satisfaction.
  • Knowledge of the outside world, market trends, best practices, solutions used by peers,... in short curiosity, innovation and creativity are fundamental to create business value. 
Key Responsibilities   
  • Align and communicate with the relevant stakeholders:   
    • Discuss business requirements on a global and local level with process owners and key users, mainly from the Customer Service, Global Distribution & Logistics and Regional Supply Chain teams     
  • Build, implement and support standardized and globalized solutions for demand execution, mainly using SAP Sales & Distribution and Logistics Execution modules 
  • Deliver projects in close collaboration with all parties involved (business and IT, internal and external partners), following our T project methodology 
  • Follow market trends and industry best practices with the aim of sharing the acquired knowledge inside our company and of applying it to propose innovative solutions. 
  • Ensure compliance of the solutions to global process and legal requirements, follow validation guidelines and standard operating procedures  
  • Actively take part in the implementation of the IT strategy 

Desired Skills & experiences  
  •   Master Degree in a relevant field   
  •   Functional & technical knowledge of relevant solutions in demand execution, more specifically
      5+ years of experience in SAP Sales & Distribution and SAP Logistics Execution.
      Experience with electronic data exchange (EDI, Idocs, XML, flat files)   
  •   Experience of working in an international, global context   
  •   Experience in managing relationships with business partners   
  •   Experience in managing relationships with external IT service partners and software vendors   
  •   Experience in a validated, pharma environment is considered a plus   
  •   Experience in project management is considered a plus   
  •   Be engaged to impact patients' lives   
  •   Be accountable for the scope of demand execution in supply chain   
  •   Have an open, positive attitude   
  •   Be a team player across different teams and different levels of the organization   
  •   Be agile by being able to perform at operational and tactical level   
  •   Bring a fresh view... bring the outside world into the organization   
  •   Embrace diversity   
  •   Come up with creative and innovative ideas for IT solutions that create value for the patients
  •   Be ready to challenge and be challenged   
  •   English fluent   
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