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Supply Chain Co-ordinator (2 years FTC) - United Kingdom  

MSD (company)


Posted on : 09 May 2017

Project Description

  • Our company is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. 
  • Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.
  • Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you. 
  • To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. 
  • As part of our global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.
  • Our company is recruiting a Supply Chain Co-ordinator for 2 years Fixed term Contract.
  • This role will be responsible for the planning of a range of products through the  site while maintaining a focus on the entire supply chain, specifically
  • Managing the site IPT portfolio end to end: Asset planning; API, Bulk, Pack, RMs and components. 
  • Special focus to be placed on inventory management.
  • During unplanned events (both demand and supply), providing recovery scenarios including customer impact. 
  • Communicating as required to affected parties through to final issue resolution.
  • Owning the data integrity and ensuring systems are kept up to date. 
  • Ensuring that lead times are reflected accurately against demonstrated capability.
  • Executing the regionally produced plans whilst adhering to the Merck and site standard planning calendars, and using site standard tools for planning, scheduling, capacity, inventory, cycle-time and data management.
  •  Influencing a network of stakeholders across a complex supply chain network
  •  Using the 12 inclusive behaviors to improve teamwork across the supply chain
  • The successful candidates will be responsible and accountable for the internal and external SC metrics for their products on behalf of (and with) the Supply Chain Lead and IPT Lead.

  •  Educated to degree level or an equivalent supply chain qualification (e.g. CPIM) or 5 years experience in a pharmaceutical or similar company
  •  Awareness of Manufacturing and Packaging Processes and GMP
  •  Ability to influence and negotiate
  •  Ability to analyse data and problem solve.
  •  Experience in the use of manufacturing systems: MHCS, PMO, D3, SAP (or other ERP system)
  •  Experience in the use of Microsoft Powerpoint and Excel
  •  Time management and communications skills.

The following are seen as an advantage
  • Understanding of LEAN methodologies.
  • Experience of planning in a pharmaceutical (or similar) environment.
  • Results-driven with the ability to make sound decisions and take appropriate risks.
  • Integrity, discipline, resilience, creativity and flexibility.
  • Experience of using a finite scheduling tool

  • Our employees are the key to our company’s success. 
  • We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program. 
  • Our Company’s benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives.

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