NB-Prospanica GSK - Supply Chain Manager

Basic qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Supply chain related discipline, logistics, supply management, demand management, operational management
  • Experience in multiple business cycles in either or both a Commercial Sales / Marketing / Demand Forecasting / Finance operation, or an end-to-end Supply Chain Planning role in a Pharmaceutical environment, preferably managing strategic therapies/brands/market
  • Sound and in-depth understanding of Supply Chain Planning through either usage and/implementation of processes

Preferred qualifications:

  • Supply Chain Professional Qualification


  • The Supply Manager supports the US Supply and Demand Management Director in assembling a full view of Supply Chain Issue Management and Core Commercial Cycle processes and is responsible for the consultation and communication between LOCs and the Supply Chain Planning/Site Planning teams to ensure a consistent, clear direction on overcoming short-term supply chain issues (e.g. low stocks) and a consistent plan for delivering future supply chain changes.
  • The Supply Manager is also responsible for the inventory position of the LOCs and the resulting supply replenishment plan with the Sites.
  • This role will provide connectivity between the Pharma supply chains and the markets served within a Region.
  • This role has the potential to become a full time position post SAP implementation in the Supply Management / Material Master area depending upon the needs of the business following Go-Live in March 2018.

Supply Manager (specific details for North America Pharma SC)

Supply Manager in NA also plays a key role in the consensus forecast process: key participant in Demand Review Meetings, agreeing demand, challenging abnormal demand, understanding key assumptions of the fcst as well as upsides/downsides, effectively communicating forecast changes/assumptions to GMS.

The Supply Manager is responsible for managing a catalogue of SKUs. Depending on the type of portfolio, the key responsibilities are:

  • Support the Director to execute the Regional Performance Management (including analysis of stock-out/low-stock and impacts, KPI performance, root-causing and proposed mitigations, etc) and the S&OP process (including preparation and feedback loops to Commercial)
  • Consult/communicate between LOC and the multiple Supply Chain Planning teams (Regional and Site) to highlight any on stock-out/low-stock situations. Contact/escalation for PMs and contact/escalation for SCP to allow a more detailed impact assessment and to support prioritization
  • Consult and communicate between LOC / Demand Forecast Manager / SCP Manager / Regulatory across multiple 'change' processes with regards to timings, forecasts, order dates, and inventory impact

NPI (New Product Introduction)

New Product Sourcing

Product Transfer

Pack Change

Allocations, Rationing

  • Provide a regional response and co-ordination to special processes including Product Recall, Transfers, Divestment, and Discontinuation
  • Be responsible for the execution of the agreed standard supply chain management processes in alignment with the agreed planning calendar
  • Drive SCIM resolution through performance management, highlighting and resolving any supply issue at SCIM Level 1 and keeping Commercial stakeholders informed of status and progress. Escalate any unresolved issue to Supply Chain Director for resolution at SCIM (Supply Chain Issue Management) Level 2 & 3
  • Be accountable for DRP parameters (Distribution Requirements Planning) including safety stock, lead time and MOQs (Minimum Order Quantity) to ensure proper production planning and inventory management are in place
  • Be ambassador for change management and continuous improvement across the Supply Chain to drive collaboration and partnership
  • Participate in DRM meetings – agree/challenge forecast, understand key forecast assumptions as well as upsides/downsides, effectively communicate forecast changes/assumptions to GMS in order to evaluate potential capacity constraints / challenges, etc

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