Senior Manager, Supply Chain External Manufacturing

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This role acts as the bridge / interface between the CMO and the wider BMS Supply Chain team. They are accountable for ensuring effective communication of supply chain information to and from the CMO and within BMS Supply Chain. The Supply Chain lead is also accountable for driving Supply Chain improvements with the CMO.


  • Maintaining/developing strong relationships with supply chain counterparts at CMOs and internal BMS stakeholders to facilitate continuous performance improvement.
  • Participate in Virtual Plant team meetings, CMO face to face meetings & lead supply chain related meetings with CMO as required.
  • Participate in BMS Supply Chain meetings as required to ensure alignment on BMS customer requirements.
  • Point of escalation for Other Supply Chain functions including ExM Customer Planning, ExM Planning, ExM Logistics, Market Supply Planning and Inventory Control teams.
  • To prepare Supply Chain related topics for discussion at CMO business reviews and represent BMS Supply Chain at the relevant business reviews.
  • Accountable for CMO supply chain metrics. Reporting of Supply Chain metrics to CMO, VPT & within ExM Supply Chain. Generation of action items for VPT, CMO and ExM SC to resolve any performance levels below target.
  • Review of relevant CMO forecast for significant changes and communication of major changes & background to such changes to VPT and CMO. Communication of forecast to CMO.
  • Determination of supply priorities through interaction with the wider ExM and Global Supply Chain teams as appropriate & communication of these priorities to the CMO.
  • Understanding supplier capacity constraints in the short medium and long term, aiding resolution of these constraints & escalating to the VPT and BMS Supply Chain Management as necessary.
  • Holding VPT accountable for continuity of supply & mitigation of risk to customer.
  • Communication of any inventory risks to ExM inventory control and finance teams in a timely manner.
  • For finished goods, support ExM Supply Chain with new SKU introduction(line extensions) to meet market requirements.
  • Review of CMO related change controls to understand the supply chain impact, assigning relevant child actions. Engaging with ExM planning teams to ensure potential supply restrictions are managed and mitigated. Aligning with Global Planning on the approach to management of any supply restrictions.
  • Proactively aiding in the mitigation of Back Orders and Anticipated Back Orders with the relevant CMO. Ensuring continuity of supply from the CMO.
  • To effectively communicate and coordinate activities to determine the impact of supply delays, quality events, line shut downs, projects(eg Serialization) etc on supply to customers(other CMOs or market) & engage with other Supply Chain functions as necessary. Effectively mitigating the impact of such delays on supply.
  • Effectively communicate, escalate and manage relevant stakeholders & implementing standard ExM communication tools.
  • Execute scenario planning as necessary & engage with ExM planning to support scenario analysis as necessary .
  • To coordinate gathering of required supply chain information for Fact Finding Investigation meetings and representing Supply Chain at the necessary meetings.
  • Identify and drive supply chain improvement projects with CMO & ExM teams. Review current Supply Chain processes and streamline as necessary.
  • Responsible for contributing to the ExM IBP process & Global Integrated Planning teams as required.
  • Responsible for reviewing volumes for budget and projection & providing input into the drivers behind variances.
  • To ensure that BMS Supply Chain requirements are represented in the contract with the relevant CMO and responsible for providing input into contract amendments/updates.
  • Identification of Supply Chain related projects to be implemented which may require additional support & escalation as required.
  • Participate in/lead projects as necessary.

Required Competencies

  • Knowledge of ERP and Oracle, ideally SAP and SAP BW reporting, and related data analysis tools.
  • Full understanding of BMS Supply Chain, products and markets.
  • Strong Leadership Skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • Detailed knowledge of Contract Manufacturing Supply Chain Operations.
  • Ability to prioritise, organise and manage multiple tasks to tight deadlines.
  • An understanding of regulatory requirements and management of regulatory constraints.

Required Qualifications and Desired Experience

  • Bachelors Degree
  • APICS or related qualification
  • 5 years + Supply Chain experience in global manufacturing and supply environment, preferably in a similar role.
  • Understanding of Supply Chain and Regulatory operations in a cGMP environment.
  • Understanding of pharmaceutical artwork management processes
  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical industry
  • Project Management qualification/experience is desirable.

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