Sr. Spclst, Supply Chain Management

Co. Dublin
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We have a wonderful opportunity in Biotech for a Supply Chain Management, Senior Specialist. The supply chain planning capacity analyst owns the Site Production Capacity plan to ensure that the site manufactures and supplies Biological Drug substance to meet the needs of the company network and patients around the world. This role reports within the Supply Chain team at Biotech Dublin.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Capacity Analysis
  • Builds and Maintains model to analyse and plan capacity of the Biotech Site, performing scenario modelling and planning as required.
  • Owner of the Site Long-range Operational Plan (2-10 years) Process
  • Long term capacity analysis for the site is kept current and incorporates required global demand for products.
  • Identify bottlenecks, risks, constraints, and areas of improvement in the site's capacity plan.
  • Work with the Site finite Schedulers and digital manufacturing organization to build and maintain a robust Digital Model on RTMS (real time modelling system) for existing and new products.
  • Collect and analyse data on historical demand, current utilization, production volume, and resource availability.
  • Use statistical models and data analysis techniques to forecast future demand and estimate resource requirements.

Resource Planning

  • Develop capacity plans, schedules, and strategies to meet projected demand, considering factors such as production capacity, workforce, technology, and equipment.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including operations, quality, manufacturing science and technology, supply chain, and finance to align capacity plans with organizational goals and objectives.
  • Ensure Plan of Record for the site is appropriately risk adjusted and incorporates key stakeholder feedback. Mid to long term Demand/ Supply plan and 24 months production plan aligned with BDS, Technical Operations, Maintenance, Quality, including availability of materials, scenario planning and contributing to financial forecasting and budget process.
  • Conduct scenario analysis to evaluate the impact of potential changes in demand, supply chain dynamics, or operational processes on site capacity.

Demand Management:

  • Work closely with Global supply chain and product teams to understand product demand, changes in product mix and market approvals; and incorporate in the site Plan of Record
  • Responsible contributing to Product siting Assessments.
  • Support Site Tech transfers and alignment with VCMT (value chain management team) initiatives.
  • Support New Product Introduction siting evaluations with Supply and Capacity assessments.
  • Coordinate with site production planners to align production schedules to meet Patient Demand  
  • Identify opportunities for value creation e.g., optimizing site capacity utilization and minimizing discard risk.

Reporting and Communication:

  • Prepare regular reports and presentations to communicate capacity utilization, trends, and forecasts to management and stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with site managers and senior leadership to develop strategies and action plans based on capacity analysis insights.
  • Ensure site Supply Review meeting is executed efficiently, ensuring alignment on optimising the Master Schedule, increasing Facility Utilisation, OEE and OA
  • Communicate site capacity planning initiatives and recommendations across the organization to ensure alignment and support.
  • Develop and report supply chain metrics for local and global reporting and creating visual information, e.g., Plan Attainment, Lead Time.
  • Responsible for site alignment with the Manufactory Division Capacity Planning models.
  • Owner for recipe master data in SAP (in conjunction with Operations and Finance functions). Machine hours, labour hours, yield – clear basis for assumptions and justification for changes
  • Support linkage of production cross-functional strategic goals to current market/customer environment and corporate strategy.
  • Work with MPS (operational excellence) to implement controls and metrics to maximize operational availability, OEE and Site Output.

Qualification and Experience

General competencies:

  • Teamwork mindset with leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Innovative thinker, with decision-making and problem-solving skills.
  • Capability to interact and communicate with all levels of business leadership and operational teams.
  • The ability to influence decision making in a manner that achieves the best possible solution for the organisation.
  • Enterprise, continuous improvement mindset to ensure the right priorities are set for the site.
  • Strong project management skills to support schedule delivery.
  • Good stakeholder management skills to manage both internal and external stakeholders that support the site.


  • Understanding of project implementation strategy, including experience on regulatory, validation and process technology transfer.
  • Knowledge of and experience in applying Six Sigma and Lean methodologies.
  • Familiarity with SAP system and operability.


  • Degree qualification (Business, Science, Engineering or similar) or related experience. 
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in supply chain or operations management, in the pharmaceutical industry or a similar operating industry, which includes leadership roles.
  • Experience in capacity planning, demand forecasting, or production planning.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with proficiency in statistical analysis and data modelling techniques.
  • Proficiency in utilising capacity planning software, data analysis tools, and ERP systems.
  • Communication and presentation skills, with the ability to convey complex concepts to non-technical stakeholders.

Important Dates
Posted on
09 July, 2024
Application deadline
24 July, 2024
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