Senior Supply Chain Manager – REF 1205MQ

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Headcount engineering is seeking a Senior Supply Chain Manager for our client’s biotech facility in Dublin.

This person has ownership and manages the medium to long term supply plan for their respective assigned products. In this role the Product Planning Manager will accurately forecast, plan & schedule their products ensuring that optimal supply inventory levels are in place to meet demand requirements whilst minimizing scrap risk and optimising and improving reliability, responsiveness and stability of supply.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage medium term and long-term capacity planning activities and ensure appropriate communication/escalation to critical resource owners
  • Proactively assess inventory positions (IDP/LDP/FDP/Materials) and execute plans to drive to the targets
  • Manage towards a stable Supply Plan and identify root causes and corrective actions in case of deviations
  • Ensure timely completion of the Planning cycles
  • Collaborate with Supply sites to ensure timely supply
  • Work closely with the Global Supply Chain lead to ensure market supply
  • Work closely with NPI (New Product Introduction) team to manage new products
  • Identify scrap risks and take corrective/preventive actions to minimize abnormal scrap
  • Own/Manage product specific Life cycle management change controls
  • Review and update relevant Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and ensure compliance
  • Lead or participate in Continuous Improvement initiatives using problem solving techniques (Operational Excellence, 6σ, LEAN)
  • Monitor KPI’s and define corrective and preventive actions


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain or equivalent
  • Minimum 8 years supply chain planning experience
  • SAP ECC Planning and Rapid Response Experience essential
  • End to End Supply Chain Planning Experience and Knowledge
  • Project Management Experience
  • Ability to analyses complex data, communicate findings and make recommendations
  • Advanced experience and capability with Excel, Word, and MS Project
  • Working knowledge of regulatory and pharmaceutical processes is advantageous.
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