Supply Chain Specialist - biopharmaceuticals, GMP

CW Recruitment Specialist
£Exc + bens
14 Oct 2016
19 Oct 2016
Contract Type
CWRS invites applications on behalf of their biopharmaceutical client where an excellent opportunity has now arisen for a permanent Principle Supply Chain Specialist to join their site in Livingston near Edinburgh on a permanent basis. Job Purpose: You will act as key liaison between operations and support departments (QA, SCM, Manufacturing, QC, Engineering, external manufacturing team and external third parties) ensuring visibility of day-to-day activities and longer term forecasting. Key duties include: · Support and drive effective communications and execution of tasks through the planning meeting · Support Functions on resource planning based on analysis · To create ‘what if’ scenarios based upon operational and customer requirements to maintain capacity analysis tools and use these tools to help manage our resource and capital more effectively, as well as using it to support investment and capex decisions · To highlight cross functional operational deficiencies and suggest improvement plans · Maintain planning tools to provide visibility of tasks and progression · Support in developing and implementing key quality performance indicators with Supply Chain teams · Effective management of deviations, CAPA and change controls · Maintain Master Production Schedule / Supply plan & MPS · Monitor capacity and utilisation through weekly planning meeting · Monitor and analyse data on material consumption / usage for QC and Manufacturing annually · Assist the procurement team on any purchasing activities where required · Plan / Liaise with logistics team regarding shipping of final product to the customer · P lan with warehouses and distribution centres for pick-up and delivery of goods for efficiency in both operations and capacity · Organise transportation activities, including storage of goods, managing information accrued from point of origin to delivery, orchestrating transportation movements, and arranging for services as necessary · Review freight rates and other transportation costs to keep working costs low · Shift work and out of hours work as required The ideal candidate will have/be: · Relevant cross functional work experience in a regulated industry (FDA, EMEA etc) · Strong knowledge of quality management systems and cGMP · Good knowledge of creating and writing SOP and related documents · Experience working in logistics would be ideal · Supply Chain/Logistics qualifications preferred · Self-motivated, energetic and value-driven · Ability to work well on own initiative and under pressure and be able to think ‘outside the box’ as well as being able to work well with others · Planning and scheduling demands, to meet changing business conditions · Knowledge of Logistics systems and understanding of transportation limitations, regulations and issues This job was originally posted as