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Snr. Supply Chain Planner (perm)

Biogen International GmbH

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About Biogen

Biogen (NASDAQ: BIIB) is a biotechnology leader that discovers, develops and delivers innovative therapies to improve the lives of patients. As a company, Biogen recognizes that cutting-edge science and medicines can change the course of devastating diseases. For more information please visit: www.biogen.com/careers



The Senior Supply Chain Planner is a member of the Commercial Supply Chain team and is responsible for the planning and coordination of commercial Drug Substance (DS) & Drug Product (DP)

  • The role develops supply and inventory plans based on dependent Finished Goods demand, inventory targets and CMC activities
  • This position is able to deal with high level of ambiguity and complexity, anticipates potential risks, develops corresponding contingency plans, and is capable of acting proactively in order to support strategic and complex decisions. The influencing and negotiation skills are important for this role as interactions and buy-in from different stakeholders and decision makers are key

Snr Supply Chain Planner (perm)

Primary Responsibilities

  • Ensure demand and supply alignment through Supply Chain Planning. Understand main drivers impacting this process: demand changes, capacity, inventory targets, CMC variations, and Regulatory implementation windows. Ensure changes and variances in demand and supply are analyzed and if necessary, modifications to the plan are proposed within guidelines. Management of Internal/External Customer Relationships, ensuring compliant supply, and maintaining the agreed level of Customer Service. Lead and coordinate cross-functional activities/teams within Global Supply Chain to ensure uninterrupted market supply
  • Create and maintain a 24-month supply plan on a monthly basis that balances changing market conditions, capacity constraints, target inventory levels, and CMC variations. Translation of the dependent supply requirements plan into production requirements for Biogen manufacturing facilities and Contract Manufacturers. Ensure understanding and alignment of priorities and timelines. Ensure that appropriate orders and forecast figures over required horizon (of at least 24 months) are communicated to the proper stakeholders. Monitor the execution of the plan for the firm horizon
  • Ensure that inventory is kept at target level and highlight discrepancies and risks. Minimize risk of inventory obsolescence though inventory analysis, evaluating demand changes, remaining shelf life restrictions, and CMC variation restrictions. Perform scenario analysis in support of different business needs such as product life cycle management, impact of demand changes, contingency plans
  • Support product launches and process changes in close cooperation with internal and external stakeholders (Regulatory, Commercial, Quality Assurance, External Manufacturing, Internal Manufacturing, International Artwork Development team)
  • Ensure compliance. Work with Quality Assurance to promote and maintain compliance. Exceptions handling/Investigate exceptions, determine root causes, implement CAPAs and drive closure
  • Lead continuous improvement projects to drive expanded capabilities and improve the efficiency of existing processes. Provide supply chain process analyses and identify potential solutions in support of improvement projects


Qualifications / Skills 

  • Minimum 5 years working experience in a Demand & Supply Planning role with a minimum of 2 years of experience in a similar position in, the Biotech/Pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience within an international and controlled environment is required
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and communication skills (excellent written and verbal communicator with the ability to articulate recommendations and key decision points to senior management)
  • Demonstrated experience reducing complex subjects to key points.
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment. Great organizational skills to effectively balance a broad range of projects and tasks in parallel
  • Project Management experience and ability to work in cross-functional teams
  • Exceptional team player (ability to direct and participate in cross functional and management teams)
  • Experience with MRP Demand and Supply Planning is a must. Experience with Supply Chain and Manufacturing planning tools, preferably: Oracle, Hyperion, Business Object, TrackWise, SAP, APO, Manugistics, JDE
  • Bachelor or Master Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Engineering or similar education required
  • APICS certification (or equivalent) preferred
  • Lean Six Sigma/Green Belt is an asset