Manager Global Supply Chain (f/m/d)


Tampere, FI NO BE, DE Bielefeld, NW, DE, 33605 Düsseldorf, NW, DE, 40468 Limay, FR, 78520 Goettingen, NI, DE, 37081 Ploermel, FR, 56803 London, GB, SW1H 0HW Livingston, GB, EH53 0TH

Job Function:  Operations
Anticipated Start Date:  July 2024
Job Type:  Full-Time

Are you looking for...

an exciting professional challenge? 

We are one of the leading European contract manufacturers in the pharmaceutical, biotech and healthcare sectors, with some 2,200 employees in Germany, France, Finland, UK and Norway. For us, the next step is always the one that matters most. Our fast pace drives us forward, fills our working environment with life and spurs our growth. Our winning formula for shared success: room for passion. Because we know that passion is the best medicine when it comes to excellent service around the world. Welcome to NextPharma.

Become a part of our team at NextPharma as:


Manager Global Supply Chain (m/f/d)


What duties does this role involve?


Act as a single point of contact for Supply Chain within the NextPharma business.  As the Global SC Lead you will have responsibility and accountability for the performance of the end-to-end Supply Chain, from receipt to dispatch & customer service. As part of matrix organization, you will partner with site and Global functions as required to develop and deploy processes and systems that facilitate best-in-class performance, management & mitigation of supply chain risks - ensuring continuity and security of supply.


You will also partner with sites and Global IT to roll-out SAP (including improvements & upgrades) and systems that facilitate short and long-term capacity planning/modelling at the site and global level


Building capability of Supply Chain Management within NextPharma sites by

  • Driving activities to improve productivity, improve supply chain efficiency and reduce manufacturing cost.

  • To continuously raise performance levels by establishing an improvement culture – i.e. raising the capability of teams by focusing on business and manufacturing processes: stabilising, standardising, improving & automation; exposing issues, eliminating them & repeating the cycle, thorough root cause analysis

  • Improve systems and practices by supporting and actively partnering with site and global functions, such as IT, on global ERP system roll-out, MasterData management etc

  • Working cross-functionally, create and manage processes and systems to measure, report, model & mitigate SC KPI’s such as OTIF, OEE, capacity/utilization, lost shifts, Working Capital, DIO etc;

  • Create, establish and manage tiered accountability processes related to supply chain and issue management

  • To be the voice of TechOps Leadership where necessary.


What are we looking for in applicants?


  • University Degree in Business, Manufacturing, Sciences or Engineering – the role requires technical understanding, advanced problem solving and solution development skills. 


  • Motivated, self-starter with entrepreneurial & analytical mindset. Resilient to setbacks and challenges and accustomed to working with sites (all levels) to develop and deploy processes to monitor, manage and improve supply chains


  • Demonstrated expertise in delivering sustainable step change improvement within a regulated operational environment. Qualification from recognized institution in Supply Chain Management is preferred


  • Demonstrated experience and excellence in implementing productivity improvement and continuous improvement transformations across supply chains & sites


  • Execution of improvements and willingness to adopt a hands-on approach. The business environment is fast-paced and focused on high performance requiring the ability to prioritize effectively across diverse and competing customer needs, maintaining team motivation and output.


  • Previous experience in global/ regional function preferred


  • Excellent project management, change management, relationship management and interpersonal skills.  As well as demonstrated ability to drive & manage multiple large-scale projects in parallel


  • Open to travel to our sites on a as needed basis (20-40%)


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (ability to communicate in German and/or French would be advantageous)


  • Demonstrates excellent judgement and reliability in high-stress situations


  • Cultural sensitivity



What do we offer you?


  • Opportunities for career progression through internal advancements and cross-location career opportunities

  • Autonomy to implement a vision and make a meaningful impact to the company

  • Mobile working and flexible working hours

  • Customized onboarding


It's time for your next chapter:

We look forward to receiving your application.