Supply Chain planner




Procurement, Supply Chain


£28,000 to £35,000 Per Annum



Contract Type:


An exciting role for a Supply chain Planner to work for a global pharmaceutical company based in West London , my client require a supply chain Planner to join their busy and dynamic supply chain and order fulfilment team , you will need experience and knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry to understand processes , compliance and complexity of orders and data management . You will be required to maintain precise knowledge of customer orders, demand forecasts and inventory levels in order to plan and administer the supply of product to meet agreed customer service levels, whilst achieving inventory targets, minimising obsolescence and managing all supply chain aspects of changes to finished product presentations. The role requires working closely with the Packaging and distribution teams.

1. Order Placement & Fulfillment

  • Work with our affiliates, third party customers and Contract Packaging Site to agree feasible supply schedules for finished pack products to meet market demand.

  • Routinely process customer orders: Place orders on Supply system, ensure supplier confirms the order, monitor product delivery and make order amendments to deal with quantity differences and shipping dates maintained within the system

  • Create and place Bulk based on replenishment demand forecast on finished packs and current inventory situation at the Packaging Site, and track delivery to ensure arrival at packaging site.

    2. Capacity Planning

  • Carry out formal S&OP with Contract Packaging site on a monthly basis, agreeing supply chain plans.

  • Establish available capacity at the Contract Packaging Site to cover the agreed planning horizon.

  • Undertake capacity studies as required if shortage of Raw materials at Contract Packaging Site

    3. Track levels of customer service, inventory, obsolescence (projected & actual) and wastage.

  • Routinely or as required, report production and shipping schedule attainment, inventory days on hand and projected & actual obsolescence of finished products and bulk tablets.

  • Highlight areas of concern and contribute to supply chain activities necessary to implement corrective actions.

    4. Continuous improvement

  • Seek and adopt opportunities to improve own working methods and practices.

  • Make appropriate observations relating to potential improvements in overall business processes, material/ information flows and working practices.

  • Highlight need for improvement activities to occur in other areas of the business that impact the supply chain.

    5. Other

  • Liaise with Finance group to report provisional and actual write offs.

    6. Personal development

  • Take an active interest in own personal development.

  • Keep up-to-date with developments in supply chain planning 'best practice'.

    Help establish supply chain management practices as a key enabler to support business growth

    • Attention to detail

    • Excellent communication skills

    • Can do attitude

    • Team player

    • Good relationship builder

  • Ability to manage a complex product portfolio

  • Ability to take the lead and set a high standard for working practices for other team members

  • Working knowledge of supply chain practices and demand planning.

  • Appreciation of regulatory compliance issues.

  • Interpersonal competencies such as excellent communication skills, both within company and with third parties.

  • Understanding of commercial aspects when dealing with third parties and the importance of confidentiality of information.

  • Appreciation of the cross-functional nature of supply chain planning and the need to consider relevant stakeholders

Parkside Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. Parkside Recruitment is an Equal Opportunities Employer.