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S&OP Director

Reference:POR334366 Location: Cork
Qualification:DegreeExperience:10+ Years
Job Type:PermanentSalary: Not Disclosed
May be suitable for: QA Director, Supply Chain Manager

A Director of Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) is required to join a leading global Biopharmaceutical business in Cork. Reporting into the Sr Director, Sales and Operations Planning, you will work in close collaboration with regional Commercial leadership and key stakeholders to tailor the S&OP process to meet management objectives.

The Role

  • Accountable for the architecture of the S&OP process and for the successful global rollout and implementation
  • Key point of contact for senior regional leadership to communicate and support the implementation of supply chain strategy
  • Coordinates the activities of department management, and provides direction and assistance on resolution of complex issues and potential problems related to production planning and demand management
  • Forms a companywide strategic roadmap to improve S&OP maturity, enables process design and adoption through technology and analytics.
  • Aligns strategic roadmap with key stakeholders
  • Accountable to define key metrics of S&OP and track benefits and improvements to the business

The Person

  • Must have expertise in pharmaceutical or biotech industries, US, EU and international cGMPs
  • Extensive years of relevant Supply Chain experience and a BS or BA
  • MA/MBA preferred
  • Expert leader with a proven track record of building and managing high performing teams
  • Experienced people manager with a strong reputation for mentoring and developing people
  • Expertise and track record in pharmaceutical/biotech manufacturing and supply chain execution and oversight, previous ERP implementation experience
  • Expert in standing up a formal S&OP process
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to effectively communicate with technical and nontechnical audiences.
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills, as well as strong skills as a negotiator to reach consensus, alignment and commitment.
  • Change management and transformational change experience

For further details please contact; Paula O’Reilly on 087 7094141 or send CV in confidence to