Amgen Regional Planner Europe in Breda, Netherlands

Amgen is a values-based organization with a powerful sense of shared purpose toward our mission: to serve patients. We provide the capabilities, resources, and rewards of a global enterprise, while maintaining the entrepreneurialism and pioneering spirit that marked our early days as a biotechnology innovator. We encourage our team members to have fulfilling and meaningful careers through challenging assignments, career development, and valuable opportunities such as this:

Regional Planner Europe

As our new Regional Planner Europe, you will have the opportunity to be a key contributor in one of Amgen's most important regions globally. You work closely with our Sales and Finance teams in your countries in Europe to ensure we have the right forecast in place and you ensure product supply and minimize scrap by working closely with our production sites and supply management team.

In this role you be a key participant in our new biosimilar franchise. You collaborate with DRP planning to ensure our 14 logistics service providers are replenished in a timely manner. As a Regional Planner Europe, you participate in the Regional Operations Team to ensure product launches and life cycle management activities are properly planned.

It is your responsibility to:

  • Manage weekly and/or monthly meetings with commercial and finance team in countries in Europe. Purpose is to review and understand sales trends and market development in order to have the right forecast on SKU/unit level.

  • Act as trusted advisor and identify improvements to work with sales affiliates on unit forecasting

  • Assemble and manage monthly demand plan. Set supply strategy and planning parameters in Amgen's planning systems. Perform scenario analysis to understand supply impact of demand changes. For example, safety stock setting, remaining shelf life requirement, phase out constraints, batch sizes, etc.

  • Manage finished product inventory ensuring sufficient stock to prevent supply risks while minimizing scrap exposure.

  • Coordinate with Site Planning on timely availability of production batches. Align with Supply Management on demand and supply control measures.

  • Align with Regional Operations Leads regarding new launches, lifecycle management activities and transitions.

  • Collaborate with global supply chain based in the US

  • Advice and/or support the distribution requirements planning (DRP) to ensure replenishment of local stock points is executed appropriately

  • Execute KPI measurement and drive Continuous Improvement (forecast accuracy, plan-over-plan changes; out of stocks; finished product scrap) and identify areas for improvement. Support operational excellence and other project related initiatives.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor / Master degree in Supply Chain or similar

  • Excellent communication skills. Fluent in English

  • 3 to 5 years work experience in a complex business environment

  • 3 years' experience with demand planning / sales forecasting

  • Advanced experience in using Excel and similar tools

To be successful in this role you:

  • Are analytical and data minded

  • Are a team player

  • Have capability / maturity to influence stakeholders, including upward

  • Are problem solving and result driven

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience in GMP/GDP and/or pharmaceutical environment

  • Kinaxis / Rapid Response experience

  • Biosimilar / Volatile (FMCG) market experiences

  • Experience in matrix organization: in particular global, regional, site supply chain

  • Experience in multi-national company

  • MBA or other relevant education

A Fortune 150 company operating in nearly 100 countries around the world, we invest in highly skilled, dedicated and collaborative individuals who are ready to contribute to our mission in meaningful ways and make a difference in the lives of our patients.

That is why, as a member of the Amgen team, we provide you with valuable opportunities to broaden your experience and maximize your potential. We ensure our staff are equipped to excel today and tomorrow by leveraging state-of-the-art technologies and modern working environments, encouraging open dialogue and professional debate, and collaborating with world-class talent and institutions around the globe. We believe in rewarding those who do rewarding work and are committed to providing careers that can help turn the tide of serious, life-interrupting illnesses.

Please note: An online assessment is part of the recruitment process

Application close date: July 18th 2018