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Amgen Supply Chain Manager Product Planning in Dublin, Ireland

Supply Chain Manager Product Planning

Amgen Dun Laoghaire - Dublin


This person has ownership and manages the medium to long term (4 – 24 month) supply plan for their respective assigned products. In this role the Product Planning Manager will accurately forecast, plan & schedule their products ensuring that optimal supply inventory levels are in place to meet demand requirements whilst minimizing scrap risk and optimising and improving reliability, responsiveness and stability of supply.

In addition, the successful candidate will manage lifecycle projects such as product structure updates and continuous improvement projects that will serve to advance the Oliver Wight Class A principles governing the ADL Supply Chain department. The successful candidate will lead cross functional teams and influence other functions and departments to ensure appropriate prioritisation and project management to meet the goals of these projects.

Other Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage medium term and long-term capacity planning activities and ensure appropriate communication/escalation to critical resource owners

  • Proactively assess inventory positions (from raw materials through to finished product) and execute plans to drive to the targets

  • Manage towards a stable Supply Plan and identify root causes and corrective actions in case of deviations

  • Ensure timely completion of deliverables as part of the Amgen network planning cycle

  • Develop and present various scenario analyses to support decision making in the Supply Chain

  • Collaborate with supply and customer sites (e.g. AML & ABR) to ensure timely supply, including Amgen Contract Manufacturing Organisation (CMO) management

  • Work closely with the Global Supply Chain leads across the Amgen global Supply Chain network to ensure market supply

  • Work closely with NPI (New Product Introduction) team to manage new product introductions

  • Identify scrap risks and take preventive actions to minimize normal and abnormal scrap

  • Own and manage product specific life cycle management changes

  • Review and update relevant Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and ensure SOP compliance

  • Lead or participate in Continuous Improvement initiatives using best in class problem solving techniques (Operational Excellence, 6σ, LEAN)

  • Monitor KPI’s and define corrective and preventive actions

  • Works under minimal direction and understand that work is guided by operational & project objectives and priorities

  • Independently develops solutions that are thorough, practical & consistent

  • Anticipates and prevents potential problems

  • Handles diverse scope of issues that require evaluation of a variety of factors (Supply issues, product launch requirements, regulatory filings, transition plans, deviations, supply and transport constraints)


  • SAP, Rapid Response (Planning System), CDOCS, QMTS (Quality Trackwise System)

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain or equivalent

  • Minimum > 5 years supply chain planning experience

  • SAP ECC Planning and Rapid Response Experience essential

  • End to End Supply Chain Planning Experience and Knowledge

  • Ability to analyse complex data and to communicate findings, knowledge share and make recommendations

  • Advanced experience and capability with Excel, Word, MS Visio and MS Project

  • Proactive /“Can do” mentality

  • Strong Communication Skills with the ability to communicate in multi-cultural global forums at network level

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree or APICS certification

  • Working knowledge of regulatory and pharmaceutical processes

  • Ability to conduct effective root cause analysis

  • Team player, self-starter, independent worker who takes on ownership of driving tasks/projects to completion

  • Readily adapts to, embraces and manages change

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