Lilly Associate Director - Supply Chain in Concord, North Carolina
At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 35,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.
At Lilly, we serve an extraordinary purpose. We make a difference for people around the globe by discovering, developing and delivering medicines that help them live longer, healthier, more active lives. Not only do we deliver breakthrough medications, but you also can count on us to develop creative solutions to support communities through philanthropy and volunteerism.
Lilly is entering an exciting period of growth and we are committed to delivering innovative medicines to patients around the world. Lilly is investing over $1 billion to create a new state-of-the-art manufacturing site, in Concord, North Carolina. The brand-new facility will utilize the latest technology to increase the company's manufacturing capacity in parenteral (injectable) medications, device assembly and packaging operations. This is an exciting once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help build and operate a new site. The Lilly Concord site will be built using the latest high-tech equipment, advanced highly integrated and automated manufacturing systems, and have a focus on minimizing the impact to our environment. This is an opportunity you don’t want to miss!
Reporting to the Director of Supply Chain and Logistics, the Associate Director - Supply Chain will join the team supporting the creation of standard operating processes for planning and purchasing activities, ensure materials are available for routine operations, and ultimately be responsible for hiring a team of people to support production operations. Incumbent will be responsible for overseeing supply chain related activities in planning / material purchasing for the Concord, NC manufacturing site.
Support site start-up and provide subject matter expertise in planning/purchasing operations.
Hire staff according to the hiring plan provided
Provide training, support, and development for all staff within the planning organization.
Provide leadership to the work group / team to attain departmental and site objectives for safety, quality, delivery, cost, and people
Partner with Warehouse operations to ensure robust inventory management process is developed and maintained
Ensure master data is created, maintained, and accurate in both SAP ECC and SAP EWM
Participate in the development and deployment of strategies associated with continuous improvement, corrective, and preventative actions, 6 sigma, and lean methodologies
Create, deploy, and comply with GMP procedures; understand GMP regulations and provide expertise in planning operations
This role functions as the primary interface with site operations, Logistics, Tech Services, QC, Engineering and Health, Safety and Environment
This role may be asked to support regulatory inspections
Meet appropriate goals for performance improvements as defined by area Leadership
Drives accountability for results
Follow and execute policies and procedures impacting planning activities.
Responsible for acting on behalf of Concord, NC Supply Chain to integrate with the cross functional team to gain an understanding of site operations and predict or respond to potential issues and identify improvement opportunities that arise
Leads monthly S&OP meeting / Inventory Management strategy for the site
Govern master data (materials, BOMs, Recipes, Resources) throughout the Concord, NC site
Devise plans to balance the demands of the marketplace with resources and capacity over 24month horizon across the SC. Ensure planners prepares the MPP
Measures and publishes performance to plan results for each manufacturing area
On consistent, ongoing basis, establish critical inventory targets, adjusting/modifying targets based on actual, current results
Aligns planning/material purchasing efforts across the site network to achieve the objectives of the business plan.
All other duties as assigned
Requirements (Education, Experience, Training):
Bachelor’s degree in Science, Engineering, Management or related field. Master's degree in any of the above disciplines is desirable.
7+ years of previous supply chain experience required
Knowledge of SAP ERP system
Experience in the following: GMP guidelines, Procurement/Purchasing, Planning, Capacity planning
Preferred attributes but not required:
Master's degreerelated to Supply Chain
Demonstrates strong leadership skills
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Previous experience supervising people
Solid understanding of quality and corporate policies
Solid understanding of the importance of and basic requirements of regulatory agencies such as the FDA, OSHA, and EPA
Demonstrate solid judgement and initiative; Enthusiastic, positive attitude, flexible and willing to work overtime
Responsible for maintaining a safe work environment, working safely and accountable for supporting all HSE corporate and site goal
SAP ECC and EWM experience
Prior personnel management a plus
GMP experience preferred
Preferably APICS and/or other SC certification
This job specification is intended to provide a general overview of the job requirements at the time it was prepared. The job requirements of any position may change over time and may include additional responsibilities not specifically described in the job specification. As always, you should consult with your supervisor regarding your actual job responsibilities and any related duties that may be required for the position.
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