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Head Global Planning (m/f/d) 100 %

Aesch / BL, Switzerland

Acino is a Swiss pharmaceutical company, leader in advanced drug delivery technologies. We have a clear focus on selected emerging markets in the Middle East, Africa, the CIS Region, and Latin America, and we operate in some of the most dynamic countries of the world.  We value courage, commitment, trust, and empathy and provide an environment that supports initiative and effort. We are proud to be action-oriented and open-minded, with a strong focus on quality and product availability, even in remote and hard to reach areas of the world.

This position is based in Aesch (BL).

Your main responsibilities include:

  • Lead the Global Planning Team
  • Functional responsible for Planning governance, creating and maintaining planning process documentation and training level within the Supply organization
  • Functional leader and owner of Demand & Supply Planning related processes (demand planning, forecasting, production planning and material planning)
  • Functional Leader for the demand planners in the regional offices and accountable for accurate planning in all locations
  • Functional owner of all related IT systems (within SAP landscape or complementary systems)
  • Drive the planning improvement agenda building the path to integrated Business Planning
  • Develop and Drive the S&OP process globally
  • Ensure product availability and high Service Level at competitive cost, and in full compliance with all applicable regulations
  • Responsible for the inventory Management strategy, for its roll-out in all regions and for its execution (safety stock, bridging stocks, inventory turns, stock at distributors)
  • Ensure alignment Supply Chain Planning and other areas, especially Regulatory, Finance, Business Development and Launch Management
  • Support the purchasing team insuring proper alignment between planning and purchasing processes
  • Support Customer Service team insuring proper alignment between planning and deliveries. Ensure available to promise ATP alignment
  • Dotted line to all the regional SC leaders (MEA/LATAM/ESA/CIS/RU)
  • The direct reporting line is with the business lead of the region. But the alignment is company-wide on systems and processes
  • Direct responsibility on of logistics
  • Dotted line with Local Planning
  • The direct reporting line is with Site Lead

Your profile:

  • 10+ years of experience in Supply Chain, including Planning and ideally also in other areas (e.g. Order Management, Purchasing, Production)
  • In depth knowledge of SAP applications related to planning
  • Very strong experience in running S&OP processes
  • Proven track record in driving the change needed for Integrated Business Development
  • General knowledge of the manufacturing process of pharmaceutical products
  • Knowledge of the pharma business in Emerging Markets is desired, especially regarding Regulatory requirements and their impact on the Supply Chain
  • Experience in leading employees – line and functional management
  • Analytical and problem-solving thinking
  • Very good organizational skills
  • Business proficiency in English is a must; Proficiency in German is a strong advantage

Are you interested to join a very dynamic organization, where decisions are taken fast and where you can actively participate in creating our future?Please send us your complete application to Ms. Paulina Piwonska, Staffing Manager, Dornacherstrasse 114, 4147 Aesch or by e-mail: Only direct applications are considered.

Apply & Further Information

To apply we invite you to send your application along with all pertinent documents – preferably via e-mail in one PDF document – to our HR team through the email listed below. The team is also happy to respond to any questions about the role or Acino, that you might have.

We are looking forward to hearing from you. Only direct applications are considered.

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