The Planning Business Process Owner (BPO) orchestrates end to end global processes across internal Biogen functions and other external with Partners and CMOs. The BPO works closely with functional owners and process users to ensure effective and compliant processes and systems. The BPO will lead global process harmonization, process change management, metrics and liaison between business, dependent processes BPOs and IT. The BPO leads functionally the Oracle Super Users network and identify, prioritize and drive continuous process and systems improvement projects. The Planning BPO manages processes across the ERP platform including; Oracle ASCP, EBS, APCC and IO, and source systems PDH and PLM - and across functions - Global Supply Planning (MPS), Site Material Planning (MRP), Logistics (DRP), Global Strategic Planning (IO) and Global Manufacturing Operations and Capacity Management (OPM) & (RCCP). The BPO operates globally and is looking for the optimal harmonized processes while taking in consideration local specificities.
Business Processes Management
Is accountable to define and maintain the end-to-end Supply Planning processes across functions and across systems to allow execution in a compliant and effective manner
Is accountable for leveraging business intelligence (BI) solutions and associated reports related to Supply Planning
Develops process maturity road map to deliver sustained business benefits
Develops, aligns and drives process RACI across organizations
Drive the revisit of the processes, propose enhancement for validation at the internal Oracle Governance Board and leads the enhancements implementation with the cross functional stakeholders (business and IT) globally.
Makes process and design decisions based on competing needs of the stakeholders and to optimize the overall process.
Implements and presents relevant process KPIs and communicate actual performance and initiatives driving improvement to defined KPIs
Functional Team Leads
Provide leadership to Super Users and support day-to-day complex trouble shooting until the system stabilizes
Leads, manages and priorities improvement opportunities through cross functional workshops
Influences and actively secures buy-ins from functional leadership and influence the users with process best practices
Serve as main interface with functional IT leads, Master Data Management and other BPO teams.
Design and deliver training materials
Continuously assesses super user capabilities and ensure adequate training and training resources
Design and maintain SharePoint repository for best practices
Build and manage training calendar
Responsible for developing business requirements and test cases when necessary for system enhancements
Ensure SOPs and Work Instructions are up-to-date
Ensure metrics are in place to drive achievement of corporate/team objectives. Develop and manage training metrics
10 years of experience on supply chain with 5 years min of experience on processes design and implementation. ERP planning applications implementation highly preferred.
In depth knowledge and capabilities of Supply and Inventory Planning applications (Oracle ASCP and IO) and associated ERP and MDM
Excellent processes and analytical expertise in a complex Global Supply Planning and cGMP environment.
Ability to drive cross-functional meeting, and excellent communication skills, ability to communicate at all levels in the organization
Fluent English is a must, any other European language is an asset
Bachelor’s degree minimum, Master degree preferred. APICS CPM certification is a plus.
Education *LI- EU3
About Biogen Biogen (NASDAQ: BIIB) is a biotechnology leader that discovers, develops and delivers innovative therapies for the treatment of neurodegenerative and rare diseases. Patients worldwide benefit every day from our medicines for multiple sclerosis (MS) and hemophilia.
Founded in 1978, Biogen is one of the world’s oldest independent biotechnology companies. Our development pipeline is focused on areas of high unmet medical need, as we pursue new therapies for patients suffering from diseases with few or no treatment options. These include programs for Alzheimer’s Disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson’s disease, spinal muscular atrophy and neuropathic pain amongst others.
With more than 7,000 people worldwide, Biogen is truly a global organization. We are headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, which is home to our research operations. Our international operations are based in Zug, Switzerland and we have world-class manufacturing facilities in North Carolina and Denmark. We offer therapies globally through direct affiliate presence in 30 countries and a network of distribution partners in over 50 additional countries.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, religion, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. Biogen is an E-Verify Employer in the United States.
Please be advised that all legitimate correspondence from a Biogen employee will come from "@biogen.com" email accounts.
BSc technical or business degree; Supply chain, production planning.
5 to 7 years of professional experience in Supply Chain, ideally within a Pharmaceutical or FMCG company
Previous exposure to a Contract Manufacturing Organization.
Other skills required:
APICS/IML, computer skills (SAP, APO/JDA, MS Windows), lean/six sigmaAPICS/IML, computer skills (SAP, APO/JDA, MS Windows), lean/six sigma.
Supply chain, manufacturing, GMP, Operational excellence (lean, six sigma).
Drive competitive advantage on supply chain initiatives for assigned CMO’s. This role will build the ‘bridge’ between the regional/category GMS supply chain planning hubs, local team and CMO operations.
On the Customer-side it acts as the point of contact for the categoryegion supply planning hub and provides a mid-term supply risk overview on identified risks and opportunities at the CMO’s.
On the Supply side it keeps an overview of aggregated demand to supply ratio of strategic CMO’s (RCCP) and pro-actively manages risks and develop mitigation plans with CMO’s.
The role is also an ‘’extended arm’’ of the Supplier Relationship Team for remote CMOs areas or for CMOs needing on site attention/intervention.
The role focuses on Customer Service, Quality, Value creation & Cost reductions, Continuous process improvement and standardization and overall Compliance as per GSK Consumer Healthcare guidelines in order to ensure continuity of supply to the business at optimum cost and high quality.
Key Responsibilities Strategic responsibilities:
Accountable for driving the mid-term supply strategy and internal alignment to deliver superior results in cost, service, quality, EHS and overall performance in line with the overall CMO strategy in collaboration and alignment with GMS planning hubs and local teams where required.
Execute Business Continuity Plans (BCP’s) in support to the BC strategy for the strategic supply chains.
Contribute to the development of negotiation strategies with CMO’s while working closely with SRM/ Procurement.
Define the supply chain strategy for capacity, inventory etc. for the portfolio of CMO’s.
Lead the establishment/ adjustment of supply chain set-ups for portfolio transformations such as new product launches, tech. & analytical transfers, exits, divestments etc. supplied through the CMO network.
Operational responsibilities: Supply planning/operations:
Lead supply agenda within the SRT for the assigned portfolio of CMO’s and contribute to the cross-functional business goals.
Ensure appropriate set-up for order management to realize best customer service at efficient cost in collaboration and alignment with GMS planning hubs and local teams where required.
Provide relevant inputs for supply communications and supply escalations.
Provide mid-term Supply Risk & Opportunities overview and ensure proper follow up on identified risks.
Keep a good overview of the aggregated demand to the contract manufacturers and act with GMS Hubs and local teams if required.
Ensure proper documentation of all processes related to Supply Chain management.
Support Product Life cycle Events (Product introductions, Composition changes, artwork changes, tech /analytical transfers and exits) with proper bridging stock planning, inventory planning and stakeholder alignment (a/o Artwork Operations) to prevent any shortages, write-offs and obsolescence.
Act as ‘’extended arm’’ of the Supplier Relationship team in remote areas or on CMO site support to manage locally overall CMO end to end supply chain results.
Supplier Relationship Management:
Implement and maintain SRM programs with our CMO’s, implementing proper supplier classification and operating rhythm, driving continuous improvement, optimizing quality, service, cost, innovation and regulatory compliance.
Collect, monitor and evaluate CMO key deliveries and supply performance. Follow up on KPI’s (key Performance Indicators) and ensure the CMO (s) constantly meets the standards and targets, and that this performance is documented.
Implement/Maintain process documentation and demonstrate active process improvement focusing on problem solving approach, focusing on corrective actions/preventive actions.
Improve and simplify processes to develop standardization, simplification and efficiency while increasing financial & quality compliance.
Collaborates on Value Stream Mapping and implement Continuous Improvement Projects related to Operations with CMOs.
Basic qualifications: Bachelor Degree; 5-10 years Supply Chain experience in FMCG or high volume pharmaceuticals. • Multi-country or multi-national experience. • Managerial role in a matrix organization.
Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills, able to build networks across the Supply Chain.
Confident and capable in detailed data manipulation and analysis using a number of different applications including: Excel, Access, Visio , etc. and able to summarise and provide recommendations.
An understanding of how supply chain systems are used to manage the supply chain planning processes and able to use disparate sources of data and methods to develop information with understanding and focus on the required outputs.
Understanding of the product development processes.
Ability to analyse, problem solve and assist in development of recommendations about complex and important business issues to deadlines.
Understanding of the financial implications of decisions and recommendations.Excellent communication skills with the ability to simplify distil and present information from complex scenarios and processes.Confident and articulate in dealing with senior managers, demonstrating credibility when answering questions regarding the data set, analysis and assumptions.
The ability to manage his/her own time effectively in an environment where a number of related activities are being undertaken.
Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment.
Preferred qualifications: Higher degree (eg Master Degree) in Supply Chain Management or MBA.
Details: Job Purpose:
Each Category has a Manufacturing Capacity and Strategy Director accountable for delivering robust, secure and cost effective end to end supply strategies for the category.
This role supports the Manufacturing Capacity and Strategy Director by:
Working with internal and external sites to define capacity utilisations and develop recommendations for intervention.
Managing the capacity and demand strategy for the category including alignment with other categories and process improvement activities.
Delivering continually improving service to end customers across the Category.
Ensuring that the Category capacity strategy is effectively aligned with the overall business and strategic initiatives of the organization.
Lead Medium / Long term Risk Assessment of end to end (E2E) supply chain capacity, capability, cost and risk leading to mitigation plans and supply proposals when appropriate.
Drive and monitor implementation of agreed strategies through project teams.
Lead development of sourcing recommendations for NPI, geographic expansion and growth.( including Make Vs Buy).
Develop end-to-end long term capacity models for the Category supply chains and identify needs/constraints:
Analysis and recommendations (Ensuring cross category common ways of working for the following:0-10 year processes including; LRF, LTCP, Network Strategy Reviews, Product Lifecycle Supply Strategies (PLSS), supply chain risk management, and capital planning.
Work with Manufacturing Strategy Director to understand and accurately reflect Long Range Volume Forecasts (LRVF), through robust data validation ensuring ownership of capacity data sits with the sites and demand data with the commercial markets through the commercial category teams.
Work with the sites across the network to develop a robust capacity model, validating internal & external site data and incorporating new investments.
Integrate capacity and demand data, build a base case for all key product brand groups and sites, provide exception reporting, and use the output to engage with manufacturing and network strategy to build appropriate scenarios for review.
Develop recommendations and analysis on supply chain strategy and capacity investment for NPI for the Category to include:
Data gathering, collation, validation, data analysis, option generation, scenario planning and recommendations in support of supply chain design) for manufacturing and network strategy.
Develop sourcing recommendations through robust financial business case development (including make Vs Buy) for NPI and new launches of existing products.
Leading long term capacity planning for the Category ( 5 year time frame).
Leading development of business continuity planning for the Category supply chain.
Act as key operational arm to Manufacturing Capacity & Strategy Director.
Drive implementation of supply chain strategy for the Category.
Identify issues and escalate to Manufacturing Capacity & Strategy Director and Category Supply Chain Lead as required:
Analyze the end to end supply chain for innovations and sourcing recommendation development.
Support other network reviews and business cases outside of the standard modelling cycle and scope in line with business need and network strategy priorities Develop recommendations to optimize existing supply chains (e.g. business continuity, sourcing, cost).
Act as single point of contact to the commercial category team.
Drive continuous improvement to process and output e.g. through actively seeking feedback.
Training, coaching and local process development to enhance the skills and knowledge of the wider analyst team and strategy group as required.
Up to date capacity data for all supply sites.
Delivery of long term capacity planning and coordination with demand planning.
Up to date brands Business Continuity Plans.
Up to date brands total VSM (capacity, quality, customer service).
Holcim (Schweiz) AG
Corporate Communications is accountable for building a coherent company identity that supports LafargeHolcim’s business priorities.
The team plays a central role in determining the plan and agenda for the wider communications team and sets group-level communication/reputation strategies. Corporate Communications’ outputs include integrated campaigns, performance reporting, management of corporate channels, identification of speaking platforms, and engagement of key global stakeholders. The team produces content, identifying and developing stories, company positions and consistent messaging that can be used proactively and reactively across the company.
The team’s primary focus is external. However, Corporate Communications also works closely with colleagues in Internal Communications to engage employees through integrated campaigns designed to reach multiple audience groups.
The Corporate Reporting Manager plays a central role in the creation of content for high-profile corporate publications and events.
The biggest single deliverable for this position is the company’s annual report. Working closely with the company secretariat, subject experts owners and supporting agencies, the Corporate Reporting Manager acts as managing editor, ensuring that the final product positions LafargeHolcim clearly, accurately and positively and is delivered on time and on budget.
On a quarterly basis, the Corporate Reporting Manager helps draft and manage delivery of financial results communications outputs, such as the press release and shareholder external report.
In tandem with the events team, the role oversees content production for the Annual General Meeting. This includes the production of scripts and briefing materials as well as Group-level promotional materials.
The Corporate Reporting Manager develops and consolidates Group positions on issues of global significance, ensuring that the company can take a coherent and timely stance on important and sometimes sensitive topics.
Manages the full production cycle of the annual report.
Ensures the LafargeHolcim annual report is delivered on time and to budget in various print and digital formats.
Manages annual report agencies, including the appointment and performance feedback process, to ensure value for money and high quality outputs.
Advises internal stakeholders on evolving reporting regulations and best practice in relevant business domiciles.
Compiles and drafts elements of the quarterly performance reports.
Works closely with the digital team to ensure timely and smooth publication of relevant Group-level reports.
Develops Group positions on key issues, ensures the resource is reviewed for accuracy and completeness and usability on a regular basis.
Develops and co-ordinates content for the LafargeHolcim Annual General Meeting.
Degree / Master degree equivalent (Bachelor's Degree in Business, English, Communications, or Journalism a plus).
8-15 years’ experience in communications.
Experience in industry (publicly-listed) international environment and matrix organizations.
Knowledge & Skills
Excellent communication skills (particularly written communications).
Experience of annual report production in European territories.
Understanding of financial reporting principles and working knowledge of financial communications/PR.
Practical knowledge of applicable governance principles.
Strong organizational, project and time management skills with an emphasis on accuracy and meeting milestones and deadlines.
Meticulous with an eye for detail.
Demonstrates honesty, responsibility, integrity and fulfilment of commitments.
A high tolerance for change and working to tight deadlines.
Comfortable working with all types of stakeholders.
Manages paradoxes and ambiguity: adaptability, listening and diplomacy.
Able to handle multiple tasks.
Able to influence others.
Effective working alone or in team environment.
Ability to manage external agencies and subcontractors (as required).
Ability to influence and counsel senior management on communications.
● English – fluent (spoken and written). Ideally a native speaker.
Any additional language skills, particularly German and/or French, are a plus.
Zurich-based, with occasional international travel, chiefly in Europe.