• Supply Chain Planning Analyst - Global Operations

    AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LPWest Chester, OH 45069

    Job #857611694

  • At AstraZeneca we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the upmost integrity even in the most difficult situations because we are committed to doing the right thing. We continuously forge partnerships that help pursue world-class medicines in new ways, combining our people's exceptional skills with those of people from all over the globe.


    The Supply Chain Planning Analyst (SCA) is responsible for support of all elements of the WCH Supply Chain team planning process and the Global planning processes. The SCA will attain and maintain compliance with all system access required (SAP, IDM, OCM, etc.) in support of the Supply Chain team. The SCA is an active member of the WCH Supply process, with daily interactions with internal customers (PETs, BETs), external customers (Global Supply Chain), and vendors. The SCA acts as a key contact for day-to-day activities in support of the supply planning process at WCH.

    Essential Job Functions:

    Material Management

    • Monitoring of consumption of materials and replenishment stocks

    • Measurement of OTIF for inbound suppliers, including status of open POs and resolution of quality issues impacting OTIF performance

    • Support of placement of purchase orders for availability of starting materials for production process

    • Inventory monitoring of all production starting materials in line with global stock targets

    • Support for the evaluation of safety stock levels, minimum order quantities, and lead times to identify continuous improvement opportunities

    • Assist in the material disposition process and material destruction process

    • Provide support to Procurement for credit issues with vendors

    • Coordination of the return of defective/rejected material with QA, Procurement, Warehouse, and suppliers

    • Maintains complete and current knowledge of material requirements, production processes, issues affecting product availability, and production disruptions

    Planning & Scheduling

    • Coordination with PMPs and PETs to ensure that production can meet customer demands

    • Supports scheduling of production and events according to manufacturing rhythm

    New Product Introduction

    • Coordination with Program Manager for New Product Introduction and Launch deliverables

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Logistics, Engineering, or related discipline

    • 1-3 years supply chain experience; looking to build a career in supply chain

    • Knowledge of cGMPs, SHE, SOX policies and regulations

    • SAP Experience

    • Knowledge of Material Resource Planning (MRP) and Advanced Planning Systems and related to pharmaceutical production processes

    • Ability to understand and apply Lean principles

    • Ability to become proficient in computer systems and applications

    • Strong knowledge of production supply chain principles

    • Customer-focused mindset, with strong interpersonal and communications skills

    • Ability to work collaboratively with others to achieve desired business results.

    • Familiarity with GMP materials and production

    • Customer service oriented

    Preferred Background:

    • MRP and Planning related to pharmaceutical production processes Experience with change management Technical Document Management (TDMS)

    • Proven ability to work independently and professionally in a cGMP-regulated environment

    • Knowledge of inventory control and document management systems

    Internal/External Contacts & Customers:

    • New Product Introduction

    • Production PETs

    • Quality Assurance

    • Material Planners

    • Procurement

    • Vendors

    • Contractors

    • Non-US AZ sites

    Next Steps - Apply today!

    To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience - it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity. If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.

    AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Updated 03/25/2019

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