Do you want to contribute to the future of healthcare? Siemens Healthineers are looking for a Supply Chain Manager to join their Healthcare Diagnostics business based at our site in Sudbury, Suffolk. Recently celebrating 80 years of manufacturing excellence, our Sudbury site designs and assembles blood, urine and diabetes analysis instruments.
You will join our Materials team and be responsible for helping implement world class processes within the POC (Point Of Care) business. This is a hands-on role that involves running our supply and inventory planning process for our medical devices as well as leading a high performing team in Sudbury.
As part of the Siemens Healthineers the POC business area helps enable better care to patients with chronic diseases or in life-threatening conditions by providing fast and reliable information that help diagnosis. The Sudbury site manufactures and delivers worldwide medical devices and consumables used for POC-testing therefore being pivotal to the success of the POC business unit.
Support the site Supply Planning Managers with day-to-day needs
Development of POC capacity & production planning tools, metrics & procedures, preferably utilising SAP
Review and improve current processes, procedures & tools used for everyday planning
Set criteria to highlight material supply/production planning issues / bottlenecks / propose and drive solutions to maximise product availability
Monitor and drive plant performance in line with plans
Deliver the company’s raw materials/WIP & finished goods inventory holding target
Prepare KPI reports and communicate performance to suppliers/business & stakeholders
Accountable for the execution of the Sudbury planning process for the related product lines by leading a supply chain team, setting clear goals and helping build an environment of trust, engagement and respect
Review current MPS process and implement improvements, supporting supply planning managers when needed, to deliver against the agreed S&OP
Develop raw material inventory management strategies to ensure uninterrupted supply to the Sudbury operation as well as optimising stock levels to meet financial targets
Development and ownership of all related supply chain metrics within assigned areas of responsibility in support of the plant’s balanced scorecard
Support material planners with supplier escalations as required
Build relations with supplier base, holding supplier review meetings focusing and delivery performance and quality of product delivered
Improve and set the standard for the supply chain skill set of the team, as well as help form the future leaders of the organisation through developing people, coaching, hiring, managing performance, providing training and leading by example
Support the global planning team in ensuring SAP reflects realistic planning requirements that drive the whole supply chain, finding ways to improve the use of the tool for improved planning process, seeking automation where possible
Design and roll out appropriate KPI’s and quality controls to the planning process and be able to communicate with confidence about the deviations to targets
Constantly question current practices seeking to identify process improvement opportunities and implementing process changes with management and Healthineers Performance System support
If invited to, participate as an effective Extended Leadership Team member, taking a leading role in team meetings and problem solving
Manage all planning procedures and documents, carrying out annual reviews and making amendments when necessary
Ability to identify, investigate and effectively close out CAPA’s utilising the Catsweb tool
Skills and Experience
Great leadership and influencing skills
Must have Supply Chain experience ideally with Pharma or Medical Device environment
Thorough understanding of MRP dynamics and must have extensive knowledge of SAP
Strong communication skills, able to communicate at all levels of the business
Ability to work under pressure
Ability to drive change and deliver projects, initiatives and process improvements
Good understanding of the Lean manufacturing concepts and tools
Broad knowledge of forecasting, product distribution, inventory control and manufacturing processes
Minimum of bachelor degree, master degree in related field preferred
Certification of a professional body associated with planning preferred
Being part of our team:
Based on multiple sites in Chilton Industrial Estate, Sudbury, we design and assemble blood, urine and diabetes analysis instruments. With our point-of-care testing systems, Siemens Healthineers delivers lab-accurate, actionable, and timely results on the spot. You can find more information here.
We are inspired to transform the way things are done – because we want what is best for our people, our customers, and ultimately to help everyone live longer and healthier lives. To find out more about our business and recent news, including our continued response to COVID-19, please explore our website.
- A competitive salary
- Generous pension contributions
- 26 days holiday
- Access to our flexible benefits from private medical insurance to dental cover
- Corporate Social Responsibility opportunities including 2 paid volunteering days per year
- Support from our 24/7 employee assistance programme
In addition, we provide a flexible and dynamic environment with the space to stretch beyond your comfort zone in order to grow both personally and professionally. Our unique team spirit arises from embracing different perspectives, open debate, and the will to challenge conventions. Change is a constant aspect of our work. We aspire to lead the change in our industry rather than just react to it. That’s why we want you to seek, implement and celebrate your best ideas.
We recognise that building a diverse workforce is critical to the success of our business. We strongly encourage applications from a diverse talent pool and welcome the opportunity to discuss flexibility requirements with our applicants to encourage agile working.
Organization: Siemens Healthineers
Company: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Products Ltd
Experience Level: not defined
Job Type: Full-time