Global Supply Chain Planning Lead



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Brentford, UK · London, UK
Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2024

Global Supply Chain Planning Lead

Location: UK, GSK House

Duration: Until the end of 2024, possibility to be extended

‘We’re moving towards a more sustainable future with our new headquarters. With better public transport links and proximity to world-class science and technology institutions, we’re excited for our move to the vicinity of Earnshaw Street, London WC1A (“the New HQ”) by end H1 2024.’

Job Purpose

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Supply Chain Manager who will lead the operational relationship with ViiV’s suppliers, commercial companies and shared services providers to ensure supply continuity for ViiV’s portfolio of products. In this role you will be responsible for oversight of ViiV’s end-to-end supply chains as well as for identifying and delivering supply chain improvement projects.

Key Responsibilities

  • Primary responsibility for operational management of the ViiV Healthcare Supply Chain portfolio supporting a high volume of sales, comprising of 15 marketed products, >1,100 SKUs supplied to 140 markets from a sophisticated supply network of 14 factories (within multinational pharmaceutical companies and external suppliers) with specific ownership for the demand management and supply chain performance that ensure supply continuity of the ViiV product portfolio to the encouraged standard.

  • Contribute to and/or run, as appropriate, the ViiV Healthcare Supply governance process within the CCC+ framework (SCRM, S&OP, SCIM processes), to oversee supply performance, demand forecasting performance, issue resolution of supply matters, working capital proposals and performance for ViiV inventory, cost improvements and supply chain efficiency. Take accountability for the resolution of issues relating to shared services that impact supply performance of ViiV’s portfolio.

  • Proactively anticipate and handle any significant supply risks with supply sites and companies, recommending actions to the ViiV Senior Management as appropriate; this could involve supply issues such as Product Rationing and Recalls where product availability is constrained.

  • Champion Supply Chain Launch Excellence for ViiV’s new product pipeline delivery ensuring that supply partners are aligned to deliver product against demanding timelines and that ViiV Commercial become advocates of Supply Chain. Ensure post launch that NPIs transition to stable supply and demand management with appropriate safety stocks in place.

  • Act as the key interface between ViiV and supply partners for supply chain improvement or change projects, resolving value to ViiV and recommending the implementation strategy to and for ViiV.

  • Find opportunities, define and lead projects for improving performance over a broad range of supply chain activities, including distribution, pack design, and/or cycle times, which enable ViiV’s competitiveness in the market leading to incremental sales and profit.

  • Lead and/or support the ViiV pack standardisation and portfolio rationalisation process to improve ViiV profitability.

Main deliverables

  • Secure supply of ViiV Healthcare sophisticated portfolio of products and customer base of ViiV and GSK legal entities and NGOs, the latter supporting the Access to Medicine programme

  • A cutting-edge supply chain improvement strategy that delivers products on a shorter lead-time and reduced cost

  • A product and portfolio standardisation programme that meets both medical and commercial short and long-term needs

  • A robust governance process covering all supply chain matters and activities that meets ViiV independence requirements

Why You?

Basic Qualifications

  • Degree level of a relevant field – either technical, operational or business management OR equivalent experience

  • Pharmaceutical background in at least two operational, strategic and external facing roles

  • Detailed knowledge of supply chain and logistics activities

  • Excellent critical thinking, analytical and decision-making skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and capable of building strong relationship aligned with excellent communication

  • Ability to deal with complexity involving Commercial and Supply locations.

  • Problem solving abilities suitable for handling highly sophisticated issues across logistics, technical, quality, regulatory and operational areas

  • Experience of Commercial demand management techniques and the core commercial cycle

  • Ability to successfully and optimally partner with external supply base to achieve common supply chain goals.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Inspiring Change

  • Making things happen/implementation

  • Influencing at all levels

  • Experience working with 3rd parties/external parties

  • Cultural awareness

Why ViiV?

ViiV Healthcare is a global specialty HIV company, the only company that is 100% focused on researching and delivering new medicines for people living with, and at risk of, HIV. ViiV is highly mission-driven in our unrelenting commitment to leave no person living with HIV behind. We do this by being a trusted partner for all people living with and affected by HIV. Our aim is to think, act, and connect differently through a focus on education on and treatment. We go to extraordinary lengths to deliver the sorts of breakthroughs, both in treatments, care solutions and communities, that really count. We go beyond the boundaries of medicine by taking a holistic approach to HIV through developing and supporting sustainable community programs and improving access to care. We will push through every challenge until HIV/AIDS is eradicated.

ViiV has played a significant part in delivering breakthroughs that have turned HIV into a manageable health condition. We offer the largest portfolio of HIV medicines available anywhere, and we continue our work to cater for the widest possible range of needs in response to the HIV pandemic.

We are aware of how much is at stake for those affected by HIV and we show up every day 100% committed to the patients. Our work culture is fast-paced, diverse, inclusive, competitive, and caring. But ViiV isn’t just somewhere to work – it’s a place to belong, an invitation to bring your very best, and a team full of impact-driven team members who are hungry to make a difference.

While we have been improving lives of HIV patients for 30 years, this is an especially exciting time to be at ViiV, as we evaluate novel approaches to treatment and prevention that could further reduce the impact of HIV on individuals and communities.

ViiV Healthcare is a company 100% focused on HIV that is majority owned by GSK, a global biopharma organization. As an employee of ViiV, you are part of a team united by a clear mission to leave no person living with HIV behind. Additionally, through our shareholder relationship with GSK, you have access to a range of shared benefits and career development opportunities.

Job Application Close Date: 22nd of February COB

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Why Us?

At ViiV Healthcare, we will not rest until we leave no person living with HIV behind. Until the 39 million people living with HIV is down to zero, we will continue searching for new ways to limit the impact of HIV.

We are the only pharmaceutical company solely focused on combating, preventing, and ultimately eradicating HIV and AIDS. At ViiV Healthcare, we do things differently. Born out of a partnership between GSK and Pfizer in 2009, with Shionogi joining in 2012, we are determined to help end the HIV epidemic. We are guided by our mission to leave no person living with HIV behind and it is this mission that unites our employees located across the globe. We combine expertise in research, manufacturing, policy and more to push the boundaries of what people think is possible in HIV treatment and care. As a result of our connection with GSK, we are able to draw on their proud history and resources. This means that you would receive all the employee benefits offered by GSK.

Living our mission of leaving no person living with HIV behind means keeping inclusion and diversity at the heart of everything we do - from our breakthrough innovation, to our diverse portfolio of medicines as well as the work we do to partner with HIV communities. Having a diverse team and a truly inclusive culture where we’re all able to be ourselves and feel like we belong will make us an even stronger team, better able to perform as a business and deliver on our mission to leave no person living with HIV behind.

ViiV is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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ViiV does not accept referrals from employment businesses and/or employment agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site. All employment businesses/agencies are required to contact ViiV's commercial and general procurement/human resources department to obtain prior written authorization before referring any candidates to ViiV. The obtaining of prior written authorization is a condition precedent to any agreement (verbal or written) between the employment business/ agency and ViiV. In the absence of such written authorization being obtained any actions undertaken by the employment business/agency shall be deemed to have been performed without the consent or contractual agreement of ViiV. ViiV shall therefore not be liable for any fees arising from such actions or any fees arising from any referrals by employment businesses/agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site.

Please note that if you are a US Licensed Healthcare Professional or Healthcare Professional as defined by the laws of the state issuing your license, ViiV may be required to capture and report expenses ViiV incurs, on your behalf, in the event you are afforded an interview for employment. This capture of applicable transfers of value is necessary to ensure ViiV's compliance to all federal and state US Transparency requirements. For more information, please visit ViiV's Transparency Reporting For the Record site.

We’re moving towards a more sustainable future with our new headquarters. With better public transport links and proximity to world-class science and technology institutions, we’re excited for our move to the vicinity of Earnshaw Street, London WC1A (“the New HQ”) by end H1 2024.

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