Job opportunity: Associate Director Demand & Supply at Astellas

Do you have a genuine interest in Sales and Operations Planning, combined with sound experience in the Supply Chain area and do you have a background in food, pharma or chemistry? Then Astellas has an interesting job opportunity for you!

Senior Manager/Associate Director Demand & Supply

Fulltime, 40 hours, Leiden, The Netherlands

Your job as a Senior Manager/Associate Director Demand & Supply

For the Logistics Department in our European Technology Division we are looking for a Senior Manager/Associate Director Demand & Supply. In this role you will have the responsibility for surveying and continuously improving the supply chain planning, ordering and logistics execution processes, including optimal information sharing and inventory management and control across all supply channels to ensure that stock availability for distribution is secured and cost targets are achieved. Key tasks as Senior Manager/Associate Director Demand & Supply are monitoring and securing end to end stock levels throughout Supply Chain for dedicated products. Furthermore you act as escalation point for supply chain planning related disruptions and ensure correct decision-making and prioritization where necessary. You secure proper company-wide communication of Demand and Supply Plan. Besides this you continuous review and maintenance the relevant logistics SAP Master Data and act as a change agent in the implementation of process improvements. In this role you will not have direct reports.

Your personal qualifications as a Senior Manager/Associate Director Demand & Supply

  • At least bachelor degree in the area of Business, Economics, Supply Chain Management (SCM) or Operations Management
  • A minimum of 7 years supply chain experience
  • Strong background in ERP (SAP) is a distinct advantage

As Senior Manager/Associate Director Demand & Supply you have a good understanding of Supply Chain processes and contemporary best practices. You have experience of working in logistics/supply chain with preferably international supply chain planning. Furthermore you have experience in implementing organizational changes. You manage priorities and deal with conflicting demands in a global organization. You also have excellent organizational and planning skills and the ability to multitask and to work to tight deadlines. Besides that you have a high degree of attention to detail and able to follow many prescribed processes. As Senior Manager/Associate Director Demand & Supply you have excellent interpersonal written and verbal communication skills in English with the ability to present inventory strategies to all levels. Knowledge of additional languages like Dutch, German or French is an advantage. Next to this you can work on different levels and you can build great relationships with people from other cultures.

We offer

  • A challenging and diversified job in a team of professionals
  • Inspiring work climate
  • Attractive remuneration, which includes:
    – a 13th month
    – excellent pension policy
    – health insurance compensation
    – collective health insurance
    – company own saving scheme arrangement
    – 25 Holidays + 13 so called ADV Days
    – and more….

At Astellas, we believe that nurturing a good relationship with our employees delivers good business results.
It is our stated aim in the VISION for Astellas to be recognised as an Employer of Choice. This means ensuring we are a highly effective organisation, that applies best-in-class people management, creates a positive working environment and has an inspirational company culture.. This reflects the working culture of Astellas, outlines our expectations as an employer and captures the essence of our company ethos; CHANGING TOMORROW.

About Astellas

Astellas is a Japanese multinational pharmaceutical company employing over 18,000 people worldwide with global sales exceeding 10billion euro. The group’s EMEA headquarters are based in London, with affiliates throughout Europe engaged in research & development (R&D), manufacturing and sales & marketing. With over 4,500 employees, EMEA is an important and growing Astellas region, having key strengths in the therapy areas of Urology, Transplantation, Anti Infectives, Pain Management and Oncology. The global annual R&D investment of 15% to 20% of sales is evidence of the group’s commitment to improving the health of people worldwide through the provision of innovative and reliable products.
Astellas employs around 900 persons in the Netherlands, in Leiden and Meppel.

Mirai House, located in Leiden Bio Science Park, is home to a number of divisions, including the Technology division. This division is focused on ensuring our products reach all our customers in a timely manner. We strive to produce products, with excellent quality assurance. In order to realize this we endeavor to work safely at all times and take our environmental responsibilities very seriously.

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Keywords: Vacancy, Leiden, Full-time, Supply Chain Management, Senior Manager Logistics