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Supply Chain Analyst

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

Gaithersburg, MD
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Full time
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Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

Location:Macclesfield, England, United Kingdom
Södertälje, Stockholm, Sweden
Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
Wilmington, England, United Kingdom
Job reference: R-008919

Posted date: Jul. 14, 2017

Supply Chain Analyst

Location: UK (Macclesfield) Sweden (Gartuna) US (Wilmington / Gaithersburg)

At AstraZeneca when we see an opportunity for change we seize it and make it happen, because an opportunity no matter how small can be the start of something big. Delivering life-changing medicines is about being entrepreneurial - finding those moments and recognising their potential.

Big success can come from seeing potential in something small. We empower our people to seek these out, and we support them to pursue the opportunities they find.

If you would like to work in a dynamic and progressive organization, have a passion for supply chain and solving business problems using data and analytics, then this job is for you.

This is a great opportunity for someone with good supply chain knowledge and excellent analysis skills to be a key member of the Supply Chain Analytics group at AstraZeneca.

Main Responsibilities:

The Supply Chain Analyst works on different aspects of supply chain and recommends the best course of action based on data and analysis. As a Supply Chain Analyst, you would be responsible for managing supply chain performance metrics and delivering insights through detailed analysis. Your responsibilities will include understanding and supporting key Supply Chain planning process, managing performance metrics, analyzing demand and supply plans, and supporting initiatives to enhance our supply chain capabilities.

In this role, you are expected to become a generalist in supply chain; with good knowledge of different aspects of the field, ability to dive deep into a certain area to meet the needs of the project, analyze data and develop recommendations, and coordinate and project manage activities as required for the success of the different initiatives.

You will support global supply chain processes including but not limited to the monthly S&OP cycle, and other yearly/quarterly processes (like business plan, RBU, etc.) with the right KPIs, analysis and reports. You will engage with key stakeholders in operations and IT to advance the quality of analysis and insights.

You will be engaged in multiple supply chain improvement projects and will have the opportunity to drive many of the key Ops 2020 initiatives like segmentation, velocity program, Enterprise Demand Excellence, and OTIF.


Essential Skills:

  • Strong analytical capabilities and advanced Excel skills
  • Ability to connect data to business decisions
  • Understanding of supply chain concepts
  • Ability to effectively present complex information to senior leaders
  • Knowledge of existing BI landscape in AstraZeneca Operations
  • Experience with using reports in BW, BO, and Qlikview
  • Ability to handle ambiguity and change effectively
  • Ability to lead and manage projects

Closing Date - 28th July 2017

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. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country where the role is advertised.