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Logistics Advisor

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Logistics Advisor
Sourcing & Supply within UK Operations manages the material flow through the factory, enabling our packaging and processing areas to produce stock for customer orders to over 100 countries globally. The responsibility of the Logistics Advisor is to manage the operational material management within their respective product portfolio. The job requires the management of incoming and new copy components to enable excellent customer service, efficient execution of the supply plans and optimal inventory at the agreed lead times.
A Logistics Advisor has operational responsibility for supply from a portfolio of suppliers and has the authority to make operational decisions with suppliers/factories that ensure the timely supply of product whilst maximising efficiencies for the business. The role holder will also be accountable for the co-ordination of both compliant and cost-effective implementation of new materials into packs and work closely with Production Planners to agree optimum implementation dates whilst minimising and managing write-off of redundant components.
In this role you will also communicate daily regarding orders, delivery plans, forecasts, stock levels and availability of material for the Planning Team to make the right decisions and prioritisations based on the incoming supply plans and requirements in the demand plan. Working in close collaboration with Production Planning/Production/Pack Change/Warehousing, Procurement & ESM, you will have the ability to be flexible and constantly prioritise and make assessments on where time is best spent.
Principle accountabilities include:-
* Operationally coordinate supply of material in alignment with production demand at agreed stock levels via purchase order placement or Supplier replenishment methods (VMI)
* Minimise writing off old materials either due to implementation of a pack change or obsolescence by reviewing planned implementation timescales of proposed changes with Production Planner and ensuring master data, i.e., minimum order quantities, rounding values, shelf life are accurate and appropriate based on predicted demand. Escalate any issues with supplier constraints resulting in a write off to Procurement as appropriate.
* Initiate destruction of old materials in SAP and ensure good housekeeping of old materials
* Act as the primary point of contact with suppliers regarding demand, supplier's ability to meet demand and day-today delivery plan.
* Actively review standards and ways of working to continuously improve processes
* Proactively work with KPI monitoring by root cause analysis to identify and implement improvements e.g. ROT;
* Experience of working in Supply Chain management
* In depth working knowledge of SAP
* Strong written and verbal communication skills with good MS Office knowledge
* Proven ability to manage multiple projects/tasks effectively
* Demonstrated success working in a team environment

* Understanding of Pharmaceutical GMP principles is an advantage
* Knowledge of Macclesfield's packing lines and current locations would be desirable but not essential

"When we put unexpected teams in the same room, we unleash bold thinking with the power to inspire life-changing medicines. In-person working give us the platform we need to connect, work at pace and challenge perceptions. That's why we work, on average, a minimum of three days per week from the office. But that doesn't mean we're not flexible. We balance the expectation of being in the office while respecting individual flexibility. Join us in our unique and ambitious world."
At AstraZeneca, we're dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There's no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration. Always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development.
So, what's next?
Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant. We have one seat available, and we hope it's yours!

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