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Supply Chain JDE Systems Analyst at Akorn 2

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Location: Lake Forest, Illinois

Job Description:
Ensure Akorn’s supply chain systems and processes operate efficiently to meet Akorn’s customer’s needs. Manage and support Akorn’s inter-related system interfaces and functions and work cross functionally with internal groups to understand present and future supply chain business needs. Resolve and facilitate both short term and long term supply chain system solutions. Primary supply chain partner with IT on ERP/JDE improvement and other strategic project initiatives from a supply chain/operations perspective.

Essential Functions:
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to support supply chain systems solutions.
  • Enable and develop processes and methods to gather data (BI, Power BI and other in-house databases)
  • Develop and maintain supply chain tools including Power BI reporting, inventory models and supply chain KPI’s
  • Evaluate improvement processes across the supply chain function
  • Gather and document business requirements and process flow charts
  • Work with IT partners on development / prioritization and implementation of supply chain solutions
  • Ensure end to end systems solutions to meet the needs of the business
  • Identify root causes to issues and implement testing solutions to fix the problems
  • Bridge the communication gap between technical and non-technical staff to ensure clear understanding of project objectives, deliverables and expected results
  • Serve as supply chain subject matter expert for JDE/Excel
  • Manage/track key supply chain metrics, including forecast accuracy/bias, schedule adherence/attainment, customer service, backorders, working within the supply chain to develop continuous improvement strategies
  • Provide appropriate functional employee training on core product and items rules for master data processes and JDE attributes/fields.
  • Ability to work independently, efficiently and effectively under extreme time constraints and deliver results by critical deadlines
  • Show initiative and prepare for upcoming situations, take advantage of opportunities, act quickly and decisive, addressing issues before they become problems
  • Proven ability to engage and influence large teams and functional leaders
  • Exceptional interaction skills with the ability to develop strong relationships at all levels of the organization.
  • Proficient in the development of business process and the documentation of those processes.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Detail oriented with a high level of accuracy.
  • Ability to act proactively in a complex and rapidly changing environment.
  • Customer oriented.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs, and ERP system knowledge (preferably JD Edwards); Advanced Excel formula

  • Bachelors degree or 10+ years of IT experience
  • Experience in computerized materials requirements planning
  • Maintain working relationship with production/planning departments and manufacturing sites
  • Extensive experience in ERP systems with a deep understanding of MRP/master scheduling/ inventory management
  • Systems training and end user testing experience
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Working knowledge of MS Office Suite, including advanced knowledge of Excel a must
  • Able to work in a rapidly changing, fast paced environment
  • Ability to process time sensitive information and orders and meet deadlines
  • Ability to accurately communicate to co-workers and management.

Company Overview
Akorn, Inc. is a niche pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and markets generic and branded prescription pharmaceuticals as well as animal and consumer health products. We specialize in difficult-to-manufacture sterile and non-sterile dosage forms including: ophthalmics, injectables, oral liquids, topicals, inhalants, and nasal sprays. Akorn markets its products to retail pharmacies, ophthalmologists, optometrists, physicians, veterinarians, hospitals, clinics, wholesalers, distributors, group purchasing organizations, and government agencies.

EEO Statement
Akorn, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and takes pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.