Planning Manager at AstraZeneca

Posted in Other 12 days ago.

Location: Coppell, Texas

Job Description:

At AstraZeneca, we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the upmost integrity even in the most difficult situations because we are committed to doing the right thing. We continuously forge partnerships that help pursue world-class medicines in new ways, combining our people's exceptional skills with those of people from all over the globe.

Welcome to Coppell, Texas, one of over 400 sites here at AstraZeneca, providing a collaborative environment where everyone feels comfortable and able to be themselves is at the core of AstraZeneca's priorities, it's important to us that you bring your full self to work every day. The Lokelma Supply Site (LSS) has recently remodeled office space to provide a pleasant office environment to support varying work styles and collaboration needs. LSS has an on-site cafe with a selection of snacks and refrigerated grab and go items for purchase. Additionally, the site offers a food delivery service, allowing employees to purchase food from a variety of local restaurants to be delivered to the site, which currently includes a discounted price for LSS employees.

Job Duties:

  • The Planning Manager is accountable for managing the site-based elements of Astra-Zeneca global supply chains. It has both supply execution and tactical planning responsibilities, with local planning focusing on securely managing the short to mid-term plan within the framework of the optimal global long-term product supply plan, which will have been developed with their input. Leading role in SAP development and implementation on site. Critical member in integration of AZ Lean ways of working including procedures and processes. Planning manager will be responsible for the handover of the production plan from the Global Network Team to the site.

  • This role function is part of Supply and Logistics within Coppell Operations. The role will require being aligned to the PET (Process Execution Team) functions including API manufacturing. This role will be a leader in the integration of the Coppell site into the AZ ways of working including all planning processes and procedures. This role will also be a leader in the development and implementation of the SAP system into operations and planning while working with the Global Planning and Supply Chain.

  • Provides key supply chain knowledge to PET leadership teams. Collaborates with PET leadership teams to secure a mid to long term strategic supply plan, balancing cost, inventory and customer service target.

  • Adheres to the AZ Code of Conduct and key global policies such as the Global Environmental, Health & Safety Policy, Anti-Bribery Anti-Corruption Policy and People Policy.

  • Responsible for the hand-over of the production plan from the Global Network Team to the site, assuring a robust Pre-S&OP in place with clear roles and responsibilities and documents to register risk and opportunities.

Safety, Health and Environment

  • Promoting an environment of no hurt, harm or alarm

  • Work in a manner which promotes the safety and well-being of self, others and environment

  • Contribute to improving SHE performance, proactively use STOP cards to identify SHE hazards and take appropriate actions

GMP / Compliance and Ethical Conduct

  • Ensuring compliance of self and others to internal and external regulations

  • Comply with all systems, processes and procedures in line with statutory/ legislative / quality

  • requirements

  • Conduct activities and interactions consistent with Company values and in compliance with the

  • Code of Conduct and supporting Policies and Standards relevant to your role. Complete all

  • required training on the AZ Code of Conduct and supporting Policies and Standards on

  • time. Report potential issues of non-compliance.

Delivery / Supply

• Ensuring customer service is always considered.


• Promoting a cost conscious environment to enable effective cost management.

Lean & Agile Culture / Standardized ways of working

• Ensure all work is carried

Minimum Qualifications

  • University degree with orientation around planning/supply chain - or a college

  • degree combined with good job experience around supply chain planning.

  • Expert in SAP / APO and Excel

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Individuals are required to work within and

  • Experience working in a manufacturing

  • operation required.

  • Must have excellent planning, organization,

  • problem solving, negotiating, and decision

  • making skills.

  • Demonstrated record of good communication

  • skills (both written and verbal) is required.

  • Understanding of how the scheduling function

  • will impact parameters such as cost and

  • variability is required.

  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced, team

  • environment and adapt to changing business needs.

  • Demonstrate the AZ values.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Technical skills and experience related to pharmaceutical manufacturing operations is a plus.

  • Factory Physics knowledge is preferred.

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

AstraZeneca requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 but will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required by applicable law.
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