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Head of Supply Service

Head of Supply Service

Location: Debrecen,

Purpose of the Role

The Supply Planning Department Leader is responsible for the availability and development of departmental resources and processes, which ensure flow of products and information between the markets, the site and suppliers and within the site, with the best planning and utilisation of internal and external resources to achieve a high level of service.




People management

  • Support change management within the department
  • Manage the development of direct reports to enhance their abilities within the team, support the development of their own teams and help them to realise organisational goals and objectives 
  • Develop capabilities within the team to meet current and future requirements

Operational responsibilities

  • Ensure effective and efficient operation of the department 
  • Point of contact for markets / customers and responsibility to ensure efficient and timely communication and transparency to markets mainly in terms of demand, supply, service, inventory and safety stock
  • Early detection and communication around market changes
  • Maintenance, accuracy and optimisation of basic data and parameters
  • Provide basis for yearly operating plan and forecasts
  • Provide analysis, monitor and improve data for KPI´s and for Management
  • Create and manage the department’s cost centre work-plans


  • Ensure a high level of resource utilisation across the operational areas (production, quality, warehouse, maintenance in particular) of the site
  • Long, mid and short term planning of operational areas, activities
  • Manage inventory and cycle time
  • Participates in monthly and runs weekly site S&OP

Projects and Initiatives

  • Continuously improve processes in order to drive performance, efficiency and KPIs
  • Lead and support projects within and outside the department
  • Drive OPEX initiatives and ensure living the philosophy
  • Support successful launches, switches and changes for products and materials

Processes and Improvements

  • Continuous improvement in processes with group and individuals
  • Creation and release of SOPs and working instructions for the department
  • Responsible for the realisation and compliance regarding these requirements


  • Ensure EHS, regulatory and quality compliance


  • Degree in Engineering, Business Administration or Economics
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant professional experience in supply planning within the pharmaceutical/pharmaceutical supplier/FMCG/food industry in a manufacturing environment
  • Several years of experience in management and leadership with a proven track record of leadership and people management skills 
  • Very experienced in Supply Chain processes and topics, pharmaceutical quality and requirements, procedure and structures
  • Decision making skills based on analysis and assessment paired with the ability to cope with pressure and deadline
  • Change management skills and ability to manage and consider different aspects
  • Solution and process oriented thinking
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Fluent Business English and Hungarian language skills
  • Qualification in Supply Chain preferred
  • Integrated ERP knowledge and experience (preferably SAP)


Head of Supply Service

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Létrehozás dátuma: 03.12.2021

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