Supply Chain Jobs

Jump back

Supply Chain Planning Excellence Lead (Pharmaceutical)

Type Permanent

Salary Negotiable

Location Cork (All)

Ref # 7777

Apply now!

Do you want to join a team dedicated to global pharmaceutical excellence and make a positive impact?  

We are delighted to be partnering with our multinational client in their search for an experienced Planning professional to join their dynamic team in Cork. This business is a market leader in pharmaceutical distribution, medical-surgical services, and healthcare technology.

Reporting directly to the Director of Global Supply Chain Operations, this role will oversee and coordinate activities related to Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning (SI&OP) for the leading pharmaceutical company’s Private Label generics division, encompassing multiple renowned brands. 


  •  Responsible for conducting regular supply reviews, providing supply forecasts, and collaborating with cross-functional teams to identify and address supply chain risks. Establishes a structured notification process for efficient issue resolution.
  • Conducts Demand/Supply scenario modelling to assess the end-to-end supply chain impact, working with teams to implement solutions aligned with brand supply chains and market dynamics.
  • Sets inventory policies aligned with portfolio segmentation to support the Private Label business strategy, optimizing capital and service levels.
  • Collaborates with Commercial, Finance, and Supply Chain teams to implement effective SI&OP processes, mentoring team members on meeting preparation and performance.
  • Represents the organisation in strategy discussions, ensuring alignment with SI&OP processes to achieve business growth objectives.
  • Utilizes data analytics to monitor performance metrics, conduct root cause analysis, and propose solutions. Contributes to the development of a Supply Chain planning playbook.
  • Provides leadership and direction to employees, driving excellence and improvement initiatives through coaching, training, and governance processes.
  • Champions change, influencing leadership and teams to adopt best practices and foster a culture of continuous improvement.


  • 5 years of experience in a regulated pharmaceutical environment.
  • Strong knowledge of supply chain planning processes and ERP systems.
  • Excellent analytical skills, with proficiency in scenario modelling.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships.
  • Ability to influence and negotiate effectively.
  • Collaborative, adaptable, and self-motivated.
  • Experience leading projects and strong business acumen. 


Hi, we’re Barden.  We’re the Partner Led Talent Advisory & Recruitment Firm that puts Talent first. With practices across Accounting & Tax, Business Support, Financial Services, Legal, Life Sciences, Supply Chain, and Technology, we help build world-class teams for Ireland’s top companies and we help top Talent achieve their ambitions. Simple.

Apply now to this job

Working with Jonathan’s team
Jonathan Olden leads a team of accounting recruitment experts that work exclusively with the accounting professionals across Munster. With a deep understanding of leading businesses, team structures, cultures and the nuances of the Munster market, Jonathan and his team, many of whom are accountants themselves, go to great lengths to provide a consultative and supportive service to the people they work with. Jonathan and his team are where accounting professionals in Munster go for advice before they start looking for a job.

    Apply with your CV

    By submitting your CV application you consent to your data being used as outlined in our Privacy Policy.

    Thank you for applying to this job

    Thank you for your application. One of our expert team will be in touch in due course. In the meantime please do continue to browse our open assignments or check out some of our expert Supply Chain insights in our resources area.

    You might also like

    Supply Chain Compliance Analyst (Pharma)

    Cork (All)


    View Job

    Strategic Sourcing Manager - Hybrid (Pharma)

    Dublin (All)


    View Job

    Buyer/Procurement Specialist (Biopharma)

    Cork North


    View Job

    Purchasing Administrator (County Cork)

    Cork (All)


    View Job
    See All Related Jobs