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Supply Chain Lead

Job Introduction

Thanks for checking out our vacancy, we’re delighted you want to learn more about Dechra!

Dechra is a growing, global specialist within the world of veterinary pharmaceuticals. Our expertise is in the development, manufacture, marketing and sales of high quality products exclusively for veterinarians worldwide.

Here at Dechra, our values are embedded within our culture and thrive within our family of almost 2000 colleagues globally. From manufacturing to marketing, (D)edication, (E)njoyment, (C)ourage, (H)onesty, (R)elationships and (A)mbition are at the heart of our everyday operations and the way we do business

The Opportunity 

Provides administration, oversight, and support to the Fort Worth manufacturing facility purchasing and planning functions, warehousing, and supply chain to ensure the right products arrive on time, with the right quality, at the right place, and right price.

Role Responsibility

So, what will you be doing? This role has a broad and varied scope and the successful candidate will have responsibility for duties including:

  • Conduct the site’s buyer/planner responsibilities for all aspects of production and site needs.
  • Assist the global procurement team in delivery of supply chain cost saving initiatives, including re-sourcing where necessary.
  • Liaising closely with the internal customers on their demand schedule and flowing these through the site’s different departments.
  • Managing integration of new suppliers/ components into production via the oracle based system.
  • Managing the inventory levels and safety stock against the forecast provided by the enterprise planners.
  • Ensure required Purchase Orders are entered in the system in a timely manner and ensure that all items’ orders have been confirmed with the supplier with the correct promise, date and price.
  • Ensure regular communications are maintained with other departments on the timing of deliveries and potential supply issues where applicable.
  • Ensure correct documentation is requested and received for all item deliveries.
  • Support the internal approval process for new suppliers/material.
  • Ensuring all change notifications from suppliers are communicated through the change control process.
  • Assist in the upkeep of the risk management system for both Fort Worth manufactured and contract manufactured products.
  • Liaise with the technical and formulations departments and assist in sourcing new materials and packaging.
  • Upkeep of supplier relationships to maintain a good flow of communication and gain associated benefits.
  • Assist in reviewing, agreeing, and maintaining standard costs held within the system.
  • Ensure that rejected material is communicated with the supplier for the return, replacement, and possible credit.
  • Create, measure, and distribute supplier league tables, as per SOP, to monitor suppliers’ deliveries for on-time and quality aspects.
  • Manage material flow until it is released and available for manufacturing.
  • Manage material return and facilitate OOS investigation when it relates to a vendor non-compliant material.
  • Develops a production schedule detailing all tasks and when they should be completed by to meet predicted completion date.
  • Plan production tasks and schedules according to customer orders.
  • Monitor the execution of production plan and resolve any potential issues in a timely fashion.
  • Communicate production status to Managers and Internal Customers on regular basis.
  • Analyse delays and interruptions and accordingly adjust production schedule to meet deadlines.
  • Maintain reports for production planning activities and sequences.
  • Create or update pertinent SOP’s applicable to the site’s supply chain department to include warehousing.
  • Ensure cycle counts and inventories are conducted to achieve the best accuracy possible.
  • Supervise the shipment of finished goods for accuracy and on time delivery.
  • Provide oversight to the warehouse to ensure inventory, housekeeping, safety, and material issuance is conducted per the required SOP’s.
  • Fill in as needed for the Supply Chain Manager in all aspects of the supply chain department to include warehousing.

The Ideal Candidate

Here at Dechra we pride ourselves on being an inclusive employer and we embrace candidates from all walks of life. We’re particularly excited to hear from those who have/are:

  • BS in Business, Logistics or Supply Chain with a minimum of 3 years' experience in a Supply Chain, Buyer/Planner or Warehousing role OR an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience is required.
  • MBA or 5 years of experience in a related field and Oracle ERP experience desirable.
  • Experience in procurement / buying and supply chain management in a medical device / pharmaceutical manufacturing or related environment.
  • Ability to use MS Excel at an intermediate level and experience with data manipulation and analytical ability.
  • Knowledge and experience of the systems and methods used in inventory management.
  • Previous experience with MRP systems or Oracle preferred.
  • Clear understanding of manufacturing planning duties.

About the Company

As a people first values-based culture, we provide free weekly wellness sessions focused on our employee's physical and mental wellbeing, and flexible work arrangements. We offer a generous employer 401k match and an other incentives for long-term financial wellness. Our full array of health, financial and voluntary benefit programs are what you would expect from a recognized Best Place to Work.

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