Project Manager Supply Chain

Location: Breda, North Brabant Salary: competitive
Sector: Project management Type: Temporary

Currently I am looking for a Supply Chain Project Manager for a pharmaceutical company in Breda.

We are looking for a Supply Chain professional with proven track record in leading cross functional projects with impact on European wide Supply Chain processes, preferably in the Order-to-Cash space. This Project manager will be leading multiple efforts for the European Supply Chain Organization (as part of Global Supply Chain Operations) related to reconfiguration of OTC ERP (sub)processes, related systems, documentation/reporting and potentially functional structures, all with both regional and/or local (country) impact. These cross-functional projects are to be managed in close collaboration with other functions such as Regulatory, Distribution, Logistics, Quality, Tax, Finance, Legal, Commercial and Information Systems

Manage projects under minimal guidance
* Manage cross functional projects and drive to successful completion
Manage of and/or participating in projects for the Customer Service group
Manage Order-to-Cash SAP enhancement projects
* Manage and carry accountability for key project deliverables
* Investigate, develop and propose solutions improvingorder-to-cash processes
Develop and present business cases to executive audiences
* Ensure business requirements align with project scope and deliverables.
Defining the scope, procedures and working agreements, preconditions, starting points and deliverables.
Manage portfolio and prioritization of project, Track and drive project progress, inform stakeholders and escalate as appropriate
Maintain and manage project resource planning, coordinate gate reviews, ensure project scope, budget, deliverables and dead-lines are met
Change Control ownership
Act as work stream lead for Europe Supply Chain on Company Wide projects

* Successfully engage in knowledge transfer from previous PM, where applicable
* Manage and execute established project plan
Ensure project is performed with a certain methodology ( Prince/Agile/Scrum..etc)
* Represent Europe Supply Chain work stream in governance forums associated to project
* Oversee and coordinate all activities with Supply Chain involvement (INT/OQ test; Cut-over etc.)
* Pro-active and regular communication on project status and deliverables
Ensures proactive communication to get all teams/disciplines aligned and on track of the project deliverables& timelines
* Act as liaison among all Supply Chain Stakeholders and other functions or work streams.
Act as liaison between business & IT and ensure correct translation of business requirement towards IT
Guide the individual project members and ensure they perform the assigned project action on time
Assist the project team to excel as a team
Take care of risk management, change management and stakeholder management for each project
Coordination of project progress reporting, gate reviews and Steering Committee meetings and decision making
Resource planning and approval, project budget estimation and maintenance
Ensure project to stay within budget and time-line,
Project documentation and archiving
Implementation of EDI messages with third parties and e-ordering and e-invoicing

The knowledge and skills necessary to perform the duties of this position are typically acquired through the following combination of education, experience and knowledge, or the equivalent.
Minimum Requirements
* Bachelor's degree or equivalent related to Supply Chain or Logistics
* Proven track record in Project Management (PM certification preferable)
* Solid understanding of ERP systems (SAP) and supply chain concepts
* Minimum 5 year experience leading complex Supply Chain projects related to ERP system (SAP) changes
* Deep understanding of E2E supply chain and Order-to-Cash business processes
* Experience in working in an international environment, ability to liaise/communicate effectively with cross-functional teams
* Ability to navigate in a matrix organization with strong internal and external network relations
* Fluency in English, in both oral and written communication

* High learning agility, self-directed and results-oriented
* Analytical and strong conceptual thinking
* Hands-on and pragmatic
* Excellent communication skills, verbal and written, for multiple levels in organization, including presentations
* Demonstrated capability to influence others to deliver results
* Solid experience in project management across departments and geographies
* Experienced in Portfolio Management
* Building and maintaining collaborative relationships
* Manages complex and ambiguous situations
* Ability to develop and present business cases to executive audiences
* Ability to lead and facilitate meetings, or project outcomes with cross-functional attendees

Preferred Requirements
* Basic GMP knowledge
* CPIM/APICS certification
* PMI/Project Management certification
* Supply Chain & Order-to-Cash understanding in Pharmaceutical industry
* SAP R/3 (OTC) certified
* EDI/idoc knowledge, e-ordering& e-invoicing implementations
* Knowledge of Operational Excellence tools, six sigma
* Strong communication & good presentation skills
* Able to work under pressure Solid experience in project management across departments and geographies
* Experienced in Portfolio Management
* Works under minimal direction

Are you the Project Manager I am looking for? Apply online or to speak to the consultant about this project, contact Niek van Alfen via +31 (0)20 522 1588 or n.vanalfen[at]