Jun 17, 2022

Job Description

769 million. That’s how many lives are touched by Novartis products globally. And, while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?

The Planning and Logistics Lead ensures that customer orders are processed to plan production and carried out with precision to make sure the customer receives their products on time, while also act as a customer service representative and aftersales specialist, being the single point of contact for the customers. Responsible from central production, capacity planning and logistics activities for all sites in the US.

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Create Supply Plans at site level which incorporate Production plan and Logistic plan & ensure that the production plans are accurately reflected in 3Agest System.
• Manage the production and shipments ensuring that product is produced, shipped & released on time.
• Ensure all shipping paperwork including BOL, radioactive labels, DGD and shipping labels are prepared accurately.
• Ensuring the couriers are fully informed about the shipments, delivery instructions and delivery times.
• Making sure Customs and FDA releases are on time for all import shipments.
• Making schedules to plan drivers and outsourced transports
• Support all AAA departments for export and import shipments if needed.
• Ensure the flights and other means of transport are booked to get the products to the customer on time
• Ensure direct communication with Customer Service / next point of supply chain, plant internal and -external stakeholders & partners with regard to internal changes.
• Providing solutions for risen problems or difficulties. Optimize local planning processes such as excess doses, throughput time and waiting times of sources
• Represent the point of contact for follow-up on time delivery dates & escalating changes related to supply.
• Lead cross-functional team projects
• Ability to adapt flexible working hours
• Own and manage the planning parameters in planning system.
• Responsible for organizing and follow up of logistic flows (including labelling) of final products to customer (freight out)
• Making sure all logistics operations comply to DGR, DOT and IATA standards
• Support on site change controls and create/review/approval of Quality documentation (deviations, CAPAs, risk assessments, Change Controls, supplier complaints, escalation/FARs, APR)


Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:

Graduate degree with 2+ years experience in high demand logistics/supply chain management OR Bachelors' degree with 5+ years of high demand logistics/supply chain management experience.

 APICS certification is preferred
 Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize tasks based on demand.
 Problem solving ability in cross-functional and multi-cultural environment.
 Operating with integrated ERP tools. Proficient with MS Excel.
 Highly organized with strong orientation process / project management orientation
 Ability to adapt flexible working hours
 Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
 Demonstrates strong personal ethics and responsibility to purpose.

Why Advanced Accelerator Applications (AAA)?
Thousands of people die of cancer around the world every day. At Advanced Accelerator Applications (AAA), a Novartis company, our mission is to transform lives through radioligand therapy in nuclear medicine to fight several leading types of cancer. How will we continue to be on the cutting edge of medicine?
We believe new groundbreaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.
We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity, and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!
Imagine what you could do here at Novartis!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse team’s representative of the patients and communities we serve.

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Millburn, NJ
Technical Operations
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Planning and Logistics Lead

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