Apr 27, 2022

Job Description

24 million people reached through access programs in 2018, to help expand access to our products we use everything from philanthropy to innovative business models.

Position Purpose:

To Facilitate Sales and other internal customers with effective W&D model in accordance with Sandoz Quality and HSE Guidelines. To oversight and maintain operation of contract warehouse facility in compliance with applicable Local Regulations like D&C Act/ rules, WHO Guidelines etc.. in collaboration with country Quality team. To Coordinate and Participate S&OP meeting for better planning of Procurement and Distribution. To Facilitate dispatch planning process of Logistics & Distribution, develop transporters and with cost effective models, assess costing parameters, identify improvement activities in Distribution & Logistics Management. Developing SOP’s for smooth operations, network management, support sales system and overall Logistics & Distribution operations. To lead and drive business initiatives/ support and project as per requirement.

Your key responsibilities:
Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Warehousing/Inventory Management
1. Supervise and control of Contract warehouses as per applicable procedure
2. Control and supervise stock movements (receipts, storage and dispatches)
3. Stock accounting and reconciliation as per SOP.
4. Supervising Batch-wise Stock integrity
5. Write-off management of finished goods.
6. Support and adherence to guidelines on ISEC/HSE
7. Initiate and complete qualification of new warehousing partners as per business needs.
8. To train warehousing service provider for Sandoz / Novartis GOP’s or SOPs.
• Dispatch Planning
9. To supervise all India inventory and to ensure that required inventory is at the required location.
10. Ensure timely pickup of inbound loads from manufacturing sites to Warehouse
11. End to End Tracking of allocation and dispatches to ensure timely delivery to CFA’s and Stockists.
12. Develop process of optimizing loads and dispatches to reduce freight cost
13. Preparing dispatch plan and to ensure that inventory at each location is as per the agreed norms.
14. Timely circulation of dispatch plan to field staff and other teams.
15. Monthly sales reporting (weekly for selected entities).
• Transportation
16. Preparation, review and implementation of SOP’s pertaining to Business Processes
17. Identifying cost effective modes of transportation
18. Selection of transporters and their contracts
19. Developing parameters for supervising performance of transporters
20. Efficient tracking of deliveries to C&F’s and Customers/ Stockists.
21. Implementation of HSE/GWP norms across Logistics & Distribution
22. Supervising and clearing of payment of transporters within the agreed timelines
23. Budgeting and monitoring of the transportation cost.
24. To Coordinate with Quality team for Transport route qualification and Maintenance.
• Overprinting Activities
25. Preparation, review and implementation of SOP’s / Documents pertaining to Business Processes.
26. Support selection, maintenance and supervision of contract overprinting sites.
27. Creation of plant and set up the material master views for all the Third party sites in SAP.
28. Co-ordinating for the reprinting and stamping stocks with Sales team and supervise the deliveries.
29. Efficient tracking of deliveries to Third party sites and Customers/Stockiest
30. Supervising and clearing of payment of Vendors within the agreed timelines
31. Act as Single Point of Contact for handling Product importation and overprinting with internal / Intra Business Stakeholders.
• SAP Support
32. Ensure SAP APO Process and execution
33. Ensure training of SAP to users
34. Creation of Material code for the new sku and supervise the proper views maintained for each product.
35. Leading SAP enhancements through appropriate service request.
• Quality and Compliance
36. Ensure quality incidences are timely reported and investigated/ remediated as per applicable processes and timelines.
37. Ensure warehousing and Distribution operations are maintained in compliance with applicable GxP regulation and guidelines.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:
• Graduate or Post graduate in Science or Equivalent Pharmacy education level. Diploma / Degree/ Masters in Materials Management/Inventory Management.
• 8 to 10 years in Supply chain and CFA Management.
• 8 to 10years in Production planning & Control and Inventory Management.
• Ideally good understanding of Pharma business cycle, financial issues and supply chain.

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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Why Novartis?
766 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2021, and while we’re proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people’s lives.

We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking 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!
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