Global Supply Planning Director


Dublin, IE

Contract Type:  Regular Full-Time
Area:  Manufacturing
Req Id:  87680

Grifols is a global healthcare company whose mission is to improve the health and well being of people. Our three divisions –Bioscience, Diagnostic and Hospital–develop, produce and market our innovative products and services to medical professionals in more than 100 countries.


We are committed to fostering an environment that creates continuous learning opportunities and encourages professional development and growth. As a company devoted to improving the health and well-being of people, we are looking for talented professionals worldwide. Make a difference and join us in this challenging and rewarding enterprise.

Who we are


Help us lead one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. We are a world leader in plasma-derived medicines with a presence in more than 100 countries, and a growing global team of over 20.000 people. That’s why we need a Global Supply Planning Director like you.



What your responsibilities will be


  • Lead and manage the Global Supply Planning Team and develop supply chain strategies across Bioscience Industrial plants in support of approved budget, revenue, and savings targets. 
  • Effectively and efficiently operationalize execution plans in partnership with manufacturing business units to achieve agreed-to customer performance levels for product releases and inventory management. 
  • Drive implementation of policies and procedures reflecting industry best practices for planning and forecasting, data structuring and organization, metrics and supply chain management.
  • Continually review and challenge our Planning and Deliverance processes, design and practices to deliver measurable improvements and competitive advantage across the Bioscience supply chain (e.g., Integrated Business Planning, Industrial Group Planning and Execution). 
  • Work with Quality, Regulatory, Logistics and Controlling functions to ensure all supply planning operations are in compliance with applicable regulations and guidelines.
  • Serve as liaison between factories and Demand Planning / Commercial Operations to ensure value-added outcomes.
  • Manage, motivate and develop the Global Supply Chain Team through effective communication and disciplinary management.



Who you are


  • You have a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering or Scientific field.  Emphasis on Supply Chain, Logistics, Business, or a closely related discipline is preferred.  Master Degree highly desirable.
  • Minimum of 15 years overall experience in industry with a minimum of 7 years in a similar role in pharmaceutical, GMP or EU regulated environment required.
  • Hands-on experience with SAP, BI, BW and/or ERP systems preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in the English language. Spanish is preferred.
  • Have the presence and breadth of knowledge to quickly and deeply understand the key technologies and business imperatives of our plants & the Company.
  • APICS Certification or Kaizen Lean Six Sigma training / certification high preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with personnel at all levels in a team environment.
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills with the ability to make structured decisions on a routine basis.
  • Demonstrated ability to inspire high performance in others and align team members around shared goals.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to motivate, guide, train, coach and develop department personnel.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple tasks to meet targeted deadlines.
  • Availability to travel around 25%.



What we offer


It is a brilliant opportunity for you, Grifols is fully aware that its employees are one of its major assets. We are committed to maintaining an atmosphere that encourages all our employees to develop their professional careers in an excellent working environment.


Information about Grifols is available at www.grifols.com. If you are interested in joining our company and you have what it takes for such an exciting position, then don’t hesitate to apply!

We look forward to receiving your application!


Grifols is an equal opportunity employer.


Contract of Employment: Permanent position

Location: Dublin; Ireland.


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