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Head of Bulk Supply Chain Planning

Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany Req ID 2209320 Category Research and Development Division AbbVie

Organisation: Drug Product Pilot Plants (DPPP)

Position: Headof Bulk Supply Chain Planning

Office service, travel 5%

Time limitation:

  • unlimited

Activity level:

  • Full-time (100%)

Remuneration group:

  • AT (Senior Scientist II)


The Drug Product Pilot Plants (DPPP) division in Ludwigshafen is responsible for the production of oral and parallelclinical investigational medicinal products.  The Bulk Supply Chain Planning Group  is  responsible for the project management of all investigational medicinal products to be manufactured, from the delivery of the active ingredient to the release of the bulk product.  You will lead this team with two employees and work closely with alln local and global entities that contribute to the manufacture and release of an investigational clinical product, such as drug supply management, development, manufacturing, analytics, quality assurance and clinical supply management.

Its main tasks are:

  • Lead and further develop a project management team to plan and manage the global supply chain and ensure on-time delivery of all investigational drugs, solids and parenteral products manufactured in DPPP
  • Central Partnerfor Global Drug Supply Management and Project Development Directors
  • Representative in the respective global CMC team for dpPP
  • Preparation and maintenance of an annual plan in cooperation with the manufacturing managers for the cross-project production of investigational medicinal products, taking into account the project requirements and available resources.
  • Representation of relationships between projects, identification and resolution of conflicts in the production plan
  • Collaboration with local and global interfaces
  • Project management of complex projects
  • Subject Matter Expert for all project management processes of the area
  • Optimization and further development of processes and planning tools and documents under efficiency and service aspects
  • Further development of the planning software PRIOS
  • Information, promotion and further training of employees as well as assessment and promotion of performance and cooperation behaviour



  • Acompleted degree in pharmacy or comparable natural sciences and several years of experience in the development or manufacture of
  • Experience in CMC teams, project management and as a leader is an advantage
  • Good knowledge of MS-Office
  • Strong team and cooperation skills, also in international and multidisciplinary teams
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Business English spoken and written
  • High level of commitment and flexibility
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Job Type: Experienced
Schedule: Full-time

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