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Supply Chain Process Manager - ERP (6 Month Fixed Term Contract)

Department: Supply Chain and Manufacturing

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

Abcam is a global life sciences company providing highly validated antibodies and other binders and assays to the research and clinical communities to help advance the understanding of biology and causes of disease.
Our mission is to serve life scientists to help them achieve their mission faster by listening to their needs, continuously innovating and improving and by giving them the tools, data and experience they want. Our ambition is to become the most influential life science company for researchers worldwide. 

About the role

Abcam is developing and designing Oracle Cloud as ERP for Manufacturing and Supply Chain – and about to enter detailed design (Project Sherpa). We are taking the opportunity to refine and transform business processes as well as aligning system design. The role will support the design and implementation of Project Sherpa, providing input and expertise in current and future end-to-end processes to shape the future of Supply Chain Management at Abcam. Working directly with the LBPO for Supply Chain Management, the role will ensure a cohesive and deliverable ERP solution that meets Abcam’s core business requirements. 


• Be an active participant in all global design workshops for Project Sherpa that require Supply Chain Management input
• Undertake “as-is” process mapping and benchmarking
• Lead and facilitate business-led decisions regarding future-state “to-be” processes
• Support the development of the Target Operating Model for Abcam’s SCM function
• Articulate and validate core Supply Chain Management business requirements during global design, bringing experience of using major ERP system (Oracle, SAP, etc) to business design team.
• Work with colleagues in IT and external consultants to ensure business requirements have been translated into a viable technical solution
• Provide specific domain expertise in supply chain planning and inventory management
• Engage with colleagues in other sales and manufacturing offices to ensure site-specific requirements are captured
• Support data gathering and cleansing activities to support implementation
• Participate in conference room pilots and end-to-end application testing to validate the configured solution
• Report progress against plan and managing risks and issues
• Support the VP, Lead Business Process Owner (Supply Chain Management) in coordinating cross-workstream activities.
• Provide direct support and coaching to business users in the project

Areas of Expertise

Provide subject matter expertise in the following areas:
• Supply Chain Planning
• Demand Management and the S&OP process
• Inventory Management:
o Stock levels and balancing
o Replenishment
o Expiry management and quarantine
o Availability and leadtimes
• Supply Chain forecasting
• Supply Chain network design
• Master Scheduling and MRP
In addition to the above, actively contribute to process and data design in the following areas:
• Production planning and scheduling
• Bill of Material design
• Production and storage capacity determination
• Purchase orders and receipts
• Inventory costing
• Warehouse management (availability, processing (aliquoting) and capacity planning) and it’s integration design with ERP
• Supply chain collaboration with key customers, suppliers and contract manufacturers
• Data design for project lifecycle management
• Stock allocations and availability for order management
About you
Our ideal candidate will have a BS degree in Business, Operations / Engineering, or Supply Chain Management (or equivalent) along with significant supply planning experience in Operations - preferably in life sciences. You will have demonstrable competence in planning with Oracle, SAP or similar.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

• Competent at managing your own work and collaborate as a team player
• Strong communication skills, written and oral
• Pro-active/forward thinker
• Ability to influence across business and departments
• Strong consultative, analytical and problem solving skills
• Supply chain experience, working with cross functional teams in a fast pace company
• Familiarity with world-class sourcing methods and tools – competence with Oracle / SAP / etc for Planning
• Excellent interpersonal/communication and presentation skills
• Ability to work in a fast-paced, global, team environment and adapt to change