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Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.  


Senior Pipeline Planning Manager 




The primary responsibilities of this role, Senior Pipeline Planning Manager, are to: 


  • Generate and oversee all aspects of an optimal final product and API supply plan to ensure appropriate balance of resources, cost and inventory;
  • Drive, in partnership with Quality and Operations, solutions of production, release issues and assist in the closure of outstanding investigations to support supply plan;
  • Support the Sales and Operations Planning process through active contribution and preparation of a Supply Plan, capacity, and utilization assessments;
  • Identify and generate relevant Key Performance Improvement (KPI) metrics for each step of the process;
  • Sponsor, lead and/or represent supply chain on supply center and supply chain excellence project teams, these projects may support global supply chain or Bayer HealthCare initiatives;
  • Recommend optimal lot size and aggregation strategies, ensure integrity of planning master data driving a balance between inventories, utilization, and efficiencies;
  • Prepare final product or API rolling forecasts, monthly KPI reports for shipment or release reliability, investment in inventory and obsolete inventory, with explanations for variances;
  • Identify opportunities to improve service, cost and quality and put ideas into action;
  • Recommend and implement mitigation steps if results are expected to deviate from plan;
  • Ensure compliance with all supply agreements and Bayer Internal Control Systems;
  • Support all internal and external audit requirements;
  • Serve as back up to the Director of Supply Chain at the twice weekly PSS tier 1 meeting, monthly Product Supply Brand Review rFVIII meeting, monthly Global rFVIII S&OP Pre-Executive meeting and monthly Global Integrated Business Planning IBP) Executive meeting.




Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:


Required Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree or APICS certification and Associate's degree with at least 10 years of experience in operations or supply chain, or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry experience in a Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP), regulated environment;
  • Excellent analytical and conceptual thinking skills providing a solid foundation to impact and influence outcomes;
  • Have demonstrated problem solving skills;
  • Have excellent knowledge of planning systems and spreadsheet manipulation;
  • In-depth knowledge of production planning in SAP’s ECC application and demand planning using SAP’s APO modules;
  • Ability to shift priorities and effectively perform under pressure;
  • Demonstrated strong leadership capabilities.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Degree in Business, Finance/Economics, Engineering or Supply Chain;
  • Graduate degree.

Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.


Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans

Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.    
Location: United States : California : Berkeley     
Division: Pharmaceuticals    
Reference Code: 383201     
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