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Manager Life Sciences - Supply Chain & Operations

Ernst & Young

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Ref: NP946-2047

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

We currently are seeking a highly motivated Manager - Supply Chain & Operations to lead client engagement teams, work with a wide variety of clients to deliver professional services and participate in business development activities on strategic and global priority accounts. This role will focus on Life Sciences as a sector including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, pharmacies, distributors and medical device companies. Our Supply Chain & Operations team members provide life science clients insights into supply chain transformation covering Planning, Procurement, Operations and Logistics and often integrating with other competencies to deliver end to end solutions to clients including large-scale transformation projects. This role requires a candidate with a 50:50 split between technical sector knowledge and business acumen.

Your key responsibilities

As a Manager your key role will be to lead large transformational client engagements as well as internal projects. Drawing on your knowledge, skills and experience, you will establish valued relationships with external clients at the ''C'' level. You will lead large global and regional bids, proposals and thought leadership. You will lead teams at our clients, supporting them with improving their business performance. You will also be responsible for presenting executive summary findings to enact change and drive the regional life science agenda. You will manage multiple EY colleagues across levels and client team members. Additionally, you will review other's work to ensure it is of a high quality. You will mentor others as they progress in their own career. Your role in leading teams - or parts of teams - on engagements will depend on the size of engagement. When working on engagements, you'll report to higher levels of management, who will expect you to anticipate and identify risks, and escalate any issues as appropriate. As an influential member of the team, you'll help to create a positive learning culture, coach and counsel junior team members and help them to develop.

Skills and attributes for success

To qualify for the role, you must have

- Approximately 6+ years of work experience in supply chain and operations across different areas (technology transformation, business transformation, finance etc..), with a proven record of experience in the life science (pharma, biotech, medical devices) or healthcare industry (hospitals, healthcare providers, regulatory agencies)
- Preferably, prior experience in consulting (Big Four, Strategy House or equivalent)
- Digital supply chain and operations experience and skillset
- Technical knowledge of life science sector and landscape (MENA/ Global)
- An understanding of novel therapy areas and sector trends including, but not limited to, cell & gene, biosimilars, accountable care organization (ACOs) and localized manufacturing
- Proven track record of business development activities in either life sciences or healthcare sector
- Clear experience and track record of leading successful transformation in areas of supply chain especially asset management, maintenance, warehousing
- Preferably Jordan or KSA - based
- Bilingual (English & Arabic) will be an added advantage
- A bachelor's degree with the emphasis on biopharmaceutical sciences, biotechnology, biochemistry, biomedical engineering or alternatively; Business, Supply Chain or Logistics with proven industry experience
- Experience managing staff on multiple projects and providing direction to team members
- Excellent oral and written communication skills


Ideally, you'll also have

- A master's degree with emphasis in Business, Supply Chain or Operations with strong academic records
- Life Science and/ or supply chain professional certifications
- Willingness to travel across the region

What we look for

Alongside your comprehensive and proven technical expertise you will also be a born leader with a passion for:

- Developing people through effectively supervising, coaching, and mentoring all levels of staff
- Conducting performance reviews and contribute to performance feedback for all levels of staff
- Contributing to our people initiatives that include recruiting and retaining our professionals

What we offer

We offer a competitive compensation package where you'll be rewarded based on performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. Plus, we offer:

- Continuous learning: You'll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
- Success as defined by you: We'll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
- Transformative leadership: We'll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
- Diverse and inclusive culture: You'll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

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