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Supply Chain Manager

Date: Apr 6, 2019

Location: Coleraine, GB, BT51 3RP

Company: Teva Pharmaceuticals

Company Info

Nicobrand is a global leader in the manufacture of pharmaceutical nicotine products. From its base in Coleraine, Northern Ireland and with a team of 30 people, Nicobrand produces and sells a growing range of nicotine active ingredients serving pharmaceutical companies and e-cigarette businesses. The Supply Chain Manager role is a key position within the Management Team in Coleraine and will help provide the systems and processes to manage all aspects of direct procurement, inventory & warehouse management, operations scheduling and outbound logistics, as the business expands further

Job Description


We're Teva, a global pharmaceutical company, committed to increasing access to high-quality healthcare to patients around the world.

We estimate that Teva provides medicines to 200 million patients around the world every day.

We develop, produce and market affordable generic medicines, as well as innovative and specialty pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter consumer healthcare products, along with supplying active pharmaceutical ingredients to nearly 1,000 customers in over 100 countries.

We work tirelessly to transform science, research and patient insights into effective treatments for disorders of the central nervous system, pain and respiratory conditions


We are currently recruiting for a Supply Chain Manager based at our Coleraine Site (Nicobrand), as Supply Chain Manager you will be responsible to co-ordinate and control all aspects of materials procurement, inventory management and planning within a niche manufacturing facility.

In addition the Supply Chain Manager will manage the preparation and logistics of all dispatches in accordance with relevant shipping regulations, ensure all related activities are executed in compliance with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) requirements and other applicable standards.

The Supply Chain manager will manage all warehousing operations and personnel


Key responsibilities:

  • To purchase raw materials from approved sources in a timely way, so as to meet production planning and maintain appropriate inventory levels.
  • Lead and manage the sourcing selection, approval and monitoring of suppliers.
  • To oversee the receipt of raw materials, ensure maintenance of status and resulting allocation to production.                                                            
  • Reconciliation of all stock holdings and real-time reporting of all positions.
  • Generate production planning requirements for finished products based on agreed stock holdings and customer orders/forecasts.
  • Hold the responsibility to act as Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA) for all shipments (training provided as necessary).
  • Management and preparation of shipment documentation, including certificates, Safety Data Sheets, labelling, etc in accordance with the appropriate regulations.
  • To liaise with shipping agencies and couriers to facilitate the deliveries of goods from suppliers to site and shipment of finished products to customers.
  • To negotiate competitive prices with transport providers.
  • Lead the transition from inventory management and planning by spreadsheets, through to the implementation of a new MRP system.
  • To maintain and build upon the existing procedures within the materials management and related areas of the business.
  • To undertake all distribution activities in accordance with Good Distribution Practice (GDP).



  • Third level education.
  • CIPS qualification (or related qualification).
  • Experience of inventory control and production planning in a manufacturing environment.



  • Knowledge of local and international shipping procedures and in particular transportation of dangerous goods would be advantageous
  • Excellent IT skills with previous ERP/MRP experience advantageous.



  • Ability to interact and work well with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Excellent organization skills.
  • Open minded attitude and ability to problem solve.
  • Ability to negotiate with third parties.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • People management.
  • Health and Safety awareness.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and also alone.


Supply Chain

Sub Function

Customer Support/Operations

Reports To

Mark McQuillan

Teva’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commitment

Teva Pharmaceuticals is committed to equal opportunity in employment. It is Teva's global policy that equal employment opportunity be provided without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national or ethnic origin or any other legally recognized status entitled to protection under applicable laws.