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Planner/Buyer, Supply Chain

Amarin Pharma Inc

This is a Contract position in Fargo, ND posted June 17, 2022.

Amarin is a rapidly growing, innovative pharmaceutical company leading a new paradigm in cardiovascular disease management.

From our scientific research foundation to our focus on clinical trials, and now our commercial expansion, we are evolving and growing.

In 2009, Amarin had fewer than twenty employees.

Today, with offices in Bridgewater, New Jersey in the United States, Dublin in Ireland, and Zug in Switzerland, Amarin has approximately 1,000 employees and commercial partners and suppliers around the world.

We are committed to rethinking cardiovascular risk through the advancement of scientific understanding of the impact on society of significant residual risk that exists beyond traditional therapies, such as statins for cholesterol management.VASCEPA (icosapent ethyl) capsules are the first-and-only prescription treatment approved by the U.S.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) comprised solely of the active ingredient, icosapent ethyl (IPE), a unique form of eicosapentaenoic acid.

VASCEPA was launched in the United States in January 2020 as the first and only drug approved by the U.S.

FDA for treatment of the studied high-risk patients with persistent cardiovascular risk after statin therapy.

VASCEPA was initially launched in the United States in 2013 based on the drug’s initial FDA approved indication for use as an adjunct therapy to diet to reduce triglyceride levels in adult patients with severe (500 mg/dL) hypertriglyceridemia.

In addition to the United States, VASCEPA is approved and sold in Canada, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates.

In Europe, marketing authorization was granted to icosapent ethyl in the European Union for the reduction of risk of cardiovascular events in patients at high cardiovascular risk, under the brand name VAZKEPA.For additional information, please visit ResponsibilitiesThe Planner/Buyer will support the Assoc.

Director, Supply Chain and Manufacturing in managing network of external manufacturers, maintain schedules and conduct inter-company teleconferences.

This position will also support efforts in CMOs process improvements and technical support to various 3rd Party manufacturers.

The Planner/Buyer must be comfortable with interacting with various internal departments within the ERP environment.

Must be able to perform Oracle transactions, generate ad-hoc reports and transfer them into MS Excel.

The Planner/Buyer will work closely with Logistics to assist with arranging transportation, provide logistical support to internal and external partners, and minimize impact to production schedules.Primary ObjectivesMaintain schedules and routine forecasts with CMOs based on Board Approved PlanMonitor inventory levels to maintain necessary inventory coverage, prevent stock out and/or inventory expirationsManage complex supplier matrix in relation to multiple SKUs and marketsPrepare and distribute POsMonitor status of open orders to ensure on time delivery and quick resolution of any potential issuesExpedite various orders as required by current inventory levelsGenerate various reports within Oracle and perform maintenance ERP/MRP transactionsManage network of multiple CMOs on day-to-day basesMaintain inventory files and retrieve external reports to supplement themGenerate periodic Inventory DashboardsMaintain three-way matching system to verify routine invoicing and supplement periodic Audit RequestsSupport budgeting cycleProvide support for all supply chain functions including shipping, receiving, logistics, and other duties as assignedBasic QualificationsEducation/Training: Minimum of BS degree in science or materials management.

APICS or CPIM certification preferred (or equivalent)Skill(s): Excellent organizational, analytical and computer skills.

Strong sense of urgency and attention to detail.

Excellent time management, problem solving, and prioritization skills.

Ability to interact with multiple internal partners as well as 3rd Party Manufacturers.

Must be an independent and critical thinker.

Must demonstrate applied knowledge of various manufacturing technologies and ERP/MRP systems (Oracle).

Must work well in a team environment and be able to communicate effectively with all levels of employees.

Power user in MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word.

Experience: Minimum 5 years of supply chain experience in the pharmaceutical industry.