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Sales and Operations Planning Consultant

Healthcare focused investment firm


Posted on:  5/09/2022

Cinque Terre

Starts on:  31/10/2022


Supply Management and Logistics


Production and supply planning, Procurement and vendor management, Supply management and logistics, Demand Planning and forecasting,



Company Details

Healthcare focused investment firm

Assignment Details

Our client, a leading pharmaceutical organization, is looking to engage with a Sales & Operations Consultant Planning Consultant for 3 months project.

The project is mainly in the 4 key areas:
o Demand Planning
o Supply Planning
o Production Planning
o Distribution Planning

1. Drive the S&OP process for 2 cycles to standardize the process until the key stakeholders are aligned on the process and process issues are resolved.

2. Identify talent within the organization to drive and sustain the S&OP process to make it most cost effective.

3. Develop the relevant KPIs and reports to measure, control, and improve S&OP plan accuracy through clearly defined metrics

Key Deliverables:

o Facilitate the monthly S&OP process with all multifunctional stakeholders by preparing all
the requirements for S&OP;
o Prepare for the S&OP meetings, reconciling supply to demand, aligning with the financial
plans, and analyzing the financial implications of different scenarios;
o Collaborate with all the stakeholders to ensure for unobstructed supply chain by
assessing and controlling risks and analyzing relevant data proactively.

I. Demand Planning:
o Collect all the data required for the S&OP meeting including actual sales data, sales
forecast, in-house and in-market inventory, and other events impacting on supply chain.
o Review and analyze the forecast demand versus actual demand, understanding changes
and trends.

II. Supply Planning:
o Consolidate production requirements from difference business units and provide the
production plan to the manufacturing team;
o Co-ordination with the Regulatory team for any potential changes in the artworks for the
export orders.

III. Distribution Planning:
o Evaluate the distribution network and prepare/execute a plan to lead network optimization process to mitigate costs and maximize service
o Identify the optimal safety stock levels across the Global Distribution Center (mother
warehouse) and the C&F centers to reduce inter depot transfers.

Note: This is 3 months project with full time capacity. For the first 2 months, the consultant would be required to work onsite (Hyderabad).

Skills Required

-Prior experience in sales and operations planning is preferred;
- Hands on expertise in demand planning, supply planning, production planning and distribution planning.
- Resulted oriented and multiple stakeholder management.
- Prior experience in pharmaceuticals industry is a must have.

Assignment Duration

3 month(s)

Capacity Required

Full Time

No. of Positions


Nature of Work


Profile Requirements

Experience: 7+ years

Qualification : Graduate

fleXpertise required

Production Planning Sales Operations Planning S&OP Supply Planning Distribution Planning Demand Planning Pharmaceuticals


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