Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences Supply Chain Manager

Company Name:
Salary period: Annual
Line of Service: Advisory
Industry: Healthcare Services
State & City: PA-Philadelphia NY-New York NJ-Florham Park MA-Boston IL-Chicago CA-San Jose CA-San Francisco CA-San Diego CA-Los Angeles
Travel Requirements: 61-80%
Position Type: Full Time
Auto req ID: 56123BR-7
PwC/LoS Overview:
Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading firm that services clients that include the Fortune 500, and will give you the experience and exposure you need to build your career and personal brand? If you are, then PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP () is the firm for you. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC US) helps clients meet the challenges and opportunities of the US marketplace in the areas of assurance, tax, and advisory. We offer the advantage of being part of a global network of firms combined with detailed knowledge of local, state and US national issues. More than 180,000 people in over 158 countries across the PwC network are committed to deliver quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. People across the PwC network share knowledge, experience and solutions to develop fresh perspectives and deliver practical advice.
At PwC US, you will be part of a learning culture, where teamwork and collaboration are encouraged, excellence is rewarded, and diversity is respected and valued. We offer a flexible career progression model that allows for a variety of challenging opportunities throughout your career. We provide unparalleled coaching, mentoring, and career development programs; global opportunities; and state of the art technology-driven methodologies to help you provide quality service to our clients.
From strategy through execution, PwC Advisory helps clients build their next competitive advantage. As the world's second largest global consulting provider, we combine the breadth of knowledge of over 35,000 global professionals with deep industry knowledge to deliver custom solutions for our clients. A long history of working with many of the world's largest and most complex companies means we really understand the unique business challenges our clients face better than most consultancies.
Job Description:
Healthcare is a transforming industry due to legislative and regulatory demands, technology challenges, and societal trends. Our growing Health Industries Advisory practice provides management, technology and risk consulting services to help healthcare institutions around the world to anticipate and address their most complex business challenges. Our practitioners are supported by a dedicated health research unit, which is managed by a physician partner and provides our clients with cutting-edge intelligence, perspective, and analysis on issues transforming the health industry. Our professionals have deep health industry expertise and include physicians, nurses, system specialists, health policy analysts, actuaries, financial advisors, and data analysts. The Healthcare Advisory practice is aligned across: Healthcare Provider, Healthcare Payers, and Pharmaceutical and Life Science.
Our Operations consultants help clients realize competitive advantage from operations. This high performing team translates business strategy into operations strategy and transforms operations to drive both growth and profitability. Specific areas of focus include global footprint and network design, product innovation and development, sales and operations planning, procurement and sourcing, manufacturing operations, service operations, logistics, and capital programs.
The Supply Chain team provides consulting services along the entire span of the supply chain, advising companies in some of the following areas:
- Operations and supply chain strategy
- Operations due diligence and post-acquisition value capture
- Manufacturing network optimization
- Distribution & logistics network optimization
- Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP;) and inventory management
- Strategic sourcing and procurement
- Manufacturing scale-up and commercial readiness
Position/Program Requirements:
Minimum Years of Experience Necessary: 7 years
Minimum Degree(s) and Certification(s) Required:
The following completed and obtained degrees are required:
- Master's degrees in Business Administration, Public Health, or Health Administration; and.
- Undergraduate degree in at least one or more of the following majors or academic concentrations: Business, Healthcare Management or Industrial Engineering.
Knowledge Preferred:
Demonstrates proven extensive knowledge of, and success in roles managing teams involving, the supply chain within the Healthcare Industry in one or more of the following roles (or similar roles):
- Associate Director or Senior Manager in a manufacturing or supply chain function within the life sciences industry, and
- Prior consulting roles, including a Manager or Senior Manager at a consulting firm in a supply chain function with prior roles within the pharmaceutical life sciences industry.
Demonstrates proven extensive knowledge of, and success in roles managing, budget development, financial management and staff; also, producing white papers and/or publishing journal articles on the topic of supply chain management.
The following obtained certifications are preferred: Certified Material and Resource Professional, CMRP, APICS certified
Skills Preferred:
Demonstrates proven extensive abilities and success in roles managing the supply chain process in three or more of the following skill sets, as well as a specialty in pharmaceutical and biologics supply chain and operations:
- Financial analysis and modelling,
- Operational excellence, including operations strategy development, implementation, and due diligence,
- Strategic sourcing,
- Distribution and logistics,
- Supply chain planning,
- Process review, redesign and implementation,
- Clinical supply chain planning,
- In-sourcing and/or outsourcing assessment,
- Inventory management,
- Manufacturing footprint optimization,
- Capital asset management, and,
- Analysis and communication.
Demonstrates proven extensive abilities and success with the following additional areas:
- Identifying and addressing client needs: building, maintaining, and utilizing networks of client relationships and community involvement; communicating value propositions; managing resource requirements, project workflow, budgets, billing and collections; and preparing and/or coordinating complex written and verbal materials.
- Performing as a team leader: supervising teams to create an atmosphere of trust, leverage diverse views, coach staff, and encourage improvement and innovation.

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