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Danaher Corporation Global S&OP Leader – Cell Culture Franchise in Wien, Austria

Help us improve access to life-changing therapies that can transform human health

Cytiva is a global provider of technologies and services that advance and accelerate the development and manufacture of therapeutics. Formerly part of GE Healthcare Life Sciences, we have a rich heritage tracing back hundreds of years, and a fresh beginning since 2020. Our customers undertake life-saving activities ranging from fundamental biological research to developing innovative vaccines, biologic drugs, and novel cell and gene therapies. Our job is to supply the tools and services they need to work better, faster and safer, leading to better patient outcomes.

Whether you’re a biochemist, a finance guru or manufacturing professional, we bring purpose and challenge into our everyday work. If you are driven to make the world a better place thanks to science and medicine, you’ll feel right at home here. If you’re flexible, curious and relentless, you’ll belong. If you are excited about a global culture, this is your place to further your career.

Cytiva is a $3 billion (USD) global life sciences leader, with over 6,500 associates across 41 countries, who are dedicated to our mission to help us improve access to life-changing therapies that transform human health. As a trusted partner to customers that range in scale and scope, Cytiva brings efficiencies to research and manufacturing workflows, ensuring the development, manufacture and delivery of transformative medicines to patients.

As part of the Danaher family of companies, our work at Cytiva is supported by a global science and technology innovator. In addition to Danaher’s unrivaled leadership training and professional development programs, this relationship also provides expanded career opportunities across industries and brands. Together, we are united by a shared purpose: Helping Realize Life’s Potential.

We are looking for a Global S&OP Leader – Cell Culture Franchise to work with our expert S&OP team of 27 employees across the world. Do you have a passion for S&OP and Demand Planning? Then we would love to hear from you.

What you’ll do

As Global S&OP leader, Cell Culture you are an integrator for the global Sales and Operations Planning process for our Cell Culture franchise. You’ll be leading a customer-focused S&OP process involving senior leaders within the Commercial Regions, Product P&Ls, finance and Supply and Manufacturing to improve key business metrics.

The portfolio covered will be Sera, Process Liquids and Buffers, and Cell Culture Media.

Our Global S&OP Leader, Cell Culture is responsible for consolidating the Cell Culture forecast coming from the Regions, and for working with Plants to ensure that Supply Plans fulfill the needs of our customers and that any gaps are understood and clearly articulated. The Global S&OP leader Cell Culture demonstrates ownership and plays an important part in establishing feedback loops, transparent communication and fair demand and supply matching; facilitating key decision-taking with direct customer impact.

The role will report to the Global S&OP Team Lead

  • Own global Sales and Operation Planning process for Cell Culture

  • Drive long term S&OP initiatives to align supply and global demand with financial growth models across four sites (located in the US, Austria, New Zealand, and Singapore). Ensure one strong demand signal is entered in our forecasting tool (Demantra)

  • Representing the team in reviews in senior level, business reviews

  • Identify and deliver KPI targets that are linked to the S&OP processes with P&L, Regions and Sites and enable the portfolio to be successful.

  • Establish and drive process to ensure clear communication around supply & demand imbalances, including a fair allocation (vs forecast) of supply when constrained.

  • Participate in (and lead where required) activities to manage finished goods inventory levels and inventory health.

  • Support the regional S&OP teams through established and regular processes and coaching / supporting identification of continuous improvement actions to improve integration with Commercial teams and supply chain efficiency

  • Identify and lead actions to deliver the S&OP vision through the established framework

  • Able and willing to work outside of normal business hours to support regions and sites around the globe

Who you are

  • Bachelor's Degree with minimum 5+ years' experience in Supply Chain

  • Understanding of S&OP and demand planning processes and systems (APO/Demantra or other advanced planning systems)

  • Understanding of Supply Chain planning and manufacturing planning principles and processes

  • Demonstrated process analytical skills including proficiency in using Excel and PowerPoint

  • Proven track record of successfully leading cross-functional projects/process improvements

  • Excellent organizational, project management and time management skills, including multi-tasking and ability to prioritize and meet deadlines, follow up and attention to details. Adaptable to multiple requests, daily changes and still deliver on commitments.

  • Excellent communicator: able to influence at all levels of an organization, cross-functionally and cross-culturally. Articulate and capable of distilling simple, relevant messages from multiple sources of complex data

  • Experience working within Life Sciences or Pharmaceuticals industry an advantage

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.

At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We're innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you'll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.

Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, and long-term incentive.

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Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available here (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) .