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Manager, Market Planning

Posting Date:  Jul 10, 2024
Department:  Integrated Planning
Business Unit:  Supply Chain Management
Country:  United States
State:  New Jersey
Location:  Warren
Req Id:  86231

Job Title: Market Planner

Organization: Cipla USA

Location: Warren, NJ

Employment Type: Full-time



Cipla is a leading global pharmaceutical company, dedicated to high-quality, branded, and generic medicines. We are trusted by healthcare professionals and patients across geographies. Over the last eight decades, we have strengthened our leadership in India’s pharmaceutical industry and fortified our promise of strengthening our global focus by consolidating and deepening our presence in the key markets of India, South Africa, the U.S., and other economies of the emerging world. Driven by the purpose ‘Caring for Life’, Cipla’s focus has always been on making affordable, world-class medicines with a reputation for uncompromising quality standards across the world. In the last 85 + years, Cipla has emerged as one of the most respected pharmaceutical names in India as well as across more than 100 countries. Cipla is a fast-growing pharmaceutical company with a continued focus on the expanse of our strong legacy. Over the last five years, Cipla has significantly expanded its portfolio and presence in the U.S. with both a generic and brand division.

Job Summary: Lead and execute the strategy for balancing supply and demand across the organization for selected portfolio of products. Manage and facilitate all facets of supply planning activities among departments and sites supporting the market.  Support strategic plans to improve productivity, quality and efficiency.

Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

  1. Supply Chain Planning & Execution
  • Prepare supply plans for commercial In-line products from selected Mfg. sites and prepare associated purchase orders in line with agreed led times.
  • Coordinate demand from different segments of the NA business to ensure supply allocation is balanced across all labels.
  • Inform the commercial teams about products in short supply/backorder and provide regular updates and get-well dates
  • Follow- up with manufacturing site to ensure availability of incremental capacity.
  • Analyse current and projected product availability to respond to new business opportunities (bids).
  • Provide supply readiness start-up timelines for new business opportunities to the Sales/Marketing teams.
  • Coordinates supply product availability, issues and performance, working with all appropriate functional areas of the company. 
  • Work with commercial, project management, demand planning and other key groups to ensure supply readiness for all commercial and site transfers products.
  • Facilitate the analytical support required for assessing lead times, capacity and product availability supporting potential new business opportunities.
  • Participate on monthly customer demand review with Demand Planning team and marketing on various products requirements (target inventory levels, intercompany transfers etc.) to ensure maximum service levels while maintaining other parameters.
  • Supports cross-functional team for site transfer products and activities.
  1. Supply Security and Risk Mitigation planning
  • Manage target inventory levels (STN and value)
  • Maintain and control inventory objectives monitoring supply on time.
  • Execute requirements planning to satisfy demand with supply orders, to set correct priorities and to maintain optimum inventory levels.
  • Review target inventory levels parameters, batch/campaign sizes and forecast accuracy-parameters that are either under direct or indirect influence on supply planning.
  1. Support Regional S&OP and related KPIs
  • Measure & report Supply Chain KPIs for selected product portfolio/ supplying region
  • Support/coordinate Monthly Sales and Operations Planning Process for supplying region
  • Conducts reviews with site representation of near-term and mid-term on supply plan due to supply concerns.
  • Collaborate with representatives from business stakeholders including commercial, operations and supply chain to decide on trade-offs when supply is constrained.
  1. Supply Chain Systems & Processes
  • Ensure planning tools and systems integrity is maintained; planning parameters & item master are accurate
  • Generate supply planning reports and prepare executive summary as required.

Required & Preferred Education and Experience, Skills & Competencies:

  • Bacher’s degree in supply chain, business or a related field is required. 
  • Master's degree in business administration or a relevant field is preferred. 
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in supply chain operations, including logistics and distribution.
  • Candidate must be willing to travel at least bi-weekly to local manufacturing sites. 
  • Established experience working with a global team is strongly preferred. 
  • Must have strong Excel skills including but not limited to VLookups, Pivot tables, advanced formulae, etc. 
  • Relevant technology experience in the Americas region and globally for a multinational pharmaceutical organization.
  • Understanding of the business and the technical, financial, regulatory and quality aspects of pharmaceuticals manufacturing, supply chain, and commercial operations.  
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Ability to think strategically, gather and synthesize large amounts of data and information, think objectively, and present facts and recommendations to peers and management. 
  • Ability to interface with all levels of personnel and effectively influence others while respecting cultural and organizational sensitivities. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft platform applications, ERP systems and other analytics tools.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Cipla USA & its U.S. Affiliates are committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations.

At Cipla, we welcome people of all abilities and want to ensure that our hiring and interview process meets the needs of all applicants. If you require a reasonable accommodation to make your application or interview experience a great one, please contact

Pre-employment Process:

Applicants who receive a conditional offer must satisfactory complete pre-employment drug testing.

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