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Supply Chain Manager - Demand Planning

Semma Therapeutics

Semma Therapeutics

Paddington, London W2, UK
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Job Description

General Summary:

The Supply Chain Manager – Demand planning is responsible for Supply Chain forecasting activities associated with the region. The ideal candidate will support the Regional S&OP process and work closely with country teams to ensure efficiency in forecast.

Responsibilities include delivering required analysis and reporting as well as supporting effective decision-making process.

This is a Hybrid role based in Paddington, London (3 days a week in the office are required).


  • Support the demand/supply/operations review, summarizing S&OP meeting on an agreed frequency
  • Consolidate and analyze demand and supply information for S&OP decision base
  • Act as the liaison between the Regional Business Partners and Finished Goods Supply planning Teams for all aspects of the demand and supply management process.
  • Support and/or drive improvement projects related to S&OP process
  • Identify gaps between production and financial forecasts, providing analysis and highlight any risks and opportunities.
  • Create, monitor, and maintain key performance indicators, identifying resulting risks and opportunities to help drive business decisions.
  • Organize and maintain the file sharing infrastructure around S&OP – e.g. documentation, meeting minutes, action tracking
  • Support ad-hoc demand or supply data analyses


  • Bachelors degree
  • Proven years’ experience in supply chain or operations, pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry.


  • Strong Previous experience in demand and/or supply planning
  • analytical skills and execution power, ability to understand different complex scenarios, and act proactively.
  • Good relation and communication skills: ability to work in cross functional and organizational teams, create mutual trust and understanding, influence, share knowledge.
  • Excellent time management and good analytical and reporting skills.
  • Good organizational and project management skills
  • Knowledge of PowerBI and Rapid Response an advantage.


This position will require 15% travel to Vertex offices internationally.



Flex Designation:

Hybrid-Eligible Or On-Site Eligible

Flex Eligibility Status:

In this Hybrid-Eligible role, you can choose to be designated as:
1. Hybrid: work remotely up to two days per week; or select
2. On-Site: work five days per week on-site with ad hoc flexibility.

Note: The Flex status for this position is subject to Vertex’s Policy on Flex @ Vertex Program and may be changed at any time.

Company Information

Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation.

Vertex is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Vertex is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. Vertex will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should make a request to the recruiter or hiring manager, or contact Talent Acquisition at