Valneva is a speciality vaccine company focused on the development and commercialization of prophylactic vaccines for infectious diseases with significant unmet medical needValneva has leveraged its expertise and capabilities both to successfully commercialize two vaccines and to rapidly advance a broad range of vaccine candidates into and through the clinic, including candidates against Lyme disease, the chikungunya virus and COVID-19. Valneva has operations in Austria, Sweden, the United Kingdom, France, Canada and the U.S. with over 700 employees.

An opportunity has arisen at Valneva Scotland for a Head of Supply Chain Management.

Job Summary

To ensure an integrated and compliant supply chain is managed, including the supply of all goods, services and material activities. Ensuring compliance with lower costs and best quality according to the business, performance and compliance requirements. Defined internal and external regulations with the aim to reliably supply the products, materials and services to the internal and external customers on time. Supporting Valneva Scotland Ltd and Valneva UK business requirements.

Responsibilities

  • As part of the management team, contribute to the site performance as agreed through the performance management objectives
  • To leverage strategic procurement / contract management and cost drivers
  • Ensure that Supply Chain Management plans and activities are cross-functionally communicated and aligned and delivered to agreed sales and operations targets on time, are cost effective and according to the quality standards defined by internal and external regulations
  • Responsibility to control and deliver against an agreed annual Supply Chain Management budget and monitor monthly statistics and compare to projected figures
  • Oversee that all internal and external Supply Chain Management activities in respect of materials management and the MPS for manufacture of Valneva UK / Scotland products, are carried out in compliance with applicable cGMP standards, techniques and best practice
  • Ensure that all SCM staff are appropriately trained and competent in the procedures they are conducting and are in compliance with best cGMP working practices at all times
  • Be responsible for the development, collating and reporting of key quality and business metrics and use such metrics to drive a culture of continuous process improvement
  • Ensure that deviations to compliance (Quality and HSE) or business metrics are escalated to the Head of Corporate Supply, Planning & Logistics and managed through change controls, investigations and CAPA’s in an appropriate, timely fashion and in alignment with Quality Operations
  • Actively lead the development and maintenance of an enthusiastic, supportive and collaborative environment across the site and within the function
  • Develop a risk management strategy and maintain a business continuity plan to include dual sourcing of all outsourced activities and suppliers
  • Improve strategies for inventory control and stock management to ensure that both are highly visible and meet operational requirements
  • Integrate SCM activities and planning with other internal and external operational procedures across the site (e.g. BOM) to optimise materials usage, eliminate waste and reduce COG’s where possible
  • Manage external suppliers to ensure effective business relationships are maintained and translate into required level of service and best prices obtained
  • Managing external contractors to agreed terms of engagement and service level agreements, ensuring costing meets business requirements
  • To undertake any other duties as requested by the line manager in accordance with company requirements

Experience

  • Technical degree (BSc / MSc) or relevant experience
  • Relevant cross-functional work experience in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry regulated by FDA & EMEA, ideally in vaccines
  • Strong leadership skills and experience with the ability to motivate and drive an organisation through major change management processes
  • Excellent management skills and experience with proven track records on project and continuous improvement initiatives Commercial manufacturing experience, preferably in vaccines

Required Skills

  • Strong facilitation, communication and organisational skills
  • Self-motivated, energetic and value-driven
  • Clear communicator with strong leadership skills
  • Ability to motivate, influence and drive team delivery
  • Proven decision-making ability, whilst considering wider site implications

Valneva is a speciality vaccine company focused on the development and commercialization of prophylactic vaccines for infectious diseases with significant unmet medical needValneva has leveraged its expertise and capabilities both to successfully commercialise two vaccines and to rapidly advance a broad range of vaccine candidates into and through the clinic, including candidates against Lyme disease, the chikungunya virus and COVID-19. 

Valneva has operations in Austria, Sweden, the United Kingdom, France, Canada and the U.S. with over 700 employees.

An opportunity has arisen at Valneva Scotland for a Buyer within the SCM Procurement Department.

Job Summary

The Buyer will work in association with their team in ensuring that all materials, equipment and services is procured in line with quality and regulatory expectations, with the most favourable commercial terms and in line with the Company procedures.

Responsibilities

  • End to end procurement, including contract & supplier management
  • Purchase goods, materials and services from approved suppliers and in line with defined Company SOPs and protocols
  • Secure the most favourable terms in regards to cost, quality, guarantee of delivery and continuity of supply
  • Negotiate and improve prices and terms of business with suppliers continuously reviewing opportunities to make tangible savings and improve on commercial terms
  • Manage purchase orders on the company ERP system.
  • Contact suppliers to resolve price, delivery timelines, quality or invoice issues
  • Communicate and monitor any supply and/or service issues which may impact the business operations in a timely manner
  • Work cross functionally and collaboratively to improve the performance of existing suppliers and escalate as appropriate poor performance and alternative routes of supply
  • Ensure that a professional and consistent approach is taken with all internal and external relationships
  • Communicate in a consistent and professional manner
  • Compile data and reports relating to supplier performance and to enable evaluation
  • Ensure training and QMS are up to date in a timely manner.
  • Actively contribute to the development and maintenance of an enthusiastic, supportive and collaborative environment within the team setting
  • To undertake any other duties as requested by the line manager in accordance with company requirements

Experience

  • Relevant work experience in a procurement role within a manufacturing environment; experience of working in a GMP environment would be advantageous but not essential
  • Knowledge and experience of working with a quality management system
  • Experience working within a procurement team managing a supply chain with a portfolio of complex products identifying and mitigating areas of risk
  • CIPS knowledge and understanding would be beneficial but not essential
  • Experience of working closely and collaboratively with suppliers
  • Computer literate (Microsoft Office)

Required Skills

  • Team player
  • Able to build and maintain effective a collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Good communication and written skills
  • Commercial awareness with an understanding of how failure impacts the business operation
  • Able to manage time effectively, focus and prioritise critical tasks and to achieve set targets
  • Able to work well under pressure
  • Familiarity with an integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system would be beneficial
  • Self-motivated, energetic and value driven
  • Desire to develop and grow as the company expands

Valneva is a speciality vaccine company focused on the development and commercialization of prophylactic vaccines for infectious diseases with significant unmet medical needValneva has leveraged its expertise and capabilities both to successfully commercialize two vaccines and to rapidly advance a broad range of vaccine candidates into and through the clinic, including candidates against Lyme disease, the chikungunya virus and COVID-19. 

Valneva has operations in Austria, Sweden, the United Kingdom, France, Canada and the U.S. with over 700 employees.

An opportunity has arisen at Valneva Scotland for a Supply Chain Co-ordinator within our SCM Procurement Department.

Job Summary

As the Supply Chain Co-ordinator will work in association with the Procurement Co-ordinator by supporting the Buyers in our busy Procurement Department undertaking general administration duties in line with departmental and organisational Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Assist the Procurement Co-ordinator in placing all planned purchase orders (POs) with external suppliers via the Company ERP system
  • Assist in placing POs for all other purchases, as and when requested
  • Electronically file all PREQs and associated POs and quotes
  • Support suppliers with PO queries
  • Run reports for outstanding orders, non-confirmed orders etc.
  • General filing & housekeeping
  • Provide monthly KPI reports to management
  • Assist Buyers with data input to contract registers
  • Resolve and respond to any invoice queries received from Finance
  • Any additional tasks requested by line management

Experience

  • Previous experience in an administration role
  • Proven track record of all general administration duties e.g. filing, updating documents and spreadsheets etc.

Required Skills

  • Good MS Office skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Familiarity with an integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system would be beneficial but not essential as training will be given
  • Desire to develop and grow as the company expands