Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Management Expert
This company provides Salvadorans with affordable, high-quality products as an alternative to the large, multi-national pharmaceutical companies. The strong family leadership team has gained a trusted reputation in El Salvador, and they are looking to expand regionally.
Challenges arise in government contract logistics and raw material acquisition. A standardized purchasing and procurement strategy paired with a robust technological framework (SAP Business One for Pharma) will allow the business to grow and increase profitability.
Ramon and Felipe are eager to learn from leading industry experts on how to optimize procurement and supply chain management. They want to improve sales forecasting (considering seasonality and demand flow) to procure raw materials at the lowest cost possible. The cost and timing of importing goods is pivotal to the success of the business.
You will use your supply chain management experience in the pharmaceutical industry to:
- Analyze and enhance company planning and procurement procedures.
- Properly forecast industry trends and seasonality.
- Help the team define metrics so they can standardize processes.
- Guide the implementation of SAP Business One for Pharma.
The impact of your work with the company will lead to improved cash-flow management, operational efficiency, and increased profitability. Your knowledge and skills will help the company accelerate their growth and create jobs that provide dignity as well as economic stability as a powerful alternative to violence.
Over the course of five months you will:
- Provide approximately 12 days of consulting advice both remotely and in person.
- At first, communicate remotelly to jointly create and start implementing a scope of work. Bpeace staff will stimulate the initial conversations between you and your "client."
- Then, travel to El Salvador for several days to visit the logistics operation and work one-on-one with the team.
More jobs are critical in El Salvador right now to help stem the flow of irregular migration. Small and medium businesses account for 60% of the economy. Steady employment provides legitimate alternatives for Salvadorans who would otherwise migrate, or pursue illegal activities and gangs. Your advice and expertise will help these businesses create jobs and build a stable future for their workers and communities.
- What you will be doing This family-owned pharmaceutical manufacturer employs 250 Salvadorans and is disrupting the industry with unique marketing techniques and innovative business strategies. They need to improve their current supply chain management process to increase efficiency and improve profitability.
- Where you will be doing it El Salvador
- You are qualified if you
- Have extensive knowledge of supply chain management in the pharmaceutical industry.
- Can apply your experience in procurement and planning logistics.
- Enjoy creating standard operating procedures and maximizing profitability.
- Have experience with SAP Business One for Pharma.
- Can volunteer approximately 12 days in 2019 to be a remote and in-person business advisor.
- Harbor passion for business and/or creating jobs in economically fragile El Salvador.
- When Starting May 2019
- Discovery 8 hours remotely by Skype, Zoom or WhatsApp
- Field Work 5 days in El Salvador
- Follow-up 8 hours a month for up to 6 months
- How much will it cost you?
Tax-deductible membership contribution to Bpeace (starting at $10 a month).
- Some travel costs (Bpeace pays for your airfare and hotel).