Supply Chain Management / Logistics Lead*

  • BioNTech Careers
  • Rwanda
  • Work experience
  • Purchasing, Materials Management, Logistics
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Join us.

Who we are:
We are a global immunotherapy company. Our 3,000+ colleagues globally are committed to improving the health of people worldwide with our fundamental research utilizing the full potential of the immune system to fight cancer, infectious diseases and other serious diseases. We leveraged our mRNA technology to develop a COVID-19 vaccine which became the first mRNA drug approved for human use.
What we do with the BioNTainers:
We want to improve healthcare by making our innovations accessible worldwide. Therefore, we developed the first modular mRNA-manufacturing facilities based on a container solution called “BioNTainers”.  The aim is to build a regional manufacturing network in Africa, with Africa, for Africa.
Why we need you:
The BioNTainers will be equipped to produce a range of mRNA-based vaccines targeted towards the needs of African Union member states. You will become part of the regional staffing team, driving the establishment of the regional African end-to-end mRNA manufacturing network.

SCM/ Logistics Lead* RUANDA

The Logistics Supervisor is responsible for smooth logistics operations and for high-quality,
on-time provisioning of raw materials and equipment for producing pharmaceutical products at the Rwanda site.

Your main responsibilities are:
  • Close collaboration with global SCM team to ensure that strategy is followed-up
  • Recruit local shift teams for site specific activities and tasks
  • Implements site planning across full BOM
  • Implements material flows for inbound, production supply, outbound
  • Implements logistic waste handling and material flow
  • Liaise with local transport companies to ensure delivery process in line with global
  • Leads, motivates, and develops assigned direct reports based on the company’s
    leadership principles, and conduct performance review meetings
  • Attains and implements objectives and tasks assigned by the Site head and the global
    functions, while also observing governing policies and instructions
  • Instructs and supervises direct reports with regard to all relevant process steps and
    monitors the performance of the logistics groups
  • Responsible for staffing and vacation planning within the assigned area
  • Forward-looking planning for all raw materials, supplies, services and consumables for
    quality control and production to the point of use
  • Efficient management of local inventory and reordering products as needed to
    maintain sufficient inventory levels either locally or within network
  • Maintain accurate records and files of inventory usage
  • Ensure compliant handling of GMP-material as well as hazards or dangerous goods
  • Point of contact for the (external) warehouse (3PL – 3rd Party Logistics)
  • Arrange product pickups and deliveries with transportation companies as well as route drivers accordingly
  • Establish and implement local guidelines and SOPs and ensures training on site
  • Issues instructions to and coordinates external suppliers
  • Manage local compliance within area of responsibility e.g. GMP documentation and deviation management
  • Establish relevant reporting and visibility on performance
  • Completes all tasks assigned to the job function, while observing governing GMP, work instructions, and site-specific, as well as environmental and safety instructions and policies

What you have to offer

  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent work experience with completed vocational training as logistic or supply chain expert (m/f/d)
Professional experience:
  • +5 years of sector-specific experience
  • GMP/GDP experience
  • Regulatory and legal requirements experience
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken) is essential
  • Willingness to work in 24-7 shift operations, including weekends and holidays
  • High degree of conscientiousness and diligence (documentation, accurate system transaction entries, order and cleanliness at the workstation)
  • Pronounced team & communication skills, self-driven and learning capacity
  • Constructive work habits, flexibility, solution orientation, job ownership, quality appreciation
  • Conceptual, analytical skills and ability to identify complex problem solutions
  • Professional experience in inventory management and/or logistics functions
  • Experience working with GMP materials
  • Good ERP/SAP skills
  • Experience supervising and scheduling direct reports

Benefits & Compensation

We offer a competitive compensation package which will be determined by the contract type and selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.

How to apply

Apply now and simply send us your application documents including Curriculum Vitae, copy of ID, copies of degree certificates and professional certificates, motivation letter as well as your contact details by using our online form.

Please note: 
  • Only applications sent via our online form shall be considered.
  • Only Candidates with the right qualifications and relevant experience shall be shortlisted and 
  • Incomplete applications shall be rejected.
  • Please note that BioNTech will do a background check during the hiring process (criminal record certificate) in case you do not provide
We are looking forward receiving your application.

*BioNTech does not differentiate on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, religion, color, sexual orientation or identity, disability, age and other protected statuses as given by applicable law. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Most important – it’s a match!