Allergan Director, Network Distribution in Parsippany, New Jersey

Director, Network Distribution

Parsippany, New Jersey, United States at

Aug 29, 2016Post Date

150627Requisition #

Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) is a bold, global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model – Growth Pharma. Allergan is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing branded pharmaceuticals and biologic products for patients around the world. Allergan markets a portfolio of best-in-class products that provide novel treatments for the central nervous system, eye care, medical aesthetics and dermatology, gastroenterology, women's health, urology, anti-infective and cardiovascular therapeutic categories. With commercial operations in approximately 100 countries, Allergan is committed to working with physicians, healthcare providers and patients to deliver innovative and meaningful treatments that help people around the world live longer, healthier lives. Our success is powered by our world-class team’s commitment to being Bold for Life. Together, we build bridges, power ideas, act fast and drive results for our customers and patients around the world by always doing what it is right.

Join one of the world’s fastest growing pharmaceutical companies!

At Allergan you will have the opportunity to thrive in a fast-paced, strategic environment where bold, innovative thinking isn’t just welcomed, it’s encouraged. Across all functions, we relish the opportunity to help our people fulfill their potential. Our rapid growth strategy means plenty of opportunities to step into the spotlight.

Position Description

This role is responsible for the movement of all Allergan-owned product between regions - this primarily is made up of manufacturing sites (internal and external) shipping into distribution centers, but also includes plant-to-plant transfers and shipments into third party manufacturers. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring that the requirements of all stakeholders are met, including regulatory authorities, Trade Compliance. Security, and Quality Assurance. This role will also drive continuous improvement in the areas of Service, Quality, and Cost.

Main Areas ofResponsibility

Ensure that product moves from source to destination in the proper time, under the proper temperature conditions, and at the proper cost. This position is the primary relationship owner with the freight forwarders that manage the transportation.

Drive continuous improvement in all aspects (cost, service, and compliance) with a strong emphasis on cost. The standard expectation is to more than offset annual cost increases with sustainable cost savings projects. However, in the early years of this position's existence, it is expected to generate savings of at least 10% annually.

Develop and execute strategies to ensure that the distribution network has the capacity and capability to meet the future needs of the business. This includes the integration of newly acquired business.

Make certain adequate policies, processes, and systems are in place to ensure compliance with all applicable requirements - with a focus on security, quality, and trade compliance.

Guarantee that staffing is capable of meeting the current and future needs of the business. This includes developing high potential employees and ensuring a solid bench from which to promote new leaders.


The following listed requirements need to be met at a minimum level to be considered for the job:

10 years in pharmaceutical supply chain management, including at least 5 in international trade (including freight forwarding, transfer pricing, and intercompany trading).


The below skills are attributes that may not be mandatory, but are definitely desired in the ideal candidate.

Management experience in a distribution center and / or manufacturing plant.


Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, or a Technical Discipline