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Supply Chain Lead, Global External Supply At Apotex Inc.


North York, On

Job Description

Apotex is a proudly Canadian, global pharmaceutical company that produces high-quality, affordable medicines (both generic and innovative pharmaceuticals) for patients around the world. We are the 7th largest generic pharmaceutical company globally with more than 12,000 employees and estimated sales of approximately $3 billion. Our fully integrated operation is comprised of four lines of business: Global Generics; Apobiologix; Global Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API); and ApoPharma (Innovative Products). With our worldwide manufacturing sites, Apotex can produce up to 24 billion dosages per year. We produce 300 medicines in 4,000 dosages and formats that are exported to 115 countries. Apotex will spend $2 billion over the next 10 years on research and development.


We’re looking for a strategic and collaborative Supply Chain Lead, Global External Supply to join our team. The right candidate will be part of the Global External Supply Operations Team — a team that includes various analytical professionals who are passionate and driven to continuous improvement and success.

Reporting to the Global Director of External Supply Management, the Supply Chain Lead, Global External Supply is responsible for the end-to-end supply chain planning of commercialized finished good products supplied from external 3rd Party Partners. The Supply Chain Lead, Global External Supply will manage the execution and tactical horizon of the commercialized products ensuring both supply and demand dynamics are considered in their decision making. In addition, this role is responsible for supporting key business processes that drive continuous improvement and revenue.


  • Supporting the Suppliers Relationship Management model by maintaining a close relationship with all Partners and provide support to how performance metrics and service expectations can be met.
  • Communicate all planning information necessary and in a timely manner to ensure the Partner meets delivery dates and customer demand.
  • Responsible for assessing product demand trends and engaging with Markets to understand demand uncertainty, market intelligence and to challenge when necessary.
  • Develop the purchase plan over the 24 months planning horizon ensuring supply chain targets are being achieved, and holding internal and external stakeholder to achieving those targets.
  • Generate product release priority list and traffic priority list for QA and Logistics to ensure the right products are released to market at the right time and the right cost.
  • Responsible for supporting the Inventory management process, including target setting, projections, disposals and risk mitigation.
  • Collaborate and participate in New Product Launch and Life Cycle management Projects.


  • Post-Secondary Degree in related discipline.
  • Minimum 5 years of progressive experience in supply chain management and business relations; Experience with Supply Chain Planning and managing 3rd Party Vendors are required for this role.
  • Must have experience with SAP PPDS (Production Planning and Detailed Scheduling).
  • APICS designation or actively working towards it would be an asset.
  • Strong analytical abilities and attention to details, with strong Excel capabilities.
  • Excellent organization, time management and project management skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

At Apotex, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible work environment, where all employees feel valued, respected and supported.

Apotex offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities as part of its recruitment process. If you are contacted to arrange for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.

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