Global Supply Chain Programme Manager - GS1/EDI

Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
08 Mar 2018
17 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Have you got a broad background in Supply Chain, with specific knowledge of GS1 standards and EDI? Have you had exposure Pharma, Medical Devices or Biotech sectors? Do you want to make a big impact in a company with great progression opportunity? If so, please read on!

Client Details

Our client is a multinational Medical Devices business, based in Watford. They are present in over 100 countries and are a leading player in their field. Due to emerging GS1 standards adoption - especially EDI - they are now looking for a Global Supply Chain Programme Manager to help shape business strategy and drive this agenda.


The Global Supply Chain Programme Manager will:

  • Be a thought leader, helping the craft the business strategy and planning around GS1 standards
  • Develop and synchronise GS1 strategy across multiple regions/geographies
  • Identify any knowledge or skill gaps across the business, and work to correct them
  • Manage creation of global policies, processes, and procedures required for global GS1 governance
  • Work with cross functional business stakeholders to prioritise global requirements, develop project plans and budgets, manage global deliverables, and oversee local deployment teams
  • Develop and maintain standard data synchronization and e-commerce customer on-boarding processes
  • Participate in relevant meetings, conferences, customer summits, standards groups, and user community activities as required to understand the evolving e-commerce, GDSN, and UDI global developments


The successful candidate will:

  • Have a broad Supply Chain background, ideally with Pharma/Medical Devices/Biotech or similar
  • Be educated to degree level, ideally with project management or Supply Chain qualifications
  • Have a thorough understanding of GS1, EDI and all associated business processes
  • Possess exceptional stakeholder management skills, able to build rapport internationally and drive forward the change agenda
  • Want to work in a business with exciting growth plans and strong progression potential
  • Be able to travel internationally at least 30-40% of the time

Job Offer

The Global Supply Chain Programme Manager will be based in Watford (with international travel), and earn £65k-£85k dependent on experience (plus bonus and benefits).

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