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Andrés Vadillo
Regional Planner
Roche(Switzerland)
(ZLOG Class of 2012)



1. Describe your current job responsibilities:
I am S&OP Planner in

Andrés Vadillo
Regional Planner
Roche(Switzerland)
(ZLOG Class of 2012)



1. Describe your current job responsibilities:
I am S&OP Planner in Roche Pharmaceuticals and my responsibilities include converting market driven demand into a feasible Finished Goods replenishment plan, ensuring optimal SC parameters (EOQ, SS…) and prioritizing during periods of supply constraints. I work very closely with the markets, and I am the first point of contact and support for several affiliates in SC related issues.

2. Describe your career path before you attended ZLOG:
Before I attended ZLOG I finished my Bachelor’s in Industrial Engineering, including a semester in the University of Rhode Island, where I researched about the impact of logistics infrastructure on industrial investment. In addition to that, I worked as an intern for a small consulting firm and for my current employer, working closely with Logistics and Supply Chain teams.

3. Why did you decide to attend ZLOG?
It was very clear to me that I wanted to develop my career internationally in the areas of Logistics & Supply Chain, and ZLOG offered me all I needed to do it: world class Master studies with the best professors, an international environment combining the best of young professionals and more experienced ones in the same classroom, a worldwide professional network… and all of this in my hometown!

The second question was the timing. Although I knew the program already, it was not so clear to me that it was the right choice for a recent graduate. The economic crisis made job search very difficult and I thought studying this Masters would definitely bring me ahead of other recent graduates in my job search, and I was right. It is a great program for a young professional, since not only you learn the technical concepts, but you gain great experience when discussing and working closely with your more veteran fellow students.

4. What are the most valuable assets you gained through your ZLOG experience?
ZLOG gave me the tools I need to drive a Supply Chain (from Operations to Strategy, including a solid Finance knowledge). I can now easily understand the dynamics of a Supply Chain and the interactions between its different aspects, making problem solving much easier.

But not only that, ZLOG allowed me to learn how to work in an intercultural and dynamic environment, and gave me many great personal and professional connections!

5. How did your ZLOG degree impact your job search?
ZLOG was definitely a great push in my job search. Companies have learnt through the years about the human and professional quality of ZLOG graduates. ZLOG gives you also great tools for job search (alumni network, help with resume and interviews).

6. Does your ZLOG education affect the way you currently do your job?
Yes, absolutely. My deep SC knowledge allows me to go one step further when analyzing problems, not limiting myself to “firefighting” but to drive improvements for my company in a longer term.

7. What would you say to a prospective student thinking about joining the ZLOG program?
If you think you like Logistics & SC, you are willing to work hard and have fun equally, to learn from the best SC professionals and to meet some amazing people, this is for sure your choice.

Roche Pharmaceuticals and my responsibilities include converting market driven demand into a feasible Finished Goods replenishment plan, ensuring optimal SC parameters (EOQ, SS…) and prioritizing during periods of supply constraints. I work very closely with the markets, and I am the first point of contact and support for several affiliates in SC related issues.

 

2. Describe your career path before you attended ZLOG:
Before I attended ZLOG I finished my Bachelor’s in Industrial Engineering, including a semester in the University of Rhode Island, where I researched about the impact of logistics infrastructure on industrial investment. In addition to that, I worked as an intern for a small consulting firm and for my current employer, working closely with Logistics and Supply Chain teams.

3. Why did you decide to attend ZLOG?
It was very clear to me that I wanted to develop my career internationally in the areas of Logistics & Supply Chain, and ZLOG offered me all I needed to do it: world class Master studies with the best professors, an international environment combining the best of young professionals and more experienced ones in the same classroom, a worldwide professional network… and all of this in my hometown!

The second question was the timing. Although I knew the program already, it was not so clear to me that it was the right choice for a recent graduate. The economic crisis made job search very difficult and I thought studying this Masters would definitely bring me ahead of other recent graduates in my job search, and I was right. It is a great program for a young professional, since not only you learn the technical concepts, but you gain great experience when discussing and working closely with your more veteran fellow students.

4. What are the most valuable assets you gained through your ZLOG experience?
ZLOG gave me the tools I need to drive a Supply Chain (from Operations to Strategy, including a solid Finance knowledge). I can now easily understand the dynamics of a Supply Chain and the interactions between its different aspects, making problem solving much easier.

But not only that, ZLOG allowed me to learn how to work in an intercultural and dynamic environment, and gave me many great personal and professional connections!

5. How did your ZLOG degree impact your job search?
ZLOG was definitely a great push in my job search. Companies have learnt through the years about the human and professional quality of ZLOG graduates. ZLOG gives you also great tools for job search (alumni network, help with resume and interviews).

6. Does your ZLOG education affect the way you currently do your job?
Yes, absolutely. My deep SC knowledge allows me to go one step further when analyzing problems, not limiting myself to “firefighting” but to drive improvements for my company in a longer term.

7. What would you say to a prospective student thinking about joining the ZLOG program?
If you think you like Logistics & SC, you are willing to work hard and have fun equally, to learn from the best SC professionals and to meet some amazing people, this is for sure your choice.