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Supply Chain Manager

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract, Full-time
  • Location: Zurich
  • Sector: Project Management & PMO
  • Date posted: 01/03/2018
  • Job reference: J382553AMML-010318

Supply Chain Manager

On behalf of our global pharmaceutical client we are looking for a Supply Chain Manager with between 5-10 years experience to start a one year contract as soon as possible onsite in Zurich.

Are you looking for a new opportunity for an exciting global company with a fantastic brand? Please read on..

Your main objectives will be:

  • Ensure Clinical Trial Material deliveries, leading a cross functional team, under an end to end business process and tools to plan and execute shipments of product to clinical sites.
  • The Supply Chain Manager will support operational clinical supply decisions, by providing detailed insight of supply and demand issues for vaccine (constrained supply, high cost and of strategic importance) clinical studies.

Duties and responsabilities:

  • Accountable for the delivery of Clinical Trial Material (CTM),
  • Lead the CTM Supply Planning teams collaborating with Clinical Operations, Clinical Supplies, Technical Development (TDT) or CMC Project Managers, GMP Quality Assurance and Clinical Quality.
  • Proactively identify potential supply issues before they arise. Escalate potential supply issues and shortages, mitigating supply chain risks
  • Ensure all forecasts are in agreement (TDT or CMC, enrollment, supplies, procurement and budget)
  • Coordinate and align Supply Plans (forecast, packaging plans and manufacturing plans) with a clear output of allocation plans to meet Clinical Operations targets.
  • Report CTM inventories at all stages and ensure data reports are available and accurate
  • Oversee the Clinical Supplies outsourced activities to Pharmaceutical Research Associates (PRA)
  • Operate under GMP compliance, fulfilling formats and documentation required.

Knowledge and skills required:

  • Bachelors Degree or international equivalent required in Supply Chain Management, Industrial Engineering, Economics or suitable discipline, Life Sciences preferred. Logistics is a plus.
  • Detailed understanding of clinical supply chain planning processes and systems.
  • Understanding of vaccine supply chain is a plus.
  • Pharmaceutical experience and business knowledge (3+ years of experience).
  • First hand experience of clinical supply planning.
  • Biologics and CTM end to end delivery experience is a plus
  • Proven experience in a matrix environment.
  • Capability in Supply Chain Management in a GMP/GDP environment.
  • Ability to manage complex projects or products.
  • Advanced knowledge of supply chain with focus on clinical supplies.
  • Ability to define Clinical Supply Planning steps and process scope.
  • Ablility to drive Clinical Supply Planning process and systems improvements.
  • Intermediate knowledge on regulations.
  • Intermediate knowledge with Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Basic knowledge of finance, customs and trade compliance.

Travel requirements:

  • Requires approximately 5-10 % travel, which may include overnight and international travel to attend meetings, external manufactures, and another related travel.

Don't hesitate and send us your CV and testimonials today through the link in the advert. In case of any questions please contact Mikey McLean on +41 44 229 99 38. Please only apply if you have an EU or Swiss nationality. Experis IT is Europe's leading IT&T recruitment agency. Take a look at our homepage for other interesting opportunities or call us on +41 44 229 99 99.

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