Senior trial supply expert

17-4-2018 beerse
company profile

For a major player in the global pharmaceutical industry, we are looking for a senior trial supply chain expert!

job description

Randstad’s mission is to shape the world of work by being a world leader in matching supply and demand in the labor market and in HR services.
Randstad Professionals is part of the Randstad Group and creates opportunities for highly qualified and skilled professionals to work on successive projects on customers’ site.

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Description of the role

• Monitor the performance of existing logistics and distribution providers and support efforts to ensure continuous improvement by the providers. Compile data and analyze trending through utilization of KPI and quality metrics.
• Manage and maintain the global knowledge database of best logistics practices , guidance, and requirements for the organization. Ensure that information is clear and valuable for use by Logistics end-users (Trial Design, Trial Supply Management, GCO).
• Provide daily operational support in terms of issue management, new study set up, follow up of critical shipments etc.
• Create distribution forecasts for depots and couriers to make sure they can commit to the distribution demand in order to deliver supplies on time and with the right quality
• Continuously analyze providers and vendors in collaboration with business partners to identify new solutions and services, ensuring the most efficient and cost effective distribution providers are available to end users.
• Provide subject matter expertise to Trial Design and Trial Supply Management to ensure the optimal logistics network is utilized during trial conduct.
• Continuously analyze and recommend the optimal materials for cold-chain and other critical condition shipping materials. Manage the system to oversee global inventory management of these supplies.
• Utilize industry knowledge and collaboration to provide the business with up-to-date and effective solutions for cold-chain and narcotics logistics.
• Support/manage logistics projects as required
• Keep oversight of distribution budget and actuals for clinical supplies

Focus and Scope

• Responsible for distribution activities of clinical supplies within our client's Pharma R&D (large and small molecules and for all phases of clinical trials).

your contribution

Critical Experiences Required

• Masters Degree and 2+ years related experience in logistics / operations or similar industry, or Bachelors degree and 5+ years in logistics / operations or similar industry,. Pharmaceutical distribution experience is a plus.
• Fluent in Dutch and English
• Knowledge and understanding of clinical study needs and clinical operations is preferred.
• Knowledge of distribution, transportation, and logistics.
• Knowledge of ambient, cold and / or frozen distribution requirements for clinical supplies.
• Knowledge of global import/customs requirements
• Demonstrated knowledge of LEAN way of working…..
• Quality, GMP environment experience?
• Knowledge of IVRS functionality, or EDI-based shipment order processing.
• Proven track record of logistics experience. Would combine this with Knowledge of distribution, transportation, and logistics
• Demonstrated ability to collaborate internally and externally to develop partnerships with key stakeholders and service providers to identify and deliver logistics and distribution solutions.
• Ability to work in a cross functional and cross cultural environment
• Strong operational and data analysis skills.
• Excellent excel skills
• Affinity with purchasing processes/contracts/budgeting

Critical Competencies need these to be aligned to new leadership imperatives and the competency model. LEAD, SHAPE, CONNECT, DELIVER

• Results and Performance Driven
• Big Picture Orientation with Attention to Details
• Collaboration and Teaming
• Integrity and Credo Based-actions
• Managing Complexity
• Fiscal Responsibility

what do we offer?

You are flexible and you will receive a lot in return. You will get an attractive salary package with extra benefits:
- group insurance,
- hospitalization,
- meal vouchers,
- representation costs
- training, ...

logistics manager (m/f)
employment type
full time
contract type
long term contracts
your Randstad Professionals contact
Lotte Coenen +32 2 472 63 98
+32 2 472 63 98

branch information
HR Center Berchem
Posthofbrug 10