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This role is responsible for coordinating worldwide distribution activities of clinical supplies (large and small molecules; for all phases of clinical trials) as part of the Trial Supply Management organization.
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
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.....
Knowledge of IVRS functionality, or EDI-based shipment order processing. (is this a requirement to have IVRS functionality knowledge?
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
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