Global Supply Chain Planner | Clinical Study | Undutchables
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Global Supply Chain Planner | Clinical Study

Breda, reference 2022-01113

Job description

Global Clinical Supply Chain arranges the product that is needed for our client's clinical trials. They serve patients around the global and ensure that no patient comes to the hospital and find out that there is no medication for them to dose with. The entire department has several roles including the set up of clinical trial supplies, Customer Service and Planning. The planning team is responsible for planning and arranging the inventory in centralized warehouse and hospitals throughout the world. The planners apply several Demand management and Supply Planning processes in a complex and demanding environment.

Our client has a team of Global Study Planners in two locations; one in the US and one Breda, in the Netherlands. Depending on experience, the Global Study Planners (GSP) handles medium or high complex clinical studies. The study planners are supported by a small team of supportive planner for the more routine part of the work.

Under general direction of sr. manager manage the following responsibilities for assigned programs with a medium-complex study design:
• Translate Clinical Development requirements into an actionable global supply plan
• Lead forecasting efforts, including key stakeholder meetings, to ensure the adequacy of supply/re-supply strategies and negotiate resolution of resource constraints where necessary and actively participate in planning meetings to ensure that project needs, priorities, and timing are understood
• Serve as the primary interface with Clinical Development, Quality, and Regulatory Affairs to ensure coordination of all activities necessary to maintain the forecast and ensure an adequate supply plan
• Resolve logistical conflicts impacting studies and R&D milestones ensuring that supplies are not on the critical path
• Initiate labeling, packaging, and shipment of packed supplies
• Promptly identify and escalate risks to study timelines or clinical supplies, from a supply chain perspective, to all key stakeholders and internal management
• Utilize systems to effectively manage key product/project activities
• Articulate clinical supply chain management processes and strategies to key stakeholders
• Review and update existing procedures and identify the need for and assist in the establishment of new procedures


• Knowledge of supply chain management
• Minimum bachelor degree in logistics, supply chain or business administration
• Minimum 4 year’s relevant working experience in a complex supply chain, preferably in the pharmaceutical industry
• Fluency in English
• Understanding the relationship between key supply chain responsibilities, and your input on the impact to up- and downstream activities
• Able to work with several stakeholders internationally
• Able to work well in teams, both local and international
• Influencing and negotiations skills
• Work accurately, even under pressure
• Making appropriate decisions in line with the impact of the situation Advanced experience in MS Office applications
• Experience in using ERP systems, preferably SAP
• Preferred Requirements
• Basic understanding of regulatory guidelines impacting clinical supplies
• (i.e. GxP, ICH guidelines, Clinical Trial Directive)
• LEAN or Six sigma experience

Work location


Company description

Our client is an international market leader in the pharmaceutical industry – focused on transforming science and biotechnology into therapies that have the power to restore health or save lives. The patients are the main priority at all times. This USA founded organization holds a large site in Breda, where produced medicines are labeled, stored and shipped worldwide, to more than 75 countries. The staff in Breda works on supply chain processes, engineering, clinical research, marketing and sales on a daily basis. The company culture is dynamic and fast paced, with a strong international character.
For this role, it is important that you currently reside in the Breda area.

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Recruiter contact

Roozs Abbas, Undutchables Eindhoven
+31 0634154231
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Recruiter contact

Roozs Abbas
Undutchables Eindhoven
T: +31 0634154231


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