Trial Supply Manager

Job description

We are responsible for all clinical supplies of the Research & Development portfolio and the Global Medical Affairs portfolio. Our activities include all in-house and outsourced manufacturing of clinical supplies (Drug substance, Drug Product, Packaged and Labeled Clinical Supplies). Furthermore we handle demand forecasting, supply planning, and global distribution. Through a global network and organization, we are accountable for the manufacturing and scale-up of small and large molecules products in development and low volume commercial supply. We secure the supply to more than 60.000 patients in more than 330 clinical trials every year.

  • Planning and inventory management during the execution phase of clinical trials consistent with GCP guidelines
  • Building and executing supply strategies in view of changes in trial execution
  • Ensuring a seamless transition from study design phase and assessing clinical study recruitment rates, forecasting for kit demand planning and ensuring supply planning is adopted accordingly
  • Utilizing business tools to handle inventories and ensuring on-time delivery with minimal overage of clinical supplies
  • Issue resolution activities for supply aspects of clinical studies (e.g., packaging, distribution) and establish and modify trial specific distribution agreements
  • Participating as a member of the clinical trial team and collaborating with your partners to ensure customer satisfaction, interfacing with Global Trial Managers
  • Developing excellent working relationships with the other groups within Supply Management
  • Running trial supply specific budget and supporting business process improvement initiatives during trial execution
  • You have a Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience
  • You have experience in a supply chain functional area (make, source, plan, deliver), preferable in the clinical supply chain
  • We have a preference for people who uses clinical supply demand management/planning tools (e.g., tcVisualize, IVRS, OMP+) or equivalent supply chain planning systems (SAP/ERP)
  • You know how to work in S&OP processes
  • You are experienced with the following functions: clinical supply pack/label/distribution, clinical trial operations, project management, pharma/bio research and development, inventory management
  • General knowledge of GMP or GCP principles are preferred
  • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate complex issues to internal and external partners driving effective decision making
  • You are willing to handle inventory and define need for material and capacity to address expected demand; ability to execute resulting plans
  • Advanced skills with MS Excel (pivot tables, graphs, conditional formatting, etc.) is required
  • You demonstrate awareness of pack/label and logistics operations and uses knowledge effectively planning and execution activities
  • You are able to evaluate risks based on sound business analyses
  • You can handle study specific budgets and communicate impact of changes
  • You like to lead complex projects
Our offer
  • An attractive salary in line with your experience and skills.
  • Fringe benefits including a medical insurance, pension plan and a care plan.
  • A supporting environment.
  • Respect for the life-work balance.
  • Career planning.
  • A focus on professional and personal growth through training and coaching.
  • Room for personal engagement to help shape our company's future.
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Rafael Hoebrechts

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