Clinical supply planner

  • Breda
  • HBO
  • Salary indication €2940-3615
  • 40 Hours per week
  • Fulltime
  • #1AV0021045

About the job

Do you have a lot of experience in the supply chain and are you fluent in Dutch and English? Would you like to be part of the clinical supply chain team within an international and pharmaceutical organization? Then read on for more information about this vacancy.

As Clinical Supply Planner you are responsible for supporting the 99,9% target to ensure dosing clinical supply to patients who participate in trials. You execute Demand and Supply Planning processes for your assigned dedicated clinical studies with a global scope. Furthermore, you ensure that Finished Drug Product supplies a few weeks before the study starts throughout the moment the last patient is dosed successfully. You are responsible to balance ensure supplies with the demand and minimizes product waste during the full length of the study within boundaries from management based on costs and volume of the products involved in the trial.

Objectives within this function are:
Independently execute supply and demand planning processes for specific clinical trials with a global reach. As a planner, you take care of the supply of finished drugs, from the start of the study to the last patient dose and are involved in the study up to its conclusion. You coordinate efficient and effective operational inventory management. Balance ensures inventories and minimizes downtime throughout the duration of the study.

Position Specific Tasks

  • Involved in and prepared for the prediction of drug conversations and the timely adjustment of the system settings to reflect the latest expectations about the demand for studies until the end of the study. This includes attending and leading meetings with stakeholders.
  • Based on demand at the clinical sites and available supplies coming on an expiration date, provide supplies in the central warehouses and all sites participating in the clinical trial. Specify the ratio, volume and timing of packaging and shipment of packaged supplies.
  • Balance the appropriate amount of inventory with the scrap risk and guidelines for managing inventory levels.
  • Resolve logistical conflicts affecting studies and R&D milestones to ensure deliveries are not on the critical path.
  • Rapid identification and escalation of risks for studying timelines or clinical inventories, from a supply chain perspective, to all key stakeholders and internal management.
  • Use systems to effectively manage key products such as the Forecasting system, SAP, Hospital Inventory and Dosing system.
  • Clearly articulate clinical supply chain management processes and strategies to key stakeholders.
  • Identify, revise and/or update existing procedures according to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) procedures.
  • Negotiate conflict resolution and actively participate in the planning of meetings to ensure that the needs, priorities and timing of the project are understood.

Job requirements

Required back ground

  • Minimum 7 years of relevant inventory management experience
  • Minimum HBO degree
  • Fluent in Dutch and English both verbal and in written

About the company

The organization is located in Breda en the mission is to help patients. Every day they work to improve the lives of seriously ill people. They do this through groundbreaking scientific research, the development of effective medicines and their focus on the outcome of treatment.

This organisation is easy to reach from Tilburg, Den bosch and Waalwijk.

What we offer

  • a temporary contract within an international and dynamic organisation, with a chance of renewal
  • an indispensable function within the pharmaceutical industry

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Vestigings gegevens

Start People Breda XL
Markendaalseweg   57  
4811 KA, Breda

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