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Global Distribution Manager

ITech Consult

Posted on May 25, 2021 by ITech Consult

Kaiseraugst, Aargau, Switzerland
1 Jul 2021
Annual Salary


For our client in the Pharma industry based in Kaiseraugst we are looking for a Global Distribution Manager.

The Distribution Manager will actively manage distribution of product for a portfolio of global clinical trials, contributing supply chain expertise, ensuring timely management of system, physical and cross-functional activities from point of technical release at manufacturing sites through the distribution supply chain to our global network of depots, and subsequently to the clinical sites. The Distribution Manager will collaborate with various groups and systems to ensure drug supply is in place in time to meet delivery expectations. In particular, focusing on the preparation and delivery of clinical products within the ECS network with the required interface functions to ensure successful distribution and logistics operations (eg PSSL, PTS, etc.). This includes the preparation and issuing of the required shipping and trade documentation as well as sharing information with the corresponding stakeholders. The main area of collaboration will be within the Global Clinical Distribution team and with the Clinical Demand and Supply Planning teams, in order to exchange and leverage internal knowledge of supply chain activities to support study lead times. Interactions with other groups may include country specific depot operations, Clinical Research Organizations (CRO's), IxRS and various Quality teams.

Areas of responsibility:

  • Definition of study specific and distribution relevant parameters and the according communication to the appropriate functions within the Global Clinical Supply Chain Network

  • Processing and surveillance of study specific shipment orders of Investigational Medicinal Products

  • Ensure compliant and efficient execution of the order, distribution and logistics processes on time and in a compliant way

  • Issue and prepare timely transfer of products, documents and information

  • Maintain and control adherence to trade, customs and tax related compliance standards

  • Provide support for trade or customs related issues in daily business operations

  • Preparation of the relevant documents for Import and Export and administer effective running of order, distribution and logistics operations

  • Point of escalation and SPOC for all irregularities and logistic questions for assigned studies within the Global Clinical Distribution Network (incl. issue handling and troubleshooting)

  • Act as single point of contact towards different internal and external stakeholder's eg quality, regulatory or finance/controlling functions for the distribution

  • Perform Inventory Management (stock monitoring, destruction monitoring)

  • Maintain active communication with 3rd party customers on logistics and distribution operations

  • Support and contribute to realization of objectives, projects and improvement initiatives

  • Act as first level support function to coordinate system, interface or transmission related issues in day-to-day order, distribution and logistics operations.

  • Monitor system performance and data interfaces in SAP and perform user acceptance tasks

Professional and technical requirements:

  • Min. BSc degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management or Life Sciences

  • Min. 5-8 years' experience in Clinical Trial management, Logistics, Planning/Scheduling or other Supply Chain discipline, preferably in the Biotechnology or Pharmaceutical industry

  • APICS/Six Sigma certification is a plus

  • Demonstrated team leadership in a Matrix or Project organization is an advantage

  • Knowledge of Clinical trial management, Supply Planning, Distribution is needed

  • Experience with Google Suite and MS Office is an advantage

  • Experience with SAP ERP/APO is required

  • Fluency in English is a MUST; German is a plus Personal Requirements:

  • Track record of adding business value through process improvement

  • Excellent communicator in all forms

  • Strong planning, organization, time-management and end to end process-thinking skills

  • Ability to successfully manage competing priorities

  • Independent self-starter, with ability to lead teams, negotiate, and build consensus

  • Problem solving skills, with ability to anticipate problems, recommend solutions and implement

  • Ability to maintain focus in a complex, ambiguous environment

  • Customer-oriented mindset

  • Outstanding team player with dedication and passion

Reference no: 920325AG
Role: Global Distribution Manager
Industry: Pharmaceutical industry
Workload: 100%
Location: Kaiseraugst, Switzerland
Start date: ASAP/01.07.2021
Duration: 12 months contract, with possible extension

About us:

ITech Consult is a certified ISO 9001:2015 Swiss company with offices also located in Germany and Ireland. ITech Consult is specialised in delivering IT candidates for contract work. We were founded in 1997 by IT professionals; hence we well understand what it means to be professionally supported in your search for a new project and being employed.

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