Sr. Associate Global Supply & Demand Planner

Location Netherlands
Discipline: Biotechnology
Contact name: Talitha van Romondt

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Job ref: 19529
Published: 5 days ago

Sr. Associate Global Supply & Demand Planner for Clinical Studies


For one of the leading biotechnical companies, we are looking for a Sr. Associate Global Supply & Demand Planner for Clinical Studies. 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.


  • 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
  • Review and update existing procedures and identify the need for and assist in the establishment of new procedures

Your Profile

  • Knowledge of supply chain management
  • Bachelor’s 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 and Dutch, both verbal and written communication
  • Understanding the relationship between key supply chain responsibilities, and your input on the impact to up- and downstream activities
  • Influencing and negotiations skills
  • Advanced experience in MS Office applications, Experience in using ERP systems, preferably SAP.
  • Basic understanding of regulatory guidelines impacting clinical supplies (i.e. GxP, ICH guidelines, Clinical Trial Directive)
  • LEAN or Six sigma experience

Location: Breda, Netherlands
Full time, minimum of 36 hours available for work
On site: 1-2 days a week
1 year contract, possibility to extent until half 2024

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