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Interim Clinical Supply Chain Lead £385pd

Interim Clinical Supply Chain Lead £385pd

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    Supply Chain

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    £300 - £385 per day

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    Claire Shipman

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    over 1 year ago

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Interim Clinical Supply Chain Lead £385pd

A fantastic opportunity for an Interim Supply Chain Lead, with experience in Clinical Trials, to join a world-leader in pharmaceuticals, and provide key oversight for their end-to-end supply chain.

This is a contract to the end of July 2023, offering up to £385 per day (umbrella, inside IR35), with a blended approach to working from home and in their office in Hertfordshire.

The Role:

You will provide tactical oversight for this FTSE 100 client's end-to-end supply chain for Clinical Studies. You will develop robust Supply and Demand plans for Investigational Medicines, which ensure results and on-time delivery.

You will review and influence clinical protocols for Investigational Product Supply, and determining patient-focused, risk-averse, and cost-effective Supply Plans.


  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with Clinical Study teams and key stakeholders.
  • Proactively engage with the Clinical Study Teams to understand and challenge key assumptions and study planning parameters, to drive savings and benefits, and mitigate risk.
  • Support on the resolution of logistical conflicts.
  • Influence change and challenge sourcing decisions, where appropriate.
  • Model Investigational Product study demands, create and maintain detailed demand plans for assigned studies.
  • Set inventory policies at depots and pack sites, agree to and monitor inventory levels.
  • Contribute to Supply Planning meetings.
  • Ensure the label content is defined and data is set up in the relevant systems.
  • Define the Supply packing and distribution strategy for local, regional and global studies.
  • Work closely with business partners to oversee the effective execution of Supply Chain plans, ensuring delivery against defined milestones.
  • Communicate and escalate any issues.
  • Support externalisation activities where vendors or partners are included in Supply Chains.


  • Excellent working knowledge of Supply Chain and Planning principles.
  • Knowledge of Clinical Study designs and approaches, as well as their effect on Supply Chains.
  • Experience in Inventory Management.
  • Ability to manage and priorities multiple complex projects.
  • Knowledgeable in regulatory requirements, including GMP, GCP and the Trial Master File.
  • An understanding of drug development process.
  • Experience working in Interactive Response Technology systems.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work with senior stakeholders across functions and geographies.

This is an urgent requirement - if interested, please apply asap and any questions, email