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Interim Transport & Logistics Manager

Interim Transport & Logistics Manager

  • Location

    Zürich, Switzerland

  • Sector:

    Supply Chain

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  • Salary:

    €550 - €600 per day

  • Contact:

    Jim bellicoso

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

  • Expiry date:


Job Overview:

The primary responsibility of the Transport & Logistics Manager is to support the Global Transportation Manager with transport operational and monitoring activities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Organise and support regular Business Performance reviews on Key Performance Indicators with strategic Transport Service Providers (Global and Regional)
  • Manage regular communication and reporting on key transportation metrics on agreed geographic scope
  • Support QA teams with regard to deviations management, corrective and preventive actions, Change Requests and other QA investigations
  • Actively participate to the sourcing, selection, contract management and deployment of transport partner together with Procurement, Quality and Legal
  • Lead and/ or actively support the implementation of global or regional initiatives on transportation network optimization: sea freight, temperature monitoring solutions, forwarders portfolio optimization
  • Support QA GDP teams and sites to deploy new Global QA GDP SOPs on transportation, temperature monitoring and risk mitigation plans
  • Support sites to maintain transport master data in SAP (dates of collection, planned delivery times, Incoterms, etc).
  • Support maintain a global cost to serve database to support plants, business development teams and other GMS function to evaluate end to end products costs
  • Assess the network capacity utilisation.
  • Report status on projects on a monthly basis
  • Validate transport invoices of selected transport providers
  • Review carrier invoices against agreed rates and internal guidelines on agreed geographical scope

Required skills, knowledge and abilities:

  • Minimum 2 years of experience from Supply Chain Management including distribution, transportation and channel management preferably within the pharmaceutical or Fast-Moving Consumer Goods industries
  • In-depth comprehension of the different Supply Chain Management techniques and distribution models and systems
  • Experience in transport management and regulations
  • Grasp and understanding of the pharmaceutical industry from a business and regulatory perspective (e.g. Good Distribution Practice Guidelines)
  • Knowledge and experience of the European third-party logistics market
  • Written and oral fluency in English


  • Business oriented decision maker with good management and analytical skills
  • Ability to develop and sustain in a transnational organisation professional working relationships with internal or external manufacturing sites, carriers and sales affiliates
  • Strong strategy and project execution skills
  • Good collaboration and coordination skills
  • Microsoft Excel capabilities- SAP capabilities are an advantage
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to solve complex challenges and problems in a structured way
  • Persistence
  • Experience from improving business practices/working procedures
  • Result oriented, motivated, flexible and proactive
  • Holistic view
  • Strong ethics and integrity

Educational background:

  • Relevant degree in Supply Chain Management and/or Business Management

Travel requirements:

  • EU domestic expected for less than 10% of the time