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Logistics Planner/Supply Chain Management - Leading Pharma

  • Location: Boston
  • Salary: US$35 - US$40 per hour per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: Life Sciences
  • Contact: Mark Watson
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Expiry Date: 10 August 2022
  • Job Ref: JN -062022-471774

Our leading pharmaceutical client is hiring for an experienced logistics planner who will be working in the supply chain management team on a hybrid basis! Please see a short job summary below and apply with your most up-to-date resume if interested!


The Planner of Logistics, Cell and Gene Therapy is responsible for working with the Sr. Manager to plan and execute time critical cold chain shipments in support of our client's Cell and Gene therapy programs. This includes management of clinical study shipments and real-time tracking and troubleshooting of issues. The Planner works closely with couriers, Clinical Operations, CMO scheduling staff, QA and other stakeholders to plan and execute shipments.


· Works alongside Sr. Specialists and Sr. Managers to ensure seamless scheduling and delivery of apheresis and drug product.

· Plans and executes time critical clinical shipments for Cell and Gene Therapy programs.

· Interacts with Chain of Identify software to plan and execute shipments.

· Represents Supply Chain on assigned project sub-teams and task forces and with guidance, executes logistics activities.

· Assists in process improvements to reduce lead-time and eliminate non-value add activities.

· Participates in quality investigations.

· Uses procedures and resources to solve logistical issues and selects modes of transport.

· Participates in Clinical Study working teams as needed.

· Supports efforts to resolve issues that block timely flow of materials or projects.

· Responsible for compliance with regulations such as Good Distribution Practices.

· Performs other duties as assigned.


· Experience with managing pharmaceutical logistics, cold chain or Cell and Gene therapy preferred.

· Ability to follow procedures for troubleshooting supply problems and escalating as appropriate.

· Displays growing knowledge of applicable regulations (GMP, GDP, GCP).

· Attention to detail and close follow-up on each shipment.

· Able to resolve logistics issues real-time with cross-functional stakeholder input as needed.