Operations Technical Specialist

Job title : Operations Technical Specialist
Location : London
Job type : Contract/Freelance
Salary : Negotiable
Contact name : Pauline Markina
Contact email : pauline.markina@secpharma.com

This position is responsible for independently contributing to and support the Global Investigational Material Supply Chain (IMSC) operational matters pertaining to Global Logistics (GL).

Client: Large pharma
Location: West London
Duration: 6 months
IR35 Determination: Inside (Umbrella only)

Overview:
- The incumbent will be responsible for ensuring distribution set up is complete, ensuring supplies are stored, shipped and delivered for each study in appropriate conditions.
- This role will also have a responsibility for the review of IMSC GL documentation in the TMF.
- The incumbent may support various IMSC and external functions by completing assigned tasks.

Responsibilities:
- Moderately impact clinical supply chain organization and its processes.
- Able to represent IMSC to global vendors.
- Participates in execution of project deliverables.
- Able to manage multiple projects of moderate complexity.
- Interacts with global external vendors and cross functional support teams (QA, stability, GTMM etc.).
- Establishes clear timelines for accomplishing goals.
- Reviews GMP documentation for operational and technical accuracy.
- Independently solves routine problems/issues. Seeks advice/input on more complex problems.
- Creates, reviews and approves business proposals.
- Identifies conflicts & issues with internal/external partners.
- Builds internal and external cross-functional relationships.
- May participate on cross-functional teams.
- Moderate knowledge of demand planning and basic knowledge of forecasting and planning.
- Performs other tasks as assigned.

Requirements:
- Life Sciences degree
- 3+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry
- Experience in drug development, clinical supply chain management and/or clinical distribution, packaging and labelling preferred
- Strong background in cGMP, cGLP, cGDP and ICH requirements.
- Demonstrated skills in project management and handling multiple projects simultaneously.
- Basic knowledge of legislative & regulatory requirements with respect to investigational new drugs.
- Teamwork and collaboration skills.
- Enhanced negotiation skills.
- Understanding of drug development process.
- Basic analytical and influencing skills.
- Basic understanding of Forecasting & Planning requirements.
- Basic project management skills.
- Basic knowledge of industry technologies.
- Basic knowledge of Import/Export requirements.
- Ability to effectively prioritise tasks and work under pressure.