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IMP and Commercial Supply Chain Planner - London, UK

Company: Planet Pharma Staffing Limited
Location: London, United Kingdom
Reference: JF-SH-09
Closing Date: 09 Sep 17
Type: Permanent
Salary (£): Competitive
Benefits: Central London Location, Pension, Gym Membership, Performance and Annual Bonuses Provided,

Job Summary:

Our client is a new EU healthcare company, launched approximately 130 years after the organisation was founded (1878) in Osaka, Japan, where the current headquarters are still located. The company has grown to become a major research-driven pharmaceutical company dedicated to placing the highest value on patient care, currently looking for to add to their Clinical and Commercial Supply Chain team.



IMP and Commercial Supply Chain Planner 


London, United Kingdom

Company Overview: 

We are committed to working differently and more closely with patients and the communities we serve, across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). It is our ambition to be a leader in healthcare through the discovery and supply of medicines that offer the greatest level of satisfaction to patients, their families and healthcare providers, and that improve quality of life.

We are guided by a simple but powerful principle: follow the needs of the patient and the community that surrounds them. This means ensuring that the real-life challenges patients face everyday remain the primary purpose behind R&D, which we believe is a more encouraging way to create clinically-meaningful therapies. No-one at our organisation is separated from the patient by more than one degree: we listen closely to patients, which is how we make a real difference.

We hope our patient-first approach lays strong foundations on which to build a centre of excellence in R&D. As a research-led organisation, we are defined by a distinct openness and close partnership approach to creating vaccines and medicines spanning pain, infectious diseases, metabolic disorders, women’s health and oncology.

Position Overview: 

This role sits in EU Supply Chain team based in London, which is responsible for both marketed and investigational medicinal products.  IMP and Commercial Supply Chain Planner will be responsible for operational activities across both the commercial and clinical supply chain. Activities will predominantly concentrate on the execution of processes associated with planning and forecasting, and order fulfilment. Communication with third parties will be required, as will cross-functional and global discussions. 

Commercial Supply Chain Planning:

  • Develop the supply chain demand plan for up to five products across multiple EU markets.
  • Inventory management and Supply Chain operations: Manage the order fulfillment process for the commercial supply chain following GxP requirements.  
  • Support the monthly Sales and Operations meeting through communication with the Affiliates, Suppliers and preparation of KPI reports.

Clinical Supply Chain Planning:

  • Support the set-up of the distribution processes, vendors and IRT system for newly assigned clinical studies.
  • Manage the distribution and depot suppliers and processes on assigned clinical studies and provide regular updates to the project team, ensuring project timelines and patient visits are achieved.
  • Monitor inventory levels and expiry dates taking action where required.
  • Manage the return of IMP from clinical sites for relevant projects ensuring all product is received at the return depot or destroyed and overall reconciliation is completed
  • Manage the development, translation and regulatory review of clinical trial label text for global clinical trials.
  • Support commercial suppler communication and alignment, also fulfilling rolling forecast obligations. 


  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Life Sciences, Pharmacy, Chemistry, Engineering or other Health Science
  • PhD or MBA as advanced degree
  • A minimum of three years’ experience of Commercial Supply Chain planning or of the management of Clinical Trial Supplies in a global environment 

About Planet Pharma:

Planet Pharma was founded by a dedicated team of seasoned professionals with extensive experience supporting the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and device industries. We are a unique staffing agency that have dedicated recruiters solely focussing on candidates to support the clients we work with.

Innovative – We constantly explore new ways of working that will help us be more efficient and effective

Entrepreneurial – We look at things differently, immerse ourselves in your world and devise solutions for each and every client

Expert – Everyone on our team is an expert in their field, trained and continually learning to deliver an unrivalled level of experience

Passionate – We are all incredibly proud to be part of Planet Pharma and we genuinely care about the people we work with


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We are an equal opportunities Recruitment Business and Agency. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

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Contact Information:

Address:  Head Office
10 Greycoat Place, London,
Tel:  +44 203 868 1000
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