Contract - Global Logistics, Trade and Supply Management SME

San Francisco, CA, United States
Jan 12, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Position Summary:

This position will manage the process leading to the development of the vision and strategic plan for building a global logistics operations and trade compliance function at GBT.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop the Global Logistics function for GBT including detailing team member competencies, logistics processes and tools leveraging industry best practices
  • Support implementation of Trade Compliance program for GBT, including development of required processes and procedures to ensure a continued state of compliance and mitigation of risks
  • Support in developing business continuity plans for logistics and distribution management
  • Partner with GBT's commercial team in executing global distribution strategies, including cold chain management, shipping lane definition, transport qualification and other related areas impacting logistics and distribution activities
  • Assess and implement required logistics processes and procedures for an effective end to end supply chain
  • Develop relevant Key Performance Indicators for logistics and distribution processes
  • Provide guidance on distribution strategies and requirements by partnering with internal resources and external contract manufacturers, third party logistic providers (3PL's)
  • Review logistics partners contracts and criteria for vendor selection and continued oversight.
  • Identify continuous improvement opportunities
  • Collaborate with Supply Chain leadership to manage logistics and distribution costs and budget. Identify best practices and opportunities to ensure cost effectiveness
  • Recommend processes and methodologies to ensure end to end supply chain continuity
  • Support on-going projects addressing inventory management, jurisdictional control, planning and forecasting


  • BS/BA or MBA degree
  • Typically requires 15+ years of experience in clinical or commercial supply chain management, including logistics management
  • Vendor management experience, specifically with Logistics and Distribution vendors
  • Working knowledge of cGXP's, familiar with US, EU regulations applicable to investigational drugs and drug development process, commercial pharmaceutical and biologics distribution
  • Good organizational and communication skills, effective project and time management skills, and able to meet tight timelines. Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Clinical and/or commercial supply chain, planning or materials management, inventory management, and business process facilitation
  • Demonstrated capabilities to identify and implement supply chain strategies related to logistics, distribution, product security ensuring compliance with applicable regulations