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Business Manager – Clinical Trial Supply/Comparator Sourcing


Location: Marlow, Buckinghamshire, UK

Salary: Competitive base salary + performance based bonus

Hours: Full Time

Contract Type: Permanent

Experience Level: Experienced (non-manager)


Overview of Opportunity


If you’ve got a strong background in managing the delivery of projects to pharmaceutical industry clients and you’re keeping an open mind about opportunities you should read on!


The Business


BAP Pharma is a global leader and still fastest growing company involved in the supply, packaging and labelling of medicines used in ground-breaking clinical trials. Now in our 10th year of trading, we will smash our targeted turnover of more than €250M in 2021, with more growth to come. We have grown on average at 45% per year in each of the last 2 years. And in order to maintain our growth, we have invested significantly in new sites globally. Currently moving to state of the art new facilities in both UK and USA, our German facility in Hochstadt, Bavaria, was purchased and massively modernised to its current state of art outlook in 2020. Come and join the team, develop your skills and grow as our exciting, development and expansion continues. We are now looking for a….


Job Description


You’d be executing and finalising projects according to strict deadlines and within budget. This includes coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party contractors in order to deliver projects according to plan.  You’d predominantly be focus on ensuring clinical trial comparator supplies and ancillaries are delivered to clients on time with all relevant documents.


This would involve a wide variety of interactions with clients, suppliers and colleagues where you’d be leading a cross functional team to deliver a great service


Examples of Responsibilities


  • Direct and manage project development from beginning to end.
  • Define project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.
  • Develop full-scale project plans and associated communications documents.
  • Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders. Inform clients of any potential delays.
  • Liaise with suppliers to obtain key documents; e,g. CoA, temp stability data, MSDS, SPC.
  • Liaise and negotiate with suppliers best prices for products
  • Liaise with clients’ logistical departments to ensure supplies are delivered in accordance with client’s needs.
  • Liaise with supplier’s Medical Information Departments.
  • Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path.
  • Define project success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout project life cycle.
  • Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work.
  • Build, develop, and grow any business relationships vital to the success of the project.
  • Conduct project post-mortems and create a recommendations report in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements.
  • Become adept at using BAPs in house stock control system: OrderWise
  • Make sure every scheduled delivery is checked to ensure batch number, expiry and quantity is as agreed with the client


Position Requirements


You’ll have  strong scientific education behind you and ideally will be educated to PhD level or equivalent.  You’ll also have defined project management experience gained in the delivery of complex, international services, ideally in eth clinical trial supplies space. 


As importantly you’ll have outstanding communication skills and the ability to keep clients happy, suppliers in line and your team motivated.


You’ll be highly motivated, adaptable and collaborative as well as having a desire to grow with the business.


Doesn’t sound like too much right?



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How to apply

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Andrew Wise