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Program Manager, Global Distribution – New, Haven CT – Biotech

New Haven, Connecticut

Program Manager, Global Distribution

My client, a global, publicly traded, rare disease division of a larger pharma company, is based in Boston MA.  They combine groundbreaking science with a steadfast commitment to meeting the needs of patients living with severe, life-threatening, and often ultra-rare diseases. The company’s scientists are among the first in the world to unlock the therapeutic potential of inhibiting terminal complement, a group of that play an important role in the body’s immune response and can destroy healthy tissue in certain patients.  They are driven by the following values:  Find Answers, Change the World, and Create a Legacy.


This patient-centric organization offers a collaborative culture of like-minded individuals gathered around a common goal. Smart, driven, high-performing colleagues for you to partner with!  Some opportunities happen only once in a lifetime – like a job where you can make a real difference!


They have the best of both worlds at this organization…the autonomy to be the experts in the field that they are, but also the backing and resources of large pharma to support them.  They have a solid rare disease pipeline with 8-10 launches anticipated in the next couple of years!


Currently seeking a Program Manager, Global Distribution.



  • 7+ years’ experience in a bio-pharmaceutical or other Supply Chain or Trade related role
  • Extensive knowledge of the bio-pharmaceutical Supply Chain including 3PL and Distribution
  • SAP/Business Intelligence application expertise
  • Must be authorized to work in the US without sponsorship
  • Position based out of New Haven, CT

The Program Manager, Global Distribution will be responsible for the continuous improvement & development of our robust and responsive distribution network.   They will design, lead and standardize the global distribution & logistic ways of working through people, process and systems. They will ensure supply continuity through global collaboration, supporting network design with alignment with Global Distribution & Logistics strategy. The position supports the GD&L function and collaborates cross functionally to optimize functionality as an advocate of Good Distribution practice (GDP).


This position is also responsible for EDI functionality/vendor management in support of the Distribution network. This individual will collaborate effectively with key stakeholders to ensure strategic and service level objectives are met. The successful candidate will maintain and develop clear operating procedures to ensure business scalability & agility to ensure we continuously meet the needs of patients.



  • Design and automation of distribution systems and monitoring capabilities to ensure accurate visibility is maintained with a focus on continuous improvement of manual vs automation activities to create a best-in-class process
  • Supporting key projects within the GD&L – for example – Network Optimization
  • Leading, designing and managing standardized ways of working across GD&L – with enhancements on process, systems and people
  • The SAP system SME to identify root causes to formulate recommendations for process enhancements
  • Developing a group of SAP SME’s across the organization
  • Leading for new product introduction for the US Distribution team. Main point of contact for cross functional US distribution partners.
  • Governance and system analysis to ensure that our 3rd party vendors system and the company are aligned – data checks, ERP alignment checks etc.
  • Ensuring GDP compliance relative to System processes and procedures as well as compliance to contractual obligations as stated in our SOP’s and 3PL contract


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant area of study
  • SAP/Business Intelligence application expertise
  • 7+ years’ experience in a bio-pharmaceutical or other Supply Chain or Trade related role
  • Extensive knowledge of the bio-pharmaceutical Supply Chain including 3PL and Distribution
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate complex business challenges and data-driven recommendations to senior leaders
  • The duties of this role are generally conducted in an office environment. As is typical of an office-based role, employees must be able, with or without an accommodation to: use a computer; engage in communications via phone, video, and electronic messaging; engage in problem solving and non-linear thought, analysis, and dialogue; collaborate with others; maintain general availability during standard business hours

Recruiter Information

Sherri Kemp