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Supply Chain Manager

Wilmington, Massachusetts, United States
January 24, 2017

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John F. Griffin

* ******** ******, **********, ************* 01887

[H] 978-***-**** [C] 978-***-****


Accomplished pharmaceutical supply chain expert with extensive experience in both clinical and commercial supply. Motivated, organized, and focused completing projects on deadline. Demonstrated ability to manage and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously.

Clinical Supply Chain

ERP/IXRS System Development and Implementation

Long-range Forecasting

Commercial Supply Chain Implementation

Contract Vendor Negotiation and Management

Interpersonal Skills

Professional Experience

ENTASIS THERAPEUTICS, Waltham, MA 2016 – present

Supply Chain Consultant

Manage clinical supply chain and logistics.

Recommend and implement CMO’s to be used for packaging, labeling, and distribution.

Create clinical study English label and oversee translation process.

FORUM PHARMACEUTICALS, INC., Watertown, MA 2012 – 2016

Associate Director, Supply Chain (2015 – 2016)

Senior Manager, Clinical Supply (2012 – 2015)

Selected primary commercial packaging facility and readied it for launch of product with multiple SKUs.

Wrote SOPs related to planning, material control, inventory identification system for products with multiple SKUs, and interaction with CMO.

Managed CMOs for packaging, labeling, and distribution.

Created lot trace system, resulting in improved supply and quality control of source reducing amount of time to provide lot trace from hours /days to minutes.

Developed SOPs to support clinical supply, packaging, labeling, distribution, and returns operations.

Forecasted and managed CTM inventory levels for four developmental programs.

Created clinical study distribution strategies to support Phase I through Phase III studies at up to 1200 sites.

Developed and managed IXRS systems for all late phase studies resulting in drug delivery with zero stockouts.


Manager II, Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Logistics

Managed all commercial supply chain transportation.

Developed global transportation strategies to support operations; streamlined lanes, leveraged available stability.

Ensured partner compliance with developed shipping strategies.

Managed ERP systems transactions to support supply chain moves and sales.

Assisted with development of strategic partnerships and ongoing supplier relationships.

Managed and validated commercial Velcade® packaging site.

Member of Velcade® subcutaneous launch team.

PAREXEL, Lowell, MA 2009 – 2010

Clinical Logistics Manager

Supervised the set-up, conduct, and closure phase of laboratory service projects.

Managed the setup and execution of CTS packaging, labeling and distribution projects.

Developed SOPs, guidelines and working procedures to support operations.

Supervised a team of five Logistics Associates and Assistants supporting ongoing projects.

Participated in the proposal bidding process, 3rd party vendor selection, bid defense, and contract negotiation.

NOVARTIS VACCINES, Louisville, KY and Allentown, PA 2009

Consultant/QA Person in Plant

Reviewed, revised, and recommend new SOP’s to support operations.

Provided daily over site of cold chain storage and distribution operation.

Ensured bulk product was received and stored as per validated procedures.

Provided QA senior management with updates on plant operations.


Associate Director, Clinical Supply

Established procedures and policies to support clinical supply operations.

Expanded clinical packaging, labeling and distribution contract capacity.

Resolved IVR and distribution supply issues for lead drug candidate studies.

Recognized and corrected drug supply, expiration date and regulatory issues.

Developed and mentor clinical supply employees.

IDENIX PHARMACEUTICALS, INC., Cambridge, MA 2004 – 2007

Associate Director, Supply Coordination (2006 – 2007)

Senior Manager, Clinical Supply (2004 – 2006)

Established long range commercial plan and risk management strategy.

Established and managed the commercial US supply chain operations for Tyzeka™.

Expanded and continue to cultivate clinical and commercial CMO relationships.

Managed departmental budget of over $30 million.

Improved clinical study concept to CTM availability lead time.

VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS, INC., Cambridge, MA 1999 – 2004

Manager, Logistics (2001 – 2004)

Supervisor, Logistics and Materials Management (1999 – 2001)

Provided contract vendor management for all CTM packaging and labeling operations and facilities.

Negotiated favorable air and truck freight rates taking advantage of increased volume provided by merger with Aurora and Panvera.

Established import and export policies and procedures for Vertex global operations.

Managed a staff of seven employees.

Evaluated, selected and implemented new inventory control / ERP system.


BIOGEN, INC., Cambridge, MA

Senior Logistics Analyst

Supervisor, Global Clinical Operations

Supervisor, Support Services and Receiving

Kawneer Corporation, Bedford, MA

Internal Sales Representative

Warehouse Supervisor

FISONS Pharmaceuticals, Bedford, MA

Group Leader

Education and Professional Development

Coursework (three year’s study), Business Management, Western New England University, Bedford MA

Certified, DIA Course, Drug Information Association, Boston MA

Certified, Global Clinical Supplies, Global Clinical Supplies Group


Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)

Clinical Trials Supply Management in R&D

Global Clinical Supplies Group

International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering

Clinical Trials Supply Chain

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