Supply Chain Manager (Cambridge, UK)

Permanent, full-time position

Cycle Pharmaceuticals was founded in 2012 with the sole aim of delivering best-in-class drug treatments and support to the under-served rare disease patient community.

We focus on rare metabolic, immunological and neurological genetic conditions. Our patients typically require life-long treatment with life-saving medicine. Frequent and forever drug treatment can significantly impact the quality-of-life of patients. It can also impact the lives of their families and other caregivers. Cycle’s approach is to utilize the latest cutting-edge pharmaceutical technologies to deliver the required medicine, with the minimum impact on daily routines. Just as importantly, Cycle is committed to provide individualized support to patients, families, caregivers and the healthcare professional community. For more information please visit:

We are recruiting for a Supply Chain Manager based in Cambridge (UK). Whether you’re looking to take the first step into Supply Chain Management from a Planning role or wanting to consolidate your experience this role could be for you.

Working as a team player and self-starter eager to learn and able to multitask across multiple projects, the successful individual will oversee and manage every stage of the production flow, from purchasing raw materials, manufacturing, packaging and storage (of goods and componentry) to the delivery of the final product. They will take ownership to ensure the right amount of product is made at the right time to prevent market-level stockouts, by using forecasting and inventory trends to maintain supplier and vendor relationships as well as company budgets. The Cambridge team is relatively small but highly dynamic, and the work environment is representative of an expanding company, hence requiring an adaptive and pragmatic mindset. Coaching and mentoring to support continuous learning and professional development will be provided and tailored to individual needs.

Job Title: Supply Chain Manager

Cycle Company:                Cycle Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Location:                                Broers Building, 21  JJ Thompson Ave, Cambridge, CB3 0FA

Position Summary:          This full-time position within the Supply Chain department

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supplier Relationship Management – negotiating terms, reviewing contracts, monitoring and assessing performance and maintaining cost-effective practices.
  • Implement, review and update supply chain processes and associated SOPs in line with company policies, standards, laws and regulations.
  • Single point of contact for assigned API manufacturers, primary & secondary packagers and componentry inventory – responsible for ensuring orders (POs) are placed according to customer requirements and company budgets.
  • Manage short and long-term forecast projections to drive production and inventory planning goals.
  • Collaborate with key internal stakeholders to ensure regulatory and quality compliance at each stage of production.
  • Analyse supply chain data and solve any issues or put alternative plans in place.
  • Identify and minimise risks by reviewing long-term horizon planning.
  • Lead the development, implementation and maintenance of Serialisation in all required markets in collaboration with outsourced and government vendors.
  • Maintain compliance with all regulatory & quality requirements; complete RCA & CAPAs when required.
  • Deliver and report key KPIs to management.

Qualifications & Skills:

Key Skills and Experience:

  • Educated to degree level; preferable in Life Sciences, Business or related discipline or relevant experience in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • At least 2 years of work experience in a similar role within a regulated industry, experience gained working within the pharmaceutical experience would be beneficial.
  • Excellent written and oral communication including presentation skills.
  • Ability to work in a proactive and autonomous manner, as well as being part of a team with the ability to establish strong relationships and liaise effectively with suppliers, distributors and associated companies worldwide.
  • Good working knowledge and experience of project management tools and skills.
  • Good problem solving and critical thinking in complex, multidisciplinary situations.
  • Demonstrate a ‘can do’ attitude to assume responsibilities beyond own role when the circumstances demand.
  • Ability to focus, work with attention to detail and retain critical information.
  • Able to work under pressure and in a fast-paced constantly evolving environment.
  • Be proficient in the use of IT packages, especially Microsoft Excel.

Salary Range

  • £40,000 – £50,000

What makes this role special:

  • Seek to have a profound impact on patients and their families;
  • Work across a range of different disease states;
  • Opportunity for professional development and training;
  • Help shape the culture and future of an emerging pharmaceutical company with a grand vision;
  • Collaborate with a growing team of experienced professionals;
  • Learn from a strong leadership team a with a proven history of

Working Conditions & Environment

The role will be based in our new Cambridge office but some travel to attend meetings may be required. We have an agile working policy which allows for a mixture of home and office-based working, and the flexibility to manage start and finish times around our core working hours.

Employee Benefits at Cycle Pharmaceuticals

In addition to being part of a great team and doing things that will make a real difference to patients’ lives, you will be part of the Cycle ‘family’ and enjoy all the benefits that brings:

  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • Performance based bonus
  • Opportunity to join a fast growing and ambitious business
  • Company pension scheme
  • 100% employer paid membership for Private Health Insurance
  • Life and Critical Illness Insurance
  • Corporate Gym membership
  • Regular team building events and an agile working environment


Cycle Pharmaceuticals embraces diversity and equality of opportunity.  We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills.  We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.  We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics.  We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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