Manager, Clinical Supply Chain

Brisbane, CA

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OVERVIEW

We are currently searching for a skilled professional to join a well-known client’s team as Manager, Clinical Supply Chain. The position ensures that all clinical trials, including multiple global Phase 3 studies, have timely and adequate supply for administration to patients. The Clinical Supply Chain group is involved in a clinical trial from the early stages of inception to study closure. This role includes demand forecasting, determination of an appropriate presentation to the clinical site and subject, setting production schedules, inventory management at depots and sites, order management and proof of delivery, return or destruction and global distribution logistics including import and export management. This position will also be responsible for driving the clinical packaging strategy for all materials needed for global clinical studies by working closely with Clinical Operations, CMC and contracted CROs and CMOs to determine manufacturing and supply needs and timelines.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Act as a key interface between the CMC and clinical teams
  • Interpretation of a protocol or study overview to calculate total demand and translation of total demand into a demand forecast over time
  • Manage clinical labeling including label design, translation and production
  • Preparation of a supply plan to support the demand forecast, including determination of supply overage amounts and regular inventory update to project teams
  • Manage international distribution and logistics for clinical programs, including importing and exporting clinical supplies
  • Manage clinical packaging/distribution including negotiating contracts, designing clinical supply plans and developing the distribution instructions with clinical supply chain vendors
  • Develop supply strategy to maximize supply efficiency, minimize waste while identifying risk and develop risk mitigation plans
  • Setting up Integrated Voice and Web Response Systems with the clinical team, including UAT testing
  • Monitor regularly drug expiration; initiate inventory release and re-supply with the IXRS system, serving as the un-blinded inventory manager
  • Write and execute test scripts for supply chain management in the IXRS system
  • Achieve operational objectives by providing information and recommendations to strategic plans and Budget reviews
  • Support department budget activities
  • Review departmental SOPs and ensure updates and compliance with industrial standards
  • Develop strong internal collaboration with stakeholders, such as Clinical Operations, Regulatory Affairs, Quality, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Manufacturing functions, to ensure high customer satisfaction
  • Perform other duties as assigned

EXPERIENCE

  • Proven experience handling confidential and sensitive information with the ability to exercise discretion and show good judgment; honesty, integrity, and trust building behaviors in all dealings is essential and required
  • Must have excellent customer-service orientation, high degree of professionalism, and ability to work with limited direction
  • Daily demonstrates a positive, ‘can do’ and solution-oriented attitude.  Strong oral and written communicator; detail-oriented with a commitment to accuracy
  • Self-motivated, with initiative and the ability to take ownership of, and follow through with, specific tasks
  • Ability to multi-task and shift priorities quickly while working under tight deadlines
  • Skilled in developing collaborative internal and external relationships
  • Required skill in the operation of standard office equipment including: fax machines, copy machines and other equipment as necessary
  • Strong PC experience and demonstrated proficiency in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio

EDUCATION

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business Administration
  • Master’s Degree preferred

To be a best-fit your strengths must include

  • Strong Communicator. You will have extensive correspondence that relies on you being conversant in regulatory guidelines and clinical terminology 
  • Organized. You’re an efficient time-manager and can handle the pressure of meeting multiple strict deadlines 
  • Ability to work independently and with a team: You will be collaborating and often contributing to discussions amongst internal teams; you also work effectively without a lot of support or structure
  • Problem-Solvers.  As an action-oriented self-starter, you’re eager to apply your expertise in diagnosing inefficiencies, determining root causes, and recommending solutions to complex challenges
  • Personable. You establish and nurture highly effective relationships with colleagues and key stakeholders that support and advance project goals and objectives 
  • Credible. Thorough understanding of clinical methodologies and providing sound analytical support, you quickly establish credibility as a reliable resource


About Advanced Clinical

Advanced Clinical is an award-winning clinical development organization that provides global services including CRO, Functional Support, Quality & Validation, Patient Recruitment and Retention, and Strategic Talent Acquisition solutions for pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device organizations. Our mission is to deliver a truly better clinical experience for our clients and candidates. To learn more about Advanced Clinical which has been named to Chicago Tribune’s Top Workplaces, Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies, and Best of Staffing Talent & Client, visit http://www.advancedclinical.com.


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Please know that every completed application is carefully reviewed by the Advanced Clinical recruitment team. We understand the time commitment that is needed to prepare an application, so we respect your effort by thoughtfully reviewing and responding to each application. In return, we ask for your patience as careful review takes time, and we may not be able to respond to every application immediately.

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