Clinical Study Supply Lead

England, Macclesfield, Cheshire
Competitive Salary & Benefits
15 Jun 2021
06 Jul 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

Clinical Study Supply Lead

Macclesfield, Cheshire, UK

Competitive Salary & Benefits

Date Posted: 15.06.21

Make a more meaningful impact to patients' lives around the globe

Here you'll have the opportunity to make a meaningful difference to patients' lives. With science at its heart, this is the place where breakthroughs born in the lab become transformative medicines - for the world's most complex diseases. Answer unmet medical needs by pioneering the next wave of science, focusing on outcomes and shaping the patient ecosystem.

Make a positive impact, in a team where it means more

In Operations we have a big ambition - to deliver more medicines to patients, quicker and more affordably. Backed by the investment, leadership and a clear plan to get there, we bring personal dedication and out of the box thinking.

In Pharmaceutical Technology and Development (PT&D) we are the bridge which turns forward-thinking science into actual medicines that help millions of people around the world. We work across the entire value chain, crafting and delivering active ingredients, formulations and devices required to support new medicines - from supplies for use in early toxicology studies and clinical trials to developing the technology to ensure drugs can be scaled up for commercial manufacture.

Would you like to utilise your supply chain knowledge to lead clinical supplies for your portfolio of global clinical studies? The Clinical Supply Study Lead (CSSL) is a key role within our Clinical Manufacturing and Supply teams. This role involves running a portfolio of studies across all phases of a drug development programme ensuring on time delivery to patients.

What you'll do

  • Project manage the delivery of clinical supplies effectively and consistently, and input to the balance of costs and any risks to supply, following defined business processes

  • Lead the Study Drug Working Group and contribute to the Supply Chain Team Meetings enabling continuous cross-functional dialogue with both internal and external partners on study design requirements and associated changes which may impact the supply chain elements of the study

  • Work within GMP Quality Management Systems ensuring that you actively handle any deviations, complaints and change controls

  • Understand customer demand requirements and have the ability to translate this into a supply plan

  • Manage the Interactive Response Technology (IRT) system to execute demand and supply planning

  • Take ownership for Inventory management, utilising systems such as Smart Supplies, including any rework and recalls, extensions of shelf life and expiry date management, or stock destruction

  • Ensure effective communication with project teams and key partners across a global network

  • Support risk management of individual studies with proactive mitigation of risks that potentially impact the quality or delivery of supplies, ensuring consistent on time delivery of drug to patient

  • Monitor the budget for your individual study supply activities and materials for the project including packaging, labelling and distribution costs

Required Skills & Knowledge

  • Bachelors Degree in a scientific or business subject area - equivalent experience will be considered

  • Experience within a supply chain environment or pharmaceutical industry

  • Holistic knowledge of end to end supply chain activities

  • Experience and proven track record of successful demand and supply planning

  • Experience in running projects and influencing customer demands

  • Analytical aptitude, showing strong data analysis skillbase and ability to utilise dashboards

  • Strong influencing, negotiating and problem-solving skills, across geographical and cultural boundaries

  • Risk identification and management

  • LEAN capabilities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Proficient IT skills with an ability to adapt and operate in bespoke multiple systems

Desirable Skills & Knowledge

  • Awareness of GMP (Good Manufacturing Practise) and GCP (Good Clinical Practice)

  • Knowledge of clinical development processes relevant to the supply of clinical materials

  • Experienced in handling Quality Events (Deviations, Change Controls, Complaints)

  • Use of either SmartSupplies or SAP would be an advantage

  • Good working knowledge of planning applications

Pioneer a new future to meet global healthcare challenges!

At AstraZeneca we're dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There's no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration. Always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development.

So, what's next!

Please submit your application by midnight on 6th July 2021.

Close Date: 6th July 2021

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