Clinical Supply Manager

10 Jan 2019
24 Jan 2019
Contract Type
ProClinical is seeking a Clinical Supply Manager to be based in Basel on a contract basis. This GCS Clinical Trial Supply Manager (CTSM) defines and executes an optimal clinical trial supply strategy for a clinical trial including effective risk management to ensure supply continuity to patients.

The CTSM is the GCS single point of contact at trial level for the integrated Clinical Trial Team (iCTT). Is responsible for clinical trial supply deliverables within GCS and all other relevant associated sub-functions, maintaining Quality and Compliance through all activities.
Has operational end to end responsibility for assigned activity. Leads and manages all project and local network activities and participates in cross-functional teams.

Job Responsibilities:

* Represents GCS as a core member in the integrated Clinical Trial Team (iCTT); defines and advises the iCTT on the optimal clinical trial supply strategy in terms of, but not limited to, packaging design, technical and timeline feasibility, efficiency and risk management.
* Reviews overall clinical trial protocol/protocol amendments, provides inputs to develop optimal packaging design, clinical trial supply design and visit schedule.
* Creates and maintains complete and accurate clinical supply demand for assigned study in alignment with protocol requirements, key study parameters and milestones, patient projections, with appropriate overage and by using defined processes and systems.
* Creates and drives finalization of the packaging design (Clinical Packaging Request) and a comprehensive label strategy for all participating countries in the clinical trial.
* Defines clinical supply parameters for NIRT set up and initiates subsequent updates throughout the duration of the clinical trial
* Develops and executes a trial-level project plan together with all other relevant roles.
* Identifies, assesses and proactively communicates supply risks to all relevant stakeholders along with appropriate mitigation strategies to ensure supply continuity
* Collaborates with all relevant line function partners for country submission and approval timelines (including IND-IMPD amendment) to develop optimal supply strategy.
* Generates optimal distribution plans for investigational medicinal products (IMPs), jointly with partner functions. Triggers and tracks shipments of IMPs from central depot to regional hubs and local depots.
* Develops, maintains and executes an optimal resupply strategy with proactive planning, appropriate lead-time and replenishment quantities to ensure compliance and continuity of clinical supplies, including proactive expiry management of clinical supplies.
* Is responsible to consolidate, maintain and track the clinical trial budget with key stakeholders for overall GCS external cost (e.g. labels, packaging, distribution and comparators).
* Actively contributes to the GCS sub team as a full member. Ensures adequate, proactive exchange of relevant knowledge & information between the GCS sub team and the CTT.
* Fully supports, prepares the GCS PL to adequately address GCS-considerations at various cross-functional teams e.g. TRD sub team, ICT, etc.
* Actively participate in team’s activities and fulfill all related tasks and responsibilities related to own discipline.
* Proactively communicate key issues and any critical topic in a timely manner to the appropriate management level and to/or any other relevant project team members. Interpret results, evaluate data, draw conclusions and report back to team and management.
* Give guidance to team members. Provide coaching and technical training as subject matter expert or recognized technical expert. Act as mentor for junior and senior associates.
* Actively contribute to team goals.
* Monitor and report Key Performance Indicators (KPI) and performance measures to enable strategic objectives to be met, or corrective action to be taken.

Skills and Requirements:

* Degree in science, engineering or equivalent.
* Fluent in English
* 5 years of practical experience in chemical / pharmaceutical industry, ? 3 years of experience in field of expertise
* Good expertise in related field.
* Good knowledge about the Drug Development process
* Basic project management, good organization and planning skills
* Knowledge of relevant regulations (e.g. GMP, HSE etc.)
* Demonstrates problem-solving and idea generation skills
* Good presentation skills
* Fundamental Leadership skills.
* Very good communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills. Ability to work in interdisciplinary teams.

To Apply:
Please click on the Apply button. Please include a short note outlining why you are interested in the role and why you think you are suitable.
In case you have difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please call Andrea Rotmistrovsky on +44 203 854 0675 or upload your CV on our website -
A full job description is available on request.
ProClinical is a specialist employment agency and recruitment business, providing job opportunities within major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.


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