Thermo Fisher Scientific Clinical Supply Chain Manager in Boston, Massachusetts
The Clinical Supply Chain Manager (CSCM) is responsible for planning and managing designated clinical supply chain Management team activities for the Fisher Clinical Services (FCS) Clinical Supply Optimization Services (CSOS) unit. This position will work with FCS clients, packaging sites, depots, Clinical Supply Chain Managers and Drug Supply Coordinators to understand the supply chain requirements, define the supply strategy and manage clinical trial materials on the study or program level.
This is a remote position that can be located anywhere within the U.S.
Serves as the global project lead on assigned projects, ensuring internal project resources are focused on delivery and client satisfaction, leading by example and negotiating across geographic and functional lines
Works with both internal and client Project teams to ensure consistent communication of clinical trial material supply status. Identifies potential risks, defines and executes risk mitigation plans.
Ensures temperature excursion process is executed as required
Performs study close out activities including returned good reconciliation, inventory destruction processing, and file archiving
Develops and provides client(s) with reports on actual project spend versus budget
Negotiates effectively with clients regarding study plan without damaging relationships
Clinical Supply Experience:
Provides recommendations on packaging design, distribution and blinding strategy
Plans and manages execution of initial supplies and resupplies for assigned studies
Designs and implements strategic plans to supply study drug to complex global clinical trials using sound supply chain techniques
Provides input into user requirement specifications of Interactive Response Technology (IRT) medication management module(s) as needed.
Reviews IRT strategy to ensure it supports the strategic supply plans and ensures that IRT settings are adjusted to optimize the supply chain
Executes IRT User Acceptance Testing, if required
Leverages the inventory management capabilities of the IRT to appropriately manage studies
Supply Chain Management:
Devises and implements inventory management plans that have complex supply chains
Reviews, interprets and implements supply forecast plans from internal or external source documents and tools
Executes supply chain inventory management processes in partnership with internal Clinical Supply Optimization Services team members and packaging partners.
Proactively identifies potential supply chain issues, provides analysis and recommends solutions
Bachelor's degree or higher in operations management or science-related field (equivalent work experience may be considered)
Strong Project Management Skills, 2-3 years' experience
Minimum of 3 - 5 years clinical supply chain management experience
Experience with IRT/IXRS/IWVR required.
Experienced in building and managing forecasts for clinical supply chains
Knowledge of relevant cGMPs, GCPs, and other regulatory requirements
Excellent computer skills, including high proficiency with Microsoft Suite including Excel, Word and MS Project as well as the Office 365 environment.
Significant travel (up to 25%) may be required, including international travel
Ability to independently manage priorities and workday in a remote setting
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills
Thermo Fisher Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, veteran status, age or disability status.
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