BE - R and D - Trial Supply Manager - Normal

Highly Competitive
  1. Permanent
  2. Supply Chain
  3. Belgium
Beerse, Antwerp
Posting date: 28 Jun 2019

An internationally renowned pharmaceutical company is currently advertising a Trial Supply Manager to their office in Beerse. This top 10 pharma company works across multiple sectors, including medical devices, pharmaceutical research, and consumer health. The vacancy offers an exciting opportunity to work with a company with over 100,000 professionals around the globe.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the management of clinical supplies during the execution phase of clinical trials consistent with GMP guidelines.
  • Adapt supply strategies in view of changes in trial execution and ensure a seamless transition from study design phase.
  • Assess clinical study recruitment rates and ensure supply planning is adapted accordingly.
  • Utilize business tools to manage inventories at depots and sites and ensure on-time delivery with minimal overage of clinical supplies.
  • Conduct issue resolution activities for supply aspects of clinical studies (e.g., packaging, distribution).
  • Establish and modify trial specific distribution agreements
  • Member of appropriate GCDO clinical trial team.
  • Develop strong internal collaboration with GCDO stakeholders to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Interface with GCDO stakeholders at both the Trial and Compound level
  • Develop excellent working relationships with the other groups within Supply Management. Manage trial supply budget.
  • With guidance, manages the activities required to meet First-Patient-In date of clinical trials. This includes initial demand forecasting, configuration of the distribution network, IVR / RTSM specifications, and developing supply strategies to meet clinical plans while optimizing drug overage. Updates therapeutic area representatives on relevant clinical supply chain topics.
  • With guidance, responsible for managing all aspects of issue escalation and resolution at the study level.
  • Responsible for making transparent any study risks via the cS&OP process.
  • Responsible for developing scenario analysis to drive/support decision-making through the cS&OP process.
  • Escalation point and interface with the management team via Executive cS&OP, with guidance from Team Lead Focus and scope
  • Responsible for the management of all clinical supplies during trial execution within J&J Pharma R&D (large and small molecules and for all phases of clinical trials).
  • General focus on large, complex studies.
  • Act as role model within team for use of core processes and proper use of systems and tools
  • Takes accountability for own performance and development seeking opportunities to broaden knowledge and subject matter expertise.
  • Support business process improvement initiatives.
  • Gathers diverse viewpoints and able to influence key stakeholders within the Clinical Supply Chain, and other key cross functional partners.

Skills and Requirements:

  • A minimum of a bachelor's degree is required.
  • A minimum of four + (4+) years of relevant professional experience is required, preferably in a clinical supply related role.
  • General knowledge of GxP principles is required.
  • Experience with the following functions is preferred: clinical supply pack/label/distribution, clinical trial operations, project management, pharma/bio research and development, and inventory management.
  • Experience with clinical supply demand management tools is preferred (e.g., tcVisualize, IVRS, SAP, OMP+).
  • Demonstrable multitasking, project management, and execution skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including communication, presentation, persuasion, and influence.
  • Good organisational skills, including efficiency, punctuality, and collaboration in a team environment.
  • Proficiency with computer skills, such as MS Office.

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