Thermo Fisher Scientific Senior Clinical Supply Chain Manager in Lansing, Michigan
*This is a Remote Opportunity located anywhere in the US*
The Clinical Supply Chain Manager Senior (Sr. 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. The Sr. CSCM will provide mentorship to other members of the CSOS unit and participate in business development activities.
Designs and implements strategic plans to supply study drug to complex global clinical trials using sound supply chain techniques
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.
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
Executes supply chain inventory management processes in partnership with internal Clinical Supply Optimization Services team members and packaging partners.
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
Plans and manages execution of initial supplies and resupplies for assigned studies
Proactively identifies potential supply chain issues, provides analysis and recommends solutions
Performs study close out activities including returned good reconciliation, inventory destruction processing, and file archiving
Summarizes data, prepares presentations and makes recommendations for action relative to the clinical supply chain and packaging plans
Provides recommendations on packaging design, distribution and blinding strategy with existing clients
Develops supply chain strategies for new clinical projects and initiates activities to support strategies agreed with clients
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.
Takes lead in developing solutions to solve issues with existing clients and projects
Identifies, recommends, and leads process improvement initiatives, Supports communication of best practice through shared learning sessions, contribution to guidelines and SOPs
Identifies new CSOS and other service line opportunities with existing clients and engages Business Development resources accordingly
Establishes and maintains financial forecasts and monthly billing processes for assigned client projects
Recognizes contracted scope of services and connects with the appropriate resources for extensions of service
Develops and administers training on CSOS business processes
Effectively mentors and coaches associates new to the Clinical Supply Optimization role on best practices associated with managing clinical supply chains
Stays abreast of relevant cGMPs, GCPs, and other regulatory requirements and ensures study management activities are aligned
Bachelor's degree or higher in operations management or science-related field (equivalent work experience may be considered)
Minimum of five (5) years clinical supply chain management experience
Experienced in building and managing forecasts for clinical supply chains
Excellent computer skills, including high proficiency with Microsoft Suite including Excel, Word and MS Project as well as the Office 365 environment.
Strong Project Management Skills
Demonstrated experience with multiple global clinical trials
Some travel (up to 25%) may be required, including international travel
Ability to independently manage priorities and workday in a remote setting
Certificates: Certified Project Management Professional is preferred. APICS certification (CPIM) also desirable
Exemplary communication and presentation skills, conceptual skills
Excellent Teamwork and interpersonal skills
Exemplary organization and self-management skills
Ability to manage multiple tasks and respond to change
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Demonstrated strength in leadership and coaching others
Strong customer service experience
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $25 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them. Our global team of more than 75,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services and Patheon. For more information, please visit www.thermofisher.com .
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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