Supply Chain Manager

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/01/17
San Francisco, CA
8 - 10 years experience
Business Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/01/17

This position will manage drug supply planning and execution activities necessary to ensure timely and continuous drug supply to global clinical studies.  The scope of activities includes drug demand forecasting, develop and/or maintain required label text, manage clinical packaging and distribution vendors and oversee packaging schedules, set up of distribution and logistics networks, establish IXRS supply strategies as needed and develop returns and destruction processes.   Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Demand planning and forecasting – able to translate clinical study synopsis/protocols into actionable drug forecasts
  • Supply strategies – develop effective packaging and supply strategies maximizing available inventory by location and shelf life while minimizing waste and potential obsolescence
  • Packaging – oversee clinical packaging activities, coordinate release of drug for clinical use
  • Inventory Management – manage global depot inventory supporting clinical studies
  • Label text – develop and manage label text, coordinate translations and proofing processes. Coordinate with clinical packaging facilities to ensure proper label inventory levels is maintained
  • Distribution and Logistics -  set up, manage and monitor global distributionnetworks based on study requirements.  Ensure required Import/Export documentation is available
  • Systems – Develop any required Interactive Response Technology (IRT) supply strategies, review and provide input on User Requirement Specifications (URS) and participate on User Acceptance Tests (UAT) as required
  • Participate in Study Execution (SET) meetings as Supply Chain Subject Matter Expert
  • Effective cross-functional collaborator and communicator.  Interface with GBT’s CMC team, Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance, Clinical Operations groups, and others as required
  • Financial acumen – manage budgets, vendor contracts as required
  • Vendor management – effective vendor oversight ensuring timelines are met
  • Procedures – develop and establish Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) as required


  • BS/BA or MBA degree
  • Vendor management experience, specifically with Clinical Packaging and Distribution vendors
  • Working knowledge of cGMP’s , familiar with US, EU regulations applicable to investigational drugs
  • Good organizational and communication skills, effective project and time management skills, and able to work well under pressure. Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word & Excel
  • Typically requires 8+ years of experience in clinical or commercial supply chain management
  • Clinical and/or commercial supply chain, planning or materials management, inventory management, and business process facilitation
  • Experience with supplying global randomized, blinded studies
Not the right job?
Join Ladders to find it.
With a free Ladders account, you can find the best jobs for you and be found by over 20,0000 recruiters.