Thermo Fisher Scientific Team Leader, Clinical Supply Chain in Boston, Massachusetts
The Team Lead is responsible for managing and coaching CSOS staff and planning and managing designated clinical supply chain Management 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. They will also participate support the commercial team as Subject Matter Expert for business development activities.
Serves as a subject matter expert on the Clinical Supply Chain Optimization Services (CSOS) service line and is instrumental in leading team efforts in support of positioning the service offering in the market place.
Actively works on supporting trials and managing team, with workload anticipated to split approximately 50/50 between management of people and trials.
Interprets protocols to build compound and/or study level plans that enable planned enrollment and are adaptable to the changing requirements of a study including securing
Clinical Supply Chain Management (CSCM) support and delegating study tasks to team members as appropriate.
Responsible for the management of designated trials actively performing CSCM responsibilities including project management, forecasting, development of labeling strategies, packaging plans, drug product requirements planning, distribution network planning, dating management, temperature excursion management and planning for study drug returns and reconciliation.
Provides ongoing coaching and development support for team of Clinical Supply Chain Managers (CSCMs).
Administers the Performance Management Development process for team members including mid- year and year-end performance discussions on time per company guidelines
Develops standards for employee and department performance in partnership with the Director of Clinical Supply Chain Optimization Services.
Holds staff accountable for their ongoing performance, acknowledges exemplary behaviors and implements progressive discipline, if necessary.
Monitors and tracks training requirements of all direct reports utilizing corporate training database (iComply).
Conducts regular team meetings to assess the status of studies, identifies necessary resources, and proactively addresses issues.
Performs day to day management of assigned CSOS team personnel and project oversight.
Maintains appropriate metrics to ensure business success
Responsible for budgetary aspects including personnel expenses, and other related costs
Works closely with the CSOS leadership to ensure best practices, training and procedural aspects are aligned globally
Works with other team leaders to ensure global processes and procedures are developed and followed and there is consistency between programs.
Works with Fisher Clinical Services Clients, CSCM's, Program Managers and the FCS sales force to understand the supply chain requirements to support Clinical Trials.
Demonstrates the ability to promote the company vision
Utilizes an extensive network in the pharmaceutical industry to generate and cultivate leads for the growth of the businesses
Represents and appropriately positions the services for potential clients
Utilizes understanding of Clinical Trial Supply Chain Management best practice principles to develop new or improve existing business processes and appropriately document and revise or develop associated training materials
Stays abreast of relevant cGMPs, GCPs, and other regulatory requirements and ensures study management activities are aligned
Attends relevant client related meetings and appropriately represent status of the Clinical Supply Chain
Bachelors 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 in Microsoft Excel
Strong Project Management Skills
Significant travel (up to 50%) may be required, including international travel
Ability to independently manage priorities and workday in a remote setting
Experience working with clinical research professionals is desirable
Demonstrated experience with multiple global clinical trials
Certificates: Certified Project Management Professional is preferred. APICS certification (CPIM) also desirable Exemplary communication and presentation skills, conceptual skills
Ability to use multiple computer applications including a high level of proficiency in Excel.
Teamwork and interpersonal skills
Strong organization and self-management skills
Ability to manage multiple tasks and respond to change
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Project management skills
Accuracy and attentiveness to details
Ability to identify problems and work toward a solution
Proven people leadership success
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