Thermo Fisher Scientific Clinical Supply Chain Manager in Remote / Field, California

Job Description

When you join us at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll be part of a smart, driven team that shares your passion for exploration and discovery. With revenues of $22 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

Fisher Clinical Services, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, is a leading provider of global clinical supply chain. With unwavering commitment to service, science and process engineering, Fisher Clinical Services is powered by people with an exceptional commitment to quality, deeply instilled ethics of personal responsibility and unrivaled expertise. We are exclusively focused on serving the packaging and distribution requirements of clinical trials across the world. Whether planning, packaging, labeling, storing, or distributing the important supplies needed to perform clinical research, for more than 27 years Fisher Clinical Services has been committed to delivering the highest possible value while ensuring adherence to the highest level of quality, performance, reliability and sustainability standards.

What will you do?

The Clinical Supply Chain Manager 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 and manage clinical trial materials on the study or program level.

  • Designs and implements strategic plans to forecast and supply study drug to 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 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 and documents IRT User Acceptance Testing, if required.

  • Maintains documents according to guidelines and relevant procedures

  • 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

  • Plans and manages execution of initial supplies and resupplies for assigned studies

  • Ensures temperature excursion process is executed as required

  • 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

  • Develops and provides client(s) with reports on actual project spend versus budget

  • Negotiates effectively with clients regarding study plan without damaging relationships

  • Provides recommendations on packaging design, distribution and blinding strategy with existing 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

  • Leverages understanding of Fisher resources to propose solutions to clients

  • 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

  • Assists in training and on boarding of new employees

  • Conducts activities in a safe and efficient manner

  • Demonstrates and promotes the company vision.

  • Stays abreast of relevant cGMPs, GCPs, and other regulatory requirements and ensures study management activities are aligned

  • Other duties may be assigned to meet the needs of the business

How will you get here?

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent required. Degree in operations management or science related field

  • Degree required and discipline.

  • 3-5 years of experience in project management or supply chain management in logistics or packaging or supply chain management in a related field

  • Experienced in building and managing forecasts for clinical supply chains

  • Excellent computer skills, including high proficiency in Microsoft Suite including Excel, Word and MS Project as well as the Office 365 environment

  • 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

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Certificates in Certified Project Management and/or APICS (CPIM)

  • Exemplary communication and presentation skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills

  • Exemplary organization and self-management skills

  • Experienced in working under GxP requirements.

  • Expertise in clinical trial supply chain management methodologies

  • Strong communication skills

  • Exemplary computer skills, including high proficiency in Microsoft Excel (Macros) and Access

  • Exemplary teamwork and interpersonal skills

  • Strong organizational and self-management skills

  • Strong project management skills

  • Strong customer service orientation

  • Ability to independently manage priorities and workday in a remote setting

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 65,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.