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Director, Clinical Study Supply Management - Biopharmaceuticals

Posted date Jul. 10, 2024
Contract type Full time
Job ID R-204600
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AstraZeneca Spain is a rising force in our global business. With headquarters in Madrid and our global hub in Barcelona, we’ve become an important international centre of excellence in the fight against critical disease. Boasting vibrant universities and business schools, the Barcelona ecosystem is a place where scientists can thrive. We attract a diverse workforce from across the globe, shining a beacon for innovation in a country that’s committed to clinical development.

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Diverse collaborators

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Seize ownership and excel with autonomy to enjoy the constant rush of ground-breaking discovery. Your ability to anticipate sudden shifts and adapt swiftly will prove critical as you make your mark in an environment that rewards initiative and resilience.

Responsibilities

Job ID R-204600 Date posted 07/10/2024

Location: Barcelona

Join us as a Director of Study Management in our Biopharmaceuticals R&D division. In this role, you will lead the BioPharma Research & Development (BRD) Study Management team within Logistics and Clinical Supply (LCS). You will provide oversight for Study Management staff in defining and designing the clinical supply chain and delivering clinical trial materials to fulfil study needs worldwide. This is an opportunity to strengthen our pipeline and make an important impact on patients' lives.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for multiple projects within the BioPharma Therapy Areas.  Studies may be domestic and /or international in scope and will include complex operations such as associated with later phase clinical trials, provision of Auxiliary Medicinal Products (AMP), or partnership models. 
  • Provides leadership and direction to technical managers to ensure highly effective planning and management of Investigational Medicinal Product (IMP) supply for clinical studies.
  • Owns and deploys functional resources across clinical studies within area of responsibility, and ensures staff are capable of delivering against necessary goals
  • Ensures that LCS Study Management activities operate in a compliant manner, and in keeping with all relevant policies. 
  • Throughout each project lifecycle, promote and ensure through team members, the maintenance of current, accurate and complete IMP related study documentation
  • Maintain and expand close cross-functional relationships while proactively seeking information pertaining to clinical studies to best design, plan and implement Study Management activities for all relevant projects.
  • Act as a central point for collecting and disseminating information on Study Management standard methodologies
  • Coordinate with LCS-LT peers to ensure highly effective matrix working and strong Study Management representation of Vendor, Distribution and Systems management activities through to the Supply Continuity Team (SCT).
  • Train and equip technical mangers to be engaged and active participants at key cross-functional forums such as Clinical Trial Team (CTT) ensuring:
  • clear information exchange in relation to current supply activities
  • appropriate influence for effective and timely consideration of change scenarios that may impact supply plans. 
  • on-going responsiveness to any factors that may impact supply strategy, aligning planning and implementation of any agreed changes.

  • Liaise and influence across Astrazeneca and external interfaces to manage risks and opportunities associated with LCS activities
  • Lead development of strong, collaborative, operational collaborate with BRD aligned stakeholders.
  • Promote continuous improvement and lead change processes where required.   Find opportunities to enhance operations, improve efficiency and enable robust interfaces and execution, ensuring that LCS Study Management working practices remain well aligned to current business practices whilst also looking forward to potential needs for the future horizon
  • Manage, mentor, coach and train team members, enabling through others highly effective Study Management, team working and overall supply strategy and product delivery.
  • As a member of LCS-LT play an active role in the overall operational leadership of LCS, including efficient functioning of the group and development of high level standard processes
  • Provide strategic support to Exec. Dir R&D and assist in the development and communication of LCS vision and purpose

Typical Accountabilities:

  • Leads BRD Study Management in development and execution of overall study supply plans, ensuring clinical aspiration and Biopharmaceutical Development (BPD) goals are aligned.  Includes development of options should risks arise, and ensuring commitment to mitigation plans before they are driven and progress is communicated
  • Monitors the overall service performance of the clinical supply chain in collaboration with partners
  • Supports tactical planning for inventory in the context of supply tolerance
  • Tracks actual inventory performance versus forecast and progress on improvements necessary to hit projected waste and supply targets.
  • Leads the overall Value Stream for supply of relevant (BPD managed) BRD clinical studies and contributes to resource planning  
  • Maintains integrity and accuracy of all relevant data for assigned clinical studies
  • Defines ongoing supply chain reports and communications regarding study supply performance to other central systems, processes and reports.

Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Essential:

  • Bachelor’s degree in basic/ applied science or engineering
  • Appropriate direct experience in a development or technical operations environment in the biopharmaceutical and/or health care industry
  • Ability to work independently under consultative direction
  • In depth experience in manufacture and supply of Investigational Medicinal Products (IMP), including good understanding of the regulatory landscape
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve results collaboratively in a cross-functional multi-project environment, and to coach, train and promote positive morale within teams
  • Experience in anticipating and resolving complex problems within scope of responsibility

Desirable:

  • Higher level qualification such as a Master’s degree or aligned ‘in work’ experience
  • Specific experience in delivery of international clinical studies, with focus on IMP supply & management
  • Experience handling people (either as line or matrix manager)

At AstraZeneca, we follow the science to explore and innovate. We are working towards treating, preventing, modifying and even curing some of the world's most complex diseases. We have built our business around our passion for science, fusing data and technology with the latest scientific innovations to achieve the next wave of breakthroughs. We offer an inclusive environment where we work seamlessly as one, expanding our horizons by uniting the best from academia, biotechs and the industry. This is the place to build a meaningful career as we push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines.

Ready to make a difference? Apply today and join us in our mission to improve patient access to healthcare globally!

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity.  We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills.  We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.  We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics.  We follow all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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What we offer

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Inclusive environment

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