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Clinical Study Supply Lead

Location Macclesfield, England, United Kingdom Job ID R-126675 Date posted 13/01/2022

Clinical Study Supply Lead

Location: Macclesfield, Cheshire, UK

Competitive Salary & Benefits

Date Posted: 04.01.22

Build a long-term career with global knowledge and opportunities

In our fast-paced, growing environment, embrace an exciting opportunity to build a long-term, varied career. With a huge variety of global opportunities and learning from other teams this is the place to embrace lifelong learning and build capabilities, setting your own direction and pace.

In Pharmaceutical Technology and Development (PT&D) we are the bridge which turns forward-thinking science into actual medicines that help millions of people around the world. We work across the entire value chain, crafting and delivering active ingredients, formulations and devices required to support new medicines – from supplies for use in early toxicology studies and clinical trials to developing the technology to ensure drugs can be scaled up for commercial manufacture.

Would you like to utilise your supply chain knowledge and skill base to lead clinical supplies for your portfolio of global clinical studies? The Clinical Supply Study Lead (CSSL) is a key role within our Clinical Manufacturing and Supply teams. This role involves running a portfolio of studies across all phases of a drug development programme ensuring on time delivery to patients.

What you'll do

  • Project manage the delivery of clinical supplies effectively and consistently, and input to the balance of costs and any risks to supply, following defined business processes

  • Lead the Study Drug Working Group and contribute to the Supply Chain Team Meetings enabling continuous cross-functional dialogue with both internal and external partners on study design requirements and associated changes which may impact the supply chain elements of the study

  • Work within GMP Quality Management Systems ensuring that you actively handle any deviations, complaints and change controls

  • Understand customer demand requirements and have the ability to translate this into a supply plan

  • Manage the Interactive Response Technology (IRT) system to execute demand and supply planning

  • Take ownership for Inventory management, utilising systems such as Smart Supplies, including any rework and recalls, extensions of shelf life and expiry date management, or stock destruction

  • Ensure effective communication with project teams and key partners across a global network

  • Support risk management of individual studies with proactive mitigation of risks that potentially impact the quality or delivery of supplies, ensuring consistent on time delivery of drug to patient

  • Monitor the budget for your individual study supply activities and materials for the project including packaging, labelling and distribution costs

Required Skills & Knowledge

  • Bachelors Degree in a scientific or business subject area – equivalent experience will be considered

  • Experience within a supply chain environment or pharmaceutical industry

  • Holistic knowledge of end to end supply chain activities

  • Experience and proven track record of  successful demand and supply planning

  • Experience in running projects and influencing customer demands

  • Analytical aptitude, showing strong data analysis skillbase and ability to utilise dashboards

  • Strong influencing, negotiating and problem-solving skills, across geographical and cultural boundaries

  • Risk identification and management

  • LEAN capabilities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Proficient IT skills with an ability to adapt and operate in bespoke multiple systems

Desirable Skills & Knowledge

  • Awareness of GMP (Good Manufacturing Practise) and GCP (Good Clinical Practice)

  • Knowledge of clinical development processes relevant to the supply of clinical materials

  • Experienced in handling Quality Events (Deviations, Change Controls, Complaints)

  • Use of either SmartSupplies or SAP would be an advantage

  • Good working knowledge of planning applications

With our ground-breaking pipeline, the outlook is bright. Be proud to be part of a place that has achieved so much, yet is still moving forward. There’s no better time to join our global, growing enterprise as we lead the way for healthcare and society.

So what's next?

Please submit your application by the close date, 17th January 2022

Close Date: 17.01.22

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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 authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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