Thermo Fisher Scientific Drug Supply Coordinator (REMOTE) in Chicago, Illinois
The Drug Supply Coordinator is responsible for managing designated Clinical Supply Chain Management team activities for the Fisher Clinical Services (FCS) Clinical Ancillary Management unit. This position will work with FCS clients, packaging sites, depots and Clinical Supply Chain Managers to understand the supply chain requirements and manage clinical ancillary trial materials on the study level with a primary focus on inventory management at clinical trial sites and depots.
Ensures that clinical trial ancillary materials are available for patients participating in clinical trials by analyzing current and forecasted material usage and projecting inventory availability across the clinical trial supply chain.
Formulates recommendations that ensure continuity of supply and communicating those recommendations with all key personnel involved with the packaging, distribution and storage of the clinical trial materials
Monitors inventory levels at the study depots and performs calculations necessary that support appropriate action to ensure that depots are appropriately stocked. Analyzes clinical ancillary supply material levels at sites and triggers manual shipments as required
Coordinates label design and translation activities in accordance with the study project plan
Manages inventory, and shipment delivery of clinical trial ancillary materials and works with appropriate internal and external parties to address any issues which might impact the timely delivery of supplies to distribution depots and clinical trial sites
Supports expiry date management by identifying inventory to be extended, supporting the extension process and updating IRT status as appropriate
Coordinates return. destruction and completes reconciliation of ancillary products on assigned studies and proactively escalating issues to appropriate parties.
Documents and maintains calculation of ancillary product use and supply based on varying levels of available data from Sponsors, IVR vendors and Internal FCS departments.
Identifies and or recommends process improvements based on understanding of Clinical Trial Supply Chain Management best practice principles and appropriately documents and revises or develops associated training materials
Acts as back up for other members of the supply chain team.
Works with both internal and client Project teams to ensure consistent communication of clinical trial material supply status and potential risks. Produce reports and metrics as agreed for study tracking.
Enters and monitors Clinical Trial Supply Chain supplies in internal proprietary systems (GPM) utilizing existing FCS documentation methods, practices and policies
Utilizes sponsor documentation methods, practices and policies, as required, that are in conjunction with, but do not contradict FCS' Standard Operating Procedures.
Implements plans to distribute ancillary supplies to global clinical trials using sound supply chain techniques
Leverages the Inventory management capabilities of the Interactive Response Technology (IRT), if available.to manage site and depot inventories ,release depot shipments and follow-up on any site shipments not received
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
Maintains documents according to guidelines and relevant procedures
Conducts activities in a safe and efficient manner
Other duties may be assigned to meet the needs of the business
Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required. Degree in clinical supplies management or science-related field preferred.
Minimum of two years Project Management experience, either in distribution, IRT, and/or Packaging
Strong project management skills
Exemplary computer skills, including high proficiency in Microsoft Excel(Macros) and Access
Demonstrated experience with multiple global clinical trials
Understanding of pharmaceutical industry and/or clinical trial supply chain management preferred
Understanding of inventory management practices preferred
Experience procuring and/or managing ancillary and/or medical device supplies preferred
Strong customer service orientation
Strong communication skills
Exemplary teamwork and interpersonal skills
Strong organizational and self management skills
Ability to independently manage priorities and workday in a remote setting
Thermo Fisher Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, veteran status, age or disability status.
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