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Manager, Clinical Trial Supply and Logistics

Company: Horizon Therapeutics
Location: Lake Forest
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Job Description:

Working at Horizon is more than a job - it's personal. For us, success is measured by the numbers that matter most - the number of lives we touch, the number we change and those we work tirelessly to help save. We're a team of agile, out-of-the-box thinkers who are inspired to do more because we know we're a part of something bigger. We strive to build meaningful careers at a company whose values we share because when we live up to our potential, we help others live up to theirs. Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for on-time distribution of clinical drug supply to US and worldwide clinical sites.
  • Responsible for coordinating shipments and working with freight forwarders in the US and worldwide
  • Responsible for assuring accurate drug accountability/reconciliation for investigational medicinal product (IMP) issued during the study to the site and at the end of the study.
  • Responsible for helping with set-up of all third party vendor specifications (i.e. IWRS) for distribution and reconciliation of clinical trial materials.
  • Support and manage the coordination of shipping studies related to clinical supplies
  • Manage clinical trial supply chain operations with outside agreed/pre-selected CROs and CMOs including forecasting for all clinical trials, working closely and collaboratively with Clinical Operations, Regulatory Affairs and other R&D functions to design appropriate planning, labeling, packaging and distribution configurations.
  • Manage supply depots in global clinical trials for inventory, distribution, expiry management, returns, and destruction
  • Coordinate on-time distribution of clinical trial supply to world-wide clinical sites: ensure the scheduling and timely delivery of all necessary clinical supply materials, such as bulk drug product, label and packaging inserts, randomization schemes, packaging and shipping configurations, labeling and distribution plans of portfolio projects.
  • Participate with the team on the optimal clinical trial supply strategy in terms of packaging design, technical and timeline feasibility, efficiency and risk management
  • Participate of finalization of the packaging design (Clinical Packaging Request) and a comprehensive label strategy for all participating countries in the clinical trial
  • Ensure that all documentation concerning CTS (Labelling, packaging, distribution, reconciliation) is available complete and correct.
  • Ensure that all supplies are controlled and distributed in accordance with GMP, GCP and GDP regulations.
  • Interact with the Clinical CRO and IVRS on supplies, replenishments, returns and destructions.
  • Review and archive any blinded documentation until the end of the clinical study.
  • Monitor clinical trial supply management invoicing by CMO.
  • Represent clinical trial supply chain function on internal and external cross functional teams.
  • Participate in the evaluation, identification and selection CMOs where needed.
  • Help to consolidate, maintain and track the clinical trial budget with key stakeholders for overall external cost(e.g. labels, packaging, distribution and comparators)
  • Develop metrics to monitor and analyze clinical supply chain effectivenessIn collaboration with QA and the Sr. Manager of Clinical Supply Chain, write and review department Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)Other duties as assigned.
  • Effectively manage/oversee both investigational drug and device supply chain Qualifications Required, Desired Education, Skills and Experience:
    • At least five year-experience in the pharmaceutical clinical trial supply chain operations, including global clinical trial drug management, such as planning, sourcing, inventory control and logistics.
    • BSci degree preferably in pharmaceutics, or another scientific/ economic education
    • Experience managing the drug supply chain for global Phase 1 to 3 studies including knowledge of International packaging regulations, import/export licenses, CTPAT, international shipping, cold chain shipping, and drug depot utilization.
    • Experience with SAP
    • Hands-on experience in developing and managing integrated supply chain IT support systems (IWRS).
    • Advanced knowledge of labeling, packaging, inventory management and distribution procedures (particularly IWRS systems) related to the management of clinical trial supplies.
    • Proficiency in GMP/GCP processes, labeling, and import/export requirements for clinical supplies
    • Knowledge of business related areas: project management, contracts, invoicing, and finance.
    • Understanding of formulation / drug product process development and scale-up; packaging, technology transfer; cGMPs, ICH guidelines; as well as CMC content of regulatory submissions is also a plus.
    • Excellent planning and organization skills.
    • Demonstrates problem-solving and idea generation skills
    • Very good communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills
    • Rigorous, reliable, rapid and precise.
    • Willing to learn new areas of expertise as required for the position.Horizon Core Values & Competencies: Growth
      • Manages Ambiguity
      • Strategic Mindset
      • Demonstrates Self-awareness
      • Cultivates Innovation
      • Develops TalentAccountability
        • Drives Results
        • Ensures Accountability
        • Decision QualityTransparency
          • Courage
          • Collaboration
          • Instills TrustHorizon Therapeutics plc does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. It is our intention that all qualified applications are given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors. Any individual, who, because of a disability, needs accommodation or assistance in completing this application or at any time during the application process, should contact the Human Resources Department.

Keywords: Horizon Therapeutics, Chicago , Manager, Clinical Trial Supply and Logistics, Executive , Lake Forest, Illinois

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