Clinical Supply Chain Manager - Ancillary Management

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Job Description

Position Summary:

Responsible to ensure timely availability of clinical study materials and ancillary supplies to Fisher Clinical Services distribution depots, customer affiliates, and/or investigator sites globally. This includes collaborating with customers and internal resources to define requirements, develop plans and timelines, and coordinating and executing project activities.


  • Designs and implements strategic plans to forecast and supply ancillary materials 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.

  • Determines the clinical ancillary materials distribution model including depots, customer affiliates and investigator sites.

  • Monitors and updates forecasts, tracks usage of clinical ancillary supplies, and monitors inventory levels.

  • Maintains documents according to guidelines and relevant procedures

  • Executes supply chain inventory management processes in partnership with internal Clinical Ancillary Management team members, packaging and distributing partners.

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

  • Performs study close out activities including returned good reconciliation, inventory destruction processing, and file archiving

  • Summarizes data, prepares presentations and makes recommendations for actions relative to the ancillary 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

  • Works with both internal and client Project teams to ensure consistent communication of ancillary 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

  • Participates in sales and marketing activities such as teleconferences, customer visits, audits, estimates and proposals with Sales and other Clinical Ancillary Management personnel.

  • Maintains accurate records and files in accordance with Clinical Ancillary Management Policies & Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs} . Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Good Clinical Practices (GCPs) and customer requirements.

Minimum Qualifications:

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

  • Minimum of 3 years clnical supply chain experience 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 Excel

  • Strong Project Management Skills

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

  • Significant travel (up to 30%} may be required. including International travel

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of inventory management practices preferred

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $25 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them. Our global team of more than 75,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services and Patheon. For more information, please visit .

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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