Supply Chain Manager

94080, South San Francisco
Jul 09, 2018
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


Position Summary:

This position will manage all activities planning and execution necessary to ensure timely and continuous drug supply to global clinical studies and serves as a key interface between the CMC and Development/Clinical Operations team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Demand planning and forecasting – able to translate clinical study synopsis/protocols into actionable drug forecasts
  • Supply strategies – develop effective packaging and supply strategies maximizing available inventory by location and shelf life while minimizing waste and potential obsolescence
  • Packaging – oversee clinical packaging activities, coordinate release of drug for clinical use
  • Inventory Management – manage global depot inventory supporting clinical studies
  • Label text – develop and manage label text, coordinate translations and proofing processes
  • Coordinate with clinical packaging facilities to ensure proper label inventory levels is maintained
  • Distribution and Logistics -  set up, manage and monitor global distribution networks based on study requirements.  Ensure required Import/Export documentation is available
  • Systems – Develop any required Interactive Response Technology (IRT) supply strategies, review and provide input on User Requirement Specifications (URS) and participate on User Acceptance Tests (UAT) as required
  • Participate in Clinical Study Execution (SET) meetings as Supply Chain Subject Matter Expert
  • Effective cross-functional collaborator and communicator.  Interface with GBT’s CMC team, Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance, Clinical Operations groups, and others as required to meet project deliverables
  • Financial acumen – manage budgets, negotiate vendor contracts as required
  • Vendor management – effective vendor oversight ensuring timelines are met. Manage external vendor relationships
  • Procedures – develop and establish Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) as required
  • Other activities as required could include assisting with global shipment and logistics coordination of Drug Substance, Drug Product and other compounds


  • BS/BA or MBA degree
  • Typically requires 8+ years of experience in clinical or commercial supply chain management
  • Vendor management experience, specifically with Clinical Packaging and Distribution vendors
  • Working knowledge of cGXP’s, familiar with US, EU regulations applicable to investigational drugs and drug development process
  • Good organizational and communication skills, effective project and time management skills, and able to meet tight timelines. Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Customer Service oriented, collaborative and self-starter
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word & Excel. Excel modeling capabilities a plus
  • Experience with supplying global randomized, blinded studies
  • Some travel may be required (<10%)

Fit with GBT culture:

  • Ability to build strong relationships with co-workers of various backgrounds and expertise
  • Ability to function at a high level in a team setting
  • Values-based leadership consistent with GBT's Core Values
  • Excitement about the vision and mission of GBT
  • Flexibility
  • Integrity

NOTE:  This position summary is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Global Blood Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.