Senior Supply Chain Manager

San Francisco, CA, United States
Apr 20, 2019
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Position Summary:

This position will manage activities related to planning and execution necessary to ensure timely and continuous drug supply to patients. This position will support packaging and distribution efforts on the clinical setting and can also support the commercial set up efforts. Serves as a key interface between the Technical Operations and key stakeholders, including Development Teams, Commercial teams, Regulatory Affairs, Finance teams in matters of product supply.

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. Support set up of commercial packaging activities
  • Inventory Management - manage global depot inventory supporting clinical studies
  • Label text - develop processes and procedures around label text management.
  • 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
  • Author change controls, deviations, initiate any required GxP documentation as required
  • Procedures - develop and establish Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) as required

  • BS/BA or MBA degree
  • Vendor management experience, specifically with Clinical and Commercial Packaging vendors
  • Working knowledge of cGXP's, familiar with US, EU regulations applicable to investigational drugs and drug development process
  • Experience with working under GxP systems and authoring change controls, deviations, investigations, and quality related documentation
  • 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
  • Supervisory skills a plus

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 whether leading the group or acting as an individual contributor
  • 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 age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.