Program Manager, Clinical Drug Supply Management

Lake County, Illinois
Jan 25, 2022
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
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The Program Manager, Clinical Supply Chain Management’s primary responsibility is to manage the clinical supply chain for early phase (uncomplicated) compounds. The completion of clinical trials is the rate-limiting step for filing of new drug applications and, ultimately, to product commercialization.  The on-time initiation, uninterrupted conduct, and completion of clinical studies is dependent on the timely delivery of clinical supplies of top quality to the clinical sites.


• Define and implement a global clinical supply strategy, in conjunction with mentor or experienced Drug Supply Manager

• Ensure all clinical supplies (early phase, affiliate studies, and IIS) are delivered on time, on budget and of top quality with no studies interrupted or delayed due to clinical supplies

• Define and manage external budget for compounds (comparators, co-meds, over-encapsulation, depots, and importation costs)

• Represent the clinical supply chain on Integrated Evidence Strategy Teams (IESTs)

• Participate and contribute to Product Presentation and Device Strategy Team (PPDST) meetings

• Define API and drug product requirements and delivery dates to support the clinical supply chain

• Matrix management of Clinical Supply Project Managers (CSPMs) supporting the global clinical supply chain

• Allocate bulk drug product to CSPMs, minimizing wastage

• Lead the recovery of clinical supplies during a product recall, support the evaluation and approval of non-medical complaints (NMCs), exception reports and recalls



• Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Pharmacy or Science

• 5-7+ years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry

• Demonstrated understanding of the overall drug development process

• Experience in project management, planning, forecasting, budgeting

• Excellent interpersonal, team, and leadership skills

• Sound knowledge of GxP 

Key Stakeholders:   Development Sciences leadership, Clinical Development leadership

Country of Employment:  United States (G19); Germany

Significant Work Activities
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
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Equal Employment Opportunity
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