Manager, Clinical Drug Supply & Logistics

Tarrytown, New York
May 08, 2022
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type

The Manager, Clinical Logistics is responsible for forecasting Investigational Product (IP) supply requirements for multiple clinical trials and for handling the IP distribution process to one or more clinical trials. Activities are performed on time, within budget and with good quality, in compliance with Regulatory Authorities’ regulations / guidelines and Regeneron SOPs / WPDs. Contributes to ongoing process improvement initiatives. This role applies to internally sourced studies and/or CRO/Partnered studies. Collaborates and interacts with clinical trial managers, therapeutic area project managers, medical monitors, as well as staff from quality, clinical compliance, regulatory, formulations, and IOPS (CMC, external manufacturing, stability).

Job duties:
  • Serves as lead logistics manager for the functional area in supply planning, including demand forecasting according to IOPS requirements; Handles supply planning and timelines to ensure alignment with study plans and timelines and overall clinical development plan; Works with clinical logistics management to determine resourcing needs; Provides input to the development of IP-related study documents including protocols, study and pharmacy manuals; Responsible for working within established timelines of investigational product manufacturing, labeling, release, distribution and return/destruction, and/or helping to establish these timelines; Coordinates setup and management of IVRS (IWRS)
  • Handles and tracks investigational product (IP) inventory; advises supply management team of potential shortages and makes recommendations for resupply activities based on usage trends.
  • Supervises IP shipment orders according to supply plans or as requested by Clinical Trial Management team, to ensure timely and compliant shipment and delivery to investigator sites. Works with Clinical Logistics Associate to complete this activity and/or handles any/all aspects of the process.
  • Proven understanding and experience with Interactive Response Technologies (IRT) such as IVRS and IWRS; Work with cross-functional teams to develop specifications and user testing of IRT systems provided by 3rd party vendors. Lead effort for clinical supply management functionality; Supervise and handle clinical supply activities through IRT from study start-up through study closure; Ensure appropriate system documentation is transferred to Regeneron for TMF and inspection readiness.
  • Reviews and evaluates temperature excursion data and communicates stability information to clinical trial managers, CROs, and investigator sites; provides assessments to supply management team regarding excursion trends in each study.
  • Reviews drug return and destruction records; communicates with investigator sites, CROs and external vendors to resolve issues.
  • Authorizes final destruction of drug returns to 3rd party vendor.
  • Supervises IP expiry data and advises Clinical Supply team and Clinical Trial teams of pending IP expiry.
  • Develop plans for supplying clinical study sites with ancillary supplies, either through in-house initiated supply or working with supply vendors.
  • Ensures appropriate documentation of IP supply activities is provided to clinical trial teams for the Trial Master File. Provides input to drug kit randomization specifications and reviews and master kit lists; Reviews IVRS specs and reviews IVRS user manuals; Designs, reviews and approves IP-related study tools (for clinical study teams and investigative site use), as needed. Supports inspection team in preparation for and during regulatory agency inspection.
  • Represents Clinical Logistics/Supply Management on cross-functional study team (s) and/or sub-team(s); Provides input into budgets, SoWs, contracts and timelines for IP-related services; Prepares or provides input into IP-related content for training materials and coordinates training on study procedures; In collaboration with the CTM for study, provides input into IP-related study specific working practices; Establishes study team contacts, roles, responsibilities, and objectives for IP-related services; Develops, leads, and manages relationships with external partners; Optimally communicates with CROs, shipping and IVRS vendors, study sites and study team members to ensure ongoing successful execution; Acts as point of escalation for IP-related issues.
  • Leads management of IP service vendors (performance, quality, timelines, results, costs); Participates in preparation of RFP, assumptions and SOW for CROs and IP services vendors (labeling, packaging, distribution; IVRS/IWRS); Provides input, reviews, and approves vendor study specifications; Serves as point of escalation for vendor-related IP issues as they arise; Reviews and approves/scrutinizes specified costs on vendor invoices against contract, as delegated; Recommends vendors to IOPS and Clinical Study Teams.
  • Develop and implement process initiatives in accordance with business needs.
  • Track metrics related to drug supply processes and staff.
  • Provide assistance in training and development as needed.
  • Compiles and reports supply status to study teams and senior management
  • Applies knowledge of company policies and standard practices to resolve problems.
  • May require 25% travel
Job requirements:

Bachelor's degree and at least 8 years of relevant experience in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry, with 3 years minimum in clinical supply management.  Masters/MBA/PharmD with 5+ years of relevant industry experience.

At least 8 years of relevant experience in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry, with 3 years minimum in clinical supply management.

Masters/MBA/PharmD with 5+ years of relevant industry experience.

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