The GSK R&D Clinical Interface team is accountable for ensuring that clinical supply materials are supplied around the globe in a timely and compliant fashion for patients enrolled in GSK and ViiV clinical trials. With a scope that spans from API to supply of patient kits for assigned clinical studies, the Supply Chain Study Lead works at the intersection of clinical and product development across modalities, applying the knowledge of clinical supply chain and deeper understanding of dynamics and interdependencies of product development and clinical development and their differing regulatory frameworks (GMP, GCP).
Continuity of clinical trial supply is essential to the development of new medicines, critical to patient safety, and a core deliverable of the Clinical Supply Chain organization.
The Supply Chain Study Lead (SCSL) role provides tactical oversight of the end-to-end supply chain for assigned GSK R&D clinical studies. The SCSL is accountable for defining detailed demand and supply plans for investigational medicines that consistently deliver those medicines on-time to patients while ensuring the supply chain delivers results that support published study milestones.
This role is responsible for reviewing and influencing clinical protocols relative to investigational product (IP) supply and determining optimal supply plans that are patient-focused, risk-adjusted, and cost effective. Furthermore, the SCSL ensures timely execution of the plans and follows through on supply chain performance to ensure the successful delivery of the supply chain.
This role supports Phase I through IV GSK sponsored clinical studies as well as investigator sponsored trials and compassionate use studies.
LOCATION: Due to the nature of this role the successful applicant can be based at Ware R&D (UK), Upper Providence (USA) or Zebulon (USA).
Permanent & Secondment Opportunity: Please be aware that we are looking to recruit 3 roles – two of these will be for permanent vacancies, as well as a secondment (approx. a year to 18-months in duration). This will be discussed with applicants at the interview-stage.
As this role is multi-faceted and includes liaising with global cross-functional teams, you will be a self-motivated individual who has strong experience of working in a clinical supplies/drug development l/supply-chain role. [NC1] You will be degree-educated with knowledge of the drug development process and an understanding of global regulatory frameworks including cGxP, with strong people skills and a proven ability to influence people in matrix teams to achieve objectives and drive performance. You will also have a strong continuous improvement mindset, as well as a demonstrated ability for problem-solving. Effective written and verbal communication, attention to detail and excellent interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to organise and prioritise workload are considered essential skills
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