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    Senior Manager, Supply Chain Management - Therapeutic - Remote Europe

    Business Job Title: Senior Manager, Supply Chain Management – Therapeutic Area
    Direct Report To: Sr. Director, Supply Chain Management
    Division: Pharma Services Group – Clinical Trial Division - Fisher Clinical Services
    Career Band: Band 8
    Career Track: Management
    Position Location: Remote based within Europe
    Number of Direct Reports: 5-7, with a wider team of up to 40

    When you’re part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do challenging work, and be part of a team that values performance, quality and innovation. With revenues of $24 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

    Fisher Clinical Services, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, is a leading provider of global clinical supply chain.
    With unwavering commitment to service, science and process engineering, Fisher Clinical Services is powered by people with an exceptional commitment to quality, deeply instilled ethics of personal responsibility and unrivaled expertise.

    We are exclusively focused on serving the packaging and distribution requirements of clinical trials across the world. Whether planning, packaging, labelling, storing, or distributing the important supplies needed to perform clinical research, for more than 27 years Fisher Clinical Services has been committed to delivering the highest possible value, while ensuring adherence to the highest level of quality, performance, reliability and sustainability standards.

    Position Summary:

    Due to growth and development we are looking for a Senior Manager, Supply Chain for Therapeutic Area. In this role you will be responsible for overseeing the supply chain management of investigational medicinal products (IMS) and ancillaries in a designated therapeutic area (i.e. Vaccines, Oncology, Diabetes, New and Emerging).

    Your responsibilities will include leadership of a team of clinical supply chain managers, to deliver outstanding customer service and business group performance. You will proactively recommend and implement alternative strategies to address shortfalls and develops strong partnerships with key stakeholders in the Thermo Fisher Scientific organization, to enable a global clinical supply chain that is unmatched in the industry.

    For this position we are looking for an experienced planning professional, who has strong experience of leading diverse teams and who has experience of financial management. As well as someone who can provide strategic oversight.

    It is an exciting time to join the team, we are going through significant growth and are implementing a strategic initiative to reshape and build out the team, allowing us to maximize our growth and customer service. This provides a great opportunity to be part of building out the new organization and to influence how it’s organized.

    This role is open to be worked remotely within Europe – fluent, professional English is an essential requirement for the position.

    Your key responsibilities will include:
    • Ensuring that robust supply plans within designated therapeutic area(s) are in place to meet the needs of Clinical Supply Optimization and Clinical Ancillary Management service portfolios, putting the right structures in place to optimize global and regional supply strategies with regard to efficiency, cost effectiveness, and continuity of patient supply.
    • Implementing demand and operations planning processes to minimize supply chain waste and maximize operational capacity in partnership with Demand Planning and Supply Chain Strategy Teams.
    • Ensuring consistent, clear clinical supply contracts are negotiated with clinical customers, to ensure supply is fit for purpose and meets the needs of study and patient
    • Managing staff and simplifying supply at program level, where practical, to reduce cost and increase flexibility of supply for Phase I-IV clinical studies conducted globally
    • Ensuring effective resolution of challenges and issues that have the potential to impact patients, study progression or data quality
    • Ensuring effective management of quality within team and quality investigations, customer complaints and associated CAPA’s are completed in a timely manner.
    • Liaising with Global Supply Chain Management Leadership to ensure global process alignment, SOP creation and maintenance, and training for the team.
    • Utilizing understanding of Clinical Trial Supply Chain Management best practice principles to develop new or improve existing processes and ensures compliance and appropriate documentation of processes and procedures.
    • Staying abreast of relevant cGMPs, GCPs, and other regulatory requirements and ensures study management activities are aligned.
    • Managing, tracking and monitoring business budgets, including personnel costs and headcount planning, as well as client invoicing.
    • Engaging and participating in divisional initiatives that are related to or involve Clinical Supply Optimization and/or Clinical Ancillary Management.
    • Achieving optimal results by effectively partnering with subject matter experts across multiple functional areas

    The experience & skills we are looking for:
    • Strong experience leading diverse, direct and matrixed/cross-functional teams; in both co-located and remote situations.
    • Significant pharmaceutical sector experience – experience within the food manufacturing sector may be considered as an alternative
    • Financial management and people management skills are critical – financial includes revenue forecasting and resource planning
    • Excellent project and process management skills gained within a complex matrix organization.
    • Strong leadership, communication and interface management skills, combined with the ability to lead and influence others and achieve positive outcomes.
    • Demonstrated leadership in establishing goals and meeting business objectives
    • Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks and work in a flexible manner.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, with good interpersonal skills, and strong planning and coordination skills.
    • Ability to independently perform troubleshooting and problem solving. Ability to follow-up and evaluate problems appropriately.
    • Proven creative and innovative thinking.
    • Experience in clinical manufacturing and packaging – preferred

    What’s in it for you:
    • Competitive base salary
    • Annual bonus
    • Home working
    • Pension - plans vary by country
    • Flexible benefits

    About us:

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them.

    Our global team of more than 75,000 colleagues delivers an unrivalled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands.

    With Thermo Fisher Scientific, it’s not just a career. It’s a chance to realise your best – professionally and personally.
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