Associate Clinical Trial Supply Management

Indianapolis, Indiana
March 07 2019
Life Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
Have you always wanted to support innovation and process optimization to speed drug development by influencing scenarios around supply strategies? If you are willing to reach across boundaries and integrate information from external and internal collaborators to bring together diverse perspectives for supply plans, this may be the career for you. You will be part of the Clinical Supply Planning and Execution (CSP&E) function at Lilly, accountable for partnering with drug development teams, clinical, PRD, and the broader Product Delivery Organization to enable innovative supply chain solutions and speed the delivery of clinical trial materials for patients. This is accomplished by planning and scheduling via a Material Requirements Planning (MRP) system (SAP) and communications with key business partners.

Do you have project management skills related to timelines, budgets, scope and risk management? Are you able to make decisions in the midst of ambiguity? We are looking for someone with strong organizational, collaboration and networking skills to apply this experience in supply chain and/or inventory management systems planning or clinical development. In this role you are responsible for collaborating with diverse, cross functional teams to support supply chain planning and execution for all molecules and trials in development. Effective communication is a must. You will have the exciting opportunity to help develop demand forecasts and inventory management strategies at clinical trial hubs, depots, and sites then executing the strategy in partnership with supply planning staff and cross-functional operational teams. You will also collaborate with clinical and functional counterparts to develop different supply and execution scenarios that meet trial intent while looking for efficiencies and speed.

The strategies developed will drive activities across Product Delivery, other functions, and manufacturing, packaging, and distribution plants around the globe. If you have the ability to demonstrate problem-solving skills for complex issues check out this unrivaled opportunity.
  • Collaborate with Product Delivery Supply Advisors, Clinical Trial Supply Managers, and Molecule Planners to provide expertise in supply chain methodologies while continually looking for internal and external advancements to grow technical expertise and drive processes improvements for productivity and efficiency gains.
  • Be an active and engaged member of the global trial development team providing expertise around all aspects of clinical supply.
  • Ensure adequate and timely supply of Clinical Trial (CT) Material to support CT execution.
  • As assigned, translate protocol or planned protocol requirements into demand forecast.
  • Determine appropriate operating model for forecasting and calculate the forecast with appropriate business-approved tools and processes.
  • Handle accurate CT Material demand forecast and regularly re-evaluate to maintain proper inventory levels and timely, reliable shipment forecast.
  • As assigned, utilize forecasting techniques and site inventory management tools to ensure adequate CT Material supply at sites, hubs, and depos throughout the life of a trial.
  • Perform trial-level risk assessments on CT Material quantities and expiry dates throughout life of trial.
  • Calculate and re-assesses quantities for trial-level import permits, as necessary.
  • Craft and deliver appropriate training and pharmacy manual creation related to CT material and supply.
  • Maintain GMP/GCP compliance by following procedures applicable to CT execution.
  • Communicate with affiliates, global team members, and external organizations on timing for CT Material shipments and material availability.
  • Create, review, and/or approve appropriate documents outlined in business processes.
  • Appropriately escalate from issue identification through resolution issues related to CT supply and execution.
  • Provide information, as requested, for budget development and/or changes to an existing budget as they relate the demand forecast or supply strategy and proactively handle communication as it relates to this information.
  • Fostering an environment of integrated teamwork and partnership via shared learning, accountability, influencing others without authority.

Company Overview

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 39,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We're looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in health care or sciences related field or
  • High School diploma and with at least 3 years of supply chain management or clinical development experience.
  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.

Additional Information

  • Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.
  • Domestic and international travel may be required
  • Work outside of core hours may be required to support the portfolio across the globe

Additional Skills/Preferences

  • Strong computer skill (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, other)
  • Knowledge of CT material requirements including GCP and GMP requirements
  • Project Management Certification or relevant Project Management experience
  • Licenses or Certifications: such as APICS, Supply Chain Certificate (via MBA or specific university program)

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