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MCS Supply Chain Sr. Associate

Thousand Oaks, CA
  • Remote role - need to work Pacific zone hours
  • Manager would prefer candidates who are local to sit to support site operations once a week to once a month depending on the need.

Ideal candidate:
  • Warehouse planning. Working with warehouse staff planning internally between two sites. Planning experience but interested in logistic and prior exp.
  • with SAP Material and inventory management so versions MM and IM and R3. Bachelors degree preferred.

Job Details:
  • Under minimal supervision, manage demand and supply of Pre-Clinical and Phase I Clinical Programs.
  • The position requires project management skills including time line generation, action tracking, meeting facilitation, effective communication skills and good documentation practices.
  • Responsibilities will include gathering demand requirements and driving production of Pre-Clinical and Clinical Investigational products, as well as tracking usage and inventory.
  • Ability to communicate across a wide range of staff levels.
  • Develop effective relationships with partners in the supply chain.

Responsibilities include:
  • Translate Toxicology, Pharmacokinetics and Drug Metabolism (PKDM) and Clinical Development study requirements into an actionable supply plan.
  • Coordinate labeling, packaging, and shipment of packed supplies.
  • Create and provide multiple planning scenarios based on various combinations of inputs and variables, as required.
  • Lead forecasting meetings with key stakeholder to ensure the adequacy of supply/re-supply and negotiate resolution of resource conflicts where necessary.
  • Assess issues with regards to study design, supply availability, and timelines.
  • Promptly identify and escalate risks to study supply to all key stakeholders and internal management.
  • Represent GCSCM in cross-functional teams and projects at the direction of GCSCM management.
  • Strategize with study managers and review study protocols to determine appropriate packaging configurations, blinding techniques, and optimal distribution plans.
  • Actively participate in planning meetings to ensure that project needs, priorities, and timing are understood.
  • Serve as the primary interface with Clinical Development, Quality, Biostatistics, Regulatory Affairs, Corporate Planning, and Operations to ensure coordination of all activities necessary to fulfill the supply plan.
  • Provide input to matrix teams on timing, resourcing, and budget projections
  • Determine distribution strategies for global studies.
  • Articulate clinical supply chain management processes and strategies to key stakeholders.
  • Review and update existing procedures and SOPs; identify the need for and assist in the establishment of new procedures and SOPs.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in Life Sciences, Engineering or Business
  • 5 + years of work experience in the planning, manufacturing and global distribution of medicinal products
  • 3 + years organizational or program management (leading teams, cross-functional problem solving, performance management, budget oversight, process development and improvement)
  • 3+ years of supply chain management using SAP (logistics, supply planning, demand management)
  • APICS CPIM/CIRM certification

Skills: biotechnology pharmaceutical industry; pre-clinical or research experience; solid planning, project management, negotiation and facilitation skills; sound judgment, analytical, and decision-making skills ; ability to handle multiple responsibilities and priorities simultaneously in a fluid environment with time pressures; strong verbal and written communication skills; effective influencing and leadership skills; ability to operate in a team or matrixed environment; proficient in MS-Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Day to Day Responsibilities:    
  • Support External Warehouse material transfer planning.
  • Support material disposition process.
  • Analyze material storage metrics and accuracy.
  • Troubleshoot order errors with Internal and External Warehouse.

Basic Qualifications    
  • Master degree OR Bachelor degree and 2 years of experience OR Associate degree and 6 years of experience OR High school diploma / GED and 8 years of experience

Top 3 Must Have Skill Sets:            
  • MRP Planning or general planning experience
  • SAP planning / procurement experience
  • Logistics
  • Issue resolution and problem-solving skills

Pay Rate  between $36 - $40/Hr on W2 based on experience.

"This posting is for Contingent Worker, not an FTE"

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