Supply Chain Specialist. Job in San Mateo WestCoast-Jobs

  • Job Reference: 871066083-2
  • Date Posted: 12 January 2023
  • Recruiter: Gilead Sciences, Inc.
  • Location: San Mateo, California
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: None
  • Sector: Transport & Logistics
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Supply Chain Specialist
United States - California - Foster City

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based bio-pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gilead's therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

Making an impact on a global scale
Inclusion is one of the company's five core values. That's because we know that we are stronger and more innovative at Gilead when we are informed by a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences and points of view. Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide.

When you join Gilead, you join our mission to change the world by enabling people to live healthier and more fulfilling lives. Come join a mission-driven bio-pharmaceutical organization that values inclusion and diversity, has a strong portfolio of products, and is constantly

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Job Description

Specialist, Supply Chain (Clinical Supplies)

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company founded in 1987. Together we deliver life-saving therapies to patients in need. With the commitment and drive you bring to the workplace every day, you will be part of a team that is changing the world and helping millions of people live healthier, more fulfilling lives. Our worldwide staff is a close community where you can see the tangible results of your contributions, where every individual matters, and everyone has a chance to enhance their skills through ongoing development. Our scientific focus has resulted in marketed products that are benefiting hundreds of thousands of people, a pipeline of late-stage drug candidates, and unmatched patient access programs to ensure medications are available to those who could otherwise not afford them. By joining Gilead, you will further our mission to address unmet medical needs and improve life by advancing the care of patients with life-threatening diseases. The Specialist of Clinical Supply works collaboratively with their manager, the Clinical Supply Chain Management team and Clinical Operations team to carry out all elements of the clinical supply chain from the protocol design through manufacturing to distribution and inventory management of clinical supplies at clinical sites globally.

Responsibilities include:
  • Responsible for independently managing supplies for dynamic lifecycle clinical studies of moderate complexity (phase 1, 2, 3, and Late Phase).
  • Reports quality-related issues with labels/labeling/distribution vendors in a timely manner for resolution.
  • Works collaboratively with Clinical Operations and Quality Assurance to ensure on-time delivery of investigational medicinal products (IMP).
  • Collaborate with external partners and the Logistics team to complete stand-alone and/or project-related tasks to meet clinical study timelines.
  • Support the revision of SOPs and Work Instructions with their manager's direction and support.
  • Track regulatory updates related to studies (e.g. country-level approval, filing status, labelling approvals); report challenges to leadership; support regulatory inspections; prepare Clinical Study Report; keep Trial Master File up to date.
  • Obtain and review quotes, and approve purchase requisitions and invoices.

Knowledge and Skills:
  • Possess clinical supplies management experience/ knowledge in forecasting, demand/supply planning, IRT systems, inventory management, clinical labeling, distribution including cold chain, import/export and reverse logistics, GMP regulations.
  • Foster collaboration, influencing, and negotiation skills to work effectively with internal cross-functional groups and external suppliers to meet the aggressive clinical study timeline and patient needs.
  • Knowledge of clinical blinding practices in global study, from Phase 1 to Late Phase.
  • Able to source comparator with manager's guidance.
  • Developing knowledge of the FDA, cGMP, GCP standards and regulatory guidance documents such as CFR, Annex 13.
  • Learning to work well with ambiguity with manager's support within Gilead's culture and expectations for clinical timelines.
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills are required.
  • Strong computer, database and organizational skills required. ERP, Planning System, and Project management experience is a plus.
  • Able to manage the resource and timeline for studies of moderate complexity.

Education and Experience:
  • 4+ years of relevant experience and a Bachelor's degree
  • 2+ years of relevant experience and a Master's degree
  • Degrees in the sciences preferred

We offer you the opportunity to work within a culture of highly motivated, talented individuals who are dedicated to the company's mission. Each job provides wide-ranging responsibilities due to our cross-functional organizational structure and leadership style, which ensures that everyone is engaged, committed and accountable.

We are looking for individuals from diverse backgrounds who want to work together and support each other to help make a real difference in the lives of patients - people who thrive on performing well within a challenging and fast-paced environment, living our core values of Integrity (always doing the right thing), Teamwork (collaborating in good faith), Excellence (working at a high level of commitment and capability), Accountability (taking personal responsibility) and Inclusion (Encouraging Diversity).

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Our environment respects individual differences and recognizes each employee as an integral member of our company. Our workforce reflects these values and celebrates the individuals who make up our growing team.

Gilead provides a work environment free of harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion.

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