clinical supply chain manager (m/f) in Wien

Wien, Wien
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Our customer Shire, a biopharmaceutical company with international orientation is looking for a Clinical Supply Chain Manager for the limited period of at least 12 months.

This position is responsible for supporting multiple Clinical Development Programs in a number of therapeutic areas including Oncology, Hematology and Immunology. The incumbent is responsible to provide oversight of the supply chain planning and execution of a broad range of clinical trials involving small molecules, biologics and monoclonal antibodies. In addition, the Clinical Supply Chain Manager participates on multiple cross-functional project teams with responsibility to communicate clinical supply requirements and provide supply chain expertise as required to ensure project milestones are met.


  • In partnership with key stakeholders from Clinical Operations, Medical, Quality and Regulatory oversee the development of a Clinical Supply Plan that documents the study design, product requirements, and study assumptions e.g. enrollment, target countries, number of sites, etc. for each study included in a Clinical Program.
  • Oversee the development of the clinical demand forecast on a study and program level and communicate this monthly to the Supply Chain Planning team, as well as key stakeholders e.g. Operations, R&D, Project Management, to ensure seamless coordination of demand and supply
  • On an ad hoc basis prepare clinical demand/supply scenarios using different combinations of inputs and assumptions to project both short-term and long-term supply availability
  • Establish collaborative relationships with Supply Chain counterparts at alliance Partners to facilitate communication, planning and close cooperation in support of Clinical Program requirements
  • Partner with Contract Manufacturing (CMO) team members assigned to the project team to ensure close communication and alignment of Clinical Program requirements with production capacities and timelines
  • Proactively identify issues with the potential to impact a clinical study and/or program and engage with key stakeholders to highlight risks and find solutions
  • Periodically conduct training sessions for key stakeholders and cross functional team members on clinical supply chain processes and procedures as detailed in the Partnership manual
  • Lead continuous improvement projects to drive significant increases in operational efficiency and cost reduction


  • University degree (BA/BS) required
  • MBA and APICS Certification preferred
  • Minimum 2 - 5 yrs. experience in Supply Chain/Clinical Supply Chain


  • Proven leadership skills including leading projects with broad scope, cross functional nature and impact outside supply chain
  • Demonstrated ability to simplify complex operational information and ensure understanding of cross functional partners
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills required for resolving issues in a complex, highly regulated environment
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written and presentation) with the ability to effectively communicate information and ideas to diverse audiences
  • Capable of working in a fast paced environment with limited supervision. Candidate must be flexible, adapt quickly and have the ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities
  • Experience with Lean/Six Sigma/Process Excellence tools, training and/or certification preferred. Green belt certification preferred
  • Ability to embrace change, challenge the status quo and drive improvements to processes and products
  • Solid team player with ability to build rapport with team members at all levels of the organization
  • Expert knowledge of Excel, as well as extensive experience using it for forecasting, creating demand/supply scenarios, analyzing tradeoffs between business objectives, etc.
  • Excellent German and English tongue required

Remuneration corresponds to the respective classification according to the collective agreement for the chemical industry. The minimum salary for this position is € 3,300 gross per month based on full-time employment. Increased payment is dependent on professional experience and/or qualifications.

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