Sr. Manager - Clinical Research Sourcing Strategist

Why Patients Need You

Our Global Clinical Supply (GCS) team ensures that patients have the investigational medicines they need when they need them. As a Clinical Research Sourcing Strategist (CRSS), your dedication will help bring medicines to the world even faster by embracing challenges, imagining what's possible and acting.

What You Will Achieve

Working collaboratively across the Medicinal Sciences organization, the Clinical Research Sourcing Strategist (CRSS) develops cost effective, flexible commercial product sourcing strategies for the lifecycle of clinical development programs.

In this Senior Manager role, your experiences will enable you to work both internally and externally to oversee and manage operational aspects of supply chain projects. Your experience in project management will enable transparent delivery of projects and budgets, that meet productivity, quality, and customer-satisfaction goals. While managing complex project environments, you will be able to anticipate and troubleshoot roadblocks, recommend next practices for improvements and influence teams to achieve targets.

How You Will Achieve It
  • You will be the Global Clinical Supply (GCS) point of contact to develop sourcing strategies for commercial products in clinical development programs.
  • You will participate on GCS and cross-organizational study teams to understand clinical trial protocol design and determine commercial product supply needs.
  • You will collaborate internally with Clinical Supply Strategy and Management (CSSM), Drug Product Supply (DPS), Global Product Development (GPD) and Clinical Research Pharmacy (CRP) teams, and externally with suppliers, to develop creative commercial product sourcing options across central, local, site and specialty sourcing options.
  • You will be responsible for selecting the appropriate vendor from an established vendor pool by assessing total cost, timelines, risk, and supply chain complexity.
  • You will consider supplier capabilities including product access, inventory management, label assessment, depot management and distribution.
  • You will develop and communicate the optimal sourcing strategy to your internal customer(s) and ensure continuity of commercial product supply for the duration of the protocol.
  • You will participate in vendor meetings and utilize available business tools to ensure project success.
  • You will work with partner lines and the vendor to manage purchase orders and invoicing, operational timelines and regulatory and quality compliance throughout the lifecycle of the protocol.
  • You will maintain compliance to the CRSS training curriculum, providing feedback on procedural and process improvements to reflect a CRSS end to end sourcing strategy model.


  • B.S. degree is required.
  • 5-10 yrs of professional experience within global clinical supply in a pharmaceutical company or relevant industry experience.
  • Customer oriented with the ability to work across multiple teams to influence strategic decisions that will provide cost saving to projects.
  • Proven ability to effectively develop, communicate, and gain support for execution of plans with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Management of multi-disciplinary teams that includes innovating, measuring work, negotiation, straight talk and delivering to milestones.
  • Ability to manage a large budget and associated financial aspects to deliver on time against tight timelines.
  • Experience managing change in a dynamic, complex environment.
  • Demonstrated interest in Patient Quality and Compliance.

  • Advanced training in project management, supply chain management, scientific or clinical disciplines, business administration and/or people development.
  • Experience with drug development, clinical study design, scientific research, and / or pharmaceutical manufacturing.
  • Experience with strategic sourcing, packaging, labeling and distribution and supplier management are highly desirable.
  • Background or experience in clinical site operations and clinical trial execution with medical or drug market knowledge would be advantageous.

Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact.






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