Clinical Supply Chain Manager (R1080949) in Reading, UK at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 11/29/2019

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Job Description

IQVIA™ is the leading human data science company focused on helping healthcare clients find unparalleled insights and better solutions for patients. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offers a broad range of solutions that harness the power of healthcare data, domain expertise, transformative technology, and advanced analytics to drive healthcare forward.

IQVIA has approximately 55,000 employees in more than 100 countries, all committed to making the potential of Human Data Science a reality, and we are actively hiring.

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At IQVIA, you will have the opportunity to build your career, while helping our customers drive human health outcomes forward. We dedicate our experience, resources and reputation so that you can drive your career and choose the path that best defines your development and success.
The Technology Solutions division of IQVIA develops, markets, and implements healthcare-focused enterprise software applications to help life sciences customers drive their business from molecule to market. Take a look at our website

Clinical Supply Chain Manager (Home or Reading/London based)

Summary of the role

The Clinical Supply Chain Manager is responsible for the strategic planning and execution of new clinical trial supply chains. This involves the ability to interpret a clinical trial protocol in conjunction with other key study information in order to create an appropriate kit design and formulate a strong supply plan. The Clinical Supply Chain Manager will lead internal and external partners, to ensure delivery of the supply plan in accordance with study timelines.   

Key Activities and Responsibilities:

  • Interpret clinical trial protocols to create and execute an effective clinical trial supply chain solution
  • Create master English label text in accordance with relevant regulatory framework (e.g. Annex 13)
  • Create and maintain demand forecasts and packaging plans so that packed clinical supplies are readily available in accordance with the project requirements
  • Initiate packaging campaigns with the assigned vendor and provide oversight to ensure on-time delivery
  • Setup, monitor, and where necessary, update study assigned Interactive Response Technology (IRT) systems to ensure study inventory is effectively managed
  • Create an appropriate distribution plan and have oversight of the assigned vendor(s) executing it
  • Ability to work independently and proactively to ensure that the supply of all trial materials is delivered to the right place at the right time
  • Provide ongoing budget tracking activities so that projects are run efficiently and in accordance with client approved quotations
  • Maintains 100% compliance on all assigned training and applies learnings to everyday practice
  • Remain up to date in all GxP and regulatory requirements applicable to the role
  • Leads client and vendor related meetings where necessary to discuss clinical supply chain topics or status updates
  • Creates a Temperature Excursion management plan
  • Manages the review and assessment process of Temperature Excursions reported to the IQVIA Clinical Trial Supplies team
  • Conducts thorough and regular risk management assessments to ensure all risks are systematically reviewed and appropriate mitigations are executed


  • University degree in a science or business function (Preferred not essential)
  • Related industry experience in Clinical Trials (Essential)
  • Experience in Clinical Supply Chain Management (Essential)
  • Ability to demonstrate good project management skills
  • Ability to create effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to demonstrate effective communication and direction
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc)
  • Proficient in the English language


  • FORTUNE Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies list for the third year in a row
  • Recognised by the 2016 Scrip Awards as the Best Full-service Provider Contract Research Organization (CRO)
  • Awarded the 2016 Eagle Award from the Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS) for the 4th consecutive year. A site-nominated award recognising contract research organizations (CRO) and biopharmaceutical sponsors dedicated to building positive relationships with research sites through leadership, professionalism and integrity
  • IQVIA™ named in The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) 2017 Global Outsourcing 100® List which recognizes the world’s best service providers across a range of industries.

We know that meaningful results require not only the right approach but also the right people. Regardless of your role, we invite you to reimagine healthcare with us. You will have the opportunity to play an important part in helping our clients drive healthcare forward and

Whatever your career goals, we are here to ensure you get there!

We invite you to join IQVIA™.

IQVIA™ is an equal opportunity employer. We make employment decisions based on qualifications and merit. We prohibit discrimination based on any unlawful consideration such as age, race, national origin, gender or other "protected status."

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Job ID: R1080949