Location: Portugal - Amadora
Function: Research and Development
Company: Vifor Pharma
In this position, you report to the Clinical Trial Supplies Project Manager and are in charge of the management of supply chain activities for clinical trial supply materials, from IMP starting material, packaging materials, labels and booklets, auxiliary materials, and comparators to distribution of IMP kits. You are responsible to facilitate the incoming goods processes as well as supporting the IMP distribution to global clinical trial sites or to local depots. Your main tasks are the following:
- In collaboration with internal logistics experts and Clinical Trial Supplies Project Manager, define the logistics strategy, to set up the logistics and distribution activities at a new, efficient internal IMP Packaging & Distribution site as per current standards
- Evaluate, identify and select distributors and depots where needed.
- Support Receipt, Pick and Pack, IMP Distribution to sites or depots, Returns, Rejects and Destruction, and ensure these activities are reflected in the available IT systems to kit level so that reports can be provided upon request
- Perform the inspection and receipt of incoming materials
- Perform consolidation of returns and rejects
- Manage the inventory of all materials required for clinical supplies
- Evaluate import and customs requirements for global sites and depots, and manage the activities to have the required documentation in place to allow IMP distribution as planned
- Perform housekeeping activities and documentation as assigned by Clinical Trial Supplies Management Team at HQ, and by Clinical Trial Supplies Project Manager, or by internal manufacturing specialists
- Ensure that all supplies are controlled and distributed in accordance with GMP, GCP and GDP regulations
- Interact with the Clinical CRO and IRT (Interactive Response Technology) on supplies, replenishment, returns and destructions
- Review and archive any blinded documentation until the end of the clinical study
For this role, we are looking for a flexible and efficient person bringing the following profile:
- At least 3 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical clinical logistics operations, such as inventory control and logistics
- Proven experience in managing the drug supply chain for global clinical trials, including
- Hands-on experience in developing and managing integrated supply chain IT support systems (IRT)
- Previous experience in managing clinical trial supplies distributors
- Very good knowledge of GMP, GCP and GDP compliance requirements
- Fluent in Portuguese and English both in oral and written conversation
You love the unexpected and feel comfortable in a work environment where changes happen constantly. You can work effectively under pressure and are used to evolving in a matrix organization, where communication is the key to a strong collaboration. You want to take up a new challenge and to actively participate in our company development in Lisbon.
Vifor Pharma Group, formerly Galenica Group, is a global specialty pharmaceuticals company that researches, develops, produces and markets its own pharmaceutical products and is the partner of choice for innovative, patient-focused solutions. The company’s goal is to be a global leader in iron deficiency, nephrology and cardio-renal therapies and strives to help patients around the world with severe and chronic diseases to lead better, healthier lives. Vifor Pharma Group has production sites in Switzerland and Portugal as well as a dynamic network of affiliates and partners offering broad market coverage all over the world. The company has an ever-growing global presence while at the same time remaining firmly rooted in its home market, Switzerland.
Vifor Pharma Group consists of Vifor Pharma; Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma, its joint company with Fresenius Medical Care; Relypsa; and OM Pharma.
For more information, please visit: http://www.viforpharma.com/en/about-vifor-pharma/who-we-are.