Global Clinical Distribution Leader

South San Francisco
California, United States of America


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The Position

Level:  E3/E4 Location: South San Francisco Department:   Supply Chain Management – Global Clinical Distribution Job Title:      Master Global Clinical Distribution Leader (GCDL) Job Family:   Supply Planning  Reporting To: Head, Global Clinical Distribution - PTDS-F   Purpose:   Clinical trials represent Genentech’s future growth. The mission of the Global Clinical Distribution organization is to effectively ensure the right product is in the right place at the right time, every time so that no patient will go without treatment and no clinical trial is delayed. The Global Clinical Distribution Leader plays a key role in achieving this mission.   Under the direction of the Head of Global Clinical Distribution, the GCDL will provide functional expertise to a team of Global Clinical Distribution Leads, with varying complexity and projects, providing guidance, direction and recommendations in support of the departmental and company policies.  This includes identifying best use of departmental resources to ensure a high level of customer service to various Clinical Operations teams, assign work when necessary, as well as efficient use of departmental  resources to meet standard lead time, budget and other  objectives. In addition, this role is responsible for leading and / or participating in local and/ or global process improvement initiatives and projects in support of our Non Product Project Portfolio approximately 20% time. The GCDL will make independent decisions as well as recommendations impacting both the operational and strategic direction of the Global Clinical Distribution team, ensuring timely and effective communication to Head of Global Clinical Distribution.  Participation in various cross functional initiatives as a representative of GCD as well as a serving as a point of escalation is a crucial part of the role.  He / She will also be responsible for communication and clarification of distribution processes to our Clinical Demand and Supply Planners.  He / She will also support employee development, provide input on budget activities and act on behalf of the Head Global Clinical Distribution when needed.   In addition the GCDL will actively manage a portfolio of complex global clinical trials behaving as a supply chain end to end knowledge leader, ensuring timely management of system, physical and cross functional activities from point of technical release at various worldwide manufacturing locations (both in and outsourced) through the distribution supply chain to our global network of depots, and subsequently to the clinical sites and patients.  The GCDL will interface with various groups and systems to ensure drug supply is in place in time to meet patient dosing schedules. Successful interaction with the Global Clinical Distribution Team  and Clinical Demand and Supply Planning  teams is critical in order to exchange and leverage internal knowledge of supply chain activities to support study lead times. Interactions with other groups include, country specific depot operations, Clinical Research Organizations (CRO’s), IxRS and various Quality teams among many.  Additionally the GCDL will be a SPOC for the team on complex global study management. Through the management and oversight of these activities, the GCDL is expected to provide recommendations and or drive to resolution actions to effectively manage departmental capacity, capabilities and culture to support the departmental objective of “fit for future”. The GCDL may also act and / or oversee Depot Lead who as part of the GCD role is the supply chain single point of contact to the depot and responsible to manage all associated communication and drive appropriate depot behavior.  This includes operational activities as well as strategic alignment with PTDS goals and objectives.  He/She is required to prepare, develop and analyze metrics, data and system performance as required.  The successful cand idate proactively resolves both internal and external is

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