AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Supply Chain Study Manager in Gothenburg, Sweden

Location: Gothenburg, Sweden

At AstraZeneca, we believe in the potential of our people and that you’ll develop beyond what you thought possible. We make the most of your skills and passion by actively supporting you to see what you can achieve, no matter where you start with us.

Are you a leader and enjoy a challenge? Do you want to take your skills and experience to a new level in the pharmaceutical industry? We are looking for a Supply Chain Study Manager who will work in close collaboration with customer functions to influence and manage demand for individual studies, as well as being responsible for their supply chain deliverables.

As a Supply Chain Study Manager in Supply Chain/Pharm Dev, you’ll develop a broad knowledge of the diverse range of clinical study options utilised by the pharmaceutical industry, as well as in-depth expertise in specific therapeutic areas. We’ll look to you to design, plan and manage trial medication for patients taking part in AstraZeneca clinical studies all over the world. In return, you’ll find a vibrant team culture in which continuous improvement and effective collaboration are high priorities.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

As Supply Chain Study Manager you will be part of the R&D Supply Chain Team. Together with your colleagues you will be a key contributor to secure AstraZeneca supply of clinical studies across all phases within a drug development programme. As Supply Chain Study Manager, you will work closely with both internal and external suppliers.

You will:

  • Lead and provide direction to Study Drug Working Groups, comprising members of R&D SC, Clinical Development and external partners.

  • Ensures the team delivers clinical supplies effectively and consistently, balancing cost and risk to supply with expert input and support from cross functional groups.

  • Understand and translate clinical study protocol requirements into demand for drug product within a clinical study. Author the drug supply section of Clinical Study Protocol and lead development of master label text.

  • Use simulation tools and supply chain expertise to design optimised, lean supply chains for individual studies and ensure delivery of the end to end supply of materials to meet study needs. Define IVRS user requirements, set up IVRS tool and ensure timely go-live for individual studies. Use IVRS to track recruitment and adjust IVRS parameters to accommodate any changes in study scope and design.

  • Collaborate with Contract Research Organisation (CRO) partners in development of pack design and review the technical part of the outsourcing contract. Review changes to the contract with CRO partners and Sourcing Managers as necessary.

  • Monitor the budget for individual study supply activities and materials for the project. Flag deviations to SC Programme Manager. Manage change in demand and supply, resolve issues, escalating when appropriate.

  • Work within GMP Quality Management Systems, including managing deviations, complaints, change controls as appropriate.

Essential Requirements:

  • Relevant Academic degree

  • Documented strong leadership and change management capabilities

  • Willingness to drive change in the Supply Chain activities in a manufacturing environment

  • Experience from a manufacturing organization or previous working knowledge of Lean is highly desirable

  • Excellent communication skills in both Swedish and English, both verbally and written

  • Experience in drug development discipline. e.g. Pharmacist is meritorious

  • Knowledge of Clinical Development processes relevant to the supply of clinical materials is meritorious

  • Strong influencing, negotiating and problem-solving skills, including across functional, geographical and cultural boundaries is meritorious

If you are interested, apply now!

Welcome with your application no later than 26 April 2018.

For more information about the position please contact:

Carin Johansen-Ljungqvist +46 31 776 19 79 or

Malin Drufva at +46 776 12 98

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.