Merck Director, Planning Portfolio Lead | Global Clinical Supplies in Olympia, Washington
Summary, Focus and Purpose
Reporting to Top Management of Department in one of the Therapeutic Areas or Planning Execution & Inventory Management. The Director, Planning Portfolio Lead | Global Clinical Supplies will have responsibility to manage a Team of Clinical Supply Planning Managers (CSPM) responsible for supporting clinical supply programs, protocols and/or inventory. Responsibilities may also include assignments of varying phase, complexity, priority & involvement with external collaboration partners.
Manages, directs, and influences clinical supply planning strategy, design and execution for multiple highly complex programs ensuring scientific consistency and quality development across multiple key clinical programs within a Portfolio
Accountable to Senior Management for communication of progress, status updates, mitigation plans and escalation of issues for clinical supply deliverables across the portfolio for Phase I thru Phase IV including IIS and collaborative studies
Facilitates strategic and operational input, maintenance and continued evaluation of clinical supply chain plans across programs
Partners with key stakeholders to align with the vision and strategy and to ensure clinical supply timelines and deliverables are met across programs (including joint ventures, collaborations, due diligence, etc.)
Partners with key stakeholders on leadership teams to build alliances, drive the direction of the business, leverage best practices, and develop leading indicator values for risk, change control, and business continuity
Keeps abreast of pharmaceutical industry best practices, regulatory and GMP requirements and corporate strategies that impact the organization
Manages the multi-million dollar clinical supply drug product budget across the assigned Portfolio
Works cross-functionally with Clinical Research and Operations, Business Analytics, Finance, and other critical stakeholders to support the needs, influence and drive business performance, and ensure effective planning strategies for clinical supplies
Responsible for resource management and deployment for the Portfolio, including hiring and staffing
Determines resource needs through the review of authorized and anticipated clinical development activities and applied knowledge of functional area and/or specific resource demands
Manages and provides feedback and developmental opportunities for direct reports and staff | Provides mentoring for planning managers and team leads
Functions as representative or leads cross-functional /cross-divisional projects and initiatives
Coach and mentor staff in the nuances of managing a development project: management of team dynamics, understanding stages of development and how functional inputs interact to ensure project progression, coaching on company processes relating to development team management, PM skills, and team management | Strengthen messaging via exhibition of Company Leadership Behaviors.
Work to ensure that PM best practices are being employed across projects
Participate in continuous improvement projects that require extensive product development experience and understanding of company procedures and policies, and which significantly impact the work and/or effectiveness of PM
Projects can relate to optimizing PM capabilities, systems, and operations (e,g., leading efforts to improve planning systems/platforms, etc.) or to improving the functioning of teams and/or development processes | Efforts may be within GCS or cross functional to assist other partner areas with their process improvement needs
- Bachelor degree with fifteen years or Master degree with twelve plus years or relevant career experience
Pharmaceutical and/or clinical drug development experience
Principled verbal, written communications and presentation skills
Project management, and computer/database management skills
People management and strong leadership skills
Extensive experience with the planning and execution of strategies for pharmaceutical drug/vaccine product registration and commercialization/life-cycle management (can be R&D, manufacturing or commercial perspective), with demonstrated ability to translate knowledge and expertise to other development teams and areas
Creative analytical and problem-solving skills
Motivational and strategic driven interpersonal skills as well as ability to negotiate, resolve conflicts and engage in decision making
Well-developed and effective team facilitation and able to establish cooperative team environments
Ability to partner and influence across functional areas and organizations
Knowledge of order management, supply chain operations and document control
Above average proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint applications
Ability to organize and manage multiple tasks at one time and meet key deadlines
Familiarity with GMP requirements | Quality procedures and SOP execution
Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is dedicated to being the most trusted supplier of biopharmaceuticals worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, create a reliable global manufacturing network that’s devoted to delivering a high-quality, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time.
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Expected salary range:
$143,100.00 - $243,400.00
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Requisition ID: R211673
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