Job description

Senior Commercial Supply Chain Specialist (6 month Fixed Term Contract)

Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Immunocore is an innovative and dynamic biotechnology company developing a unique platform of T Cell antigen receptor-based therapeutics, called ImmTAXs, as a novel class of treatments for cancer, infectious and autoimmune diseases. Immunocore has a well- established pipeline of wholly owned programmes, of world leading science and strong IP position, which has led to discovery collaborations with Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Medimmune as well as a co-discovery & co-development partnership with Lilly, and recent investment from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

We are now seeking a Senior Commercial Supply Chain Specialist to join our CMC team on a 6 month contract. This position is responsible for supporting the management and delivery of the global commercial supply chain logistics for Immunocore. Through strategic planning and co-ordinated management of external commercial distribution centres and validated shipping, ensuring the timely and cost effective delivery of commercial supplies to clinical centres and patients.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop, implement, and manage the global commercial supply planning and scheduling process.
  • Work with CMC manufacturing and commercial leadership to produce scheduling processes that are robust, efficient, and cost effective.
  • Managing and working closely with 3PL External Service Providers
  • Working with Contract Manufacturing/External Supply Management
  • Develop supply options, facilitate decision-making, and communicate updated manufacturing and supply plans to all impacted stakeholders.
  • Responsible and managing the Commercial Shipping Lane Validations project
  • Managing and working closely with regulatory for the artwork design and the third-party service provider  
  • Design, implement, and execute the artwork and labelling processes to ensure sustained supply, quality, and compliance of final product globally.
  • Implement inventory management policies for all required materials to support manufacturing.
  • Develop Key Performance Indicators for the execution of supply chain management.
  • Support clinical, CMC manufacturing, and finance with short, medium and long-term supply planning “what if” scenario analysis to enable supply chain decision-making.
  • Collaborate with IT to develop and implement supply chain IT systems and tools strategy that enables supply chain planning, execution, and analysis.
  • Own and manage supply chain master data.
  • Contribute and manage the relevant supply chain information include within regulatory submissions (e.g. BLA, MAA).

Essential

  • Extensive experience in progressive supply chain management 
  • Breadth of supply chain management experience, including supply planning and procurement
  • Experience working with Contract Manufacturing/External Supply Management
  • Experience with late stage/commercial pharmaceutical/biotech company supply chains preferred.
  • Experience starting up a new external supply chain organization, tools, and processes
  • Strong background working with ERP/MRP/Supply Chain systems and tools
  • Management of supply to geographically diverse clinical centres
  • Excellent supply chain analysis skills (e.g. modelling, “What If” analysis)
  • Working knowledge of finance and budgeting
  • Strong relationship building skills

Desirable

  • Contributed to CMC Module 3 sections of BLAs and INDs
  • Project management experience

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Essential: BSc. or MSc. in business, supply chain operations or related discipline
  • Desirable: PhD in related discipline

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