Senior Manager, Clinical Supply Chain

Synageva BioPharma


November 3, 2014

JOB TITLE: Senior Manager, Clinical Supply Chain

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Director, Supply Chain, Planning & Logistics


LOCATION: Lexington, MA



Synageva is seeking a highly motivated individual with strong clinical supply chain experience to be primarily responsible for the hands-on management of clinical supply chain operations.


  • Manage clinical label/pack/distribution vendors to ensure sufficient supply for clinical studies.
  • Develop new clinical label/pack/distribution contracts, review invoices, and track spend against study budgets.
  • Manage clinical supply and operations planning process.  Create and monitor IMP demand forecasts based on clinical assumptions.
  • Develop production plans for clinical label/pack.
  • Proactively identify potential risks and implement mitigation strategies to ensure continuous supply for all studies.
  • Interface with IXRS vendor to monitor supply status, update assumptions, and track release of new lots.
  • Work with vendors and internal QA to investigate deviations such as temperature excursions and implement appropriate CAPAs.
  • Oversee clinical supply metrics and KPIs to drive production efficiency.
  • Develop and implement clinical supply chain policies and SOPs.
  • Remain current with industry best practices, trends and technologies. 


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Life sciences, Business, or equivalent education or experience is required.
  • 6+ years of experience in a pharmaceutical or biotechnology company
  • Demonstrated experience with clinical supply chain activities for cold chain biologic products.
  • Excellent project management skills; must have high degree of energy, accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Outstanding leadership skills and demonstrated passion for creating new medicines, including excellent verbal and written communication skills, an innovative approach to problem-solving, and an integrated view of business and scientific issues.
  • Ability to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization from peers and team members to executives.
  • Availability to travel up to 20% of the time.  

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