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Forecasting Services Lead

Boston, MA
Portland, OR
Belgium

Forecast Service Lead 

Responsibilities

The Forecast Service Lead is an experienced clinical supply chain planning professional with demonstrated capacity for modeling supply chain designs and running supply and demand plans for a variety of simple to very complex clinical study designs, using 4C, which is 4G’s Forecast tool.

 

  • The FSL understands basic clinical trial conduct and supply chain management concepts and, based on that, can advise clients on clinical supply chain strategies.
  • The FSL has an advanced understanding of mathematical modeling and advanced analytical skills.
  • The FSL is client and solutions focused, proactive, responsive, organized, and strives to deliver the highest quality. Has excellent oral and written communication skills and has a natural relationship management talent.
  • Acts as the prime interface and service lead to 4C clients and their users.
  • Provides initial training and upgrade training to key client users.
  • Updates general 4C user documentation and specific client documentation.
  • Creates new functional capability stories and defines relevant design criteria.
  • Supports clients in building company standards, dictionary, templates, and reports. Sets up data exchange to IRT, Manufacturing Systems and other (commercial) Supply Planning Systems, through structured data uploads and exports or by establishing automated interfaces. 
  • Maintains client relationships to help clients use 4C more efficiently and effectively. Informs and educates clients on system upgrades, investigates potential system bugs, creates client specific reports, KPI’s/dashboards, advises on new capabilities, and captures future product enhancement opportunities.
  • Provides demos to 4C prospects.
  • Advances product roadmap development by gathering future needs from multiple clients/prospects.
  • Collaborates with internal experts and developers to identify opportunities to improve system usage and responsiveness.
  • As part of consultancy services, models and calculates several supply strategy scenarios and advises clients on recommended strategy.
  • Educates and advises 4G internally and clients on the use of site and depot resupply algorithms in Prancer, 4G’s RTSM product.


Required Experience:
 

The position requires a minimum of 5 years of experience in the clinical research field, particularly clinical supplies management, services delivery, and eClinical systems implementation or equivalent.

Knowledge of US FDA Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) GCP regulations, Electronic Records; Electronic Signatures regulation (21 CFR Part 11) and EU Annex 11, and associated regulatory guidance documents is desired.

Education and/or Certification Requirements:

The candidate must possess at minimum of a bachelor’s degree in life sciences, supply chain management, or information technology field, or equivalent experience.

Other Skills / Requirements:

  • Clinical supplies forecasting and management experience is a must.
  • Supply chain certification or experience is a plus.
  • Experience with clinical supplies forecasting/simulation and IRT/RTSM tools is a plus.
  • Experience working with agile development methodology is a plus.

 

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