Summarize the primary purpose & key accountabilities of the role, including geographical scope (i.e. Global vs. Country/Region).

Summary should be concise and include strategic information that would attract candidates to the role. It may be helpful to complete this section after you have finished the other sections of the document.


The Supply Chain Lead (SCL) is the Global Clinical Supply Chain (GCS) key point of contact for RU/BU customers., They are responsible for liaising with either Global Product Development (GPD) Study Team Managers or Medical Affairs and Clinical colleagues when coordinating operational activities within GCS and our partners (i.e. Quality, Analytical, Small and Large Molecule Pharm Sci, and Regulatory).

The SCL is expected to translate early and late development product strategies into effective Supply Chain (SC) strategies for the duration of each clinical trial or compassionate program. The SC strategy is inclusive of scope, time, cost and risk which balance the needs of the customer and SC. The SCL maintains clinical supply availability to maintain alignment with customer milestones and keep patients on drug.  The SCL will be assigned at a program, asset or protocol level to provide clinical team members with broad consults on all aspects of clinical drug supply. SCL will need to liaise with other SCLs (lead SCLs assigned at a program level) at a protocol level to understand drug supply sourcing strategies, including local strategies (country specific requirements/needs).

Through a solid understanding of clinical study design and drug supply risks, the SCL will ensue supply strategies are executed and maintained for the duration of the study. The SCL in conjunction with the Lead SCL may need to adopt varying strategies during a study, depending on clinical development changes (i.e. visit changes, randomization arms added and/or dropped, etc.) that are required for the business.

Support of compassionate use and/or grant studies clinical supply may be required, depending on asset need.


In order of importance, indicate the primary responsibilities critical to the performance of the role. It is recommended not to list actual tasks but focus on 5-8 essential responsibilities that highlight accountability and level of judgment required.

  • Development and operational execution of investigational product supply strategies for early and late stage clinical studies intended for regulatory approvals of new products and for new indications or line extensions of currently approved products.
  • Designing and/or assisting the Lead SCL the appropriate clinical supply strategy, balancing the supply chain risk and cost in alignment with the compassionate program or Clinical protocol, the BU/RU budget for clinical supplies and ensuring clinical supply delivery and patient focus/continuity.
  • Act as a subject matter expert and links key resources to provide all information regarding the global use of investigational material in clinical studies.
  • Forecasts clinical supplies for protocols to maintain a robust and sustainable supply for new and ongoing clinical studies in conjunction with Lead SCL, when appropriate
  • Is an active participant on the Clinical Supply Team, when feasible and interacts with a network of internal and external partners to ensure MedSci meets the customer expectations and supports the key Clinical milestones for study support and patient resupply.
  • Provides effective communication to team members across GCS functional lines and stakeholders to ensure understanding of studies and clinical supply status.


Indicate basic and preferred qualifications:

  • Basic Qualifications are job related, consistent with business requirements and necessary for the performance of an essential function of this role including: education/licenses/certifications, location, relevant experience, technical and/or other job-related skills. Basic qualifications determine minimum requirements that applicants must possess to be qualified for the role; anyone who does not meet basic qualifications for the role will not be interviewed or eligible for hire.
  • Preferred Qualifications are job-related qualifications that may be indicated in addition to basic qualifications; they are not absolutely required for performance of the job but are desired and further describe the education/skills/experience sought for the position. Preferred qualifications enhance a candidate’s ability to perform the job. 


  • B.S. degree within a scientific discipline with 2-5 years of Development Operations, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Project Management or Supply Chain experience or Pharmacy
  • Desirable professional certification in project management.


  • Biopharmaceutical development and/or clinical development.
  • Supply chain technology
  • Management of investigational products for a clinical research unit or investigational drug pharmacy or Supply Chain
  • Interaction with multi-disciplinary teams that includes project management, negotiation, issue resolution, conflict management, and process improvement.
  • Proven ability to effectively develop, communicate, and execute project plans with multiple stakeholders.


  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize multiple projects and meet targeted deliverables and deadlines; strong planning and multi-tasking skills.
  • Ability to adapt to changing situations and work well under pressure.
  • Technical proficiency, including skills in use of common desktop tools (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Project, Visio); Office365 and Sharepoint; tools for

reporting (Spotfire); and systems for document management, communication, and learning management.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills


(not all roles will have physical or mental requirements)

Indicate any physical or mental requirements necessary for the performance of an essential function of this particular role. Requirements should be unique to the work being performed in this role and consistent with business necessity.

Examples: Lifting, sitting, standing, walking, bending, ability to perform mathematical calculations and ability to perform complex data analysis

Note: Do not include requirements of the role that are generally applicable to most or all jobs at Pfizer, such as “ability to communicate,” “ability to work on teams”, “office job involving use of computer”, etc.


Office work only


(not all roles will have non-standard work schedule travel, or environment requirements)

Include any work schedule, travel or environment requirements necessary for the performance of the role. Types of requirements might include ability to work particular hours (shift, overtime), travel or adhere to safe work practices and procedures such as aseptic gowning. Any criteria indicated must be job-related, consistent with business necessity, and specific to this role.  


Travel may require up to 15% for this role

May include domestic and international travel to GCS sites

May periodically require working US or EU hours to conduct / lead - meetings


The following information, if applicable, must be manually inserted into the job description for transparency:

  • Relocation eligible
  • Internal candidate identified
  • Eligible for employee referral bonus
  • Posting expiration date (if determined)

This can be edited or added after the requisition has been created



    Provide the primary groups or key role(s) that this role will have interaction with as a regular part of the role responsibilities.  Include any external interactions as appropriate.

    • Reports to Director or Senior Director of GCS Operations.
    • Liaise with key GCS and local country contacts (WRDM and GPD) to gather clinical development plans, and review supply strategies in conjunction with the Clinical Research Pharmacists and Supply Chain Leads (SCL).
    • Strong partnerships with Global Clinical Supplies functional lines and QA.


    Financial Accountability

    Indicate the Average Budget or Revenue accountability, as applicable.



    Indicate the typical number of Colleagues managed; include direct & indirect reports and matrix responsibility. Note if direct reports are people managers or individual contributors.  Indicate additional resources (i.e. contingent workers) managed, as applicable.

    TBD - Matrix

    Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.

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