May 10, 2022

Job Description

2025! This is the year that Global Clinical supply is targeting for completing the evolution our systems into a “digital enabled” landscape of 300+ associates. Join a team of globally collaborative colleagues at the ‘Global Clinical Supply (GCS)’ function to support clinical trials from Phase 1 to approval and be a key interface between Technical Research & Development (TRD) teams and the Clinical teams!
At GCS, we aspire to become a data and digital powered, resourceful, agile organization to deliver more products to more patients efficiently, through empowered and highly capable teams.
Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Coordinate activities related to outbound shipments to country depots and regional hubs with focus on execution of the shipments. Assesses risks in the general set-up of the particular distribution strategy for a clinical trial. Drives the optimization of the general supply chain planning for development projects.

• Liaises with GCS counterparts to review project status. Follows up on missing information, documents.

• Provides regular feedback and communicates proactively to the GCS Trial and CTSM as well as clinical teams via up-to-date project plans, updates of Regional Distribution Wiki page and share points.

• Follows-up with distribution vendors, local hub/depot contacts and Central QPs on dispatches in the iRelease platform.

• Analyses distribution vendors’ Key Performance Indicators’ related to QA and QP releases. Provides and analyses reports on various distribution related topics

• Provides evaluations of temperature data for shipments from central depots. Escalates to CTSM/ EOM and/or analytical experts if data are out of the tolerance limits set by the relevant SOP.

• Supports studies independently. Being sub-process owner in GCS, drives innovation in the areas of process simplification and cost reduction

• Contributes to productivity targets by continuously improve processes in own area of expertise.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Minimum Requirements

• 2 years of practical experience in chemical / pharmaceutical industry or > 3 years of experience in field of expertise
• Apprenticeship or formal education in a logistical, technical or related business area

• Basic project management , good organization and planning skills .Good knowledge of HSE/GMP standards and processes

• Problem-solving and idea generation skills. Good presentation skills. Fundamental Leadership skills.

• Good communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills. Ability to work in interdisciplinary teams
• Strong communication and organizational skills
• Proven soft skills with demonstrated expertise in working on teams, Flexible to travel


769 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2020, and while we’re proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people’s lives.
We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.
We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying! Imagine what you could do here at Novartis!
Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse team’s representative of the patients and communities we serve.
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Global Drug Development
Hyderabad, AP
Research & Development
Full Time
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