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PPD

Logistics Coordinator - Contract Opening

  • Contract Opportunity
  • Working onsite at the Highland Heights, KY lab
 
Responsible and accountable for the ordering, receiving, processing, storing, shipment and delivery, return drug accountability, reconciliation and destruction of clinical supplies returned by the clinical sites of drug products and medical devices for assigned studies. Performs local purchases activities as per request. Responsible for logistics coordination of moderate to complex studies with little to no supervision. Actively problem solves and suggests solutions to logistics challenges.
  • Oversee the daily drug product/medical device receipt, ordering, storage, inventory, distribution, return drug accountability and destruction.
  • Ensure all activities executed by both owned Depot (s) and Third Depot (s) comply with company SOPS, departmental WPDs and client requirements.
  • Track inventories and expiration dates of all department drug products and medical devices. Issue monthly status reports.
  • Perform any local purchase of IP and Non IP Supply upon request.
  • Perform any other logistic & administrative activity according to the necessities and growth of the Country Department.
  • On going Training on new Regulations concerning both Import/Exports and GMP activities.
  • Maintain Updated PPD Owned Metrics Indicators Reports.
Education and Experience:
  • High / Secondary school diploma or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification
  • Technical positions may require a certificate
  • Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to at least 2 years) or equivalent combination of education, training, & experience. Logistics experience required as well as Fluent English.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Strong knowledge of the complete clinical supplies life cycle (i.e., manufacturing, packaging, labeling, import & export, storage & handling, distribution & delivery, return & reconciliation, final destruction).
  • Focus on Customer Service aligned with highest standards of quality & excellence.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and problem solving/decision making skills.
  • Strong organizational skills required.
  • Very strong communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Fluent in English (verbal and written).
  • Strong computer skills: working knowledge of Microsoft Project, Excel, and Microsoft Word is required.

Working Conditions
  • Work is performed in an office  or clinical environment with exposure to electrical office equipment. 
  • Occasional drives to site locations.
  • Potential Occasional travel required.
Physical Demands
  • Frequently stationary for 4-6 hours per day.     
  • Repetitive hand movement of both hands with the ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.   
  • Occasional mobility required. 
  • Occasional crouching, stooping, bending and twisting of upper body and neck.   
  • Light to moderate lifting and carrying (or otherwise moves) objects including luggage and laptop computer with a maximum lift of 15-20 lbs. 
  • Ability to access and use a variety of computer software developed both in-house and off-the-shelf.
  • Ability to communicate information and ideas so others will understand; with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. 
  • May interact with others, relating and gathering sensitive information.
  • Interaction includes diverse groups.
  • Works with guidance or reliance on oral or written instructions from management.  May require periods of intense concentration.    
  • Performs a wide range of variable tasks as dictated by variable demands and changing conditions with little predictability as to the occurrence.  Ability to perform under stress.  Ability to multi-task.   
  • Regular and consistent attendance.
PPD is an affirmative actionemployer that values diversity as a strength and fosters an environment ofmutual respect.  PPD provides equal employment opportunities withoutregard to age, race, color, pregnancy, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity,sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or other status within any otherprotected group.

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