Patient Supply (Logistics) Coordinator - Sponsor Dedicated - UK

6 days left

United Kingdom
09 Feb 2021
11 Mar 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
We are vital links between an idea for a new medicine and the people who need it. We are the people of PPD — thousands of employees in locations worldwide connected by tenacity and passion for our purpose: to improve health. You will be joining a truly collaborative and winning culture as we strive to bend the time and cost curve of delivering life-saving therapies to patients.  

We're seeking a home based or faced based (Hertfordshire) Supply Chain Co-ordinator within our Clinical Supplies team fully dedicated and integrated with one of our sponsors, a Global leading pharmaceutical company.

The Supply Chain (Logistics) Coordinator is responsible and accountable for the drug products manufacture ordering, shipment planning and delivery and drug product reconciliation of clinical supplies for assigned studies.

You will be supporting Clinical Trials globally and interacting with Clinical Study Leads and hospitals collecting blood samples and shipping them to Clinical Manufacturing Organisations (CMO). We're seeking candidates who have ideally worked in a similar pharmaceutical/CRO clinical supply environment, you should have good attention to detail with strong organisational and communication skills.

Key Responsibilities

  • Schedule and plan with apheresis and clinical sites, logistics providers and CMOs as required, following existing procedures to support project teams across the platform.
  • Communicate updates to Clinical Operation teams and Supply Chain Manager on progression of patient material through the vein to vein supply chain.
  • Support supply chain manager in developing and implementing appropriate SOPs.
  • Troubleshoot challenges when executing the Patient/cellular Supply chain
  • Provide coverage for out of hours contact for apheresis/clinical sites, logistics providers and CMOs
  • Ensure appropriate actions are taken to resolve any deviation or exception to meet customer requirements. Lead investigations if required.
  • Understand manufacturing capabilities, ensure appropriate actions are taken to relieve bottle necks.
  • Establish good working relationship with clinical team and sites
  • Have a sound understanding of logistic activities at sites and at LSPs


Education and Experience:
  • 1 to 3 years experience in Supply Chain planning, operation or scheduling
  • Bachelor's Degree in Scientific, Engineering, Nursing or aligned discipline.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of the complete clinical supplies' life cycle (i.e., manufacturing, packaging, labelling, import and export, storage and handling, distribution and delivery, return and reconciliation, final destruction).
  • Strong organisational skills are essential
  • Accuracy and strong attention to detail is a must
  • Focus on Customer Service aligned with highest standards of quality and excellence.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and problem solving/decision making skills.
  • Very strong communication skills both written and verbal. Fluent in English (verbal and written).
  • Strong IT skills: working knowledge of Microsoft Project, Excel, and Word.
  • Knowledge of GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) would be ideal
  • Knowledge of deviation processes and customer complains processes desired but not essential

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • Experience in Cell and Gene Therapy Clinical Trials and/or Commercial Operations
  • Experience working with external customers
  • Experience working with Contract Research Organisations (CROs) and Contract Manufacturing Organisations (CMOs)

At PPD we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognise the power of being one team. We understand that you will want to grow both professionally and personally throughout your career, and therefore at PPD you will benefit from an award-winning learning and development programme, ensuring you reach your potential.

As well as being rewarded a competitive salary, we have an extensive benefits package based around the health and well-being of our employees. We have a flexible working culture , where PPD truly value a work-life balance. We've grown sustainably year on year but continue to offer a collaborative environment, with teams of colleagues eager to share expertise and have fun together. We are a global organisation but with a local feel.

- We have a strong will to win - We earn our customer's trust - We are gamechangers - We do the right thing -We are one PPD -

If you resonate with our five principles above, and ultimately wish to accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics for some of the world's most urgent health needs, then please submit your application - we'd love to hear from you.


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