Logistics Coordinator

Athlone, Ireland
03 Jun 2021
03 Jul 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
Logistics Coordinator - Athlone

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.

From purchasing to global inventory management and from distribution to destruction, PPD's integrated global clinical supplies (GCS) services are designed to increase speed and efficiency, without sacrificing the quality you expect.

Due to continued growth we are looking to hire a Logistics Coordinator for our GCS team in Athlone.

A Logistics Coordinator will provide support to clinical supplies operations and administrative activities in all areas of clinical supplies lifecycle of low complexity studies.

  • Coordinates, supports and performs logistics and administrative work to support the department.
  • Supports the day to day operations of the study drug, comparators and ancillaries management.
  • Ensures all activities are executed in compliance with company good practices and client requirements.
  • Completes ongoing training on new regulations concerning all clinical supplies and GxP activities.
  • Participates in and supports department project teams.
  • May coordinate or serve as a liaison cross-functionally.
  • Oversee the daily drug product/medical device receipt, ordering, storage, label printing, labeling activities, inventory management, distribution, return drug accountability and destruction
  • Ensure all activities executed by PPD Depots comply with company SOPs, and client requirements.
  • Track inventories and expiration dates of all department drug products and medical devices. Issue monthly status reports.
  • Arranges purchases of additional supplies upon request.
  • On going Training on new Regulations concerning GMP activities.
  • Maintain Updated PPD Owned Metrics Indicators Reports.
  • Maintains accurate data in electronic management systems for assigned studies.



Does this sound like you? If so you should have:

  • 2 nd level education and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification
  • Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job comparable to at least 2 years
  • Experience should be within a GMP Pharma or Med Device industry
  • Solid understanding/experience of the Clinical Supply process, such as manufacturing, handling, importing, shipping, exporting, auditing, labeling and packaging
  • English and good communication skills both written and verbal
  • Good organizational skills with good time management and strong attention to detail and high quality deliverables
  • Good computer and data entry skills
  • Good analytical skills and ability to work on issues of a diverse and confidential nature
  • Strong customer service orientation and attention to detail aligned with high standards of quality and excellence
  • Adaptive to changes and ability to handle high-pressure situations
  • Ability to work in a team environment as well as work independently with moderate direct supervision

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.