The Supply & Logistic Leader (SLL) acts as functional leader and will provide global leadership, management, general oversight and direction for Clinical Trial Supply & Logistics (CTS&L) projects. This requires in-depth business understanding in order to make effective decisions independently.
Review and approve project scope, timelines and budget for the contract development.
Identify and communicate project deliverables to all stakeholders.
Engage internal and external clients to develop logistics concepts and solutions in order to meet study deliverables, objectives and profitability while achieving client satisfaction.
Ensure study/project timelines and budgets are met in accordance to the contractual agreement including proactive management and communication of timeline changes to ensure the efficiencies are maximized.
Maintain study specific management tools and documents.
Review, overseeing and management of the resources assigned to the project to ensure the CTS&L FTE assigned is appropriate and meeting the study's requirement.
Initiate project related training for project team members.
Perform risk assessment and develop mitigation/contingency plans as needed.
Prepare, participate in and follow up on audits/inspections.
Undertake the full range of project-based duties relevant to the leadership, management and development of the project team to ensure their performance meets and/or exceeds the requirements to be fulfilled both on the study as well as on a personal goals/objectives level.
Operational Strategy and Execution
Develop and manage execution of project or program related clinical supply, sourcing, manufacturing, distribution and laboratory logistics strategy with relevant stakeholders in line with applicable regulations.
Communicate with 3rd party providers and negotiate scope of work in conjunction with procurement.
Utilize applicable tools for supply chain simulation and forecasting.
Develop, plan and manage inventory according to strategy, quantities and forecast.
Create supply schedule, seek feedback from Clinical team on study progress and adjust/provide feedback to the depots accordingly.
Lead formal hand over meeting with the Proposal Support.
Develop and implement production, and distribution strategy including collaborating with 3rd party depots with relevant stakeholders.
Oversee the operational management of programs and assets.
Ensure study/project timelines and budgets are met in accordance to the contract agreement.
Maintain Parexel's Internal Project controlling/Financial systems including but not limited to monthly revenue, forecasting and client invoicing.
Pass Thru Cost (PTC) management with controls and reporting of costs for internal service fees and external providers incl. invoicing.
Ensure all operational tasks are contractually covered.
Monitor the projects status and identify for any potential Change in Scope (CIS).
Follow through on any CIS until signature.
Contribute to profitability/finance management (monthly reporting & forecasting budget control, change in scope management.
Customer Satisfaction and Client Liaison
Act as point of contact for internal and external customers and use a consultative approach in issue resolution.
Proactively engage with external and internal clients in solution improvements.
Work towards establishing positive relationships with internal and external clients.
If required actively take part in the bidding process (Proposal, 3rd Party Vendor Selection, Bid Defense, Contracts negotiation and review) including client presentations.
Represent Parexel at professional meetings/conferences as a participant and/or speaker.
Assist in managing increased demands and expectations of customers through consistency and predictability in internal procedures and avoidance of crisis situations.
Client focused approach to work.
A flexible attitude with respect to work assignments and new learning.
Ability to manage multiple and varied tasks with enthusiasm and prioritize workload with attention to detail.
Operational Leadership and Project management skills.
Strong business and commercial acumen.
Proven consultative selling and negotiation, communication and customer management skills.
Leadership and interpersonal skills.
Ability to mentor, give work instructions, encourage, train and support team members.
Develop creative solutions for any Clinical Supply Chain aspect, incl. PLD services.
Sound operational understanding of Clinical Studies and related Supply Chain aspects.
Global team management and development skills.
Self- Motivated with a professional attitude.
Capacity to work effectively in a matrix environment and value the importance of teamwork.
Proficient use of MS office suite.
Willingness and ability to travel as required.
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
Good understanding of the GxP regulatory framework.
Knowledge and Experience:
Excellent understanding of logistics operations.
Extensive experience of Pharmaceutical/Clinical research/Consulting industry.
Profound experience in laboratory logistics and/or clinical supply chain management or related field within the Biopharmaceutical industry.
Strong competencies in leading financial tasks such as budgeting, revenue recognition, change in scope analysis, cost negotiations, and financial metrics analysis.
Project management and/or significant team leadership experience.
Profound multinational work experience.
Fluent in English.
Parexel is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected status, which in the US includes race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.