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Distribution Planning Specialist

Kelly Services
Lansdale, PA 19446
The Distribution Planning Specialist will be responsible for supporting and work cross-functionally with Clinical Supply Planning, Master Planning, Clinical Operations, Country Clinical Operations, CMOs/CROs, Logistics, Regulatory, Relationship Management, Business Analytics, MRL Finance, Trade Operations, and Trade Compliance to support and plan distribution for Clinical Trial Material utilizing approved depot networks. Act as the Distribution Planner and perform initial distribution siting strategies for protocols. Communicate with all constituents and be the advocate for the distribution strategy for clinical trials. In addition to typical distribution planning activities, the individual will also be accountable for lead-time and routing development and management in SAP, cost analysis for distribution network selection, process development, tool building, capacity scheduling and siting decisions, and strategic direction of the MRL business as relating to distribution and transportation logistics.


+ Ownership of SAP-related processes that Distribution Planning is accountable

+ Project Leader for both internal and cross-functional projects

+ Subject Matter Expert in cGMP

+ Ability to function in a team environment and pursue information when it is not readily available.

+ Plan and perform initial distribution siting strategies for more complex protocols and work on special projects

+ Communicate with all constituents and be the advocate for the clinical trial distribution strategy

+ Perform monthly reconciliation of distribution siting strategies and update distribution plans

+ Partner with Clinical Supply Planning, Clinical Operations and Logistics to oversee and build distribution planning documents for clinical study protocols

+ Represent Distribution Planning at internal communication meetings

+ Serve as the functional area expert (SME) on country shipping and trade compliance, distribution routes, country and global distribution challenges

+ Work with GCS, Logistics, Trade Operations, and Country Operations to manage and expedite shipments, customs clearance, and help develop process improvement programs for global distribution warehouse

+ Adherence to regulatory, global and site policies and procedures governing operations activities are critical


+ BA/BS Degree strongly preferred

+ Logistics, temperature control management, International Trade, International Economics/Finance, International Relations (preferred)

+ 5 7 years work experience in clinical trials or pharmaceuticals

+ Experience with international shipping paperwork, international shipments and custom agents

Preferred Skills:

+ Experience with temperature control practices

+ SAP and ERP system experience

+ Ability to collaborate cross-functionally with Production, Formulation, Packaging, Clinical Supply Planning, Clinical Operations, Country Operations, CRO, Regulatory, Trade Compliance, Global Logistics and third-party providers.

+ Ability to interact with management to advocate the distribution planning strategy.

+ Familiarity with international supply chain constituents; brokers, freight forwarders, freight providers, carriers, CMOs/CROs, and depot/warehouse providers.

+ Detail understanding of; the clinical supply trial business, clinical supply packaging, kits and labeling activities, blinding activities, randomization for studies and the urgency of clinical distribution.

+ Experience with international shipping and the understanding of international distribution channels and strategy (i.e. country/regional depots vs. direct-to-site).

+ Experience with MS Word, Excel, Web Applications, ERP systems (SAP, JDE).

+ Experience working with U.S. governmental regulatory agencies (Customs, BIS, Department of Commerce, FDA, USDA, etc.).

+ Experience working with international customers and regulatory agencies.

+ Experience in the pharmaceutical or chemical industry.

Soft Skills:

+ Ability and drive to work independently motivate others and move programs forward.

+ Customer Service Skills.

+ Ability to function in a team environment and pursue information when it is not readily available.

**You should know:** Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.

**Why Kelly** **** **?**

Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interestsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (


Posted: 2022-07-27 Expires: 2022-08-27

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