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Scientist III- Logistics Planning Specialist

Parexel International Corporation

Northeast, Remote, United States of America

We are looking to fill a Scientist III- Logistics Planning Specialist position working as a full-time employee of Parexel FSP on long-term assignment onsite at one of our clients located in Hybrid Remote/Rahway, NJ.This position will be primarily remote but will need to be onsite in Rahway, NJ once per month.  This position offers full benefits, sick time, 401K, paid holidays, and paid time off.

Description:  The Biologics Process Research & Development department has responsibility for the development and manufacture of clinical product to support compound development programs.  This team works with external partners located in the US, Europe, and Asia.  The logistics of timely delivery of materials and products is essential to the success of the team. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Pharmacy, Biology, Microbiology, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, or Engineering with 3-5 years of experience

Required Skills and Experience

  • Strong Supply Chain Manager/Logistics background

  • Solid knowledge of global GDP/GMP, Distribution & Logistics area, regulatory requirements, and good documentation practices

  • Excellent problem-solving skills, based on science, facts, data and understanding of the regulatory requirements in evolving environments; must be able to apply sound risk management

  • MS Office (proficient Excel, Access, and PowerPoint user)

  • Strong English communication skills, both written and verbal; effective interpersonal and communication skills

  • Effective influencing skills based on strong business understanding and analysis

  • Able to manage multiple priorities

  • Able to function well in a dynamic, cross-cultural, and changing corporate environment

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Experience with SAP (or similar enterprise system)

  • Experience in Quality Systems (i.e., Deviation Management), Quality Assurance and Quality Control is a plus

  • Comfortable with the deployment of a new process and able to come with initiatives to handle the "Unknown"


  • Manage shipments of raw materials, active ingredient, analytical samples, and drug product in support of development programs

  • Complete shipping documentation required for shipments

  • Establish and maintain a tracking system for all inbound and outbound shipments for the team

  • Learn processes for domestic and international shipments, which can either be inbound or outbound from the facility

  • Liaise with project team leads to develop demand schedule for shipments

  • Work closely with internal partners who provide support for such shipments, including Materials Management, Global Trade Compliance, and Logistics

  • Complete training and maintain proficiency on requirements for shipments, including the Global Trade Automation System, Customs Valuation Tool, Import-for-Export rules, ChemStock Manager, and various internal shipping request (Scientific Work Management System) tools

  • Extract internal release documentation (CoA, SDS) from internal repositories and provide to project teams and external partners as needed

  • Clearly communicate requirements and expectations for timelines and deliverables to both internal and external stakeholders

  • Coordinate shipping documentation with external partners in accordance with internal processes and contractual terms.

  • Monitor delivery of shipments; work closely with logistics personnel to troubleshoot delays; keep teams informed of expected dates of delivery

  • Support reconciliation of import-for-export entries  

  • Support shipping related deviations, initiation through event closure; work closely with internal partners, including Quality, to support event closure

Job posted: 2023-05-25