Sr. Director Global NHP Distribution

Charles River Laboratories International Inc (CRL)


Sr. Director Global NHP Distribution Req ID #:  149791 Location: 

US At Charles River, we are passionate about improving the quality of people’s lives. When you join our global family, you will help create healthier lives for millions of patients and their families. 


Charles River employees are innovative thinkers, who are dedicated to continuous learning and improvement. We will empower you with the resources you need to grow and develop in your career. 


As a Charles River employee, you will be part of an industry-leading, customer-focused company at the forefront of drug development. Your skills will play a key role in bringing life-saving therapies to market faster through simpler, quicker, and more digitalized processes. Whether you are in lab operations, finance, IT, sales, or another area, when you work at Charles River, you will be the difference every day for patients across the globe.


IMPORTANT:   In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process.  Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.   

  Job Summary Responsible for global NHP distribution. Works closely with global CRL Safety Assessment (SA) sites on forecasting demand and ensuring supply to meet demand. Extensive communication with Safety Assessment site leadership including Site Directors, Client Services and scheduling personnel.  Ensures compliance with applicable regulatory agencies and governing bodies including CDC, USDA, USFWS and CFIA relative to the distribution of post-quarantine NHPs.  Responsible management of NHP Logistics department workforce. Ensures strategic clients and studies are supplied with NHPs to meet client forecasts including facilitating proposals, contract management and inventory management as it relates to contract fulfillment.

Responsibilities include: Primary client-facing representative of the NHP business Oversee all client-owned, client reserved colonies Supports inventory analysis process Oversee exportation of NHP’s from all sites where conditioned NHPS are quarantined and / or housed for distribution to global Safety Assessment sites Supervise the following functions of the NHP Logistics team and team members Job Qualifications Education:   Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in life science or related discipline.

Experience:   5-10 years related experience with non-human primate inventory management, quarantine and holding.  Ten (10) years’ experience supporting high revenue business-to-business customer relationships.  Five (5) years of experience in pre-clinical pharmaceutical development. Experience working with international clients and vendors preferred.

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.

Other:   Must possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills, high sense of urgency and prioritization. Able to lead complex business discussions and negotiations with key decision makers using excellent communication skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Enos.


Requires domestic and international travel.  Must have a negative tuberculin skin test.



IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV. 


About Corporate Functions

The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.  


About Charles River

Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.


With over 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.


At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet.


If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to [email protected] This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


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2022-01-13 00:00:00

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