Distribution Specialist

28 Apr 2021
12 May 2021
Full Time
Contract Type

Why Patients Need You

Our manufacturing logistics and supply team makes sure that customers and patients have the medicines they need, when they need them. You'll help bring medicines to the world even faster by embracing challenges, imagining what's possible and taking action.

What You Will Achieve

Working with a dynamic team of Logistics and Supply Chain experts, you will play a critical role in planning and managing the efficient flow of investigational products through the Pfizer supply chain cycle. You will ensure that the products arrive on time and within acceptable quality parameters meeting the desired marketing and financial objectives. Through your extensive knowledge in logistics management, you will guide the execution and continuous improvement of standard logistics processes and system to meet customer requirements.

As a Manager, your planning skills will help in preparing forecasts for resource requirements, and providing areas of improvement for logistics related products, processes or services. You will be able to take a leadership role to facilitate agreements between different teams.

It is your dedication and hard work that will make it possible for Pfizer's customers and patients to receive the medicines they need, when they need them.


The primary role of the Clinical Supply Distribution Specialist (DS) is to utilize knowledge of Supply Chain process, project management and business analysis skills to provide strategic and proactive distribution planning for clinical trials & continuously improve processes to best utilize our digital supply chain for logistics activities. This position will utilize the successful applicants knowledge of clinical supply distribution, supply chain logistics, import and export processes and global clinical supply requirements to ensure efficient tools are in place to manage logistical moves within the clinical supply chain. The role is responsible to direct and/or implement continuous improvement initiatives to support the Global Clinical Supplies organization. The DS is responsible for ensuring quality and compliance through risk identification, mitigation, and strategic planning for all projects and programs throughout the life of the clinical trial.

This position develops and executes scrutiny of processes, trends and procedures to triage issues and proactively build enhanced tools to allow for evolution of our physical and digital supply chain. Excellent customer service skills, root cause analysis and data driven decision making are utilized daily in this position This role strives to utilize technology and industry trend information to proactively and continuously improve global logistics performance.

This position liaises with Clinical Supply Logistics colleagues and project management personnel at distribution vendors, Quality Assurance, Supply Chain Leads, Clinical Supply & Strategy Management, Global Import/Export, Packaging Coordinators and Inventory Management personnel. This position functions from a Pfizer office.



  • BSc/BA degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Supply Chain Management, Business, Project Management (or related/equivalent)
  • Extensive relevant experience
  • In depth understanding of the regulatory guidelines impacting the requirements for qualifying and utilizing temperature control shipping systems
  • Demonstrated ability to drive results with stakeholders of varying levels
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel, Word, Outlook


  • Master's degree
  • Relevant pharmaceutical experience
  • Advanced training in project management, supply chain management, scientific or clinical disciplines, business administration and/or people development


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