Ancillary Supply Coordinator

  • Pharmaceutical Research Associates, Inc.
  • Horsham, PA, USA
  • Aug 16, 2019
Supply Chain

Job Description

Pharmaceutical Research Associates, Inc.

Ancillary Supply Coordinator


Job ID: 2019-55973
Type: US-Southeast
# of Openings: 1
Category: Logistics



Do you want to be responsible for developing ancillary supply planning strategy and overall management of supplies for clinical studies.

Who are we?

We Are PRA.

We are 16,000+ employees strong, operating in more than 90+ countries. We are committed to saving lives and we are constantly striving to be the best at what we do. Our impact is real and we see it every single day. We help get life-saving drugs into the hands of those who need them most.

Who Are You?

You are an experience professional with a passion for clinical supplies. You are organized, but flexible and adaptable to unexpected changes. You can easily envision the bigger picture, without losing sight of the day-to-day tasks. You can provide excellent leadership to not only your project teams, but also to clients. You are excited and enthusiastic. You motivate your teams to do great work and collaborate easily with your clients. Most of all, you want to do it in a place where you’re more than an employee number. A place you love working.

Still here? Good. Because if this is you, we’d really like to meet you.


What are you responsible for?

  • Forecast clinical ancillary supply requirements.
  • Serve as member of Clinical Study Team.
  • Proactively obtain relevant protocol information to source supplies and determine a global distribution strategy.
  • Coordinate ancillary supply delivery timelines with Clinical Team and CRO’s partner
  • Maintain close communications with all internal customers to ensure the adequate supply of clinical ancillary supplies throughout the duration of a clinical trial.
  • Provide budget for clinical ancillary supplies and update as needed..
  • Function as subject matter expert for customers throughout the organization on issues related to clinical ancillary supplies and project management.
  • Conduct a weekly ASM team meeting providing trial updates and delivery expectations on assigned protocols
  • Participate on continuous process improvement teams as needed
  • Resolve escalated issues involving distribution of clinical ancillary supplies, including US & International shipments, etc.
  • Interface with preferred and third party vendors to source supplies and coordinate on time deliveries.
  • Identify site equipment needs coordinate delivery and monitor maintenance
  • Business Process Enhancements
  • Systems Testing and Systems Tracking
  • Inventory Management


What do you need to have?

Education and Work Experience:

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent experience, preferably in a scientific or pharmaceutical discipline
  • Experience with clinical trials, clinical supplies, clinical research or supply chain planning (5) years preferred
  • Prior supply chain, logistics, or operations knowledge
  • UAT experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Detail-oriented
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft applications; inventory management systems are highly desirable
  • Proven organization skills
  • Strong ability to multi-task
  • Strong with Excel

To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.

PRA is an EEO/AA employer and is committed to providing opportunities to minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities.