Requisition ID 39435
Job Category Other
Locations China, Shanghai
Job Posting 1.Contributes to the development and execution of the Global Logistics Operating Plan. The plan is the function’s response to the Corporate and Business Unit operating objectives and strategies. Participates in the Regional Logistics management team tasks related to strategy, planning, and cross departmental CLS issues.
2.Manages strategic vendor relationships with all external Logistics vendors including sourcing (RFQs), selection and development of joint relationship planning to improve processes and reduce total cost.
3.Under the leadership of the Head of Regional Logistics, develop, implement, monitor and manage consistent global structures, processes, procedures and metrics for Logistics.
4.Manages and supervises the day-to-day operations of the team including but not limited to:
a.Ensuring the development of a competent workforce to meet growth plans within budget.
b.Ensuring compliance with external regulatory requirements such as IATA, Ministries of Health etc.
c.Managing the workload balance.
d.Accountable for the activities and outcome of the team, taking corrective action where appropriate.
e.Ensure the consistent implementation, use and review of SOPs.
f.Ensure appropriate resource allocation to successfully implement and execute Global Logistics services to achieve agreed upon service levels.
g.Improve current service levels and develop innovative solutions designed to deliver customer requirements.
h.Ensure the development of systems, processes and skilled workforce to meet the workload growth plan for CLS within agreed budgets.
5.Assist and support management in the development and implementation of global processes, procedures, and performance metrics:
a.Support and participate in the Regional Logistics tasks related to planning, budgeting and cross department issues.
b.Ensure performance metrics are global: Track, monitor, and report in the agreed upon timelines.
6.Manages and supervises staff including but not limited to:
a.Coordinating and monitoring progress to ensure achievement of timelines and goals.
b.Day-to-day management and supervision of individual team members.
c.Completing thorough, timely and well-documented performance evaluations and interim progress reviews.
d.Establishing and monitoring performance objectives for direct reports and taking corrective action where appropriate.
e.Identifying appropriate successors/deputies for all key roles within the team.
f.Plan and develop resources and skills required for the successful execution of the Logistics strategy.
7.In conjunction with Sales and Project Management, monitors, tracks, manages and ensures resolution of all customer complaints, issues and concerns.
8.Ensures all services failures are identified, tracked and resolved in a timely manner. Takes preventative actions to ensure that the same service failure(s) does not occur again.
9.Instills a culture of continuous improvement, quality, productivity and profitability.
10.Interaction with regional and global regulatory authorities to understand and influence future regulatory decisions as they relate to transportation within clinical trials.
11.Participates in regional conferences / workshops which promote Covance’s logistical capabilities or improves internal understanding of logistical and / regulatory topics.
12.Effective and timely adherence to management communications, meetings and procedures.
13.Accountable for the effective management of the team budget and achieves budgeted targets.
Education/Qualifications Bachelor Degree ideally within Economics/Logistics/Business field
Experience • Minimum of 5 years of proven experience in Logistics and/or Transportation within the CRO industry, or a reputable international transportation company or an international industrial company with track records of managing Logistics team
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