PRAHS 2018-47307 in United States

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

Who are we?

We Are PRA.

We are 15,000+ employees strong, operating in more than 85 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 are getting live saving drugs into the hands 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 Do you have to have?

Analytics - Financial Focus:

  • Must be able to fully utilize SAP for financial analysis of R&D programs and the procurement system for purchase prices for investigational drug product. Must understand the SAP BOM structure and functionality for examining and valuing clinical material bulk, components and finished goods.

  • As a critical requirement in this role, must demonstrate an expert level of proficiency and programming with MS Excel. On a routine basis, must be able to create pivot tables, and utilize functions (i.e.: VLOOKUP, concatenation, if/then) within the application.

  • Responsible for building MS Excel models using pivot tables to analyze VCP programs to ensure the reliability and consistency across the VCP program and adherence to trade valuation requirements.

  • Familiarity with international transfer pricing programs and management of same.

  • Familiarity or understanding of transaction Values as it relates to the WTO Agreement on Customs Valuation.

    Project Lead – Administration Focus:

  • Act as team lead for the management of the VCP process and program implementations, routine updates and quarterly and annual refresh.

  • Represent GCS Trade Operations on collaborative process improvement teams including cross-functional constituents; GTC (Global Trade Compliance), Finance, Tax, Business Analytics, and Procurement.

  • Work with Global Trade Compliance (GTC), MRL Trade Operations, site shipping personnel, Clinical Operations and Research stakeholders and constituents across all U.S. Merck locations.

  • Interact and negotiate with Clinical and Research Operations stakeholders in over 70 countries.

  • Negotiate policy with key stakeholders: Key challenges will include; influencing all constituents and stakeholders with respect to implementing trade practices around and in support of compliant valuation policies.

  • Keep current with respect to all global Value for Customs Purposes regulations, rulings and changes.

  • Seek creative and innovative ways to improve Merck’s valuation program.

Education and Experience

  1. Bachelor degree or equivalent, preferably in a scientific or pharmaceutical discipline

  2. At least three (3+) years of experience in clinical supplies planning/supply chain management, with (5) years of experience in clinical supplies, clinical research or pharmaceutical development Knowledge,

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Detail-oriented

  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft applications & SAP are highly desirable

  • Proven organization skills

  • Strong ability to multi-task

  • Ability to follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's)

  • Demonstrated high level of initiative and ability to function independently with minimal or no daily supervision

  • Strategic thinking and independent decision-making abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, effectively and tactfully and to interact with different professional levels

  • Demonstrated ability to think logically and to critically evaluate and solve problems

  • Highly effective inter-personal skills and professional values necessary for effective teamwork

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.

ID: 2018-47307

External Company Name: Pharmaceutical Research Associates, Inc

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