Regional Head: Sample Handling and Logistics

3-4-2020 zwijnaarde

This company acts as a Partner in Science and comprises a global network of laboratories in the Americas, Europe, Africa and AsiaPac. Their HQs are in Ghent, Belgium. The company provides full logistical and analytical support across multiple continents.


For this exciting job we are looking for one with experience in Logistics as well in Lifescience/Biotech/Pharma environment. Knowledge of IATA is preferred. Are you one daring to take decisions, able to manage daily operational working and very peopele /customer oriented?

As the Regional Head of Sample Handling and Supplies you will lead the EU Region Logistics Department consisting of the logistics administration unit and the warehouse unit and be responsible for the general operational management of the Sample Handling Department. In this position, you will also support overall global strategy development and implementation.
Your tasks:
Maintain and ensure sufficient staff for the proper conduct of the clinical trials at all times and ensure an appropriate training program to the employees in the sample handling and logistics department.
Advise the business development department of courier service provider performance, experience and rates, and of the technical information and availability of study related supplies.
Ensure that SOPs are in place to achieve local and global transparency and quality.
Ensure that all sample handling activities are performed according to the laboratory specifications for the different clinical trials and according to all the applicable SOPs.
Ensure that all logistics activities are performed according to the laboratory specifications for the different clinical trials, according to the applicable SOPs and applicable IATA regulations.
Ensure that all outbound shipment requests are executed according to the different laboratory specifications for the clinical trials and according to all the applicable SOPs and according to the information and timelines received from the project management department.
Ensure records are kept and correctly archived of all study related documents and shipments according the SOPs.

jouw aanbod

- Preferable equivalent logistics experience or Clinical Trial experience
- Excellent communication and people skills
- Flexible in dealing with problems, flexible in timing (occasional weekend work)
- Executive ability
- Knowledge of IATA
- Good communication 'excellent communicator, open, clear and honest with a positive attitude
- Interpersonal and management skills to lead and motivate the department to excellent performance.
- Confident to deal with all internal / external Customer levels
- Above average organizational skills, with good time management skills and attention to detail
- Ability to work towards tight deadlines
- Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
- Fluent in Dutch and English

wat bieden wij?

Immediate fixed contract.
Attractive salary combined with car, bonus system, phone.
You can work one day/week from home.

logistiek manager (m/v)
onmiddellijke vaste indienstname
Gezondheidszorg en maatschappelijke dienstverlening
contact informatie
Lore Sampers, Jan-Laurens De Mey & Merel Salens 09 268 28 88 of
09 268 28 88 of

Kortrijksesteenweg 1127-1129