Logistics Coordinator, International Pharma Collaboration and Clinical Trials in Sunnyvale, California at Cepheid

Date Posted: 9/23/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: CEP003715

About Us

At Cepheid, we are passionate about improving healthcare through faster, more accurate diagnostic tests. With our GeneXpert® System, we’ve taken the most sophisticated molecular technology and packaged it into an automated, easy-to-use format that has quickly become the platform of choice worldwide. From the largest laboratories to small physician offices, our game-changing solution delivers critical answers when clinicians and patients need them most. Through strong molecular biology capabilities and ongoing product innovation, we are focused on developing tests for healthcare-associated infections, sexual health, critical infectious disease, virology, and oncology applications. Come join our vision for a better way and help make life better for us all! For more details, visit us at www.cepheid.com or follow us on Twitter (@CepheidNews).


This position’s primary responsibility is managing the outbound and inbound international shipments for Cepheid’s Pharma Collaboration and Clinical Trials departments. The nature of these shipments, often to remote developing countries and to consignees with little knowledge of import procedures, requires a great deal of pre-shipment coordination with multiple parties, both internal and external. The ideal candidate for this position should have excellent organizational skills and the ability to multi-task along with a thorough understanding of international logistics.

• Works closely with Cepheid’s Pharma Collaborations and Clinical Trials teams, as well as Order Management, and Trade Compliance, to ensure international shipments go out as scheduled, providing feedback on order status from before shipment is sent until final delivery.
• Monitors and updates order status on Pharma Collaboration Visual Daily Management board.
• Lead weekly stand-up Pharma Collaboration Visual Daily Management meeting.
• Prepares required documentation for international shipments.
• Schedules pre-shipment inspections with appropriate agencies as needed.
• Coordinates outgoing shipments with freight forwarders and carriers
• Responsible for choosing appropriate freight forwarder for outbound shipments
• Coordinates return shipments from international sites back to Cepheid.

Complete all assigned and required training satisfactorily and on time

Job Requirements



Education or Experience (in years):
 High school degree (or equivalent experience) with 5+ years of related work experience.

Knowledge and skills:
• Excellent understanding of Incoterms
• Knowledge of U.S. export compliance regulations
• Knowledge of documentation required for international shipments and the ability to prepare the documentation.
• Must be computer literate, Excel, Word, etc.

• Prior experience working with Clinical Trials a plus
• Experience in Cold Chain shipping a plus
• Bachelor’s degree and at least 2 years’ experience in Logistics

The statements in this description represent typical elements, criteria and general work performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills for this job.

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