Pharmacyclics, an AbbVie Company, based in Sunnyvale, CA represents the single largest acquisition AbbVie has ever made, and is key to AbbVie’s corporate strategy to add another very significant growth platform and diversification. Pharmacyclics will be run as a semi-autonomous, fully integrated operating unit of AbbVie, with all functions including among others Commercial, R&D and Manufacturing. The integration into AbbVie should be minimally disruptive for Pharmacyclics; hence the identity, structures and relative independence will be minimally adapted at this time. The new President of Pharmacyclics is Erik von Borcke, currently a senior executive with AbbVie who has relocated to the Sunnyvale Area and reports to the Chairman and CEO of AbbVie, Rick Gonzalez.
Manage global logistics ensuring trade compliance and on-time delivery of starting materials, drug substance, drug product and finished goods.
Key Accountabilities/Core Position Responsibilities:
Manage the movement of starting materials, drug substance, drug product, and finished goods both domestically and internationally between Pharmacyclics’ contract manufacturers, clinical research organizations, and other related entities.
Execute transactional activities necessary for timely and efficient product moves both domestically and internationally
Align the import/export processes with AbbVie Global Trade Compliance to ensure appropriate documentation is retained (documentation such as but not limited to: export filings, import declarations and required back-up documentation for drawback filings)
Key contact for the AbbVie Global Trade Compliance team to assist in resolution of U.S. Customs and Participating Government Agencies issues as they relate to GMP import/export, domestic transportation and logistics.
Carrier/Forwarder negotiation and selection, management of trade lanes and routing to ensure on-time, on-target, on-temperature, and on-cost operating procedures and guidelines are being met.
Develop and maintain Transportation Management System (TMS). Capture real-time shipment data, provide internal visibility on tracking and tracing of all shipments, temperature control methods and means.
Requires a minimum of 2 years experience in logistics, pharmaceutical logistics preferred.
Understanding of cGMP’s and pharmaceutical industry procedures and regulations.
Well versed in customs clearance documentation and procedures.
Understanding of Harmonized Tariff Schedule and its usage.
Experience with duty drawbacks.
Problem-solving and decision-making skills plus the ability to think laterally while also offering creative solutions.
Flexibility and the ability to manage change.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well as part of a team.
Negotiation and analytical skills.
Ability to work logically and systematically, with good time management.
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
Solid organizational, time management and project management skills.
Education Requirements (degree, certifications, etc.): Include must have and preferred
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in Logistics/Transportation Management