Clinical Distribution Coordinator – Clinical Manufacturing & Supply

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Cheshire East, Gaithersburg, Maryland

Job Type: Full time


The Clinical Manufacturing and Supply (CM&S) function is accountable for the supply of medicines to support AstraZeneca’s clinical trials. This includes planning, drug substance manufacture, drug product manufacture, packaging and distribution to depots / clinical investigator sites.

The Clinical Logistics team within CM&S has the accountability to ensure the distribution and logistics requirements of our supply chains are being met.

Reporting to the Director, Clinical Logistics and part of the Clinical Logistics team, this position will have task-based activities relating to clinical supply chain and distribution.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Help ensure logistics lead times, FSI (First Subject In) and Right First Time targets are achieved.

  • Support the Distribution Liaison Partner (DLP) with dedicated distribution support for selected clinical studies.

  • Liaise with external logistics partners to ensure shipments are executed correctly and on time.

  • Ensure required import/export documentation is provided for shipments.

  • Help manage queries to the Distribution mailbox.

  • Be part of the Clinical Logistics team to ensure operational performance is being achieved and improvement initiatives are being delivered, including ownership of smaller initiatives.

  • Support the development and maintenance of processes, tools, guidance, templates and training.

  • Be a contact person for internal and external teams.

  • Build their own expertise and knowledge.

  • Support the Director, Clinical Logistics to deliver the overall clinical distribution strategy.

  • The role follows SHE and GXP standards.

Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience


  • Experience in a supply chain / logistics environment.

  • Desire to increase knowledge within Logistics area of supply chain.

  • Analytical skills.

  • Strong and clear communication skills.


  • Degree in Supply Chain / logistics or other relevant business discipline.

  • Experience with lean tools and methodologies.

  • Familiarity of the pharmaceutical/clinical supply chain environment.

  • Working knowledge of the logistics industry and the various government agencies and regulations involved with the distribution of products.

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AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

AstraZeneca requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 but will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required by applicable law.

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