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Logistics Specialist

  • City / Town: Reading
  • Date posted: Jan 8 2021 8:00AM
  • Sector: Logistics
  • Employee status:
  • Employment status: Full Time
  • Job reference: R1175723
  • Consultant: Samantha Prindiville

Logistics Specialist - Covid Infection Survey – Homebased

6-month Full Time Contract

IQVIA is seeking to recruit a Logistics Specialist to deliver our supply chains for the IQVIA Covid 19 Sampling Study Project. The is a key role to ensure all our field personnel have PPE, test kits and supplies to deliver this significant study. In this role you will:_

  • Work directly with our suppliers and partners to ensure they meet the SOPs required
  • Be responsible for the distribution plan from/to our vendors/distribution partners
  • Monitor inventory levels per item
  • Track purchases of PPE & test kits and delivery timelines
  • Track costs and budget per item per month
  • Run reports to identify trends, duplicates and anticipate supply needs
  • Ensure new starters get appropriate kit and those leaving the project have materials retrieved
  • Manage the website/portal for the ordering process
  • Support the field staff  by both email and direct calling, plus support our helpdesk to deal with queries coming in form the field

Skills and experience required:

  • Excellent Excel skills with the ability to work with high volumes requests
  • Strong IT skills to ensure arcuate monitoring
  • Great team working skills
  • Clear and concise communication, both written and verbal
  • Ability to understand processes and anticipate needs
  • Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines in a fast-changing environment
  • Previous logistics experience, ideally at least 1 year
  • 37 hour working week, with flexibility to work some weekend days
  • 6-month fixed term contract

IQVIA™ is the leading human data science company focused on helping healthcare clients find unparalleled insights and better solutions for patients. We are a diverse, global team that shares a passion for collaboration and solving complex problems. We have been delivering Nurse and Healthcare programmes in the UK for over 35 years working with all major pharmaceutical companies and the NHS directly. And we are proud to support the Covid-19 Infection Survey.



At IQVIA, we believe in pushing the boundaries of human science and data science to make the biggest impact possible – to help our customers create a healthier world. The advanced analytics, technology solutions and contract research services we provide to the life sciences industry are made possible by our 67,000+ employees around the world who apply their insight, curiosity and intellectual courage every step of the way. Learn more at

IQVIA™ is the leading human data science company focused on helping healthcare clients find unparalleled insights and better solutions for patients. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offers a broad range of solutions that harness the power of healthcare data, domain expertise, transformative technology, and advanced analytics to drive healthcare forward.

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