June 6th, 2024 Manufacturing

Senior Logistics Specialist

San Diego, California, United States

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Please note that this position is based in San Diego, CA. Acadia's hybrid model requires this role to work in our office three days per week on average.

The Sr. Analyst is responsible for overseeing and driving key commercial, clinical and non-commercial logistics and supporting related manufacturing operation activities (GMP and non-GMP).  He/she will coordinate and track critical logistics activities.  Develop and manage critical internal logistics and supply chain processes and support key supply operation functions including Trade Compliance readiness.  Ensure up-to-date and accurate data to support supply chain and logistics shipment requirements and supply operations targets. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop and appropriately scale critical supply chain, logistics and operations processes
  • Support development of Acadia’s logistics operations for GMP products, including development of robust processes and systems to track, manage, and communicate all logistics activities.
  • Support commercial and non-commercial GMP and non-GMP logistics and supply operation and shipment activities and develop shipping lane routing guides.
  • Coordinate key development material shipments with Acadia managed carriers utilizing existing business processes, carrier portals and supply chain tools. Create shipping documents, customs invoices and other required logistics documents.
  • Coordinate shipments of Acadia commercial, non-commercial and clinical goods, and as required, internal shipment requests.
  • Support identification and management of Acadia’s domestic and international contract storage warehouse’s for Acadia commercial and clinical materials.
  • Tracking and updating shipments utilizing Smartsheet and other business tools and following up with vendors to complete chain of custody paper works for shipments.
  • Support trade compliance policies and procedures with shipment import/exports.
  • Assist/participate in creation of key processes, Dashboards, flow diagrams and work instructions across key departments and participate in relevant meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Requires a Bachelor’s degree in business or scientific related field.  Targeting 4 years of progressively responsible experience in GMP pharmaceutical logistics and/or supply chain materials management.  An equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be considered.

  • Demonstrated experience developing with GMP logistics operations, systems and procedures preferably with a virtual pharmaceutical company
  • Experience in utilization of ERP based systems a plus
  • Strong experience developing scaling critical supply chain processes (Create Flow diagrams and author Work Instructions)
  • Strong interpersonal skills with experience working with multiple contract service providers
  • Experience with GMP and temperature sensitive products
  • Strong analytical and computer skills required. Proficient in MS office tools including Powe Bi, Adobe functions and Smartsheet a plus
  • Knowledge of CMO contract relationships, purchase orders and planning activities
  • Strong negotiating skills and problem solving abilities
  • Strong attention to detail, process oriented, organizational and Good Documentation Practices skills
  • Ability to identify and understand what needs to be accomplished and able to drive activities independently
  • Effective oral and written communication skills including ability to write technical reports and communicate with senior management and subject matter experts (SMEs) as well as CMO supply chain, customs brokers, carriers agents and project management teams
  • Ability to manage change in a dynamic environment
  • Skilled at creating a team environment that supports a common vision and ability to work cross functionally within multi-departmental teams within and without the organization
  • Proficiency at effectively prioritizing goals, assessing team capability, and coordinating resources to achieve those goals
  • Ability to travel 10% of the time both domestically and internationally

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, see, talk or hear in a standard office environment and independently from remote locations. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.  Ability to travel independently overnight and work after hours if required by travel schedule or business needs.



In addition to a competitive base salary, this position is also eligible for discretionary bonus and equity awards based on factors such as individual and organizational performance. Actual amounts will vary depending on experience, performance, and location. 

Salary Range
$70,000$87,600 USD


What we offer you (US-Based Employees):

  • Competitive base, bonus, new hire and ongoing equity packages
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401(k) Plan with a fully vested company match 1:1 up to 5%
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan with a 2-year purchase price lock-in
  • 15+ vacation days
  • 14 paid holidays plus one floating holiday of your choice, including office closure between December 24th and January 1st
  • 10 days of paid sick time
  • Paid parental leave
  • Tuition assistance

EEO Statement (US-Based Employees): Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every single one of the qualifications in the exact way they are described in job postings. We are committed to building a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and innovative company and we are looking for the BEST candidate for the job. That candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background or may meet the qualifications in a different way. We would strongly encourage you to apply – especially if the reason you are the best candidate isn’t exactly as we describe it here.

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