Principal Product Specialist

  • location: Los Angeles, CA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $97.14 - $114.29 per hour
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Principal Product Specialist

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location: Los Angeles, California
job type: Contract
salary: $97.14 - 114.29 per hour
work hours: 9 to 5
education: Bachelors
Establishes the pre-sales support strategy basis for current and prospective clients. Works with vendors, partners, and sales to ensure that optimum systems solutions are provided to new and existing customers. Develops processes and systems to provide quick yet thorough response to customer Requests For Proposal. Provides pre-sales support and systems configuration recommendations. Develops and applies methods, theories and research techniques to provide solutions to technical problems. Plans, conducts and directs projects including costs, staffing, technical leadership and project evaluation. May serve as a technical resource for long-range planning

We are looking for an experience individual to work with the team to design a formal specimen logistics management plan for a customer located near Los Angeles, CA. This position will be leading the effort through each stage of the project, responsible for the key deliverables of each phase. The successful candidate will have an extensive background in clinical lab operations with demonstrated expertise in specimen logistics and processing. This is a contracted position and it is expected the candidate will dedicate full-time for the duration of the appointment.

  • The candidate will execute many of the activities below independently and/or in conjunction with a project manager, product manager, and other internal resources.
  • Prior to project initiation, participate in pre-planning and training.
  • Performing assessments of existing lab logistics operations by conducting interviews with key contacts and customer stakeholders. Document current processes, issues, and challenges.
  • Review space allocations, advise on equipment, staff, and space needs for establishing dedicated specimen processing areas.
  • Develop a roadmap for the development and implementation of a lab logistics department.
  • Establish best practice specimen logistic framework to meet the clinical needs of the clinical sites, making sure the plan prioritizes safe and timely pick-up and delivery of specimens, from collection point to specimen processing area(s), to destination laboratory.
  • Define workflows and makes efficiency recommendations.
  • Evaluate and recommend a software solution for tracking specimen locations at all times.
  • Ensure the logistics structure meets all laboratory and transportation regulatory requirements.
  • Evaluate and provide recommendations of courier models and develop cost analyses.
  • Evaluate and provide scalable staffing structure for specimen processing areas, local runners, dispatchers, and drivers.
  • Develop job descriptions for all needed logistics roles.
  • Establish a pick-up & delivery schedule that meets the clinical needs of all laboratory directors.
  • Obtain all needed quotes for equipment, software, courier services, vehicles, and any other items needed to support the operations model.
  • Develop the justification package to be submitted for approval of funds to establish the program.
  • After project completion, develop playbooks, processes, post-mortems.
  • A bachelor's degree in chemical, physical, biological science, or in medical technology, and a Clinical Laboratory Technologist license or license eligibility, and 8 years of post- bachelor's, professional-level laboratory experience in a blood bank, tissue bank, or clinical laboratory; OR a master's degree in chemical, physical, biological science, or in medical technology may be substituted for 5 years of the required experience; OR a master's or doctoral degree in a chemical, physical, biological science, or a California license to practice medicine (MD or DO) may be substituted for 3 years of the required experience.
  • ASCP certification is a plus.
  • The project duration is expected to be approximately 20-weeks, and it will be expected the candidate will dedicate 40 hours/week of their time during that timeframe.
  • Must be familiar with testing terminology and procedures, as well as CLI regulatory guidelines and COLA, Joint Commission Setup, and CAP standards.
  • Highly preferred that the individual is located in California and familiar with the Los Angeles area and hospital system.
  • Travel to customer sites is required and could be up to 20+% of the time.
  • Will be self-driven and have strong communication (both verbal and written) skills
  • Can work independently or in a group.
  • Ability to stay organized when dealing with large amounts of information.
  • Able to collaborate with team members and complete work in a timely manner.
skills: Project Management, MS-Powerpoint
Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

Qualified applicants in San Francisco with criminal histories will be considered for employment in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

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