Client Relationship Director, PAREXEL International
- Pia Schmidt
Pia Schmidt currently holds the position of a Client Relationship Director at PAREXEL’s Commercial Department. In this role she supports strategic Partnership setup in regards to clinical logistics. She develops and implements strategic portfolio level logistics processes to increase project efficiency, employ cost savings and ensure high quality deliverables for the clients. She joined the Clinical Trial Logistics field in 2008 after her graduation from the Max-Planck-Research School in Göttingen (Master and Ph.D. in Molecular Biology) and a subsequent Clinical Research Training at the PAREXEL Academy. Having gone through the entire clinical trial supply process herself – from Clinical Logistics Associate taking care of every day clinical trial supply tasks, through managing several clinical logistics projects as Logistics Manager and Leader up to implementing and executing Portfolio level oversight function in the same area, Pia has a profound knowledge of all aspects that clinical logistics is most concerned about: get the required materials to the patient in need, on time and back (or to laboratories) as needed. Pia shares the enthusiasm for clinical logistics during her lectures for Clinical Trial Supply Logistics and Project Management at the PAREXEL Academy.