Control Substances Specialist
Remote, Remote - United States

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JOB SUMMARY:  The Control Substances Specialist will be responsible for producing security guidance documents in support to the Controlled Substances Improvement Project (CSIP), and upload them in the quality system for compliance.  The position will be the primary regional liaison for interactions associated with supply chain security matters. The role will be able to drive decision-making processes that involve multiple constituencies and constraints.

Essential Functions

  • The functions listed describe the business purpose of this job. Specific duties or tasks may vary and be documented separately. The employee might not be required to perform all functions listed. Additional duties may be assigned, and functions may be modified, according to business necessity.
  • All assigned duties or tasks are deemed to be part of the essential functions, unless such duties or tasks are unrelated to the functions listed, in which case they are deemed to be other (non-essential) functions.
  • Employees are held accountable for successful job performance. Job performance standards may be documented separately, and may include functions, objectives, duties or tasks not specifically listed herein.
  • In performing functions, duties or tasks, employees are required to know and follow safe work practices, and to be aware of company policies and procedures related to job safety, including safety rules and regulations. Employees are required to notify superiors upon becoming aware of unsafe working conditions.
  • All functions, duties or tasks are to be carried out in an honest, ethical and professional manner, and to be performed in conformance with applicable company policies and procedures.  In the event of uncertainty or lack of knowledge of company policies and procedures, employees are required to request clarification or explanations from superiors or authorized company representatives.
The Essential Functions Include:
  1. Represent Pinkerton's core values of integrity, vigilance, and excellence.
  2. Measure and report supply chain security performance in collaboration with designated regional security leads.
    1. Study and assess implementation of technology and innovative solutions to mitigate supply chain security risk.
  3. Manage and/or support matrixed cross functional response to Control Substances - Supply Chain Security events.
    1. Coordinate and/or support matrixed regional security personnel in investigations for supply chain security matters.
    2. Manage and/or support matrixed supply chain risk intelligence gathering and monitor efforts of emerging threats to global supply chain security as well as related country/region specific regulations.
  4. Manage the flow of communications related to regional supply chain security and disseminate relevant information within client's global security team.
  5. Support the development and manage execution of supply chain security policies, procedures and standards.
    1. Manage regional execution and compliance with established government trade security programs in which CTPAT, AEO, PIP, and similar country-based initiatives in which the client participates.
    2. Develop and maintain regional proactive supply chain security guidance and subject matter material to communicate established policies, standards, and best practices
  6. Foster and maintain internal cross-functional relationships in support of Risk Management, Procurement, Manufacturing, Distribution, Transportation, Finance, Brand Protection, IT and other functions as needed.
    1. Support the development and delivery of global Supply Chain Security training materials and proactive awareness information as needed.
    2. Serve as Regional point of contact for client's global security team for the assigned region, providing security support, as needed.
    3. Participate in and liaise with professional associations specializing in pharmaceutical crime, supply chain security, and security risk management.
    4. Ensure communication and oversight of key milestones and deliverables to support supply chain security strategic efforts.
  7. All other duties, as assigned. 

Minimum Hiring Standards

Additional qualifications may be specified and receive preference, depending upon the nature of the position.

  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED.
  • Must be willing to participate in the Company's pre-employment screening process including drug testing and background investigation.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have a reliable means of communication (i.e., email, cell phone).
  • Must have a reliable means of transportation (public or private).
  • Must have the legal right to work in the United States.
  • Must have the ability to speak, read, and write English. 


Bachelor's degree, preferred with relevant experience in supply chain, customs, import/export, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential functions of the job, as determined by the company.  Minimum of 5 years of experience working in pharmaceutical industry preferred.


  • Prior experience working with Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).
  • General understanding of supply chain operations, logistics, warehousing, all modes of transportation, and freight forwarding, including pharmaceutical operations and regulatory requirements.
  • Knowledge and experience in physical security principles and security risk assessment methodologies
  • Able to manage multiple tasks/projects with competing deadlines and priorities.
  • Able to carry out responsibilities with little or no supervision.
  • Effective written and verbal skills, at all levels within the organization and across diverse cultures.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment under multiple deadlines and competing priorities.
  • Computer skills; Microsoft Office. 

Working Conditions

With or without reasonable accommodation, requires the physical and mental capacity to perform effectively all essential functions. In addition to other demands, the demands of the job include:

  • Must undergo and meet company standards for background and reference checks, drug testing, and behavioral selection survey.
  • Maintain composure in dealing with authorities, executives, clients, staff, and the public occasionally under conditions of urgency and in pressure situations.
  • Exposure to sensitive and confidential information.
  • Regular computer usage.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently.
  • Must be able to see, hear, speak, and write clearly in order to communicate with employees and/or customers. 
  • Manual dexterity required for occasional reaching and lifting of small objects and operating office equipment. 
  • Close and distance vision and ability to adjust focus.
  • Frequent sitting.
Pinkerton is an equal opportunity employer and provides equal opportunity to all applicants for all positions without regard to race/ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital/prenatal status, pregnancy/childbirth or related conditions, religion, creed, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any protected status by local, state, federal or country-specific law.

*Current employees include Pinkerton and all Securitas divisions.

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