Supply Chain Distribution Specialist

Posted 26 April 2022
DisciplineLife Science
Contact NameVictoria Armitstead

Job description

Orion Group Life Sciences have an exciting opportunity for a Distribution Specialist for our Multinational Pharmaceutical client based in Dublin on an 18-month contract.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Performs routine administrative and/or physical tasks involved in the shipping, receiving, storing, and distributing of products/inventory
  • Inputs information regarding movement and handling of products in a computerized inventory system. Organizes and maintains accurate records associated with Distribution activities.
  • Performs basic transactions associated with Distribution processes through internal and external computer systems.
  • Adheres consistently to SOPs and cGMPs.
  • Escalates deviations in process or product to supervisor, to ensure on-time delivery of material and return of rejected or unsuitable orders.
  • Notifies relevant departments as items are received, shipped or processed, as required.
  • Physically examines incoming or outgoing shipments, products or samples to ensure they meet specifications and match paperwork. Identifies and records deviations and escalates to supervisor.
  • May perform, or operate machinery to perform, routine physical handling of items, including assembling packaging, affixing shipping labels and instructions to packaging, moving shipments.
  • May perform basic tasks associated with sampling of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs), excipients and packaging components. Identifies and escalates deviations to supervisor.

Education and Experience

  • 3 /4 years' experience in a GMP/GDP focused Distribution centre. Previous experience in pharmaceutical environment is essential
  • Strong knowledge of GMP/GDP/ regulatory requirements, Quality managements systems, housekeeping, health and safety.
  • Previous experience or working knowledge supporting EH&S would be an distinct advantage.
  • Previous experience or working knowledge on inventory management would be an distinct advantage.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Solid record of attention to detail and strict adherence to procedures.
  • Previous experience or working knowledge of the Lean principles and methodologies would be an distinct advantage.
  • Building and managing partnerships cross functionally.
  • Ability to work on own initiative, innovate and review current processes and practices.
  • Proficient and experienced with SAP, WMS / IM and TMS systems in general.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Previous experience of working within a Known Consignor and AEO approved warehouse.

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.