Job description Posted 23 September 2021

Logistics Specialist


£21.48 Per hour via umbrella

Contract until end of Sept 2022



Job Purpose


The logistics team member role is responsible for the receipt, put away, pick, check pack, ship and dispense accountabilities across materials management and clinical supply logistics activities.

The team supports the supply chain nodes throughout the clinical supply chain which produces the material and investigational product supporting the Clinical Studies.

The team member roles will be cross trained to support as needed any capacity fluctuations, ensure business continuity and provide development opportunities.


Key Responsibilities:


Delivering the required work to an agreed service standard.

  • Maintain a safe, compliant, productive environment
  • Working collaboratively across other team members to ensure that all teams are successful delivering Customer Service.
  • Planning, receiving, sampling, warehousing, dispensing and shipping of all materials required to support activities in the pilot plant, Packaging Operations and the Clinical Sites and Depots to ensure Patient Supply.
  • Compliant process delivery for relevant Global Distribution business processes (cGxP receipt, storage, dispensing, picking, checking packing and shipping.
  • Ensure work areas are maintained in an orderly, safe and compliant fashion.
  • Participate in the Performance and Development Planning process.
  • Compliance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and ensure facilities, equipment, documentation, materials, processes and operating procedures comply with cGxP and EHS requirements.
  • Work with customers and support teams to resolve urgent system and supply chain issues.
  • Maintain Global Distribution facilities and equipment ensuring compliance with our policies, statutory requirement, regulatory requirements.
  • Provide support for internal and external audits, as required.
  • Contribute in improvement initiatives to identify and implement process improvements, procedures and best practices.
  • Execute compliant ways of working and procedures governing cross border shipment of materials and products
  • Deliver continuous improvement in operational efficiency, quality, safety and cycle time reduction




  • Solid knowledge of relevant Tech Systems (e.g.Comet, Xpress, Modula etc)
  • Demonstrated ability to follow SOP’s and understand and action when issues should be escalated
  • Customer and people focused
  • Effective Communicator, written and verbal
  • Team worker
  • Understanding of the compliance requirements for the area of responsibility
  • Deliver service while managing multiple priorities
  • Ability to communicate across and up the line to management and to customers as needed
  • Transportation and Packaging knowledge and understanding
  • Temperature Monitoring understanding and risk mitigation option awareness
  • Sense of urgency
  • Thoroughness and ability to complete an initiative/action
  • Cross Border knowledge or as minimum awareness
  • Supply Chain Security knowledge
  • Ability to participate in product complaint/deviation investigations
  • Ability to input into reviews and creation of SOP’s


Duties Include


  • Manual handling of containers of various types, sizes, weights within an ambient or refrigerated environment (some work with freezers)
  • Fork truck use (training will be provided)
  • Picking items from High Density Storage units, racking/shelving.
  • Shipping completed orders via designated databases (including use of handheld scanners)
  • Replenishment system for packing materials