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  • Job reference number:15332072
  • Client ID:RI/JO-1803-404996
  • Posted on:14-MAR-2018
  • Location:DUBLIN NORTH
  • Job type:CONTRACT

Senior Distribution Specialist

In partnership with its client Kenny-Whelan & Associates is currently seeking a Senior Distribution Specialist for the Dublin North region.

The Client:

The Client is a well established Pharmaceutical company in Ireland.

Profile of role:

Distribution Centre Supervisor required, supporting the Distribution centre Manager to lead a team of 18 people in a fast paced environment.
Support and deploy the development of industry best practice procedures for optimizing the movement of product throughout the Distribution centre.

Duties :

  • To lead the Distribution centre team to achieve the required performance targets
  • Interacting and liaising with the customer services teams locally and internationally to prioritise orders and to provide a best in class service.
  • Liaising with the Freight and Distribution teams internally and externally monitoring the service levels of the providers through monthly performance reviews to ensure the required standard of service is being delivered consistently in accordance with the Service Level Agreements.
  • Provide monthly KPI reports to management including causal analysis of unfavorable variances and corrective action plans
  • Ensure GDP compliance by the transportation providers relating to the transportation of products, and any other legal or Regulatory requirements.
  • Managing process and material flows, space management, to maximise utilisation of the Distribution centre.
  • Maintain best in class housekeeping policies within the Distribution centre using the 5S principles and methodologies.
  • People Management: supervision of the Distribution centre team to ensure that all customers (both internal and external) requirements are serviced in line with expectations.
  • Manage communications and periodic reviews with all staff members, ensuring all performance issues are dealt with in a constructive and prompt manner
  • Execute the training program to ensure the direct team are supported regarding provision of training to enable a right first time approach to all activities
  • Administration duties which include time and attendance system, Holiday planning, and succession planning.
Educational / IT Qualifications

  • Supervisory / Management qualification.
  • Purchasing / Freight / Logistics qualification desirable
  • 4 to 5 years’ experience in a supervisory capacity in a GMP/GDP focused Distribution centre.
  • Previous experience in medical device/pharmaceutical environment would be an advantage.
    Strong knowledge of GMP/GDP/FDA regulatory requirements, housekeeping, health and safety.
  • Previous experience of people-management and demonstrated ability in people motivation, organising and team building would be a distinct advantage
  • Previous experience or working knowledge of the Lean principles and methodologies would be an distinct advantage
  • Strong knowledge of the logistics and distribution industry including an awareness of relevant legislation
  • Strong analytical skills to analyse and interpret challenging business situations and determine strategy
  • Strong leadership, decision-making and influencing skills to drive results and the ability to work effectively across all levels of the organisation
  • Ability to work on own initiative, innovate and review current processes and practices
  • Knowledge and experience with ERP systems
  • Knowledge of validation an advantage.

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence

Kenny-Whelan Contact:

For further information please contact Carmel Synnott on 00 353 21 4665405 / 087 7422268 or sendyour updated CV to csynnott@kenny-whelan.ie

This job originally appeared on RecruitIreland.com