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Warehouse Material Handler-Supply Planning

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

Newark, DE
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Full time
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High school or equivalent
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Job Description

Location:Newark, Delaware, United States
Job reference: R-007017

Posted date: May. 09, 2017

Material Handler

At AstraZeneca we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the utmost integrity even in the most difficult situations because we are committed to doing the right thing. We continuously forge partnerships that help pursue world-class medicines in new ways, combining our people’s exceptional skills with those of people from all over the globe. As a Warehouse Material Handler-Supply Planning in Newark, DE, you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives. Operations at AstraZeneca is a truly world-class business unit. It offers one of the most exciting, fast paced, challenging and rewarding work environments in the world of operations, supply chain and manufacturing.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Support the timely processing material receipts of finished goods, raw materials and components into the Newark warehouse. Support may also include delivery of raw materials and components to packaging lines and production areas.

This support requires operation of a forklift and interfacing with various inventory and plant control systems to include the

SAP Warehouse Management System, the automated storage and retrieval systems (MHS), and knowledge of the computer aided picking activities to support business sales targets and shipping deadlines.

In addition to the general description of the parent profile role for this job function, the following summarize key result areas, specific accountabilities and / or tasks, etc. associated with this job title:

Assist with various material receipts to include inbound finished goods receipts, requiring breaking loads down and verifying contents

Pull and delivery materials for packaging based off of production schedule and BOM.

Responsible for replenishment of products into the various Kanban picking areas while maintaining quality and lot integrity

Operate all forklift equipment in a safe, efficient manner to complete daily shipping activities

Assist with various material receipts to include inbound finished goods receipts, requiring breaking loads down and verifying contents

Responsible for maintaining inventory accuracy of finished product to include inventory reconciliation, random inventory verifications, and other inventory- related audits

Load and unload trucks according to AZ Standards of Care

Must have a good understanding of the various plant and business systems to include SAP Warehouse Management

System user interface to perform/support daily tasks, make inventory system updates, and report back to other systems.

Must have a good understanding of cGMP’s while following safe operating procedures and practicing ergonomic awareness.

Must understand and comply with SOX controls and standard operating procedures relative to receipts of finished goods, raw materials and components

Must be able to provide direction to others when in various rotational warehouse assignments

Monitor receiving shipping supplies and communicate needs in a timely manner

Monitor warehouse packaging supplies and communicate needs in a timely manner

Must follow site containment procedures


Essential Requirements

  • High School Diploma
  • Must pass Forktruck Vision tests, conducted by the Medical Department to allow for safe operation of a forklift vehicle; tests are performed every three years
  • Demonstrates understanding and use of LEAN Principles to drive efficiencies and continuous improvement
  • Willingly adapts to change and embraces new ideas
  • Must demonstrate good math and problem solving skills
  • Proficient in the use of PC programs such as Outlook and other PC-based training applications
  • Highly motivated and able to work with minimal, direct supervision
  • Promotes and demonstrates the concept of teamwork
  • Must have good interpersonal, organizational, communication skills, and high attention to detail
  • Must have the ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Must have the ability to multi-task and set priorities
Desirable Requirements
  • Some forklift operation experience.
  • Must be certified to handle and ship products classified as dangerous goods
  • Knowledge of various cGMP’s and FDA regulations a plus.
  • Some inventory control background.
  • SAP Warehouse Management System
  • Pick-to-Light orderpicking

This position will be a split shift-2:00pm to 12:00am or 2nd shift-4:00pm to 2:00am.

Next Steps – Apply today!

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity. If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.