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Warehouse Distribution Manager

Walkersville, MD
Start date
Feb 2, 2024

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Manufacturing & Production, Supply Chain
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Today, Lonza is a global leader in life sciences operating across three continents. While we work in science, there’s no magic formula to how we do it. Our greatest scientific solution is talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. In exchange, we let our people own their careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world. And that’s the kind of work we want to be part of.

Lonza Walkersville is IMMEDIATELY hiring a Distribution Manager for the daily management of operations and personnel in the Receiving and Shipping areas. The Distribution Manager participates in all aspects of personnel management including interviewing, training, coaching and developing.

The Distribution Manager is responsible for performing and/or supervising daily tasks ensuring vendor receipts and customer orders are accurately processed timely, satisfying customer requirements, while considering company safety, quality and delivery goals.

This position is located onsite on our Warehouse Floor at our Walkersville, MD site.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure all receiving and shipping areas are operated in a safe, cGMP manner.
  • Ensure all related SOPs are updated promptly to reflect current practices.
  • Resolve outstanding paperwork (CAPA, Deviations, Work Orders, etc.) in a timely manner.
  • Create and post KPI’s in respected areas to show team their performance and goals.
  • Oversee logistics on monitoring of 3PL for handling inbound and outbound areas for improvement.
  • Handle Lab Watch monitoring calls afterhours if routed for manager response.
  • Lead representatives in area audits (internal and external).
  • Streamline area process and work flows to increase area efficiency.
  • Lead performance reviews and recommend advancements for operators.
  • Maintain equipment in good repair, respond to building management system alerts. Propose/justify new equipment as needed.
  • Identify and initiate and/or participate in process improvements or technological advancements that support the growth of the business.
  • Operate within annual budget including co-managing schedules including hours of operations, daily assignments, projects and vacation schedules.
  • Provide regular documented reports measuring performance.
  • Participates in yearly budget and capex needs for area.
  • Identify gaps in processes and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Key Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Bachelor’s degree with some college course work Supply Chain, Business Management, preferred.
  • 5-10 years of high-volume distribution experience required, preferably in the Life Sciences industry. Additional years of experience may substitute for education in some instances.
  • Experience with international shipping and associated regulatory requirements required. Knowledge of DOT/IATA HAZMAT regulations required.
  • Must have knowledge of operating Material Handling Equipment required; Experience handling cold chain materials, preferred.
  • Must have ERP inventory, SAP and logistics experience.
  • Project Management experience is a plus.
  • Must have strong communication skills both verbally and written. 
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office required.

Every day, Lonza’s products and services have a positive impact on millions of people. For us, this is not only a great privilege, but also a great responsibility. How we achieve our business results is just as important as the achievements themselves. At Lonza, we respect and protect our people and our environment. Any success we achieve is no success at all if not achieved ethically.

People come to Lonza for the challenge and creativity of solving complex problems and developing new ideas in life sciences. In return, we offer the satisfaction that comes with improving lives all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference.

Lonza is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a qualified individual with disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 


Lonza is a preferred global partner to the pharmaceutical, biotech and nutrition markets. We work to enable a healthier world by supporting our customers to deliver new and innovative medicines that help treat a wide range of diseases. We achieve this by combining technological insight with world-class manufacturing, scientific expertise and process excellence. Our unparalleled breadth of offerings enables our customers to commercialize their discoveries and innovations in the healthcare industry.

Founded in 1897 in the Swiss Alps, today, Lonza operates across five continents. With more than 17,000 employees (full-time equivalent), we comprise high-performing teams and individual talent who make a meaningful difference to our own business, as well as to the communities in which we operate. The company generated sales of CHF 3 billion with a CORE EBITDA of CHF 987 million in H1 2022. Find out more at


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1978 W Winton Ave
United States

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