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Logistics Supervisor - Nights

03801, Portsmouth
Competitive with excellent benefits
Start date
Feb 5, 2024

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Administration, Procurement
Required Education
High School or equivalent
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.

Nights, rotating manufacturing shift. 20% Shift Differential.

Provides leadership and direction within the Logistics Department, to the Logistics Specialists and others within their assign groups, on a daily basis to ensure all activities are being performed according to GMP Procedures. The incumbent is expected to create a culture of disciplined execution and a high level of professionalism for their team while ensuring employee and process safety at all times. Possesses the knowledge of various areas of Receiving, Shipping, Warehousing, Raw Material Sampling, Forward Pick Area (FPA), Inventory Control and Dispensing. Defines and implements procedures within your area of responsibility, ensuring alignment to the quality system. Represents the Logistics Operation during customer meetings, audits and regulatory inspections. Implements appropriate tracking tools to ensure the achievement of all department KPI’s. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Effectively supervise groups within Logistics to ensure all customer requirements are met and performed safely and within GMP Guidelines.
  • Shipping Area Focus: Accountable for the completion of daily sample shipments in addition to scheduled final product shipments, to include all required documentation per customer requirements. Oversees completion of quality records for changes to shipping processes from validations and customer requests. Maintain audit readiness at all times.
  • Receiving Area Focus: Provide guidance on escalation process. Review processes to ensure adherence to policy and adjust accordingly. Review workload to ensure adherence to policy and adjust accordingly. Review daily workload to ensure adequate availability of resources. Ensure the development, updates, and maintenance of SOP’s and Work Instructions are complete and can be/are followed. Review daily activities to ensure they are value added to the company. Maintain audit readiness within the Receiving Area at all times.
  • Raw Material Sampling Area Focus: Ensure the timely delivery of quality samples as well as continuous audit readiness within the Raw Material Sampling areas. Maintain audit readiness at all times.
  • Inventory Control Area Focus: Review job descriptions, responsibilities and expectations to ensure adherence to policies and procedures. Review Cycle Count transactions, provide guidance and participate in Root Cause Analysis for inventory discrepancies.
  • Warehouse Area Focus: Oversee on time delivery of materials to internal and external stakeholders. Ensure timely processing of returns. Review inventory accuracy, and maintain audit readiness at all times.
  • Forward Pick Area and Dispensing Area Focus: Ensure top quality and on time delivery to internal and external stakeholders. Review SOP’s, work towards a state of consistent continuous improvement, maintain inventory in SAP and Syncade software systems.
  • Focus for All Areas: Develop Logistics Associates in their training to align with job descriptions and departmental goals and initiatives.
  • Complete ongoing Employee Health and Safety (EHS) chemical awareness training; consistently lead with safety at the forefront of the operation.
  • Serve as SME for documentation authoring, revision, approval and initiate/assess deviations as needed in Logistics. Required to obtain proper software system accesses (DMS/TrackWise, etc.)
  • The ideal candidate will maintain a positive, can-do attitude at all times. They will embody the leadership skills needed to attract, build and maintain a positive team culture. They will help to motivate, support and mentor their team.
  • Perform all other duties and responsibilities as assigned by upper level management.

Key requirements:

  • Proven logic and decision making abilities, critical thinking skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are required.
  • Support organizational change, staff hiring and training.
  • Continuous Improvement activities.
  • Experience with GMP warehouse operations preferred.
  • High level of organization and ability to shift focus when needed.
  • Experience with processing in a cleanroom environment preferred (as necessary).
  • Interaction with regulatory audits, agencies and customers as needed.
  • SAP, Syncade, Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel), knowledge of GMP standards and practices. Ability to troubleshoot and resolve problems.

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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