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Group Leader, Distribution



clinton, pa, usa
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2024

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Job Details

Job Summary

This position is responsible to lead and coordinate personnel and workflow of a department or function within a distribution center. In addition, this position maintains effective communication with internal customers, and external suppliers. Responsible for performing inbound/outbound movements and activities of materials by following Standard procedures/instructions of our distribution services. This includes the physical movement and electronic tracking of materials, in collaboration with other departments.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead and coordinate the work of a distribution team or function to ensure timely and accurate processing of incoming and outgoing finished goods, including pharmaceutical products. Monitor and adjust workflow to ensure daily goals are achieved.

  • Understand and meet customer demand through daily communication with the customer service team to discuss priorities and resolve questions or concerns with orders.

  • Ensure employees are properly trained to complete assigned tasks. Work with other Group Leads to facilitate cross training activities.

  • Develop a strong and confident team that understands the concept of continuous improvement and takes ownership of safety, quality, service, cost, and culture.

  • Monitor inventory levels against ‘days on hand’ requirements through effective communication with corporate planning team.

  • Ensure inventory accuracy is maintained though adherence to the corporate cycle count program.

  • Ensure the timely delivery and departure of finished goods shipments through effective daily communication with carriers.

  • Utilize an ERP system to manage and track finished goods inventories and complete transactions associated with movement of the inventory.

  • Obtain OSHA certification to safely operate powered industrial equipment to move material and load and unload trucks.

  • May lead a kitting operation. Ensures kitting jobs are created to meet inventory level demand; organize and close jobs (liaise with quality);

  • May coordinate international shipments through contracted freight forwarders. Liaise with trade compliance to ensure proper documentation on all international shipments.

  • In partnership with the quality representative, may monitor and coordinate the sterilization quarantine process. Upon release, assign finished good location.

  • Isolate, define and eliminate root causes for inventory inaccuracies and backorders. Implement mistake-proof solutions to prevent future problems for the same cause.

  • Coordinate the NCE process to identify, quarantine, and disposition non-conforming materials. Close all non-conforming events (NCE) within 30 days.

  • Maintain a clean and organized work environment by completing daily housekeeping requirements. Complete all related paperwork and documentation.

  • Consult on the development of new, and revision of existing Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s).

  • As requested by the supervisor or manager, may be asked to participate in interviewing and selection of associates, to provide performance feedback on team members, and/or to provide information and recommendations related to team issues and concerns.

  • Immediately escalates performance issues and violations of company policy, procedure, and guidelines to site leadership to be addressed.

  • Comply with all ISO 14001 requirements.

  • Comply with internal environmental management system requirements, as applicable.

  • Complies with all applicable regulations and company procedures.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent

  • 3 years of related working experience

  • Working efficiency with Microsoft Office applications (i.e. Word, Excel)

  • Working experience using computerized inventory control or distribution programs, such as (but not limited to) Oracle EBS, SAP, Precision, etc.

  • Experience operating powered industrial trucks and lifts.

  • Experience leading and coordinating a team.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a regulated industry.


  • Demonstrated written communication skills

  • Performs work independently with minimal supervision

  • Possesses a high degree of initiative

  • Proactively approaches responsibilities

  • Knowledge in safe work practices

  • Highly thorough and dependable

Physical Demands:

The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls.

  • Stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

  • Lifting/moving up to 10 pounds.

  • Exposure to moving mechanical parts, vibration and/or moderate noise levels.

  • Exposure to hazardous chemicals or other materials.

  • Other (please specify):

  • Frequently lift/ move up to 20 lbs.

  • Occasionally lift/ move up to 50 lbs.


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