Shipping Coordinator



This is an opportunity for you to join a company that offers development and career progression. They seek communicative, enthusiastic and capable people for their roles and reward their employees with a handsome salary and benefits and a varied and valuable working experience.

My client is a successful global company that provides a variety of on-site Laboratory Services to major pharmaceutical companies. They now have an exciting opportunity for a Shipping Coordinator.


  • Key point of contact for all research staff for requests pertaining to inventory, aliquoting and dispatch of samples
  • Routine maintenance of the in-house database
  • Working to established procedures to perform aliquoting of material as required (under aseptic conditions)
  • Prepare and pack for shipment R&D samples (biological, chemical, dangerous goods etc) globally, ensuring compliance with all relevant legislation and transport regulations (air/road/sea)
  • Dispatch goods ensuring all relevant documentation is correct and meets GLP, GxP and Health and Safety standards
  • Resolve or escalate complex queries from the customer relating to internal and external sample shipments
  • Creation, maintenance and updating relevant documentation in support of service delivery, compliance and training
  • Analyse reports, measurements, and external benchmarks to identify opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Participate in the preparation for regulatory inspections as needed.
  • Ensure that incoming materials are of suitable quality and quantity, received to inventory correctly and available for use on the date required
  • Liaise with Government bodies/customers/regulated agents/suppliers/planning office to resolve complex queries about the delivery and collection of research samples
  • Booking of shipments with a range of couriers and liaising with end-users

About You

  • Previous working experience in a Scientific Stores and/ or a life science laboratory environment
  • Practical experience with aseptic technique/aliquoting of samples
  • Experience working to IATA/ADR/IMDG preferable
  • Outstanding communication skills on all levels and problem-solving capabilities with the confidence to react promptly to deliver the best service possible
  • An understanding of how the team interacts internally and externally within the organisation and how they contribute to the objectives of the business
  • Proficient in data capture, analysis and reporting utilising various IT systems
  • Knowledge and understanding of Good Laboratory Standards
  • Exceptionally high level of commitment to the success of individuals and overall projects and service provision
If you are interested in the above role then please apply or get in touch to discuss further.
Jak Thompson Managed by Jak Thompson
South East
apply Posted - 15.07.2021

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