Distribution Associate

United States, Walkersville (Maryland)

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 currently recruiting for a Distribution Associate to join the team. This role provides daily support to the operations of the Distribution department with awareness and knowledge of the various areas of the operation (Receiving, Shipping, Warehousing and On-Call). Will be assigned to one of these areas with occasional overtime while continuing to cross train to gain knowledge of the operations.  Utilizes the SAP system to perform transactions such as Goods Receipt, Shipments, Stock Overview, Stock Overview, Stock Put away and Material Movement all while ensuring GMP compliance. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Cross trained and proficient in execution in three of the four functional areas; participate in and rotate appropriately (Receiving, Shipping, Warehousing, On-Call Site Support) with a general working knowledge in the remaining area.  Attain basic understanding of SAP transactions directly related to core area duties.
  • Accurately enter a variety of SAP transactions or reports (Goods Receipt, Shipments, Stock Overview, Stock Put-Away, and Material Movements).
  • Perform general warehouse processes (Location/Put-Away, Retrieval/Picking, Receiving, Stock Consolidation and Picking/Packing) ensuring compliance with GMP requirements.
  • Continue with ongoing required area training to increase knowledge and understanding.
  • Complete ongoing Employee Health & Safety (EHS) awareness training.
  • Complete training on job-related equipment (i.e. pallets jacks, fork trucks, order pickers, motor vehicle use).  Safely, properly and efficiently operate material handling equipment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Key requirements:

  • A minimum of a High School Diploma or Equivalent is required.
  • experience in a high volume distribution environment preferred.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license at date of hire as well as throughout employment is required.
  • Must be able to obtain IATA/DOT certification and maintain periodic re-certification.
  • Expresses values of the company in a positive manner. 
  • Ability to complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Constructive proactive communication.
  • Positive team oriented attitude.
  • Excellent work record (includes tardiness and absenteeism record).
  • Attention to detail, producing minimal error rate.
  • Basic computer knowledge including Word, Excel, Outlook or equivalent.
  • Ability to receive, track and distribute stock.
  • Ability to read and follow technical instructions in English.
  • Ability to comply with detailed procedures.
  • Ability to perform math with assistance of calculator.
  • Ability to prepare and follow routine administrative paperwork.
  • Ability to sort, check, count and verify numbers.
  • Flexibility to work various shifts.

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. 

Reference: R33049