Location Craigavon, County Armagh
Job Type Temporary
Salary Negotiable
Published 3 months ago
Start Date ASAP
Contact Melissa Elliott
Job Ref do01042019_1554131986

Job Description

Almac are an award winning, drug development solutions provider at the forefront of the pharmaceutical industry. They are a privately owned organisation that has organically grown over 50 years now, employing almost 5,000 highly skilled staff worldwide. Their Global Headquarters is located in a state of the art facility in Craigavon, Co. Armagh with additional operations throughout Europe (UK, Ireland), across the US and Asia.

Their drive and passion for the values championed by their founder and enshrined in the ethos of the company, ensure that 'Partnering to Advance Human Health' is more than just a strapline - it is their way of life.

Advancing human health requires exceptional people - your talent, experience and passion will be the perfect match. Together you and our client can make an exceptional difference to the health of countless patients all over the world…

The Role and what you would being doing on a daily basis:

The key duties of the Distribution Co-ordinator include:

  • Acting as primary point of contact within the distribution department
  • Plan and organize sales orders and shipping requests and maintaining accurate records
  • Generating dispatch paperwork within acceptable time frame, prioritize tasks effectively and assist team members
  • Assisting with required paperwork i.e. licences, permits, and documentation.
  • Effectively communicate with Project managers and supply product managers ensuring delivery of relevant distribution information.
  • Represent distribution in internal meetings and providing regular updates to internal and external customers about order timelines and delays
  • Assist in generation and review of new or revised distribution instruction
  • Generating documents in line with company requirements to facilitate distribution process documentation for distribution department and ensuring all documents are accurately and in a timely manner
  • Providing printouts of relevant data (temp recording etc), analyse and interpret data.
  • Provide support to other areas of the Logistics department
  • Maximise efficiency through time management and prioritising daily activities independently
  • Fulfil any other administrative duties in relation to distribution process as required.The Person
  • Please make sure that your CV clearly demonstrates that you meet all of the following essential criteria:

  • Degree (or equivalent) qualification or significant experience on similar role
  • Previous experience in customer facing role within an order processing or distribution environment, Report generation and circulation
  • An understanding of export documentation requirements for shipments to countries outside the EU
  • Experience of using computerised systems and proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office packages (to include Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • Proven ability to follow written work instructions
  • Ability to organise, plan and prioritise tasks within a high volume, varied workload whilst maintaining a high level of accuracy in all work undertaken
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral)
  • Ability to work effectively on own initiative and effectively contribute within a team environment


  • Experience in generating job packs within order processing and distribution environment
  • Previous experience of operating a computerised inventory system
  • Previous experience of GDP and GMP
  • Creation of technical documents
  • Liaising with transportation and courier companies
  • Generation of documents for export and import materials
  • Working knowledge of shipping controlled drugs and dangerous goods.

The Benefits

You will join a global manufacturing organisation who value their employees, with an unrivalled company culture there are clear opportunities for career development. Almac are a sociable employer who offer staff many opportunities of socialisation outside of the working day, this includes charity events, Almac Fun day, and Christmas events.

Contact Details & Deadline

Applicants meeting the criteria will be required to attend a registration appointment with Diamond Recruitment at Almac Craigavon.

To be considered for the position of Distribution Co-ordinator, please forward your CV to Melissa Elliott at Diamond Recruitment Group by clicking on the APPLY button on this page and attaching your CV. This position is closing urgently.

For further information on this opportunity please contact Melissa Elliott at Diamond Recruitment Group on 07841103711 however you must send your CV first to allow us to assess your suitability. Your details will be treated in a confidential manner with Diamond Recruitment Group. Only applicants meeting the criteria will be contacted.

Please note if successful the next induction is: Friday 5th April 2019.

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