International Distribution Coordinator

International Distribution Coordinator

12 month Fixed Term Contract / Secondment / Fixed Term Opportunity

Macclesfield – UK, or Södertälje – Sweden

Find the best solution to make a bigger impact on patients

Here you can feel a strong connection to the patient. It’s what drives us every day. We are united behind one mission – finding the best solution to put our patients first. Play a critical role in making this happen, delivering our innovative medicines all the way until they reach our patients.

If you are driven, take smart risks and are able to act quickly, then this is the place for you!

Business area

Global External Sourcing (GES) are responsible for the sourcing, planning and supply of all our externally manufactured products into the AstraZeneca network. We currently work with c 250 suppliers across 28 countries managing c 2000 Product SKU’s with a value of over $1 billion.

The role

As an International Distribution Coordinator you will handle customer orders from allocation through to delivery to customers. You will take ownership of distribution and produce documentation to support shipments from our suppliers and warehouses to customers. You will have daily contact with suppliers, freight forwarders, other AstraZeneca functions and other roles within GES.

You will also have an awareness of supply chain processes and products and keep up to date with changes in the supply chain related to shipping and distribution information/data. You will actively work with Practical Problem Solving and Continuous Improvement in cross-functional teams, both as team member and as team leader as appropriate.

This work is executed in a global environment, with a strong focus on cross-functional collaboration with other roles and function areas.

Key responsibilities

  • Proactively process orders in APO and other relevant ERP systems

  • Maintain the SAP system to reflect the agreed supply plan and call out any potential customer service issues

  • Plan the physical distribution of products and raise shipping documentation in line with customer requirements and in compliance with International Road, Sea and Air Transport Legislation. Produce accurate documentation required by our suppliers, warehouses, freight forwarders, customs and customers to ensure timely delivery of product

  • Take ownership for the customer invoice process and returns to suppliers and customers in collaboration with Supply Chain Coordinators and identify and resolve any customer credit blocks

  • Manage the administration and investigation of supply and logistics complaints and drive improvements

  • Proactively coordinate and process Registration sample orders and shipments for GES products to ensure delivery on time

  • Maintain and demonstrate compliance with Sarbanes Oxley guidelines for all financial transactions carried out in this role and accurately measure and report key performance indicators where applicable

Essential Skills / Experience:

  • Degree in Supply Chain or Logistics or other relevant business field – equivalent experience will be taken into consideration

  • Experience and knowledge in distribution, logistics or freight forwarding

  • Appreciation for standards and data accuracy

  • Strong system knowledge and understanding order management, invoice management, and distribution

  • SAP (ERP), Trackwise, SharePoint experience desirable

  • Microsoft Windows / Office literate

Why AstraZeneca?

If you want to make a big impact, this is the place for you. Our contribution to lifechanging medicines is why people have been here for decades. We do it for the patients.

Interested? Come and join our journey!

Competitive salary & benefits

Applications are welcome from 14th to 31st May 2021

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