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Materials Coordinator

Covance 4/16/2019 1:25:57 PM
JOB ID: 30026 Category: Administration Clerical
Harrogate, United Kingdom



Job Overview

Who we are and what we do:

Covance is a global, world-leading Life Sciences Contract Research Organisation that provides dedicated and fully comprehensive laboratory testing and drug development services to the pharmaceutical industry.

At Covance, we offer opportunities to work on diverse, challenging projects with bright, interesting colleagues while building a flexible and rewarding career. We put our trust in science and in one another. This is your chance to become part of a team that helps to bring the miracles of medicine to market sooner, as Covance has helped pharmaceutical and biotech companies develop one-third of all prescriptions medicines in the market today.

Covance is currently recruiting for a Materials Coordinator to be based within our Harrogate site.

Job Summary:

* To ensure all materials (reagents, consumables, critical materials) in BioPharmaceutical CMC Solutions (CMC) are entered, located and tracked by established deadlines and in compliance with SOPs and regulatory agency guidelines; assuring chain of custody for all materials throughout their lifecycle.
* Perform a variety of material coordination responsibilities in compliance with appropriate SOPs, GMP / GLP / GCP requirements and regulatory guidelines, in support of operational requirements.
* This is a laboratory based role with direct responsibility for ensuring that effective and efficient coordination processes are followed for incoming and outgoing materials.

Essential Job Duties:

* Materials management core tasks, including sourcing, ordering, receipt, inventory management, labelling, storage, disposal, shipping and client communication.
* Use of Departmental systems (ePro, trackers etc.) as appropriate to maintain control and integrity of materials.
* Ownership of entry and accuracy of data into Departmental systems.
* Accurate interpretation of project specific requirements and needs.
* Reviews shipping and goods in documents against materials received to ensure accuracy and communicate discrepancies to appropriate personnel.
* Planning and prioritisation of team and individual workload.
* Contributes to a cohesive team environment.
* Communicates effectively with internal and external customers.
* Introduces and develops process improvement initiatives.
* Reports and escalates any sourcing, receipt or inventory issues relating to their workplace.
* Participates in the maintenance and update of inventory documents and trackers used within the team.
* Performs other duties as assigned.

* Trains new employees, working with and directing less Experience d staff, and prioritising workloads and / or special projects on a daily basis.

Education / Qualifications

The post holder should ideally have a relevant scientific qualification and / or an appropriate amount of Experience .



* Experience and application of goods in processes / material receipt, transfer and shipping processes.
* Good customer service Experience
* Working knowledge of a functioning LIMS or comparable tracking systems.
* Experience and application of inventory management / procurement systems.
* Knowledge and understanding of regulations (GMP / GLP / GCP).
* Basic computing skills, including word processing and use of spreadsheets (e.g. Word, Excel).

Position Type: Full-Time

Location: Harrogate, UK - United Kingdom


Covance Recruiting Process

Below is a general Overview of Our Recruiting Process

If you’d like to work for us, please submit your resume/CV online. If your ability to use or access our electronic application is limited due to a disability, please visit or call 1-800-978-4473 for help.

We consider applications from everyone who is interested in a position with us and who meets the required criteria and qualifications.

If your application is selected, someone from our recruiting team will contact you to arrange an initial screen. We may carry this out over the phone or at a face-to-face meeting. You must complete the screen to be considered for the position.

Based on the results of the initial screen, we may invite you to an interview. One of our recruiting team members will contact you to arrange this. The process may involve several interviews, initially over the phone, and then face-to-face with different members of the hiring team.

Our interviews follow a behavioral-based format. This means we’ll ask you to give us information that’s specific to your professional and educational experiences.

Hiring team members will share and discuss their input and then make their decision.

If you’re the person who best meets the requirements of the position, a member of the hiring team will get in touch to make you an offer of employment. Covance is an eVerify employer (United States only).