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Distribution Specialist, Wilmington, DE - Operations

Местоположение Уилмингтон, Делавэр, США Идентификатор вакансии R-105577 Дата публикации 04/16/2021

Do you have experience and a passion for Distribution, Inventory, and Vendor Management within a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life-changing medicines? If so, then AstraZeneca's Distribution Specialist in Wilmington, DE might be the one for you!

AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious diseases. But we’re more than one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies.

AstraZeneca’s site in Wilmington, DE is our North America Biopharmaceutical Business. It’s where several business functions integral to our US business are based and where 1,500 of our colleagues innovate for a higher purpose. Located near Philadelphia, our newly redesigned campus offers a positive and broad environment and plenty of on-site perks. The site offers an open floor plan to allow cross-functional collaboration and encourages innovation, an outdoor patio, Fitness center, outdoor sports area, onsite dry-cleaning services, Wellness Center, mother’s rooms, and more.

The Distribution Specialist (DS) provides operational support for all trade, sample, and patient assistance distribution at AZ and third-party distribution center, planning activities associated with transportation, warehousing, inventory levels, materials handling, order administration, and communication networks associated with AZ’s transfers of pharmaceutical products from manufacturing sources to AZ’s network of distribution centers. The DS supports vendor governance oversight model for third-party vendors providing warehousing, logistics support for trade, samples, and free goods processes. The DS is responsible for supporting sample product launches and alternative brand sample programs.

What you will do:

Distribution, Inventory, and Vendor Management:

  • Coordination and execution of stock replenishment activities and management of inventory levels ensuring sufficient stocking levels at our Distribution Centers

  • Reconciliation of warehouse inventory balances to SAP.

  • Provide operational support in monitoring and reporting department key performance metrics

  • Support budget delivery to include the analyses of impacted customer distribution agreements and maintenance of internal systems of reporting as the need arises to support the budget management process

  • Support tactical business needs for all trade, sample, and patient assistance distribution process



  • Bachelors Degree (i.e., business administration, business logistics, marketing, finance, or other related fields)


  • Minimum of 2 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry and/or consumer products

  • Knowledge of basic account concepts either through practical experience or formal education

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint

  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects/tasks effectively

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively on cross-functional teams

  • Problem-solving, analytical, and organizational skills


  • Understanding of and experience in some or all of the following: governance/compliance, auditing, inventory, and supply chain management

  • Knowledge of SAP, Sarbanes-Oxley, Good Manufacturing Practice, Good Distribution Practice systems, Prescription Drug Marketing Act

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca, we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients, and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration, and always committed to lifelong learning, growth, and development. We’re on an exciting journey to pioneer the future of healthcare.

The challenge to stay ahead in rapidly changing markets is what keeps us driving forward, as we continuously seek new and better ways to deliver medicines all the way to our patients. Our resilience helps us to thrive as we innovate and evolve.

So, what's next?

Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Wonderful! We have one seat available, and we hope it’s yours.

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AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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