Materials Management Coordinator

  • Job Reference: 00023736-1
  • Date Posted: 17 October 2020
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Trumpington, Cambridgeshire
  • Salary: £23,000 to £24,000
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical, Science & Technology, Covid-19
  • Job Type: Temporary

Job Description

Avantor Services provide a broad variety of on-site Laboratory Services for major pharmaceutical customers and work collaboratively with the client to provide resource to deliver core scientific activities.

We are looking for a Materials Management Coordinator who supports the AMB National NHS Screening Facility in central Cambridge where thousands of patient samples are to be tested for coronavirus each day. The lab is part of what will be the biggest network of diagnostic testing facilities in British history, testing samples from drive-through test sites across the country. This will support rapidly increasing the country’s capability to reach 250,000 coronavirus tests per day. The successful candidate will support the day-to-day co-ordination of stock management for 9x Covid-19 testing labs at AMB (Cambridge Biomedical Campus, CB2 0BA).

If you are looking for a very manual, hands-on and multi- disciplinary role, this is the one for you!

Key Tasks

* To carry out all activities in accordance with Health and Safety guidelines

* Proactively deliver consumables cabin support, managing workload and service levels as required by the customer

* Actively engage with several stakeholders daily to ensure the smooth running of the service

* Arrange for consumable delivery from off-site storage location

* Stock management including: receipt, sorting & storage of deliveries (lab consumables, chemicals/reagents, PPE, samples, etc.)

* Picking consumables and transfer to laboratory building using on-site van

* “Lift & shift”, manual tasks involving transportation of cages/pallets

* Consumables dispatch to other AstraZeneca sites

* Routine stock-checks including investigating/resolving issues

* Escalating/communicating issues & proposing solutions

* Ad hoc ordering and chasing internal procurement team

* General housekeeping of consumables cabin

* Emergency cover for Lab Technician role where required (stock/waste/sample management)

Skills, Knowledge and Competencies

* Knowledge of stock management systems & Health and Safety

* Experience of working in a goods-in/warehouse/logistics environment

* Experience of working in a laboratory beneficial

* Able to build relationships with other teams/suppliers and deliver results in a matrix environment, working with multiple internal and external partners and stakeholders

* Proven willingness to work flexibly in a team with minimal direct supervision

* Willing to cover others within Avantor

* Proven ability to take on new activities in an efficient manner and to support and train others to a level of competency consistent with the role

* Ability to manage customer expectations & provide professional level of customer service

* Excellent communicator at all levels and enjoys working as part of a team

* Proficient in data capture, analysis and reporting utilising various IT systems (particularly Excel)

* Self-motivated, energetic, dependable, honest, paying close attention to detail

* Problem-solving capabilities & confidence to react promptly to deliver the service

* Good planning, organisational and analytical skills

* Good time management skills and ability to handle multiple responsibilities/tasks

* Must have own means of transport

* Due to housing animals, applicants must not have severe animal allergies


This opportunity offers you the chance to work in a dynamic COVID-19 response team and our collective efforts to succeed in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Next to this great opportunity we offer a competitive salary and benefits package. We are looking for candidates who can start immediately in a temporary 6- 12 month role. This is a 09:00-17:00 role on either a Wednesday-Saturday or Sunday-Wednesday shift. This role will be required to cover Lab Support in times of need (shift times: 06:00-15:00 / 14:30-23:30)