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Distribution Specialist II

Netherlands - HoofddorpManufacturing Operations & Supply ChainRegular

Job Description

At Gilead, we’re creating a healthier world for all people. For more than 35 years, we’ve tackled diseases such as HIV, viral hepatitis, COVID-19 and cancer – working relentlessly to develop therapies that help improve lives and to ensure access to these therapies across the globe. We continue to fight against the world’s biggest health challenges, and our mission requires collaboration, determination and a relentless drive to make a difference.


Every member of Gilead’s team plays a critical role in the discovery and development of life-changing scientific innovations. Our employees are our greatest asset as we work to achieve our bold ambitions, and we’re looking for the next wave of passionate and ambitious people ready to make a direct impact. Join Gilead and help create possible, together.


Job Description

Job Description

At Kite, we are at the forefront of immunotherapy and engineered T cell therapy. We are helping change the paradigm of cancer treatment and we are revolutionizing individually tailored treatments. That means a fast-moving and constantly changing environment, where we make discoveries every day – discoveries that include our own capabilities and our individual potential.

We’re currently seeking to recruit highly motivated talents for different positions, to join us and be part of our exciting journey in the development of innovative cancer immunotherapies and their translation into the treatment of patients with cancer.

Kite is continuing to hire for all open roles. Our interview process may be conducted virtually, and some roles will be asked to temporarily work from home. Over the coming weeks and months, we will be implementing a phased approach to bringing employees back to site to ensure the health and safety of our teams.

Distribution Specialist

We are seeking a highly motivated team member for the role of Distribution Specialist to develop, manage and maintain a GMP/Non-GMP warehouse and inventory management system in the exciting new area of cancer immunotherapy. Distribution and Warehouse Operations is part of the Site Supply Chain Department.

The Supply Chain – Distribution team effectively and efficiently directs warehouse management functions to ensure manufacturing operations, quality and delivery goals are met. In this role you will support manufacturing operations, product shipping and component receiving to ensure inventory accuracy, timely supply of materials and on time shipments.

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

• Plan, oversee, and participate in the warehouse management operations and activities to support (production) operations and other internal customers

• Manage the day-to-day assignments of warehouse job tasks and monitor completion of required activities

• Receive incoming shipments of non-GMP/GMP materials and equipment following established procedures

• Prepare and deliver raw materials, samples, finished product, etc. to various departments as needed ensuring proper procedure and temperature range are being followed

• Maintain accurate inventory of GMP warehouse materials to ensure optimum replenishment Performing inventory cycle counts

Perform accurate ERP transactions

• Communicate inventory discrepancies to warehouse operations team and escalate when appropriate

• Cross-train in all areas of the warehouse operations

• Pick, pack and ship finished product, materials, and equipment as required per established policies and procedures

• Ensure department supplies are inventoried and ordered to avoid stock-out

• Assist with risk assessments (5 why’s, fishbone diagrams)

• Ability to create and revise Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) relevant to department processes Ensure individual employee training is up to date

• Perform Manual Material Decontamination in accordance with procedures and policies while following EHS requirements

• Always adhere to all safety procedures and GMPs requirements

• Always keep warehouse operation clean and inspection ready

• Work in cleanroom environment

• Other duties as assigned


• Relevant education in science, engineering or facilities (MBO/HBO level)

• At least 3 years of experience, preferably in a pharmaceutical facility

• Previous experience in Logistics, Distribution and Supply Chain

• Knowledge of warehouse operations in a GMP as well as a non-GMP setting

Cold chain knowledge and experience in a pharmaceutical or medical setting preferred

• Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are essential in this collaborative work environment

• Comfortable in a fast-paced small company environment with minimal direction and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities

• Living in the Amsterdam area and in possession of own transportation

• Only candidates with a valid EU work permit will be considered

Additional Requirements:

• Please submit a motivational letter along with your application

• Flexibility to work second shift, on call hours and irregular hours (including weekends)

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