Supply Chain Technician

purpose & scope of the position

The Supply Chain Technician will participate in the entire supply chain process and is responsible for:

  • Receipting deliveries, creating shipping documents, purchase orders, and labels; pulling inventory from stock and preparing shipments; performing inventory control, tracking shipment requests, and ensuring customer requirements are met in a timely manner.
  • Coordinating and shipping of in process samples and finished products to test laboratories and clinics worldwide.
  • Supporting the manufacturing schedule through issuing materials and components to pick lists in a timely manner.
  • Timeously actioning of goods receipting processes of deliveries into warehouse, including checking documentation.




  • Educated to a minimum of 5 National 5’s or higher in Mathematics and English is essential
  • Educated to degree level in Life Sciences is desirable


  • IT skills (with Microsoft packages) is essential
  • Knowledge of ERP or Inventory Management Software is desirable


  • Ability to follow and complete manufacturing documentation accurately is essential 
  • Experience in a service company and with a very strong client orientation is essential
  • Experience of a GMP controlled cleanroom environment is desirable
  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical manufacture is desirable
  • Lean manufacturing experience is desirable


  • Effective communication skills are essential
  • Ability to be a flexible and adaptive team player with the ability to work independently when required is essential
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks effectively in a busy environment is essential
  • Ability to manage and prioritise tasks according to business and manufacturing requirements is desirable


KEY accountabilities


  • Facilitating the shipping of products from one destination to another by preparing shipping documentation for shipment requests and pro forma invoices to send to clients and prepare loads for shipment.
  • Verifying product picklists and supporting manufacturing using manual and electronic systems.
  • Arranging transportation, scheduling resources, and orchestrating deliveries to meet customer demand.
  • Responsible for the ownership of the inventory within stores and carry out daily/weekly/monthly cycle counts as required to maintain a high level of inventory accuracy.
  • Issuing material and components to pick lists to fully support manufacturing production schedules.
  • Being cross trained in processing shipping requests, goods receipting, locating, picking, and preparing products for onward distribution.
  • Assisting in the undertaking of reviews associated with Corrective Action/Preventative Action (CAPA), deviations, including investigations and out of specifications.
  • Reporting any developing problems to the Supply Chain Manager.
  • Showing a high level of attention to detail when completing tasks on a daily/weekly/monthly basis.


  • Continually reviewing freight costs and transportation rates to keep costs down where possible.
  • Streamlining shipping and transportation processes.


  • Taking steps to avoid quality control issues.
  • Undertaking general house-keeping and maintenance of the facility to ensure it is in an “audit-ready” state at all times.
  • Ensuring  training records are up to date and accurate as per current SOP revisions.


  • Contact for allocated projects and liaison with Project Management staff to ensure necessary information is available to complete shipments.
  • Liaising with manufacturing staff to ensure delivery of components in a timely manner.



If you are interested in applying for the role of Supply Chain Technician at Symbiosis please send your CV and covering letter to Lorraine Den-Kaat by email to:

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