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Logistics Technician

Horizon Discovery is an award-winning UK Biotechnology company combining a long scientific heritage in translational research with a precision gene-editing platform based upon homologous recombination. The company is a trusted supplier of cell line generation services, genetically-defined cell-lines, assay development and compound screening services (RNAi, small molecule & biologics) to hundreds of organisations engaged in bio-pharmaceutical process optimization; drug discovery & development, and clinical diagnostic development.

Horizon is in a period of rapid growth, acquiring companies in the United States, and we have a plethora of product lines and service capabilities.  

We are currently recruiting for a Logistics Technician. The successful candidate will be supporting the site the team in shipping activities, determining the most appropriate shipment method through knowledge of Horizon’s procedures. This will include examining outgoing shipments to ensure all internal specifications and regulatory requirements are met. Preparation of air waybills and associated shipment documentation. Post-shipment dispatch work will involve updating and maintaining shipment records to statutory and HD requirements plus handling customs delays effectively with efficient communication of results and issues.

Supporting Horizon’s busy scientists by dealing with their internal shipment requests will be another important feature of this role.

In addition, the successful candidate will work together with the team to ensure that current Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are kept up-to-date as well as creation of new SOPs. Also, to contribute to operational excellence and assisting in the further development of a “Lean” approach to process flows.

Key Attributes:

  • Self-starter who can work with minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to balance tasks concurrently to achieve deadlines
  • Pro-active with paperwork and unit house-keeping
  • Flexible; ability to work independently and collaboratively within the Team/Company vision as we evolve.
  • Strong written, verbal and communication skills
  • Detail-orientated as well as accurate and precise
  • Customer-focused individual with the empathy and skills to understand and address customer concerns
  • Knowledge of using databases and a keen eye for process improvement

You should be comfortable working in a fast-paced, team environment and on multiple projects with constantly changing priorities and deadlines, be well organized, self-motivated and have excellent communication skills and attention to detail.

We can offer a varied and interesting working environment and we are focused on recognition and empowerment of our scientists and operational teams.  In addition to competitive salaries we can offer an attractive benefits package.

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