Shire Shipping / Receiving Coordinator II in Van Nuys, California

Monitor scheduled activities by shift with respect to orders, door assignments, dispatch of trucks, and contract carriers supporting production and various other departments on a daily basis.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Receives and fills orders and performs order status inquiry for all completed orders. Adjusts orders as necessary when damages or shortages occur.

  • Fills and prepares inventory for transportation and monitors progress throughout shift to assure efficient completion of duties.

  • Performs physical counts, cycle counts, and periodic inventory verification.

  • Assist transportation function by directing carrier drivers on empty trailer dropping and load pick-up processes.

  • Complete bill of lading, packing list, seal assignment, and bar code assignments for each order.

  • Cross trains and assists with other departments when necessary.

  • Complies with SOPs, GMPs, safety rules and regulations, and departmental procedures.

  • Assist Warehouse Supervisor in obtaining maximum efficiency and productivity in warehouse operations.

  • Inspecting incoming materials and notifying appropriate staff of potential quality issues.

  • Use moving equipment like forklifts and pallet jacks to safely and efficient move inventory around the facility

  • Prepare appropriate receiving, stockroom, and shipping documentation in compliance with all domestic and international regulations (IATA, hazmat, customs, etc.).

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office programs and comfortable with using a computer.

  • Ability to train others in on specified core competencies.

  • Investigating and solving customer shipping/receiving problems and issues

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Requires strong interpersonal and organization skills.

  • Excellent attention to detail.

  • Proficient in warehouse management systems and pc environments.

  • Must be able to operate material handling equipment.

  • Ability to count and perform basic math, with or without a calculator.

  • Basic written and verbal communication skills (documentation, communication with peers, supervisors, etc.).

  • Required to monitor facility conditions pertaining to safety, cleanliness, temperature, and general operational function.

  • Must be able to work independently without direct supervision.

Education and/or experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent required, AA preferred.

  • 1-3 years of warehouse and/or technical office experience.

  • Must possess one (1) year of warehouse experience within the past (3) years.

  • Must possess a valid class C drivers license

  • Successful competition of MVR check in accordance with company hiring standards.

Physical Demands

  • Must be able to lift, push, pull and carry up to 50 lbs.

  • Exposure to warehousing and manufacturing areas at +5°C including storage freezer at –20°C and exposure to human blood plasma.

  • In general, the position requires a combination of sedentary work and walking around observing conditions in the facility.

Working Environment

• Must be able to work in controlled environments requiring special gowning. Will be required to follow gowning requirements and wear protective clothing over the head, face, hands, feet and body.

• No make-up, jewelry, contact lenses, nail polish or artificial fingernails may be worn in the manufacturing environment.

• Will work in a cold, wet environment

• Must be able to work multiple shifts, including weekends.

• Must be able to work overtime as required. (only for non-exempt positions)

• May be required to work in a confined area.

• Some Clean Room and cool/hot storage conditions.

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Reasonable Accommodations

Shire is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please call 484-595-8400 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We strive to develop best-in-class products, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmics, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine/Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; and a growing franchise in Oncology.

Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.