Distribution Coordinator I

Req ID #:  215823

Memphis, TN, US, 38104 Memphis, TN, US, 38118

For 75 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.


IMPORTANT:   In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process.  Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.   

Job Summary


The Distribution Coordinator 1 performs all activities related to receipt, storage, and shipping of both raw and client-specific materials.


•Complies with all current departmental SOPs

•Completes and is current with all required training

•Moves released material to proper storage locations

•Accurately completes required documentation using cGDP to ensure client product is ready to ship in a timely manner while meeting company standards

•Processes Material Request and inbound/outbound shipments

•Maintains accurate documentation on all departmental log including inventory, equipment usage, monitoring, shipping, etc.

•Ensures that raw materials and finish goods are properly labeled, segregated, stored, issued and within expiry dates.

•Preforms Inventory Cycle Counts

•Complies with DOT regulations regarding shipment of dangerous goods.

•Follows all safety and housekeeping standards and ensures assigned area is clean, organized, and safe at all times

•Performing other related duties as assigned by management.

Job Qualifications


•Associate degree or equivalent with at least 3 years of experience in materials handling,inventory control and or shipping/receiving. Experience in an FDA regulated manufacturing ordistribution environment is preferred. GMP experience and familiarity with MRP/WMS is a plus.

•Ability to multi-task and quickly refocus as priorities change in a fast-paced environment.

•Proven verbal and written communication skills and ability to interact effectively with otherdepartments and management.

•Experience with Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel required.

•Ability to stand / walk for long periods of time.

•Able to work off-shifts and weekends as job demands dictate.

•Ability to lift 40 pounds without assistance while following proper safety lifting techniques

IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV. 

About Biologics Testing Solutions
With more than 50 years of experience and proven regulatory expertise, the Charles River Biologics group can address challenging projects for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies worldwide. Offering a variety of services such as contamination and impurity testing, protein characterization, bioassays, viral clearance studies and stability and lot release programs, we support clients throughout the biologic development cycle, from the establishment and characterization of cell banks through preclinical and clinical studies to marketed products. Whether clients need stand-alone services, a unique package of testing, or insourced support, our Biologics group can create a custom solution to suit their needs.  Each year more than 20,000 biologic testing reports are sent each and over 200 licenses products are supported by our biologics testing solutions team.


About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.


With over 20,000 employees within 110 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. 

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, veteran or disability status.

If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to crrecruitment_US@crl.com. This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

For more information, please visit www.criver.com.

Nearest Major Market: Memphis

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