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VMI Technician

Company: Avantor
Location: Redmond
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary

The VMI Technician is responsible for carrying out basic tasks at a customer site or multiple customer sites in a region. All of which can include but not limited to, inventory management, purchasing, shipping, receiving, chemical tracking, storeroom tracking, product delivery and general customer service. The VMI Technician requires knowledge and application of VWR and routine customer systems. Reporting and customer interaction is typically of a routine nature.


Facilitates orders for consumable lab inventory replenishment; enters orders into computer systems, Web, etc.

Receives inbound shipments from UPS, Fed-ex, and other common carriers.

Responsible for handling hazardous material and preparing shipping documentation and packaging requirements.

Resolves all shipping errors.

Manages customer's warehouse inventory including delivery product replenishment (may require driving between facilities to deliver product).

Performs additional inventory management related functions such as monitoring slow moving and dead stock, conduct cycle counting and yearly inventories, and reporting, etc.

Performs shipping coordination activities such as shipping customer material (including hazardous materials), answering customer calls, handling routine issues, operating a hand-jack and forklift, entering relevant shipping information into the customer computer system, and maintaining inspections on safety stations and equipment. Responsible for handling hazardous material and preparing shipping documentation and packaging requirements.

Interfaces directly with customer POC, responsible for managing consigned, non-consigned, customer owned and 3rd party inventory onsite at the customer location.

Supports multiple customers in a geographic area.

Utilizes VWR and basic customer computer systems (SAP, Inventory Manager, CISPRO, and customer specific ERP systems in fulfillment of job duties.

Meets goals and objectives: safety, performance and quality.

Documents SOP's and Change Requests.

Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education/Training, Experience and Certifications)

High school diploma or GED required

2 -4 years equivalent experience in material handling/inventory replenishment or customer service

Spill containment training, IATA, DOT, IMDG and OSHA Right to Know a plus

Cross referencing and inside sales experience a plus

Valid Driver"s License and transportation

Forklift certification a plus

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES (Those necessary to perform the job competently)

Conform to all customer requirements for background checks, health and safety issues, security clearances and medical checkups.

Knowledge of SAP and Inventory Manager; intermediate computer skills including Microsoft Office with proficiency in Word and Excel

Solid understanding and experience in either shipping, inventory, or purchasing

Excellent Customer Service Skills; displays a professional can do attitude

High regard for safety, quality and adherence to protocols, policies and procedures

Ability to self-manage and self-motivate; forward thinking

Ability to prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines

Knowledge of VWR?s products and services

Ability to communicate effectively with both the customer and internal contacts

Must be able to lift 50lbs minimum


The work environment characteristics and physical effort described here are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

Typically works in an office, stockroom, or warehousing environment with adequate lighting and ventilation and a normal range of temperature and noise level

Work assignments are diversified. Examples of past precedent are used to resolve work problems. New alternatives may be developed to resolve problems.

A frequent volume of work and deadlines impose strain on routine basis.

Some physical effort is required. Work is mostly sedentary but does require walking, standing, bending, reaching, lifting or carrying objects that may weigh up to 50lbs


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.

Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

EEO Statement

We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/province, or local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the Equal Employment Opportunity is THE LAW Poster, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision using the links below.

EEO is the Law

OFCCP EEO Supplement


3rd party non-solicitation policy

By submitting candidates without having been formally assigned on and contracted for a specific job requisition by Avantor, or by failing to comply with the Avantor recruitment process, you forfeit any fee on the submitted candidates, regardless of your usual terms and conditions. Avantor works with a preferred supplier list and will take the initiative to engage with recruitment agencies based on its needs and will not be accepting any form of solicitation

Keywords: Avantor, Redmond , VMI Technician, Other , Redmond, Washington

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