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.
MAJOR JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (List in order of
Facilitates orders for consumable lab inventory replenishment;
enters orders into computer systems, Web, etc.
Receives inbound shipments from UPS, Fed-ex, and other common
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
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
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
Conform to all customer requirements for background checks,
health and safety issues, security clearances and medical
Knowledge of SAP and Inventory Manager; intermediate computer
skills including Microsoft Office with proficiency in Word and
Solid understanding and experience in either shipping,
inventory, or purchasing
Excellent Customer Service Skills; displays a professional can
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
Must be able to lift 50lbs minimum
ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL EFFORT (Under
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
A frequent volume of work and deadlines impose strain on routine
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.
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
If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the
employment process, please contact us by email at
TalentManagement@avantorsciences.com 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.
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Non-Discrimination Provision using the links below.
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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