Based: BioCity, Glasgow
£Competitive + attractive benefits and possible relocation allowance
Permanent, full time
Discover a better future
At BioAscent, we are driven by the commitment to scientific excellence, matched by a dedication to operational precision. Due to our continued success, we're looking for a Head of Shipping & Logistics to join in supporting the growth at BioAscent. This is a professional opportunity to be part of a dynamic organisation that is experiencing ongoing growth and success.
As the Head of Shipping & Logistics, you will spearhead interactions with internal and external stakeholders and 3PLs, ensuring the timely and cost-efficient transport of domestic and international shipments for our clients. Your role involves providing clear and proactive cross-departmental and stakeholder communication to uphold compliance with shipping and logistical requirements for import and export. You will also lead in client order deliveries and receipt processes, managing departmental stock and consumables, including -20C cold store maintenance and dry ice handling. Additionally, take charge of creating and maintaining shipment trackers and KPIs for the shipping and logistics team, with a specific focus on the management and oversight of controlled substance shipments.
Lead and coordinate the team, together with overseeing team operations, directing and structuring tasks.
Manage and supervise team tasks/responsibilities.
Lead the maintenance and updating of shipment trackers, ensuring effective communication with relevant stakeholders.
Identify and measure KPIs, providing comprehensive monthly reports to management.
Cultivate and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
Oversee and prioritise the receipt of shipment requests, expertly identifying transportation requirements.
Ensure the timely and accurate preparation and submission of customs documentation.
Arrange shipments via 3PL portals, guaranteeing precise data entry.
Adhere to health and safety regulations and local policies, actively identifying areas for improvement.
Take a leadership role in client meetings, ensuring thorough communication and understanding of transport requirements.
Lead the building of packaging boxes, handling dry ice, and expertly preparing goods for transport.
Manage cold stores, with a focus on monitoring and replenishing shipping consumables such as packaging boxes and dry ice.
In-depth understanding of international customs procedures.
Must hold a degree or equivalent in a related field or a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar position.
Proven experience in managing controlled substance shipments (dispatch and receipt).
Exceptional communication skills, ensuring effective collaboration and leadership.
Proficient in time and priority management, showcasing organisational skills.
Highly organised with the ability to excel under pressure.
Meticulous attention to detail.
Well-versed in using the Microsoft Office Suite – particularly Excel.
Who we are:
Founded in 2013, BioAscent is a highly respected, successful, and award-winning provider of integrated drug discovery CRO services based in state-of-the-art laboratories at BioCity Glasgow in Newhouse, Scotland. Our integrated drug discovery services include de novo assay development, compound screening, medicinal and synthetic chemistry, computational chemistry, and compound management.
At BioAscent, we offer not only great science, a supportive team, and a state-of-the-art laboratory environment but also an exceptional quality of life. Located between Glasgow and Edinburgh, with easy access to the beauty of Scottish lochs, islands, and mountains, we offer the best of both worlds.
Quality of life:
At BioAscent, we believe that our people are our greatest asset. We are committed to providing a supportive and collaborative work environment. As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to shape your career through our Career Engagement Review process, which includes continuous learning and bespoke training by recognised external experts and programmes.
In addition to career development opportunities, we offer a competitive salary reviewed annually, a pension plan, life insurance, flexible working hours, and potential relocation support.
How to apply:
If you are passionate about drug discovery and have the skills and experience required for this role, we encourage you to apply by sending your resume and a cover letter detailing your qualifications via the link below.
BioAscent is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from all backgrounds to apply including those who may require a visa.
Let's talk about how we can maximise your drug discovery success.