CBRE Shipping/Receiving Specialist (Life Sciences/Pharmaceutical) in Cambridge, Massachusetts

RESPONSIBILITIES This position is responsible for the Shipping and Receiving and processing of incoming and outgoing mail in a Pharmaceutical, FDA regulated environment. Candidates with prior shipping and receiving backgrounds in this field are strongly preferred.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Shipping and receiving responsibility in Pharma/FDA regulated environment. Deliver mail, packages, copy products and stationary to assigned group/location per daily schedule. Ensure that all packages received/delivered are shipped and/or delivered same day, or alternatively consignee with be advised of next day delivery.Check daily and replenish, if necessary, all mail and postage supplies.Audit delivered items with delivery invoices. Approve or reject deliveries based on inspections. Check for contraband.Ensure all shipped packages are adequately protected against damage.Process shipment request with vendor, advising package owner of arrangements.Apply appropriate postage amounts and required identification to outgoing mail and packages.Stock copy rooms and provide first response for copier fleet production needs such as clearing jams (no tool repairs) and determining if a technician is needed.May perform other duties to include but not limited to monitoring on-line production/copy requests, setup of conference rooms for client meetings, and answer telephones in a professional manner, direct calls, and take messages.Performs other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position.

QUALIFICATIONS Experience in Life Sciences or Pharmaceutical strongly preferred. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE

High School diploma or GED equivalent required and a minimum of 1 - 2 years of related work experience in warehouse, shipping and receiving.

CERTIFICATES and/or LICENSES

DOT and IATA certification preferred.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Ability to comprehend and interpret instructions, short correspondence, and memos and ask clarifying questions to ensure understanding. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from clients, co-workers, and/or supervisor. Ability to effectively present information to an internal department and/or large groups of employees.Comfortable meeting and engaging with new people.Warm and engaging demeanor. Ability to assess circumstances, empathize and offer help.

FINANCIAL KNOWLEDGE

Requires basic knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate simple figures such as percentages.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to understand and carry out general instructions in standard situations. Ability to solve problems in standard situations. Requires basic analytical skills.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES

Intermediate skills with Microsoft Office Suite, handheld mobile technologies and applications.Ability to use computer system to record materials received and shipped.Physical ability to assist with warehouse operations. Able to lift 50 lbs.

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY

Decisions made with general understanding of procedures and company policies to achieve set results and deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to co-workers and supervisor.SAFETY1. Complete at a satisfactory level all required and assigned HSE training2. Follow all activity policies and procedures, including all HSE related requirements at all times3. Participate in all HSE related programs & activities as required, including incident investigations, interviews, auditing and assessment, etc.4. Report any condition which you feel could result in an accident or injury and / or stop work if required In addition: 1. Be aware of and understand all safe work practices and procedures and potential hazards associated with the work environment 2. Maintain and wear at all times required appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) 3. Apply appropriate material handling techniques at all times, 4. Only operate warehouse equipment and machinery (e.g. pallet jacks, manlifts, etc.) if properly trained, qualified and authorized to do so

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer Women/Minorities/Persons with Disabilities/US Veterans