Materials Specialist-Transport


We have an exciting opportunity for a Materials Specialist to join our team. You will be responsible for providing safe and cost effective transportation across all transportation modes with focus on identifying and implementing improvements in service and cost.

The ideal candidate will bring advanced analytical skills to the logistics team to provide analysis of current transportation and operations practices to determine process and cost improvement opportunities. In addition you will be required to support Logistics & Warehousing activities for receiving, dispatching, keeping record of incoming and outgoing materials.

(This role will be an initial 12 month contract with a strong potential for permanency or contract extension)

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Supply Chain team to provide guidance on import / export requirements or regulatory compliance
  • Work with Finance on freight accruals and other journal entries impacting Logistics
  • Work with the Finance team for Freight Invoice audit, reconciliation, freight payment monitoring and contract compliance
  • Work with Logistics Companies to design and generate standard reports that summarize key operational metrics on a daily / weekly and monthly basis
  • Perform data mining to identify improvement opportunities to monitor trends to identify process and cost improvements
  • Update Shipping guides and procedures as needed
  • Compile and analyse historical shipping information
  • Receiving materials
  • The physical movement of inventory from receiving to storage locations
  • Recording and maintaining project and internal stock on ERP system.
  • General office administration including processing delivery dockets and shipping paperwork.
  • Adherence to Good Management Practices and comply with all Health & Safety regulations.
  • Maintain accurate records and databases.
  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure Supply Chain requirements are met and provide administrative support to the Supply Chain Manager as required.
  • Other duties as directed by the Supply Chain Manager

Experience & Qualifications:

  • 4 years + experience working in a Logistics
  • Forklift experience and approved completed training desired
  • 3rd Level Supply Chain/Business qualification Level 6 or Level 7 is preferred
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
  • Exposure and Knowledge of Customs Compliance and Tariffs an advantage

Key Skills & Attributes:

  • Experienced in Logistics processes.
  • IT skills (Word, Excel, etc.) is essential.
  • Experience of ERP systems is an advantage
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prepare and maintain records and files in an automated system.
  • Good attention to detail to ensure all warehouse documentation & purchase orders are accurate.
  • Strong sense of customer focus and teamwork.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work with team members, clients, and suppliers.

What we offer:

At Modular Automation, we offer a comprehensive benefits package to support our employees’ well-being and professional development, including flexible work arrangements, health insurance contributions, company bonus, maternity and paternity leave, pension plan, training support, and various wellness initiatives.

About Modular Automation:

Modular Automation, based in Shannon, Co. Clare, is a Tier 1 engineering company offering automation and integration solutions to the world’s leading medical technology manufacturers. We excel in the integration of the latest engineering technologies such as collaborative and autonomous mobile robots (AMR’s), machine tending and transport solutions, and Industry 4.0 applications. Our company’s excellence is rooted in a fusion of pioneering design, advanced engineering, and an unwavering dedication to precision.

Our purpose at Modular is to enable the world’s leading medical technology companies to manufacture sophisticated, ultra-high quality, life-changing products, at scale. Over our 40-year history, we have garnered a significant reputation with our customers for delivering innovative and reliable automation solutions. We are proud at Modular, to work within a talented and diverse community of professionals who bring expertise and innovation into solving the automation challenges of our medical device customers.

For ten consecutive years, Modular has received recognition by Deloitte as a Platinum level “Best Managed Company”.  We operate in a customer-centric and collaborative culture and environment, and the way our team works together and with our partners and customers builds long-term trust and deep relationships. We have the expertise, commitment, and determination to make the unknown known, and our team will go the extra mile to make it happen.

This job description is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities and qualifications for this position. It is not exhaustive and may be subject to change. Modular Automation is an equal opportunities employer.

Modular Automation is an Equal Opportunities Employer


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