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Distribution Controller


Summary of the role

Your role as a Distribution Controller will involve:

  • Organising the storage and distribution of medicinal products
  • Ensuring that the right products are delivered at a good cost and to the right location on time
  • Understanding the whole supply chain so you can coordinate it effectively
  • Liaising with suppliers of raw materials, manufacturers and clinician

Headline skills required

  • Time management
  • Communication skills
  • Planning and organisation
  • Customer service
  • Attention to detail
  • Administration

Why is it exciting?

You will be responsible for making sure that manufacturing teams have everything they need to make high-quality products and ensuring patients can receive their medicines on time. Through your efforts, a new wave of therapies and vaccines can reach patients safely.

How much does a Distribution Controller make in a year?

Dependent upon experience, you can hope to earn upwards of £26,000


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