Logistics Associate - R3752-5530

at Asahi Kasei America in Glenview, Illinois, United States

Job Description

The Asahi Kasei Group operates with a commitment of creating for tomorrow. Our business sectors, Material, Homes, and Health Care, contribute to the development of society by anticipating the changing needs of those around the world. We look for candidates that offer a fresh perspective and a variety of skills to help us achieve our commitment.

We are currently seeking applications to fill the following job opening at Asahi Kasei Bioprocess where we sell Planova® virus removal filters and develops and manufactures related bioprocess equipment.

Asahi Kasei Bioprocess America, Inc.

Job Description:

Position Summary:

We are currently looking for a Logistics Associate to join our team at AKBA! The individual in this role will plan and execute all Equipment Division shipments, including both spare parts and equipment while ensuring the Division meets its on-time delivery metric. Arrange same day priority shipments from vendor to vendor. Assist in the packing and bracing of fragile and valuable machinery parts. Arrange and plan crating for small to large machinery. Ensure compliance with the company's export control policy for international shipments. Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of shipments, and shipment documentation.

As an Asahi Kasei Bioprocess America employee, you will enjoy:
  • Strong company culture
  • Competitive Compensation with Bonuses
  • Great health benefits with the company paying over 80% of insurance premiums
  • Wellness Program
  • Paid Time Off
  • Strong company match to 401(k) contributions
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Giving Program
  • Paid Parental Leave


Logistics and Export Control:
  • Plan and execute all Equipment Division domestic and international shipments.
  • Engage with outside parties (Sales Team, carriers, freight forwarders, customers etc.) to ensure documentary requirements are met for every shipment.
  • Prepare shipping documentation in advance of product shipment
  • Notify Accounting of shipments to ensure timely invoicing.
  • Ensure regulatory compliance by executing the company's export control policy on international shipments.
  • Coordinate trade show logistics, including advance shipment of sales collateral, booth materials, and product samples to event venues.
  • Maintain inventory of packing/shipping materials and supplies.
  • Fulfill other logistics and administrative tasks as requested

Order Fulfillment:
  • Ensure all orders are scheduled to achieve on-time delivery KPI and prevent any order from being overlooked or be delivered late.
  • Pick available parts and transact accurately and timely in the ERP system - includes spare parts, PM parts, service parts, and spare parts elements of manufacturing orders.
  • Review Orders before shipment to ensure quality standards are met.

Additional Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Maintain a clean and organized work environment follow 5S practices.
  • Follow the company's Quality Management System in conformance with ISO 9001
  • Meet customer needs and requirements with high levels of customer satisfaction
  • Continually improving our quality systems and products

  • Minimum education: Associates degree in business administration or related field.
  • Experience: Two years in a logistics-related field, including domestic and international freight. Demonstrated effectiveness in planning.
  • Skills: Familiarity in using UPS, FedEx, and ERP systems (MS-NAV or SAP preferred)
  • Proficiency with using Microsoft Office tools - especially Excel and Word.
  • Hands-on mechanical skills with a familiarity with commonly-used tools.

Physical Demands/Environmental Conditions:
  • Be able to lift 50 lbs.

Asahi Kasei Bioprocess (AKB) provides pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturers with a comprehensive suite of tools to maximize safe0t0y and improve yields of biotherapeutics during research, clinical and commercial-scale production. Planova ™ virus-removal filters anchor a diverse product portfolio defined by quality, consistency and scalability. Additional areas of expertise include liquid chromatography, inline buffer dilution and oligonucleotide synthesis.

We are a growing team (160+) of professionals excited about what we do and our ability to impact healthcare delivery systems worldwide. We offer a "big company" benefits package and a "small company" culture and work environment. Every employee at Asahi Kasei Bioprocess America can impact our future.


As an equal opportunity employer, Asahi Kasei believes a diverse workforce will provide us with the ability to continuously support the changes in the economy, society, and environment.
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Job Posting: 11668120

Posted On: Feb 12, 2024

Updated On: Mar 13, 2024

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