Warehouse Team Leader – Pharmaceutical GMP

Warehouse Team Leader – Pharmaceutical GMP

Job Title: Warehouse Team Leader – Pharmaceutical GMP
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Edinburgh
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 15281a
Contact Name: Steve Twinley
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 19, 2017 10:46

Job Description

  • Warehouse Team Leader
  • Major Pharmaceutical company in Bathgate, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Pharmaceutical GMP storage and despatch operations
  • Team leadership and coaching experience ESSENTIAL
  • Pharmaceutical or FMCG/Food GMP regulated company experience ESSENTIAL
  • Up to £28,000 + 15% shift allowance for Double Day shifts
  • Excellent career opportunity with great future prospects


Based in the Edinburgh area at Bathgate, a new Team Leader position has become available due to the expansion of a pharmaceutical packaging and distribution site. You will be responsible for leading a small team in one of the fully GMP-regulated warehouse storage and despatch areas. The roles offer varied work, combining day-to-day team leadership and scheduling with some hands-on involvement in the shop floor operations. It is also especially important that you are able to coach and train less experienced staff in correct GMP procedures. This is a permanent position, offering a highly competitive salary, annual bonus, private health cover and pension scheme. Though you may start on “day” hours, you will then work on alternating double-day shifts (7am-3pm and 3pm-11pm, Monday to Friday).

The Company

The company benefits from being part of a highly respected global group offering drug development services and drug delivery systems within the pharmaceutical sector. Operating as an autonomous business within the group, the Bathgate site packages, labels and distributes pharmaceutical products worldwide that are being used in tests to ascertain their safety and effectiveness. The environment is highly regulated to GMP guidelines and has a fast-paced, buzzing atmosphere.  

The Role

The roles focus on the management of the team and the workflow in one of the operational areas covering storage and despatch. Successful candidates will be responsible for ensuring the products are receipted, stored and shipped correctly and on-time in accordance with GMP regulations and health and safety standards. This will include taking ownership of team issues, interacting with departments across the company, supporting overall departmental Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, Environment (SQDCE) targets, assisting in non-conformance/deviation investigations, verifying products to documentation and utilising the Inventory Management System (IMS). As Team Leader the job holder will manage overall team attendance and performance as well as allocating work plus training and coaching team members when required.  

This is a busy, challenging position which will make full use of your GMP experience, leadership abilities and coaching skills.


We are seeking an experienced Team Leader / Warehouse Supervisor with specific experience from a GMP regulated warehouse or operations environment such as production, manufacturing or packaging. This could be from the pharmaceutical, FMCG/Food or Healthcare sectors. Candidates should be used to working to deadlines while following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). If you have a forklift license this would be an advantage but is by no means essential. One of the most important things is that you are able to communicate very well with people at levels, especially as you will be helping in proactively promoting GMP practices to people who may not have a great deal of previous GMP experience.


Team Leader, Supervisor, Group Leader, GMP, cGMP, SOPs, Pharmaceutical, FMCG, Food, Production, Manufacturing, Packaging, Warehouse, Warehouse Manager, Pick and Pack, Despatch, Goods In, Edinburgh, Bathgate, West Lothian, Livingstone, Scotland 

This is a permanent position