McKesson Logistics Coordinator in Munster, Ireland

McKesson is in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. We partner with payors, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting. We believe in the importance of strong, vital organizations because we know that patients can only be healthy when our system is healthy.

Every single McKesson employee contributes to our mission—by joining McKesson you act as a catalyst in a chain of events that helps millions of people all over the globe. Talented, compassionate people are the future of our company—and of healthcare. At McKesson, you’ll collaborate on the products and solutions that help us carry out our mission to improve lives and advance healthcare. Working here is your opportunity to shape an industry that’s vital to us all.

We understand the importance of a system that works together. Your expertise, drive and passion can help us improve everything we touch, from providers to payors to pharmacies. Join our team of leaders to begin a rewarding career.

Wherever you contribute here at McKesson, you will have the ability to make a real impact in the lives of others.

Purpose of Job:

Reporting directly to the Logistics Manager, this position is responsible for the co-ordination of the logistics of licensed pharmaceutical products, in compliance with the US & Canadian CBP regulations and US FDA regulations. The manufacturing facilities are located in sites in Europe, Asia, Canada, Israel and China.

The post holder will be responsible for the collection and delivery within the temperature controls as defined in NorthStar quality management system of product through the supply chain from the manufacturer to the NRDC, McKesson packaging facilities in the US and Sivem (Canadian generic pharmaceutical label) warehouse in Canada.


  • Tracking Air, Sea & Road shipments utilising Freight Forwarders web based system to update NorthStar SQL database.

  • Support the Logistics Manager in the monitoring of Freight Forwarder performance. Assist in the monitoring of KPI’s and issuing of bi-monthly scorecards.

  • Ensure ASL (approved supplier lists) are available and accurate.

  • Ensure Approved route maps are available and accurate.

  • Verification and justification of additional freight charges i.e. detention, FDA holds, port examinations.

  • Working with Freight forwarders to resolve shipments on hold by FDA, USDA, CBP.

  • Process for the importation of controlled drug substances is followed.

  • Apply for CBP rulings for new product launches.

  • Investigate and resolution of logistic non-market complaints.

  • Issue weekly in-transit reports.

  • Help in the management of High security seals for NorthStar Sea consignments.

  • Comply with NorthStar quality system which includes the raising of Change Controls, CAPA’s and Deviations.

  • Support the Logistics Manager to help improve quality in the supply chain through new initiatives and continuous improvement.

  • Work with NorthStar Planners to ensure timely collection and delivery of inventory.

  • Ensure that CMO’s comply with NorthStar guidelines including adherence to GDP best practices.

  • Liaise with NorthStar RXLLC team on logistics related matters.

  • Support department and business to achieve goals and objectives.

  • Support and demonstrate McKesson shared values and principles – ICARE and ILEAD.



Minimum third level qualification in a business related discipline.


  • 3 year’s relevant logistics experience in a cGMDP regulated organization.

  • Knowledge of the US CBP regulatory requirements, GDP and US FDA regulations.

  • Knowledge of temperature control in transportation.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Understand the processes of logistics and monitoring shipment movements.

  • Communicates (both verbal and written) clearly, concisely and effectively and listens and responds in an appropriate manner.

  • Demonstrates understanding of customer needs / requirements, consistent with organization priorities.

  • Ability to adapt behavior and approaches in dealing with situations and people. Has understanding of how systems integrate including a longer-range perspective on decisions and problems.

  • Excellent attention to detail and planning ability.

  • Proactive in carrying out responsibilities.

  • Ability to thrive in a busy and fast paced environment.

  • Demonstrates and has an understanding of customs and beliefs of various groups or cultures. Understands how these differences affect performance and communication.


MS Office, Power Point, excel.

Work Environment/Physical Demands:

General office environment. International travel may be required.

Job: Distribution Operations

Organization: McKesson Corporate

Title: Logistics Coordinator

Location: Ireland-Munster-Cork

Requisition ID: 17003727