Boehringer Ingelheim Group Leader, Distribution in SAINT JOSEPH, Missouri

Boehringer Ingelheim is an equal opportunity global employer who takes pride in maintaining a diverse and inclusive culture. We embrace diversity of perspectives and strive for an inclusive environment which benefits our employees, patients and communities.


To manage the day-to-day distribution activities of delivering excellence to all BIAH customers and internal partners. Includes developing and implementing solutions to drive operational and financial improvements within the US Commercial Operations warehouse/distribution network. The responsibilities include planning, organizing, and executing order fulfillment activities across various distribution sites. Work closely with the entire Global and US Supply Chain team to insure objectives are supported and met.

As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies' success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim's high regard for our employees.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for ensuring reliable andcost-effective distribution of finished goods with logisticspartners.

  • Assists in the development and monitoring of alldistribution expenses, and processes monthly invoices. Review and placepurchase orders for warehouse/shipping supplies.

  • Serve as a resource to Customer Care to handleescalated client related issues and concerns. Collaborate with team(s) on dayto day items such as service related questions, fulfillment inquiries and othercustomer generated requests.

  • Create and monitor Key Performance Indicators(KPI’s) assuring “best in class” performance. Provides feedback andsolutions for improvement, if required, to include clear and actionablemeasures to improve customer satisfaction and reliability.

  • Documentation Management—ensures that alldistribution documentation is completed per related SOPs and the relatedcomputer transactions are complete and accurate. Also, that alldocumentation files are maintained according to SOPs and documentationmanagement requirements.

  • Manages/leads daily work activities, whichinclude scheduling, personnel training (cGMP, quality, safety, and technical),conducting safety programs, maintaining inventory accuracy, equipmentmaintenance, and security enforcement.

  • Responsible for conducting all distributionoperations under the current and approved cGMP guidelines.

  • Performs all Company business in accordance withall regulations (e.g., EEO, FDA, DOT, EPA, etc.) and Company policy andprocedures. When violations are noted/observed they are to be immediatelyreported to management.

  • Demonstrate high ethical and professionalstandards with all business contacts in order to maintain BIVI’s excellentreputation in the community.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Operations, Supply Chain, Business Administration, or a related field with a minimum of five (5) years progressive experience in Warehouse Operations preferred.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with emphasis on coaching and teamwork skills.

  • Demonstrated leadership ability and aptitude to train and utilize workers in a changing and multi-faceted, fast paced environment

  • Three (3) to five (5) years of management experience in a Logistics function (prefer warehousing experience in a pharmaceutical environment) preferred

  • Experience managing change and implementation of new processes to improve efficient operations

  • APICS Certification preferred

  • Electronic MRP or inventory system proficiency

  • SAP experience

  • Hands on computer knowledge with an inventory management and office suite type systems.

  • Prefer work experience in a union environment.

  • General knowledge of cGMP requirements as they relate to warehousing and distribution functions.

  • PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: OCCASIONALY (1-33%) Sitting Reclining Reaching (extended hands/arm) Reach across Midline Handling (hold, grasp, seize, turn) Feeling (perceive attributes of objects) Crouching/Squatting (bend legs/spine) Crawling Balancing Stooping (bend at waist) Kneeling Jumping Stairs Ramp Ladder Lifting/Lowering Carrying Pushing/Pulling (force exerted) FREQUENTLY (34-66%) Standing Walking Fingering (pinch/pick) CONSTANT (67%-100%) Change of position

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.

  • Must be willing to submit to a background investigation, including verification of your past employment, criminal history, and educational background

  • Must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if required)

  • Must be 18 years of age or older

Our Culture:

Boehringer Ingelheim is one of the world’s top 20 pharmaceutical companies and operates globally with approximately 50,000 employees. Since our founding in 1885, the company has remained family-owned and today we are committed to creating value through innovation in three business areas including human pharmaceuticals, animal health and biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing. Since we are privately held, we have the ability to take an innovative, long-term view. Our focus is on scientific discoveries and the introduction of truly novel medicines that improve lives and provide valuable services and support to patients and their families. Employees are challenged to take initiative and achieve outstanding results. Ultimately, our culture and drive allows us to maintain one of the highest levels of excellence in our industry. We are also deeply committed to our communities and our employees create and engage in programs that strengthen the neighborhoods where we live and work. Boehringer Ingelheim, including Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim USA, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA, Inc., Merial Barceloneta, LLC and Boehringer Ingelheim Fremont, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status, including protected veteran status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.

Boehringer Ingelheim is firmly committed to ensuring a safe, healthy, productive and efficient work environment for our employees, partners and customers. As part of that commitment, Boehringer Ingelheim conducts pre-employment verifications and drug screenings.

Organization: US-Vetmedica

Title: Group Leader, Distribution

Location: Americas-US-MO-Saint Joseph

Requisition ID: 1814132