Specialist, Logistics


Winnipeg, MB, CA, R3T 5Y3


Those who join Emergent BioSolutions feel a sense of ownership about their future. You will excel in an environment characterized by respect, innovation and growth opportunities. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect life.




Emergent BioSolutions is currently seeking a Specialist, Logistics for our Winnipeg Site. The successful candidate will have 5+ years of Logistics experience with experience in international/cross border movement of goods. Must have strong interpersonal and negotiations skills, be highly organized and have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Experience working within the pharmaceutical industry or a similarly regulated industry and enrolment in or achievement of C.I.T.T Designation is considered an asset. In addition, this individual will possess a strong work ethic and a commitment to excellence and innovation.




Emergent BioSolutions is dedicated to one simple mission—to protect and enhance life.

As a global specialty pharmaceutical company, Emergent offers specialized products to healthcare providers and governments to address medical needs and emerging health threats.


We value the diversity that each employee brings, and while we look for people who share our Core Values, we thrive on difference as well. With hundreds of talented employees working around the globe, Emergent is a growing organization with a wide variety of scientific, technical and professional career opportunities worldwide.




The Specialist, Logistics is responsible for: ensuring all logistics timelines are being met, shipping/receiving and customs related activities, including carrier scheduling, adherence to current Canadian, US and international customs requirements for the import and export of materials, completion of required customs and related documentation, consultation and coordination with internal working groups, customers and with suppliers.


In addition, this role will work with other Materials Management personnel as well as personnel from throughout the company to ensure shipping requests are executed in a timely manner and, are compliant with applicable regulatory requirements. 


The Specialist is also responsible for internal processes like CAPAs, Change Controls, Deviations and implementing process improvements. 




  • Coordinate all logistics functions, to ensure that all timelines are met.
  • Assists in developing logistics plans and procedures.
  • Developing professional expertise, applies company policies and procedures to resolve a variety of issues.
  • Builds productive internal/external working relationships.
  • Schedule, track, trace and support shipments for buyers/contract manufacturing/customer service/engineering/laboratory etc. as requested including ensuring daily shipping reports are received from various freight supplies.
  • Coordinate shipments involving dedicated trucks used to transport finished product to various destinations within North America, including the accurate completion of all required official documents.
  • Coordinate air shipments of finished products to international destinations.
  • Respond to daily inquiries from internal and external stakeholders/customers.
  • Prepare shipping / customs documents for all outbound shipments.
  • Process parts returns of suppliers, including the completion of customs documents (if required), waybills, and arranging for pickups.
  • Coordinate the yearly collection of NAFTA certificates including sending out requests, recording responses, ensuring the completeness of certificates and following up as required; ensuring brokers have copies, updating database with country of origin/tariff numbers as required.
  • Applying for COO certificate via online TradeCert Canada with Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce.
  • Complete and maintain Customs Compliance Manuals.
  • Support daily logistics operations, manage relationships with transportation providers.
  • Coordinating internally with finance and business partners, freight forwarders, and 3PLs for timely and accurate shipment releases and deliveries.
  • Performing required inventory transactions in the ERP system.
  • Interpreting INCOTERMS and providing advice to Sales, having strong working knowledge of import/export.
  • Supporting Hattiesburg site for all DOD shipments of RSDL product, as well as all other domestic and international logistics activities. Coordinating RSDL Bulk shipments from Winnipeg to Hattiesburg site.
  • Coordinating BARDA/SNS finished goods shipment out of Winnipeg site.
  • Working with Legal and Sales on international shipments under Letter of Credit.
  • Supporting Purchasing in new projects department and working with suppliers to obtain and import material in a timely fashion matter.
  • Reviewing and approving vendor’s invoices.
  • Conduct deviations, change controls, CAPAs and process improvement initiatives.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work performed by those in this job.  It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, and other duties may be assigned.



  • 5+ years of Logistics experience.
  • Experience in international/cross border movement of goods.
  • Must have strong interpersonal and negotiation skills with the ability to work under limited supervision as a member of a work group.
  • Must be highly organized and able to handle multiple priorities in a timely manner.
  • Must have excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.


Asset or Preferred:

  • Enrolment in or achievement of C.I.T.T Designation.
  • Experience working in the pharmaceutical industry or a similarly regulated industry.
  • Computer skills – MS Office, Crystal Reports, Database Management and SAP.




  • Citizenship/Permanent Resident or Valid Work Permit.
  • Successful Completion of a Criminal Record Check.


Interested? Please visit www.emergentbiosolutions.com under the career section to apply today!




As part of our team, you'll join talented and inspiring colleagues whose sense of purpose complements your own. We offer highly diverse career opportunities, a supportive culture, competitive salaries, flexible work arrangements and an extensive benefits package. Information submitted will be used by Emergent BioSolutions for activities related to your prospective employment. Emergent BioSolutions respects your privacy and any use of the information submitted will be subject to the terms of our Privacy Policy.


Protecting and Enhancing 1 billion lives by 2030 focuses our energy to improve the quality of life for individuals around the world, giving them the opportunity to experience the fullness of life.

Our drive towards this vision informs all of our actions—whether it is our approach to product development, manufacturing, encouraging employee health and wellness or giving back to the community—we strive every day to achieve this shared goal.


  • Lead with Integrity
    • We gain trust and confidence through ethics, quality, and compliance excellence
  • Stand shoulder to shoulder no matter what
    • We combine our best thinking and communicate openly to support each other.
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