Distribution Associate II

Smith & Nephew - Memphis, TN3.7

30+ days ago

Smith & Nephew supports healthcare professionals in more than 100 countries in their daily efforts to improve the lives of their patients. We do this by taking a pioneering approach to the design of our advanced medical products and services , by securing wider access to our diverse technologies for more customers globally, and by enabling better outcomes for patients and healthcare systems.

We have leadership positions in:
  • Orthopaedics Reconstruction - joint replacement systems for knees, hips and shoulders
  • Advanced Wound Management - wound care treatment and prevention products used to treat hard-to-heal wounds
  • Sports Medicine - minimally invasive surgery of the joint
  • Trauma & Extremities - products that help repair broken bones
We have around 15,000 employees around the world. Annual sales in 2016 were more than $4.6 billion . We are a constituent of the UK's FTSE100 and our shares are traded on the London Stock Exchange and through American Depository Receipts on the New York Stock Exchange (LSE: SN, NYSE: SNN)

The Distribution Associate II will interact with the WMS, TMS, RF scanning and/or other warehouse equipment to perform a variety of tasks in accordance with defined job processes. They will perform these tasks with a focus on safety, quality and productivity. They must comprehend and demonstrate compliance with Standard Operating Procedures and work instructions. The Distribution Associate II is responsible for providing constructive input to enhance the work process and environment.


The daily responsibilities will be dependent on the area assigned. Distribution Associate II will perform a variety of distribution tasks in accordance with defined job processes to ensure daily objectives are met. Tasks can include pick, pack, manifest, receive, put-away, replenishment, QC check and international shipment consolidation. Many of these tasks will require the use of WMS, TMS, RF and/or other warehouse equipment.

Distribution Associate II will perform other distribution tasks as needed. These tasks can include use of forklifts, product and package visual inspection, set assembly, returns processing, auditing product location, auditing personnel and processes, entering data into Excel or database and cycle counting.

Performs other related duties as required

Company management reserves the right to add, delete or otherwise alter assigned duties at any time. The minimum qualifications listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Scope of Position Responsibilities:
This position is responsible for performing assigned distribution activity. They will participate in a team environment to ensure the accurate and timely delivery of distribution services that meets or exceed customer’s and business expectation in support of a $3 Billion Medical Device company. They will carry out their responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.

For Internal and External Relationships:
There will be daily internal contact with Distribution Associate III, Coordinator and/or Team Leader of the assigned Distribution Center activity with little contact with other departments.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Detailed product knowledge and the understanding of product families are required for set assembly and product and package inspection duties.


High Diploma required.
Previous distribution/logistics experience is highly desirable.

Demonstrate good math, counting, reading and good communication skills (verbal & write legibly). The work environment is a warehouse setting at a Distribution Center. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to talk, listen. The employee must also be able to stand; twist, bend, lift, walk and drive lift truck equipment on a repetitive basis on a concrete floor. The employee must be able to lift or move 75 pounds. Employee must be able to follow directions and complete assigned task accurately and according to established productivity standards. Demonstrate team work and ability to contribute positively to the moral of the team. Demonstrate sense of urgency, commitment and responsiveness to customer needs and business opportunities.

Smith and Nephew is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by applicable law.