Supply Chain Apprenticeship

Loughrea, Co. Galway

About Chanelle Pharma:

Chanelle Pharma is Ireland’s largest indigenous generic pharmaceutical manufacturer of both medical and veterinary products.

Serving customers in 96 countries worldwide, Chanelle Pharma is a partner of choice in the development and manufacturing of pharmaceutical products to the world’s leading human generic and animal health multinationals and distributors. We are passionate about understanding and addressing the challenges facing our medical and veterinary customers and bringing them innovative and effective products and solutions.

Building on over 35 years of research and development, with over 4,500 licenses registered worldwide, Chanelle Pharma is headquartered on an 18 acre campus in Loughrea, Co Galway, with three manufacturing facilities, four research and development laboratories and a fifth R&D laboratory in Jordan. The company employs 650 people in Ireland, UK, Jordan and Portugal.

Basic Summary:

This is an opportunity to complete an apprenticeship within the Chanelle Pharma Supply Chain function.  We are looking for individuals who will support and drive Chanelle Pharma’s vision to be the most valued global provider of high quality, competitively priced pharmaceutical products and to provide excellent services and support to our customers.

In this apprenticeship you will be developed by our amazing and skilled Warehouse Managers / Team Leads.

The warehouse comprises of very different areas of work as per list below and people have different roles within these areas:

  • Warehouse Administration
  • Goods Receipt (Raw Materials, 3rd. Party, Packaging, Offsite)
  • Sampling (Raw Material and 3rd. Party) Applying Approved labels to Raw Materials.
  • Cycle Counting
  • Picking Work Orders for Manufacturing (Medical, Veterinary and Dispensing)
  • Staging Work Orders for Manufacturing
  • Material Handling (Pallets to and from Manufacturing)
  • Warehouse drivers. (Moving Material between buildings)
  • Stock Movements.
  • Shipping Approved Medical , Veterinary &  3rd.Party Pallets to Customers.

Currently we operate over 2 shifts (Day and Evening 39-hour week) and staff may be requested to change working hours as per company policy.


  • As a service Department our main priority is to keep Manufacturing supplied with product from Receiving in Raw Material and packaging to Shipping Finished Goods and all stages in between. Picking and issuing Work Orders for manufacturing.
  • Returns from manufacturing to the warehouse(s).
  • Cycle counting and Liasing with Internal Finance Department and external Auditors..
  • Loading/unloading of trucks.
  • Responsible for labelling material with status labels.
  • Liaising with other internal departments.
  • Temperature monitoring of all warehouses.
  • All warehouse personnel are responsible for housekeeping.
  • Responsibility for adhering to health and safety guidelines.
  • Administration duties and system updates as required.
  • Be available to work overtime when requested.
  • Packing of waste for recycling/incineration.
  • Operation of Warehouse equipment, such as counterbalance fork trucks, pallet trucks, pallet stacker, turret truck , MEWP cherry picker & ride on powered pallet trucks.
  • As we work in a GMP Environment Adherence to the SOP’s and following all policies and procedures is critical.
  • Any other duties as requested by the Warehouse Manager/Supervisor.
  • The above is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.


  • Have a keen interest in developing a career within the Supply Chain/Logistics Industry
  • Do not be afraid to ask questions as this is a good way to learn plus on the job training is conducted pairing you with a trained operator.
  • Demonstrate a strong work ethic
  • Ability to build relationships and collaborate with others is vital.
  • Demonstrate and practice company values on a daily basis.
  • Self-starter with demonstrated efficient work methods, analytical & problem solving skills and ability to handle multiple tasks.

The above is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required and may be subject to change.


  • Fork truck / Turret truck license would be an advantage but not essential as Training will be provided
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Knowledge of Computers, Word and Excel
  • Experience working within a pharmaceutical cGMP Environment; with knowledge of EU GMP and US FDA Guidelines would be an advantage but not essential
  • Previous experience of working in a GMP Warehouse would be an advantage but not essential

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Health & Safety requirements (eg. Manual Handling Training)

  • Manual Handling Training
  • Counterbalance fork truck
  • Turret Truck~


  • Warehouses and Outside (Loading / Unloading Trucks) as required.

Supply Chain Apprentice

Reference No: J0696
Loughrea, Co. Galway