Materials Clerk


Minneapolis, MN, US

Job Family:  Supply & Logistics
Country/Region:  United States



The Material Clerk responsibilities may include ensuring there is a consistent flow of complete and accurate outgoing shipments of Interventional Urology Medical Devices,  supporting the supply of material to one or more manufacturing lines,  overall material handing responsibilities, including but not limited to cycle counting, stocking/replenishment of  raw materials and FG in stocking locations, and receiving of raw materials, MRO items and other various supplies to support  the Value Stream.


Major Areas of Accountability:


  • Coordinate and complete Cycle Counts in assigned area per agreed frequency.
  • Maintain accurate records to achieve and maintain a high level of inventory accuracy.
  • Address and resolve business system issues with IT as needed.
  • Crosstrain in other areas within the department.
  • Must assist with training new employees and cross train across the warehouse
  • Operate forklift, power jack and other material handling equipment.
  • Maintain warehouse cleanliness and safety.
  • Promote continuous improvement.
  • Conform with Coloplast Code of Conduct and all local Compliance Standards.
  • Conform with Coloplast Q/EHS Policy.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Pick and packaging of Surgical product for global shipping.
  • Prepare all documentation to support shipments and exportation paperwork as required.
  • Process all shipments utilizing ERP system (E1).
  • Perform Day End Processing (E1).
  • Transport and store finished goods, replenish pickable locations and complete necessary transactions in E1.
  • Process Returns from the field, work with Customer Service to resolve discrepancies.


  • Verify materials/products received match respective packinglist and purchase order.  Enter transactions into business system (E1), identify material and stage in designated area.
  • Process all MRO incoming material and stage appropriately for distribution to respective employee.
  • Process shipments to/from sterilization facilities and upon release from QC.  Enter applicable transactions into business system.
  • Prepare intercompany product shipments, process in business system and schedule with carrier for routing.
  • Prepare and process all miscellaneous shipments as requested thru various departments within the company as required.

Material Handling/Production Support:

  • Physically issue materials to manufacturing work orders and enter material transfers into the appropriate software application.
  • Receive incoming materials from suppliers and enter data into the appropriate software application.
  • Maintaining the Chemical Room including weekly inspections.
  • Assist QC/RA, Purchasing, and Production in problem resolution (quality issues, material issue error, shipping problems).
  • Ensure schedules and quality levels are met.
  • Maintain adequate inventory of supply items supporting production.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to spend time in an office environment as well as the production floor or warehouse area where the employee may be exposed to moving mechanical parts, dust, and chemicals which are monitored and within acceptable OSHA levels.  

Essential Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • 3+ years related warehouse experience, in a medical device environment preferred.
  • Ability to multi-task with a high degree of accuracy, be self-motivated and possess the ability to work independently.
  • Ability to work with computerized business ERP systems and shipping systems.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to read and understand procedures.
  • Ability to lift up to 35 pounds independently and 75 pounds with assistance.
  • Ability to Operate forklift, power jack and other material handling equipment-previous experience preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrates basic knowledge and developing skills in primary area of responsibility.
  • Demonstrates basic knowledge and developing skills in non-primary area of responsibility.
  • Ability to multi-task with a high degree of accuracy, be self-motivated and possess the ability to work independently with minimal supervision in primary area.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Effective skills using MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook).
  • Effective Math skills.
  • Effective decision-making skills.
  • Effective problems solving skills.
  • Willing to assist with training in primary area.
  • Engages in frequent dialogue with immediate team, customer service, QC and production teams to demonstrate a partnership and follow thru on commitments.
  • Maintain a positive can-do attitude.


Pursuing an ambitious growth agenda, Coloplast develops and markets products and services that make life easier for people with intimate healthcare needs. Employing about 14,000 people and with products available in more than 143 countries, we are one of the world´s leading medical device companies. We are constantly growing our business and always looking for new ways to move forward – we explore, learn and look for new ways of doing things.


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Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis