Lead, Inventory Management, CAR T Warehouse Operations
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PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF POSITION:
The primary responsibility of this role will be support for Leads to monitor and report on site inventory levels in support of clinical and commercial CAR-T manufacturing at the Summit NJ location. The role will require collaboration across internal and external functions to ensure proper maintenance of warehoused raw material, prepared kit/WIP, and suite level consumable inventory levels. Ideal candidate will have demonstrated ability to balance competing priorities, participate on project teams, complete process mapping and develop policy/procedures. This position plays a critical role in the CAR T warehousing inventory management processes ensuring appropriate controls, maintains inventory accuracy and efficient operations, ensuring cGMPs and applicable policies, regulations and certifications including training, documentation, standard operating procedures, and corporate policies are maintained.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Create and maintain detailed site material management inventory metrics for raw material storage and flows, prepared kit inventory levels and site transfer flows, processing suite inventory and flows for consumable goods.
- Collaborate with Global Supply Planning function to provide site level support for inbound raw material receipt, intra-site raw material transfer, and safety stock inventory planning and reporting.
- Collaborate with Manufacturing Operations and Quality Control teams to provide site support for material inventory control and flows.
- Materials Management subject matter expert with respect for inventory best practices and ERP system requirements/integrations.
- Act as team member with capacity project teams in support of modeling and identification of inventory constraints.
- Maintain and update site procedures for CAR-T site supply chain operations and material management functions.
- Participate in user acceptance testing and documentation.
- Provide a safe and healthy work environment for staff within areas and ensure compliance with all appropriate policies and regulations
- Promote and engage team in safety training program
- Efficiently coordinates, communicates, and provides essential Inventory Management project information and activities status to Global Supply and other associated functions in a timely manner in accordance to schedules and defined implementation timelines
- Build trust and productive relationships with peers and stakeholders
- Drive collaboration across the company and external partners
- Guide and execute Cycle Counting process for Inventory Compliance
- Act as a change driver in a fast-paced environment to promote flexibility, creativity, and accountability
- Performs other tasks as assigned.
REQUIRED COMPETENCIES: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Working knowledge of warehouse operations including best industry practices, application of principles, concepts, practices, standards, validation and qualification
- Knowledge of cGMP/GDP/Pharmaceutical regulations
Understanding of planning / ERP systems, reporting and analytics tools (Oracle / OBIEE preferred)
- Advanced proficiency in data analytics and process mapping applications (Excel, Visio, SharePoint)
- Proficient in desktop applications (PowerPoint, Word, Outlook)
- Written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to demonstrate analytical, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills
- Technical writing capability
- Ability to work independently for extended periods of time
- Ability to develop and provide training on various functions
- Ability to travel < 10% of time
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- 3+ years relevant experience with materials management/inventory control required, preferably in a regulated pharmaceutical manufacturing environment.
- 3+ years of experience supporting ERP systems (preferably Oracle EBS).
- An equivalent combination of education, experience and training may substitute.
WORKING CONDITIONS (US Only):
- Intermittent walking and sitting to perform job functions; however, ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time may be necessary.
- Physical dexterity sufficient to use computers and documentation.
- Sufficient vision and hearing capability to work in job environment.
- Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.
- Must have the ability to work around laboratories and controlled, enclosed, restricted areas.
- Cleanroom garments and personal protective equipment will be required in designated areas which cover head, parts of the face, core body, and legs/feet.
- Makeup, gum, nail polish, or other potential microbial sources are prohibited in restricted areas.
- Flexibility to don clean room garments and personal protective equipment (PPE).
- Clean room environment is an enclosed, restricted space, with assigned pressure and temperature conditions. Reagents, chemicals, and exposure to sanitization agents are expected.
- Routine exposure to human blood components.
- Designated areas may prohibit food, any outside materials such as cell phones, tablets, at a minimum.
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