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Warehouse Associate

November 14, 2022

Summary

Center for Breakthrough Medicines is seeking a Warehouse Associate to perform a variety of warehouse operations, including receiving, put-away, inventory management and material movement.

The Warehouse Associate collaborates and communicates with warehouse personnel, logistics technicians, customer service representatives, service providers, and others involved in the shipment and receipt of products. S/He also keeps updated logs by tracking, tracing, and updating the status of incoming and outgoing shipments.

Responsibilities

  • Perform the daily warehouse activities to meet the demands of clinical and commercial manufacturing in a timely manner to ensure no delays in supply chain
  • Move equipment from warehouses to campus
  • Manage the shipment and receipt of all products, materials, and supplies.
  • Track, trace, and update the status of incoming and outgoing shipments.
  • Maintain a clean, neat, and member-ready area.
  • Promptly unload trucks and deliveries.
  • Sort and stock receivables.
  • Scan and sort incoming and outgoing stock
  • Work with external vendors, couriers, custom agents to facilitate shipments
  • Communicate necessary information internally and externally as required. Work across internal functions to communicate the timelines to prevent any delays
  • Comply and adhere to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Good Distribution Practices (GDP) and Good Import/Export Practices for all activities Ensure efficient daily operations of the warehouse team
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the company quality policy
  • Communicate well with leadership, team members and other departments

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent
  • 6 months logistics, retail, or customer service experience
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong sense of time organization and urgency
  • Able to work independently and within a team

Physical Demands

Lift up to 70lbs

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Logistics Associate

November 7, 2022

Summary

Center for Breakthrough Medicines is seeking a Logistics Associate to perform a variety of shipping operations, including generation of documentation, scheduling, and packaging. The Logistics Associate collaborates and communicates with warehouse personnel, logistics technicians, internal business units, customer service representatives, service providers, and clients to ensure timely delivery of shipments. S/He also keeps updated logs by tracking, tracing, and updating the status of outgoing shipments.

Responsibilities

  • Maintaining computer systems to ensure that data is accurate and up to date
  • Coordinate the shipment of all products, materials, and supplies.
  • Track, trace, and update the status of outgoing shipments.
  • Maintain a clean, neat, and member-ready area.
  • Work with external vendors, couriers, custom agents to facilitate shipments
  • Communicate necessary information internally and externally as required. Work across internal functions to communicate the timelines to prevent any delays
  • Comply and adhere to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Good Distribution Practices (GDP) and Good Import/Export Practices for all activities Ensure efficient daily operations of the warehouse team
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the company quality policy
  • Communicate well with leadership, team members and other departments

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Logistics or Supply Chain preferred; High School Diploma required
  • 1+ year shipping experience in a regulated industry.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Basic knowledge of SAP required
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong sense of time organization and urgency
  • Able to work independently and within a team

Physical Demands

Lift up to 50lbs

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Master Data Steward, Supply Chain

October 31, 2022

Summary

Responsible for the qualification, data analysis, data accuracy and change control of master data. The Data Steward creates and/or modifies data definitions and data, including, but not limited to all objects, views and fields within or associated with ERP. Working independently, the incumbent utilizes operations and supply chain knowledge, business process knowledge and SOPs to correctly maintain master data. Collaborate with other subject matter experts across multiple functions as well as communicate and interact with other Operational and Information Stewards to resolve issues regarding master data. Responsible for qualification and classification of data ensuring that all information is accurate and complete, performing ongoing maintenance of records and communications in accordance with company policies. In addition, offer recommendations to enhance workflow and increase efficiency.

Responsibilities

  • Design and develop data strategies for multiple department business processes.
  • Establish and maintain data governance structure and rules.
  • Define data details in alignment with supply chain, quality and financial needs.
  • In conjunction with business owners, assist in the development of data definitions and business rules.
  • Responsible for the qualification, data analysis, data accuracy and change control of Master Data.
  • Create and/or modify data, including but not limited to all objects, views and fields within the function.
  • Maintain accurate, up-to-date master data for assigned business processes, ensure timely updates and eliminate duplicate/obsolete data.
  • Measure, monitor and report on data quality on ongoing basis.
  • Resolve data usage issues in timely manner.
  • Communicate and interact with other Operational and Information Stewards to resolve issues regarding master data.
  • Offer, evaluate and implement recommendations to enhance workflow and increase efficiency.
  • Review Create and Change forms for accuracy and completeness, ensure necessary approvals are obtained, perform searches to determine whether request is duplicate, ensure request approval, interpret requests to determine appropriate course of action obtaining additional clarification if necessary.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related technical or business concentration (Supply Chain, PM, Logistics Planning, Engineering, Procurement, Accounting, Finance, Business Planning or equivalent) required.
  • A minimum of two (2) years relevant work experience.
  • Knowledge of ERP required, knowledge of SAP desired.
  • Understand biological or pharmaceutical manufacturing processes
  • Experience working within a regulated industry
  • Broad understanding and knowledge of applicable business processes.
  • Solid oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Teamwork and collaborative focus.
  • Ability to function in a high activity environment with tight deadlines.
  • Attention to details and accuracy.
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Sr. Specialist / Buyer, Strategic Sourcing and Category Management

Summary

Center for Breakthrough Medicines is seeking a Sr. Specialist to support multiple, critical activities to the standing up and evolution of CBM. You will work closely with Category Management to initiate the capital procurement process. Strategic Sourcing and Category Management, one of the three critical pillars (Strategic Sourcing and Category Management, Purchasing and Supplier Relationship Management) under the Procurement and Total Cost of Ownership organization, is primarily responsible for the acquisition of major equipment for the King of Prussia sites.

Incumbent will also be cross trained with Direct / Indirect Buyers to ensure broader organizational exposure.

You will be key in supporting our patient-centric mission, as you will be one of the day-to-day interfaces between CBM and our critical internal partners.

Responsibilities

  • Works closely with Category Management to convert approved quotes into Purchase Orders
  • Liaison between SSCM and other cross-functional teams / stakeholders
  • Participate in Continuous Improvement activities and other optimization initiatives
  • Participate in Gemba walks to ensure cross-functional alignment
  • Ensures that order tracking data is populated in CAPEX tracking databases and SAP
  • Compile weekly metrics to support executive-level reviews

Qualifications

  • Strong sense of patient-centricity / accountability to the patient
  • At least 2-3 years of experience in Buying required
  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills
  • Having worked in a cGxP area is highly preferred
  • High School Degree is required / College degree preferred
  • Excellent collaborative skills
  • Strong desire to learn more about Cell and Gene Therapy and cGxP / Pharma
  • SAP, JDE or other ERP system experience required
  • Experience in MS Office required
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Buyer, Purchasing

Summary

Center for Breakthrough Medicines is seeking a Buyer to provide expertise in acquiring a broad range of goods and services for both Direct and Indirect categories. Purchasing, one of the three critical pillars (Strategic Sourcing and Category Management, Purchasing and Supplier Relationship Management) under the Procurement and Total Cost of Ownership organization, is responsible for the compliant and timely flow of goods and services to CBM.

Responsibilities

  • Day to day management of order queues
  • Liaison between Purchasing and other cross-functional teams / stakeholders
  • Support site start-up activities
  • Support client onboarding activities
  • Participate in Continuous Improvement activities and other optimization initiatives
  • Solve receipt issues with suppliers and internal stakeholders (QA, Finance, Warehousing)
  • Participate in Gemba walks to ensure cross-functional alignment

Qualifications

  • Strong sense of patient-centricity / accountability to the patient
  • At least 2-3 years of experience in Buying required
  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills
  • Having worked in a cGxP area is highly preferred
  • High School Degree is required / College degree preferred
  • Excellent collaborative skills
  • Strong desire to learn more about Cell and Gene Therapy and cGxP / Pharma
  • SAP, JDE or other ERP system experience required
  • Experience in MS Office required
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E2E Business Planner III

October 14, 2022

Summary

The E2E (end-to-end) Business Unit Planner III is the key Supply Chain contact to an assigned Business Unit for managing materials (including raw materials, components and supplies), ensuring that materials are available in a timely manner within budget, based on Business & Client needs.

Assumes full responsibility for comprehensive planning from new client intake to end of contract. The Planner maintains accurate demand forecasts, BOMs, BOOs (routings) and planning parameters for MRP, and executes based on guidelines and policies to accomplish these goals, leveraging their experience and judgement as needed.

The Planner helps to resolve a wide range of complex issues using analytical and problem-solving abilities. With familiarity of the end-to-end Supply Chain process and in-depth knowledge of Planning, the Planner helps to train others on how to execute their job responsibilities and ensures SOPs/WI are aligned with current processes.

Responsibilities

  • Plans materials necessary for business unit operations and client programs (not responsible for establishing new suppliers or negotiating contracts).
  • Creates demand forecast (plan) at Business Unit level aligned to Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) for active & pipeline client programs.
  • Actively participate in S&OP meetings, challenging as appropriate and addressing concerns.
  • Check MRP-generated purchase proposals, align with business to manage exceptions.
  • Set-up and maintain BOM (Bill of Materials), BOO (Bill of Operations) and planning parameters in MRP/ERP system.
  • Represents Supply Chain for new client intake and material readiness assessment / planning.
  • Manages materials based on defined replenishment policies and planning parameters (e.g. safety stock, lead times, etc.).
  • Exercise a good working knowledge of materials and sources of supply to validate proposed purchase requisitions.
  • Determine material requirements from assigned Business Units and production schedules and coordinate the efficient movement of materials through production cycle.
  • Collaborating with Business Units creates unconstrained production plans and manage short-term exceptions or constraints as part of the MRP process.
  • Manages inventory in optimal manner, aligned to CBM inventory targets and strategies.
  • Provides analysis and proposes strategies for additional optimization.
  • Execute job responsibilities ensuring we maintain the highest quality standards to support CBM Quality and GMP compliance.
  • Maintain metrics and initiate changes / improvements based on results.
  • Drive Lean activities and initiatives in Planning area.
  • Support EHS (Environmental, Health & Safety) activities and initiatives.
  • Perform other duties/special projects as assigned.
  • Work with receiving, finance and suppliers to reconcile discrepancies in receiving and invoicing.
  • Resolves a wide range of complex Planning issues that may arise.
  • Provides input to optimize inventory / replenishment policies.
  • Train others on how to execute Planning tasks & generate reports in SAP.
  • Reviews SOPs/WI to ensure aligned with current processes.
  • Provides assessment of material readiness at all stages of product lifecycle, from initiation to tech transfer to commercialization.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a Supply Chain or related field, certification, or relevant work experience 8+ years of material planning in a manufacturing setting, 6+ years with a Master’s Degree, or 3+ years with a PhD (preferred).
  • Previous experience in a Life Sciences, Pharmaceuticals, or Medical Devices environment (preferred).
  • Experience with MRP / ERP systems.
  • Experience in supply chain management and inventory control.
  • APICS Certification (CPIM, CSCP) (preferred).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Excellent sales and customer service skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Effective collaboration with remote colleagues.
  • Able to analyze data and interpret trends using Microsoft Excel.
  • Focused ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
  • Able to identify Lean / process improvement opportunities.
  • Excellent understanding of how Planning works, able to train others.
  • Understand basic statistical concepts related to forecasting & variation (preferred).
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Logistics Associate – TEMP

October 11, 2022

Summary

The Discovery Labs Center for Breakthrough Medicines is seeking a Warehouse Associate to perform a variety of warehouse operations, including receiving, put-away, inventory management and material movement. The Warehouse Associate collaborates and communicates with warehouse personnel, logistics technicians, customer service representatives, service providers, and others involved in the shipment and receipt of products. S/He also keeps updated logs by tracking, tracing, and updating the status of incoming and outgoing shipments.

Responsibilities

  • Perform the daily warehouse activities to meet the demands of clinical and commercial manufacturing in a timely manner to ensure no delays in supply chain
  • Manage the shipment and receipt of all products, materials, and supplies.
  • Track, trace, and update the status of incoming and outgoing shipments.
  • Maintain a clean, neat, and member-ready area.
  • Promptly unload trucks and deliveries.
  • Sort and stock receivables.
  • Scan and sort incoming and outgoing stock
  • Work with external vendors, couriers, custom agents to facilitate shipments
  • Communicate necessary information internally and externally as required. Work across internal functions to communicate the timelines to prevent any delays
  • Comply and adhere to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Good Distribution Practices (GDP) and Good Import/Export Practices for all activities Ensure efficient daily operations of the warehouse team
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the company quality policy
  • Communicate well with leadership, team members and other departments

Qualifications

· High school diploma, GED, or equivalent

· 6 months logistics, retail, or customer service experience

· Good written and verbal communication skills

· Strong sense of time organization and urgency

· Able to work independently and within a team

Physical Demands

Lift up to 70lbs

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Vice President, Supply Chain

August 18, 2022

Summary

Center for Breakthrough Medicines is seeking an experienced supply chain professional to lead the Supply Chain organization. This role will have full accountability for end-to-end supply chain activities including: Strategic Sourcing and TCO, Demand/Supply/Materials Planning, Warehousing/Logistics, and Process Excellence. Strong partnership to the Business Units to enable successful delivery of client products.

You will be key in supporting our patient-centric mission, as you will be engaging and managing long-term partnerships on behalf of CBM and its stakeholders.

Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and direction to the Supply Chain Functional leaders
  • Represent the Supply Chain function at tier meetings and other senior-level meetings
  • Ensure appropriate systems, processes, and people are in place to compliantly manage the receipt, storage, and distribution of all material and equipment for CBM (and on behalf of clients)
  • Ensure robust processes are in place to source, evaluate and qualify new supplier-partners
  • Aid in building a diverse and inclusive partner base of vendors and suppliers
  • Drive a culture of process excellence to minimize waste, eliminate errors, and improve productivity
  • Provide clarity and training to the broader organization on Supply Chain processes
  • Own the Executive Supplier Review process for CBM leadership
  • Institute a Supply Chain governance mechanism that provides visibility of KPIs to the necessary stakeholders, reduces risk, and ensures continuity of supply
  • Delegate work assignments matching responsibility to the correct person and give authority to work independently. Set expectations and monitor delegated activities
  • Support client onboarding activities
  • Ensure all business activities are in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations meeting the highest quality standards and customer expectations in the industry

Qualifications

  • At least 15 years of experience required. Master’s/MBA degree preferred.
  • LEAN certification a plus
  • Has led a team for at least 5 years
  • Strong sense of patient-centricity / accountability to the patient
  • History of supporting innovation, big or small / challenging the status quo
  • ISM, APICS or other certifications preferred
  • Excellent collaborative skills
  • Outstanding negotiation and relationship building skills
  • Evidence of negotiating large, complex contracts
  • Cell and Gene Therapy preferred, but cGxP / Pharma required
  • Strong understanding of supplier bases and current market conditions
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Category Manager, Strategic Sourcing and Category Management.

August 17, 2022

Summary

Center for Breakthrough Medicines is seeking experienced leaders to oversee and optimize the management of Direct, Indirect and CAPEX supplier-partner relationships. Strategic Sourcing and Category Management, one of the three critical pillars (Purchasing, Strategic Sourcing and Category Management and Supplier Relationship Management) under the Procurement and Total Cost of Ownership organization, is responsible for the sourcing, engagement and contracting of long-term partners for CBM.

You will be key in supporting our patient-centric mission, as you will be engaging and managing long-term partnerships on behalf of CBM and its stakeholders.

Responsibilities

  • Using structured processes to source, evaluate and qualify new supplier-partners
  • Aid in building a diverse and inclusive partner base
  • Creating performance-based contracts that support our mission and vision of saving lives
  • Liaison between Strategic Sourcing and Category Management and other cross-functional teams
  • Seek “one-off” quotes and obtain beneficial terms and pricing
  • Support the Executive Supplier Review process with CBM leadership
  • Strong collaboration with Purchasing and Supplier Relationship Management pillars
  • Participation in QBR process with supplier-partners
  • Support client onboarding activities
  • Participate in Continuous Improvement activities and other optimization initiatives
  • Guides technical buyers in placing critical orders

Education & Experience

  • Strong sense of patient-centricity / accountability to the patient
  • History of supporting innovation, big or small / challenging the status quo
  • BA / BS and at least 7 years of experience required; MBA or other advanced degree preferred
  • ISM, APICS or other certifications preferred
  • Excellent collaborative skills
  • Outstanding negotiation and relationship building skills
  • Evidence of negotiating large, complex contracts
  • Cell and Gene Therapy preferred, but cGxP / Pharma required
  • Strong understanding of supplier bases and current market conditions
  • Solid skillset in MS Office, especially Excel
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