Materials Management, Warehouse Lead

Durham, NC, United States
Sep 12, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Join bluebird bio's enthusiastic and collaborative team by contributing to the overall success of our novel gene and cell therapy approach in our new facility in North Carolina's Research Triangle.

We seek an entrepreneurial and highly motivated materials management professional with broad materials management, warehousing and logistics expertise to help build and grow our materials management function. This role will lead and perform core warehouse operations, including the receipt, storage and delivery of raw materials to support manufacturing operations. Additionally, this position will work to package and ship product to other facilities within the bluebird bio supply chain.

About the role:
  • Lead and support the design and development of the GMP Warehouse facility, including all associated processes and procedures.
  • Support the design and development of the ERP (Oracle) implementation for warehouse and inventory management.
  • Lead and perform warehouse operations, including receiving, storage, shipment, inventory management, and order processing of all materials for the site (product raw materials, consumables, office supplies, etc.).
  • Collaborate with material planning personnel to ensure effective management of raw materials supply to support in-house manufacturing operations.
  • Ensure Standard Operating Procedures are current and effective across applicable warehouse operations.
  • Ensure appropriate training curricula are developed and maintained for warehouse personnel and ensure that personnel training requirements remain current.
  • Effectively plan, schedule, and prioritize warehouse operations.
  • Ensure that all documentation and system transactions are completed in a timely manner and is accurate via Good Documentation Practices.
  • Collaborate with Manufacturing, Quality Control, and Quality Assurance in supporting in-house manufacturing operations, and resolution of issues.
  • Work closely with Manufacturing and Quality to continually improve all aspects of operations.

About You:
  • 5 or more years in a related materials management / warehousing role.
  • Prior employment at a biotech or pharmaceutical company in similar role.
  • APICS CPIM Certification preferred.
  • Experience managing complex schedules and priorities in dynamic environments.
  • Experience with cGMP, biologics, cold chain, cell therapy, and/or clinical operations highly preferred.
  • Expertise in use of MS Excel, as well as demonstrated proficiencies in Project, Visio, ERP systems and other applications.
  • Experience with ERP systems (Oracle) preferred
  • Ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are essential in this collaborative work environment
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced small company environment with minimal direction and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities

Be ready to embrace the principles of the bluebird bio culture: b colorful, b cooperative, and b yourself.