Supervisor, Warehouse

AveXis Inc.
Libertyville, IL, US
Oct 08, 2018
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time

Ready to join a team committed to moving gene therapies into the clinical and commercial settings for patients and families devastated by rare neurological genetic diseases? AveXis is advancing cutting-edge science to treat rare and life-threatening genetic diseases starting with our clinical-stage, proprietary gene therapy candidate, AVXS-101. We are in the midst of an incredible journey, and are looking for passionate individuals to join us on this important mission.

AveXis, Inc., a Novartis Company , is a clinical-stage gene therapy company, dedicated to developing and commercializing novel treatments for patients suffering from rare and life-threatening neurological genetic diseases. Our initial product candidate, AVXS-101, is our proprietary gene therapy product candidate currently in development for the treatment of spinal muscular atrophy, or SMA, Type 1, the leading genetic cause of infant mortality, and for the treatment of SMA Type 2. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, has granted AVXS-101 Orphan Drug Designation for the treatment of all types of SMA and Breakthrough Therapy Designation, as well as Fast Track Designation for the treatment of SMA Type 1. In addition to developing AVXS-101 to treat SMA Type 1 and Type 2, we also plan to develop other novel treatments for rare neurological diseases, including Rett syndrome (RTT) and a genetic form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) caused by mutations in the superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1) gene.

The Warehouse Supervisor will oversee multiple warehouses and Warehouse Associates of their shift. This is a working supervisor role responsible for making warehouse decisions and addressing or resolving issues based on experience, written procedures and analytical analysis. This includes supervision of all activities related to receiving, issuing, production/lab support, shipping, inventory control and waste flow in support of the Libertyville manufacturing site.

***Applicants must have ablity to work either day or night shift. Multiple positions avaiable.***


  • Oversee the Warehouse Associates with day to day tasks and goals to support manufacturing and labs.
  • Manage schedules (vacation/sick days/etc.).
  • Communicating/assigning tasks within their shift and to relay issues or updates to the Warehouse Manager.
  • Responsible for the human resource objectives of training, performance review and goal setting, scheduling and monitoring progress of work and assignments/projects.
  • Responsible for maintaining inventory accountability and investigating any variances.
  • Supports receiving and shipping activities, along with issuing, kitting, cycle counting and waste flow within the Libertyville facility.
  • Ensure coordination between multiple warehouses focusing on proper staffing and inventory movements.
  • Supports annual financial budget activities, while monitoring monthly expenditures and understand key warehouse needs.
  • Supports strategy planning for the warehouse, implements continuous improvement ideas within shift.
  • Ensures efficient shift changes by effectively communicating with other Supervisors and Associates during transition.


  • Minimum B.S. degree OR minimum 10 years of pharmaceutical warehouse experience.
  • 3-5 years' supervisory experience.
  • Experience with viral gene therapies and/or orphan disease indications is a plus.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to analyze issues and summarize outcomes to provide recommendations on compliant path forward; ideal applicant will be required to demonstrate high attention to detail, multi-tasking, and organization ability.
  • Proficiency in ERP systems.
  • Forklift Certified (Forklift trainer preferred).

The level of this position will be based on the final candidate's qualifications.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

AveXis is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, sexual orientation or veteran status.