Supervisor, Materials Management

Torrance, CA, US
Sep 26, 2019
Biotech Beach
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time
Your Responsibilities

The Materials Management Supervisor is the subject matter expert, SAP Key User, in relation to SAP

and business practices within the Materials Management Department. As the subject matter expert,

the Materials Management Supervisor is responsible for the daily scheduling and operational

oversight of the receipt of material; inventory control; raw material receiving, sampling; dispensing;

issuing material to production; finished peptide sampling; dispensing; packaging; and labeling. They

must be able to work in a fast-paced environment, prioritize competing demands, supervise the team

through task completion, and communicate effectively. The Supervisor ensures accurate, timely, and

complete documentation and SAP transactions are being completed in a timely manner. This

individual will also lead MM SAP troubleshooting and testing support as needed. Ensures that all

Materials Management functions are carried out in compliance with Current Good Manufacturing

Practices (cGMP), Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), and the Sarbanes Oxley

Act (SOX) as well as all Bachem Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

Your Tasks

Provide leadership, training, and daily operational guidance to Materials Management personnel in the areas of receiving, inventory control, sampling, material transfers, finished goods sampling, dispensing, packaging and distribution. This is all to be done through the execution of cGMP procedures

Write performance reviews and manage a small team within the Materials Management group

Oversee work of direct reports: distribute workload, and cross-train staff

Maintains clean, organized, compliant and safe storage, dispensing, and office areas

Provides recommendations to Materials Management leadership regarding process improvements

Responsible for the correct receipt of all incoming materials

Confirms all material received is properly received and transferred to the intended recipient

Confirms all material received through a purchase order is properly received and transferred to the correct storage location

Confirms material received matches the PO and processes receipt transactions

Confirms documentation, and performs receiving inspections, for receipt of all materials

Coordinates material movement, sampling, release and labeling of raw materials and components with Quality Assurance

Resolves transfer issues for all received raw material

Interacts with suppliers, Purchasing and Accounting personnel to resolve receipt and/or invoice discrepancies; coordinates and completes Return to Vendor transactions

Operates material handling equipment in the movement and storage of materials

Coordinates material and product transfer requirements directly with Production and Quality Assurance

Must be capable of performing the physical tasks involved in receiving, storing, transporting, dispensing and issuing of raw materials and finished products

Performs timely inventory transactions in the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system SAP

Responsible for supporting complete and accurate inventory transaction documentation and record keeping

Maintains required segregation, security, labeling and storage conditions for all warehouse materials

Performs directed cycle counts, evaluates variance reports, investigates discrepancies and recommends corrective actions

Reviews inventory for potential expired, scrap or obsolete material. Maintains First-Expiry, First-Out (FEFO) practices

Monitors and reports storeroom inventory levels for manufacturing consumable supplies

Monitors and reports inventory levels of all bulk solvent materials

Act as a liaison between business and IT organizations

Provides support to other Departments as required for non-GMP materials

Lead the daily support to MM on any SAP related issues, including troubleshooting and training

Maintains strict level of GMP compliance in all areas of responsibility

Schedules and ensures timely execution of raw material dispensing operations to support production

Schedules and ensures timely execution of finished goods dispensing and packaging operations. Ensures proper labeling, handling, and storage of dispensed materials and transfer dispensing material utilizing the ERP system

Ensures all raw material and finished goods dispensing documentation and ERP entries are complete and accurate

Ensure that all quality events assigned are closed out in a timely manner

Your Profile

Associate Degree or a

Minimum of 5 years' experience in supply chain leadership preferably in a pharmaceutical / biotech manufacturing cGMP environment

At least 7 years of combined experience within multi-site distribution, logistics, and warehouse operations in a cGMP pharmaceutical/biotech manufacturing environment

Experience as an SAP Key User

Familiar with aseptic processes, e.g. gowning and working in a clean room environment

Solid understanding of business processes and SAP

Knowledge of handling temperature sensitive products including working in cold storage areas

Ability to lead, motivate and small teams

Ability to manage multiple responsibilities with a high degree of self-motivation

Ability to work independently, as well as manage others, in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

Ability to clearly communicate in a proactive and solution-focused manner, including keeping management aware of potential issues

Strong analytical and problem solving skills

Detail oriented and highly accurate with numerical information.

Must be computer literate, (Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and have in-depth knowledge of inventory control systems

Experience operating material handling equipment

Experience working with chemicals and hazardous material

Use of personal protective equipment, (PPE) including respirators and gowning


Experience in the peptide industry

Familiarity with DOT, IATAA regulations

APICs and/or ISM certification desired.

We Offer

You will be part of a motivated team overseeing the entire development cycle of respective APIs. If you are

looking for a new challenge and want to join a motivated team in an internationally renowned company,

you should seize this opportunity.

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles