Senior Master Data Specialist

Location
Durham, NC, US
Posted
Sep 09, 2020
Ref
5497
Hotbed
Bio NC
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Overview

Ready to join a team committed to developing and commercializing gene therapies for patients and families devastated by rare neurological genetic diseases? Since 2013, Novartis Gene Therapies (formerly AveXis) has had one focus: bringing change to those devastated by genetic diseases.

The Novartis Gene Therapies culture embraces this mission. As a compassionate and dedicated team, we are enthusiastic about the science behind our work and finding answers to difficult questions. We are dedicated to communities affected by rare diseases, and these patients and families are the motivation for everything we do.

We have built a team with exceptional depth of experience, unified by a common vision; to develop gene therapies with the potential to positively impact the lives of the patients and families devastated by rare and life-threatening neurological genetic diseases. Though we are proud of what we have achieved to date, we remain relentlessly focused on making that vision a reality.

With cutting-edge technology, we are making progress in the treatment of rare and life-threatening neurological genetic diseases. Our initial gene therapy for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) has been approved in the U.S., Japan, EU and Brazil.

We have built a team with exceptional depth of experience, unified by a common vision; to develop gene therapies with the potential to positively impact the lives of the patients and families devastated by rare and life-threatening neurological genetic diseases. Though we are proud of what we have achieved to date, we remain relentlessly focused on making that vision a reality.

The Senior Master Data Specialist, is responsible for maintaining and supporting Novartis Gene Therapies supply chain related ERP master data objects and systems. This role supports the growth of the Regional Master Data Team and focus on regional ERP system troubleshooting, super user support, requirements gathering, master data business process design and solution formal testing.

Responsibilities
  • Manage the site level master data work within the Supply Chain Systems and Master Data team. Uphold and instill the team's mission to deliver accurate SCM relevant master data in advance of business timeline requirements.
  • Provide backup for the Global Master Data management team.
  • Aid in training and supporting regional team members.
  • Aid in managing Serialization Master Data both domestically and internationally.
  • Ensure smooth operations throughout the product lifecycle by serving as center of expertise for maintaining ERP - SCM Master Data attributes according to defined local and global standards.
  • Produce project status reports and attend global team meetings to represent local project status presenting as required.
  • Audit ERP master data changes and alignment to ensure compliance with defined Novartis Gene Therapies standards.
  • Adhere to RTFT - KPI reporting processes to ensure that internal customer SCM system and master data requirements are delivered on or ahead of schedule.
  • Ensure compliance with GMP and regulatory requirements (including records management) and spearhead continuous improvements for quality financial flow processes.
  • Drive continuous improvement of business systems through organizational and business process improvement projects. Work closely with ERP system end user community to identify system and data requirements.
  • Support User Acceptance Test (UAT) for requested changes within the Change Management and Integration Process.
  • Participate on ERP deployments, upgrades, and implementations of added functionality.
  • Document issues into helpdesk ticketing system. Collaborate with business and IT team to trouble-shoot issues and define solutions.
  • Create work instructions to document system use best practices. Trains users on new functionality.
  • Create custom reports and browses based on business requirements.
  • Maintain ERP process maps based on current business processes.
  • Utilize QAD screen designer to simplify and streamline transactions, and/or implement controls.
  • Influence and follow the Novartis Gene Therapies computer systems quality process and standards.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field.
  • 4 to 6+ years of ERP (preferably QAD) experience in a GMP manufacturing environment.
  • 1-2+ years working experience maintaining / supporting global Track & Trace Serialization Compliance system solutions (TraceLink preferred).
  • 3+ years of experience with Material Life Cycle Management with focus on Master Data Maintenance.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • GMP Experience.
  • Working knowledge of QAD or similar ERP modules: Automated Solutions, Distribution, and Manufacturing.
  • Working knowledge of Track & Trace Serialization Compliance system solutions.
  • Ability to think broadly and facilitate cross-functional business process design and documentation.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project.
  • Good oral and written skills.
  • Some US domestic and global travel required.


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.

Novartis Gene Therapies 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.

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