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Manager, Supply Chain and Logistics Site Lead

Sanguine Bio
Waltham, MA
Start date
Jul 23, 2022

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Manufacturing & Production, Facilities & Site, Process
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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About Sanguine:
Sanguine Biosciences is accelerating personalized medicine research by empowering patients with their healthcare data and making it as easy as possible for them to participate in the medical research process. We partner with patients and pharmaceutical companies to accelerate precision medicine R&D by securely and efficiently collecting and providing patient samples and relevant health data. We are helping thousands of researchers at 20 of the top 40 global pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies increase the speed and quality at which they are conducting their research. For the past three years, Sanguine received the prestigious designation as a “Great Places to Work” company plus additional awards for leadership and diversity.  It is an exciting time; our biotech company is growing quickly and needs the best team members to join us.

About the Role:
The Manager, Supply Chain and Logistics Site Lead is experienced, motivated, organized and accountable to perform (physical – lifting/carrying up to 75lbs, electronic, verbal, written and technical) job tasks, in a prioritized manner, independent from a managerial direction, with appropriate follow-up to internal customers. Works closely with the Clinical Operations staff to accomplish study-specific goals within designated timelines.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage the inbound and outbound day-to-day supply chain, including kitting supply inventory, shipping logistics, ad hoc equipment needs, and quality & control
  • Evaluate requests for novel in-home visits procedures and work with the quality team to assess and source new suppliers and vendors
  • Partner with the Director of Field Operations to meet and/or exceed KPI and study specific P&L objectives
  • Lead supply chain projects as needed to improve the supply chain efficiencies when identified
  • Work with finance for procurement of materials and oversee inventory activities that ensure target inventory levels and the receipt and replenishment of supplies
  • Maintain organized and safe storage conditions in alignment with Good Lab Practices (GLP) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
  • Manage and direct the assembly process of biospecimen kits according to specifications
  • Monitor delivery progress of kits and specimens and troubleshoot any deviations
  • Proactively mitigate and communicate risks regarding inventory, kitting, and shipping activities to the operations team
  • Manage and fully resolve with complete follow up, any issues or errors with the kitting process, kit shipments, or kit materials
  • Understand study design and requirements as it relates to commercial components, business processes, and the supply chain
  • Management of direct report(s) and cross-department collaboration to ensure accurate and efficient daily operations and project completion
  • Site Leadership - Serve as site lead ensuring site safety requirements and oversight of staff at designated locations
  • Develop standard operating procedures and other associated documentation related to supply chain and logistics operations
  • Ensure proper implementation and ongoing adherence to documented procedures and standard processes
  • Manage third party logistics vendors and suppliers to ensure adherence to service level agreements
  • Effective communication of any quality issues to the QA department in a timely and effective manner
  • Experience in deviation/CAPA investigation.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Logistics, Engineering, Business, or science related field
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a manufacturing , fulfillment, or distribution environment
  • Strong computer skills with demonstrated ability using logistics software tools
  • At least 2+ years of supervisory or management experience
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Excellent professional writing and communication skills
  • Highly organized; ability to handle multiple priorities efficiently
  • Ability to work in an independent environment
  • Resourceful with heightened analytical abilities and problem-solving skills in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work with all levels within an organization

Preferred Requirements:

  • Six Sigma certification or supply chain management certification
  • Experience in a clinical research, healthcare logistics environment, or similar preferred

Sanguine is an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.

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