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Sr. Specialist, Distribution and Logistics

Moderna, Inc.
Norwood, MA
Start date
Sep 17, 2023

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The Role:
The Sr. Specialist, Distribution and Logistics is responsible to support Distribution and Logistics activity or projects within the Americas. He / she must respond to business needs and ensure that Quality and regulatory requirements (GDP/GMP/Cold Chain/Trade Compliance) are met. The Sr. Specialist of Distribution & Logistics will be responsible for arranging and monitoring shipments / material movements, inventory control, understanding and providing the required documentation, knowing, and following the import/export regulations, and ensuring all transactions are accurately and completely processed in the systems.

Heres What Youll Do:

  • Independently own, optimize and be the steward for logistics processes within your responsibility

  • Coordinate and monitor logistics operations (transport, customs, and warehousing) this may require occasional evening and weekend work

  • Coordinate the inbound and outbound shipments with Third-Party Logistics providers and Contract Manufacturers including reviewing temperature data, routing to quality for review and conducting SAP transactions as required.

  • Prepare shipping documents (such as invoices, purchase orders and bills of lading)

  • Work closely with key stakeholders such as Customer Service, Supply Chain Planning and Materials, External Manufacturing, Moderna Manufacturing, Digital, Cold Chain Management, Quality, and Third Parties (3PLs, carriers, etc.) to ensure business, customer and compliance requirements are met in distribution and logistics processes and resolve or escalate issues as they arise.

  • Track orders to ensure timely deliveries.

  • Ensure compliance between Moderna and Service Providers based on SOP.

  • Utilize logistics IT to optimize procedures

  • Measuring the performance of Service Providers (delivery performance, quality of work, delivery lead-time, etc.)

  • Support the business with ad-hoc tasks and projects as needed to meet business requirements.

  • Support GDP compliant end to end shipping concepts: handling of goods, shipping validation and customs clearance, etc.

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table:

  • BS Degree with 5+ years of experience within Logistics and/or Warehousing

  • Strong preference towards Pharmaceutical and Biotech distribution experience

  • Experience working in a cGMP and cGDP environment with a good understanding of the Pharma industry & Supply Chain

  • BS/BA Degree is preferred (Supply Chain/Operations/Logistics or Business Management preferred).

  • Previous experience in SAP or related ERP system is required.

  • Fluent in the use of spreadsheets and Office.

  • Previous experience in TMS or WMS preferred

  • Demonstrate a strong and independent work ethic that sees tasks to completion.

  • Clear and effective verbal and written communication skills are required.

  • Must demonstrate a strong understanding and knowledge of warehouse and transportation operations as well as customs handling for import / export.

  • Knowledge of logistics software (transport management system)

  • Must demonstrate problem solving skills and the ability to develop solutions.

  • Adapt at multitasking several projects while managing time and delivering results.

  • Must be detailed oriented and results driven.

Moderna is pleased to provide you and your family with a comprehensive and innovative suite of benefits, including:

  • Highly competitive and inclusive medical, dental and vision coverage options
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses
  • Lifestyle Spending Account funds to help you engage in personal enrichment and self-care activities
  • Family care benefits, including subsidized back-up care options and on-demand tutoring
  • Free premium access to fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness classes
  • Exclusive preferred pricing on Peloton fitness equipment
  • Adoption and family-planning benefits
  • Dedicated care coordination support for our LGBTQ+ community
  • Generous paid time off, including:
    Vacation, sick time and holidays
    Volunteer time to participate within your community
    Discretionary year-end shutdown
    Paid sabbatical after 5 years; every 3 years thereafter
  • Generous Paid Leave offerings, including 18 weeks of 100% paid parental leave for all new parents
  • 401k match and Financial Planning tools
  • Moderna-paid Life, LTD and STD insurance coverages, as well as voluntary benefit options
  • Complimentary concierge service including home services research, travel booking, and entertainment requests
  • Free parking or subsidized commuter passes
  • Location-specific perks and extras!

About Moderna

Since our founding in 2010, we have aspired to build the leading mRNA technology platform, theinfrastructure to reimagine how medicines are created and delivered, and a world-class team. We believe in giving our people a platform to change medicine and an opportunity to change the world.

By living our mission, values, and mindsets every day, our peopleare the driving force behind our scientific progress and our culture.Together, we are creating a culture of belonging and building an organization that cares deeply for our patients, our employees, the environment, and our communities.

We are proud to have been recognized as a Science Magazine Top Biopharma Employer, a Fast Company Best Workplace for Innovators, and a Great Place to Work in the U.S.

If you want to make a difference and join a team that is changing the future of medicine, we invite you to visit to learn more about our current opportunities.

Moderna is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug-free work environment.

Moderna is a place where everyone can grow. If you meet the Basic Qualifications for the role and you would be excited to contribute to our mission every day, please apply!

Moderna is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry or citizenship, ethnicity, disability, military or protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, or any other personal characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

Belonging, Inclusion, and Diversity are critical to the success of our company and our impact on society. Were focused on attracting, retaining, developing, and advancing our employees and believe that by cultivating diverse experiences, backgrounds, and ideas, we can provide an environment where every employee is able to contribute their best.

Moderna is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to qualified job applicants with disabilities. Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should make a request to the Talent Acquisition Partner or contact the Accommodations team at (EEO/AAP Employer)



Moderna is advancing messenger RNA (mRNA) science to create a new class of transformative medicines for patients. Moderna’s platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, providing the Company the capability to pursue in parallel a robust pipeline of new development candidates. Moderna is developing therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases and cardiovascular diseases, independently and with strategic collaborators.

mRNA is now a turning point in the history of science, medicine, technology, even humankind itself. With this breakthrough discovery, many of the world’s biggest and most challenging medical problems are no longer a question of “how?” but merely a question of “when?”

Come with us as we pursue the uncharted reaches of possibility and make your mark on the future of medicine.


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