Manager, Materials Management in El Segundo, CA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 5/23/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

A well-regarded company focusing on patient therapies is seeking a Manager, Materials Management to join their team. This is a great opportunity to work for an industry leader!

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Manage operational cGMP warehouse facility
  • Manage inventory management system conforming to standard warehouse practice (Bar Code, FIFO, re-order triggers, etc.)
  • Completes daily inventory transactions including inventory transfers, inventory adjustments and disposals in the inventory database
  • Manage pick and pack system for supply kits to manufacturing groups utilizing a Bill of Material
  • Manage receiving system for both products and materials
  • Manage packaging and shipment of final product
  • Apply new warehouse technologies to minimize errors and improve efficiency
  • Monitor commercial inventory report for quantity, lot status, expiration dates
  • Rebalances inventories based on lot expiration and QA requirements, as needed
  • Manage disposition of GMP Raw materials
  • Understands and implements safety procedures and GMP’s
  • Create and/or updates area standard operating procedures (SOP’s) as required
  • Investigates and resolves inventory discrepancies in a timely manner
  • Overseeing, either directly or indirectly, Manufacturing investigations, process variances and deviations
  • Develop and implement protocols and practices to ensure effectiveness and efficiency of strategic initiatives an inventory/warehouse management
  • Drive continuous improvement of the supplies movement, warehouse level optimization, kitting, and Kanban processes
  • Completes daily inventory transactions including inventory transfers, inventory adjustments and disposals in the inventory database
  • Hire, train, develop, direct, mentor, and evaluate team members to accomplish established goals. Take corrective action as necessary on a timely basis and in accordance with Company policy. Ensure compliance with current federal, state, and local regulations in consultation with the Materials Management Director as appropriate.
  • Managing employees, either directly or indirectly, who are involved in the scheduling, implementation, execution and/or maintenance of manufacturing processes and operations
  • Provide work direction and coordinate of the schedules and activities of assigned personnel; assist in training materials management personnel in area SOP’s and compliance
  • Plan, oversee and participate in the materials management operations and activities to support materials team and internal customers
  • Manage the day-to-day assignment of materials management tasks and monitor completion of required activities
  • Assist the head of the department in managing the budget and ensure department adhere to the approved budget
  • Provide periodic reports to Materials Management Director on progress and challenges.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain or related discipline or equivalent qualification in business administration
  • At least 7 years of relevant supply chain or warehouse management at a pharmaceutical or biotech company
  • APICS certification and or supply chain education preferred
  • Other continuing education certifications highly desirable (e.g. Six Sigma, industry specific coursework)
  • Working knowledge and understanding of GMP, GCP, GDP, and relevant ICH and FDA guidelines
  • Strong management skills and experience in clinical or commercial manufacturing with the flexibility to handle multiple tasks
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of pharmaceutical or medical Supply Chains. International distribution experience
  • Previous experience in Logistics, Distribution, and Supply Chain preferred
  • In depth knowledge of warehouse operations in a cGMP setting
  • Demonstrated technical skills in supply chain management including demand management
  • Must be able to design and run reporting language queries/programs
  • Experience with Oracle EBS, SAP and similar strongly preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Role will have multiple contacts across internal and external groups
  • Process-oriented with strong analytical skills for risk identification and management
  • Proficient in MS word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Warehousing software
  • Cold chain knowledge and experience in a pharmaceutical or medical setting
  • Self-motivated and willing to accept temporary responsibilities outside of initial job description
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are essential in this collaborative work environment
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment with minimal direction and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities

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