ArsenalBio’s mission is to develop efficacious and safe cellular therapies for patients with chronic diseases, initially cancer. Our products are being designed to herald the transition of adoptive cell therapy from a hospital based treatment to outpatient therapy, like most other cancer treatments.
Our people are our greatest asset, they bring scientific talents in molecular biology, immunology, pharmacology, protein chemistry, computational biology, automation, genome engineering, software and other fields to make the future happen now.
Arsenal Bio is looking for an Associate Director of Materials Management who is analytical, driven, strategic, and creative. Reporting into the Supply Chain Organization the Associate Director will be responsible for the start-up operations of the Materials Management Warehouse & Distribution operations. In this critical role, you will be part of a cross-functional team working on supporting production start-up activities such as the design, installation, testing, and validation of manufacturing equipment, processes, and the quality approach for this exciting technology.
The Associate Director will have extensive knowledge in inventory management & reduction strategies, lean methodologies, cold chain management, GLP, ERP systems, and managing clinical and commercial projects for early stage and late phase drug product development, including IND/BLA/MAA submission and support of product launch.
In addition, the incumbent will provide leadership and process expertise to staff members. Work with department and site leadership to develop and sustain a safe working environment, high performance and engaged team. The individual should possess a track record of successful relationship management, great communication skills, strong business and analytical acumen.
This is a pivotal and highly visible role that engages with local operations, functions and extended leadership teams on a regular basis.
What You Will Do:Create an environment of strong team spirit, timely and effective communications, a sense of urgency, high motivation, and inspire teams to achieve goals in the immediate and longer-termBe an active and visible change agent, promoting flexible and open mindsets to new opportunities Establish strategic goals and objectives and maintain full strategic responsibility for the Materials Management organizationDrive collaboration within site and across network activities, cross-functional planning, and decision makingAccountable for the overall budget and financial performance of the Materials Management organizationManage/support Warehouse & Logistics of raw materials in support of manufacturing operations Manage inventory management system conforming to standard warehouse practice (Bar Code, FEFO, reorder triggers)Manage and implement business continuity plans to support clinical and commercial operations Develop and manage pick and pack system for supply kits to manufacturing groups utilizing a Bill of MaterialManage receiving system for both products and materialsManage packaging and shipment of the final productImplementation, process mapping and creation of materials management modules, and user acceptance testing (UAT) for ERP systems as it relates to receipt, inspection, disposition, inventory, kitting, and shipping of GMP materials Lead strategic planning of materials management projects, including implementation of a new enterprise resource planning system (e.g., EBS Oracle, SAP, Microsoft Dynamics).Monitor commercial/clinical inventory report for quantity, lot status, expiration datesRebalances inventories based on lot expiration and QA requirements, as neededDevelop and implement protocols and practices to ensure effectiveness and efficiency of strategic initiatives an inventory/warehouse managementDrive continuous improvement of the supply’s movement, warehouse level optimization, kitting and kanban processesExperience leading and preparing department for PAI Knowledge of material resource planning and scheduling Develop inventory strategies that minimize financial impact and develop systems to manage materials across multiple clinical studiesKnowledge of cold chain validation program to support USA and EU clinical and commercial programsProactively promote positive Safety Culture and cGMP operating principlesProvide managerial guidance and leadership to frontline leaders for non-routine issuesProvide significant guidance for the development of individual contributors and the building and sustainment of a high-performance teamPerform or provide oversight to department and network-related project activity that may require investigating, analyzing, formulating solutions, documenting processes, and communicating resultsEnsure cGMP compliant and lawful execution of all responsibilitiesEnsure sufficient resources are in place to compliantly and safely meet site and department objectivesAdditional duties may be assigned
What You Will Bring:Bachelor’s Degree or commensurate experience preferredMinimum 12+ years of relevant experience in GMP Warehousing and Distribution operations with 5 years of progressively increasing leadership accountabilityExperience in Biotech or pharmaceutical or personalized health care experience or cell and gene therapy manufacturing is desiredIn-depth working knowledge of inventory management principles, and cold-chain distributionDOT, IATA, International shipping expertDemonstrated history of exceptional people development skillsExtensive experience and working knowledge of MRP systemsExpert knowledge in ERP systemsStrong business acumen – the ability to understand challenges through the eyes of the regional business leadersStrong leadership and collaboration skillsInfluencing skills – the ability to persuade others to change behavior in pursuit of a common goalStrong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to confidently present complex information to senior executivesStrong project management capabilitiesDemonstrated learning agility, and the ability to improve both yourself and the people around youCreates a positive, diverse, and inspiring work environmentStrong critical thinking and problem-solving skillsDemonstrated continuous learning and development mindsetCustomer centric mindset striving to find the best solution for the businessDemonstrated negotiation and influencing skillsProven ability to meet tight deadlines, multi-task, and prioritize workloadAbility to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical team membersStrong experience in reviewing business requirements and problem statementsHighly motivated, self-driven, capable of defining requirements and developing procurement processes
We are committed to hiring the best talent from diverse backgrounds. A diverse workforce engenders richness of thought, creativity and discovery. We invite individuals who embrace intellectual achievement to bring their unique personal and professional journeys and together we will build transformative cell therapies for cancer patients.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
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