Supply Chain

Materials Management Lead (2188-U-685-SC)

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 seeking a highly motivated individual for the role of Materials Lead reporting into the Materials Management department.  Materials Lead are responsible for the execution of product logistics in a cGMP environment.  This includes the receipt and inspection, storage, wipe down and issuance of kitted and non-kitted GMP materials used in production and final product shipping/distribution to our customers.  Other responsibilities included performing data entry into various business systems and databases ensuring department compliance with policies and procedures.

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:

  • Perform all work activities in a safe and compliant manner according to all ArsenalBio policies, procedures and trainings
  • Receive, identify, quarantine, store, handle, dispense, release, and issue raw materials, starting materials, intermediates, reagents, labels, GMP/Non-GMP supplies and packaging materials
  • Experienced with maintaining an accurate inventory (paper and electronic), expiration, and retest records for all GMP materials
  • Lead, coach and motivate a warehouse & distribution team to ensure operational efficiency and continuous improvement of process and systems
  • Coordinate disposition of all expired materials and maintain applicable documentation
  • Participate in internal GMP inspections when needed
  • Experience in both DOT & IATA shipments, including applicable certifications
  • Interface with a variety of departments when coordinating shipping and receiving
  • Maintain appropriate training for import/export shipping and receiving. Experienced in associated documentation for all import/export activities
  • Maintain general supplies, orders and re-stock GMP areas as required
  • Provides leadership to all functional areas in Warehouse & Distribution  
  • Leads shipping, receiving, materials handling, deliveries, and transportation activities as required
  • Leads projects and miscellaneous activities as deemed appropriate by management
  • Interface with a variety of departments when coordinating shipping and receiving
  • Perform and assist with deviations, change control, and corrective/preventive actions within the established Quality management system
  • Plan, lead, and participate in the warehouse operations and activities to support warehouse operations team and internal customers
  • Ability to create and revise standard operating (SOP) reverent to department processes
  • Access various business systems and input data with a high level of accuracy (i.e., decommissioning of materials, material destruction, plant to plant movements, and other non-routine ERP transactions)
  • Record creation, collection and storage per corporate retention schedules
  • Perform department related project activity that may include investigating, analyzing, formulating possible solutions, documenting processes, and communicating results
  • Schedules transportation for outgoing shipments for inbound and outbound operations
  • Using manual labor, pallet jacks, and forklifts, move product and both GMP and non-GMP supplies to and from storage locations and delivery trucks 
  • Assorted additional duties as assigned

  • What You Will Bring:

  • Associates degree, relevant trade certification, and some college or vocational training in science, engineering or supply chain preferred 
  • At least 8 years of experience in a GMP pharmaceutical environment with at least three years of related lead experience or equivalent
  • High School Diploma or GED with 10 years in a GMP pharmaceutical environment with at least three years of related lead experience or equivalent
  • Ability to follow detailed verbal and written instruction
  • Good basic mathematical skills
  • Ability to repeatedly lift 50 lbs
  • Proficiency with PC desktop applications and business operations software system 
  • Ability to lead, coach, and influence in a highly cooperative and dynamic environment 
  • Flexibility in assignments and able to work over-time, holidays, weekends and different shifts as required to meet business and customer needs
  • Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record (if applicable)
  • Experience and proven abilities to analytically investigate and troubleshoot system issues and drive the implementation of solutions
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize, and execute work appropriately with minimal supervision
  • Experience in Quality management systems working on deviations, change control, and corrective / preventive actions
  • Experience in Lean methodologies
  • Experience with cell therapy manufacturing is preferred
  • Experience in personalized health care environment preferred

  • ArsenalBio prioritizes the providing of a safe and healthy workplace that is consistent with COVID-19 public health guidance and legal requirements.  In order to protect our employees and visitors, we require all visitors (candidates) and employees to present proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 when coming onsite.

    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.

    To all recruitment agencies: ArsenalBio does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, or ArsenalBio employees. ArsenalBio is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


    ArsenalBio was formed by its investors and scientific founders to discover, develop and commercialize curative and safe cellular therapies for patients with life threatening diseases, initially cancer.

    We believe the most productive and secure route to achieving this goal is to build scaled platforms of technologies challenged with scientific questions to yield informative data from hypothesis driven, well controlled experiments. These data will inform the design of ambitious, best-in-class, lead compositions. Our leads will be rigorously evaluated and honed until we are convinced our matured leads, called development candidates, can be prepared for testing in needy, and vulnerable patients.

    Our products will be designed to speed the transition of cell therapy from hospital-based to outpatient treatments, increasing access to more patients at lower cost to patients, health systems, and insurers.

    To achieve this mission, we are building diverse teams of talented, curious, and caring individuals who believe in our mission and our vision to be sustainable in our business plan, our work habits, and our personal lives.

    Our values create: a foundation for mutual respect, an engaging harmony from many voices, and unselfish behavior to aid our colleagues.

    This is ArsenalBio.
    This is our Company.

    Ken Drazan, MD
    Founding CEO


    Best in Class Health & Wellness Plans

    Flexible Office Hours

    Paid Parental Leave

    Healthy Kitchen Snacks

    Daily Catered Lunches

    Free Onsite Fitness Center

    Unlimited Vacation Days

    Generous compensation and equity packages

    Commuter Benefits

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