In June 2019, Vertex announced the establishment of a new research site in the Boston area where research, development, and clinical manufacturing for cell and genetic therapies will be primarily based. Cell and genetic therapies represent two rapidly emerging therapeutic modalities with the potential to treat-and even cure-several of the diseases Vertex is focused on, including sickle cell disease, Duchenne muscular dystrophy and type 1 diabetes. Further investment in a research site specifically designed to advance these programs will be key to Vertex's continued and sustained leadership in these exciting approaches. At Vertex Cell and Genetic Therapies (VCGT) our research teams will bring together the best biology, technologies and enhanced manufacturing capabilities to ensure we bring these cutting-edge transformative therapies to patients as quickly as possible.
VCGT is seeking a Supply Chain Sr. Specialist to join its growing team. The position will be based in Cambridge, MA.
This role is responsible for creating, maintaining a master production schedules for and clinical products' logistics activities schedules across the organization for our upcoming clinical trials. This is a central role within Supply Chain that will work closely with Process development, Manufacturing, Quality, and CMOs to ensure seamless operation and address any challenges. The role requires the ability to manage multiple activities simultaneously, balancing priorities, ability to work with ambiguity, and attention to details.
Lead weekly production scheduling meetings with cross functional team members
Schedule and release weekly, monthly workload for each assigned department and communicate production requirements to assigned departments
Revise production schedules in collaboration with other stakeholders when required due to changes in priorities, process changes, material shortages, and capacity constraints
Collaborate with team members and/or department heads to resolve constraints or delays to mitigate potential risks
Coordinate with Third Party Logistics to qualify shipping lanes, schedule and assure on time deliveries of clinical materials to clinical sites.
Responsible for drug product traceability and chain of custody between clinical and manufacturing sites
Collaboration with Quality to investigate exceptions in labeling, storage, and logistics activities
Experience with Cell therapy and gene therapies highly preferred
Support with the writing and revision of supply chain related Standard operations procedures (SOPs)
Perform tasks in a manner consistent with the safety policies, quality systems, and GMP requirements
Ability to influence others and work independently and in a team environment
Establish scheduling Processes and best practices to support PD and Manufacturing needs
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent with 5+ year of related work experience.
Work experience in a supply chain, planning, or manufacturing role
Ability to effectively plan, prioritize, execute, follow up and anticipate challenges
Experience managing complex schedules and priorities in dynamic environments
Ability to work, influence, and gain consensus across multiple functions (Manufacturing, Quality and Clinicals)
Strong analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills
Expertise in use of MS Excel, as well as demonstrated proficiencies in Project, Visio, ERP systems and other applications
Good documentation practices
Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
Self-motivated, builds trust easily and operates with integrity and ethics
APICS CPIM Certification preferred
Experience working in a cGMP environment