Join the Spark Team
We were born of innovation, springing from the curiosity, imagination and dedication of remarkable scientists and healthcare visionaries. Our shared mission is to challenge the inevitability of genetic disease by discovering, developing, and delivering treatments in ways unimaginable - until now.
We don't follow footsteps. We create the path.
Reporting to the Materials Management Lead, the Materials Planner will provide on-going day-to-day operations and planning support to the clinical and commercial GMP Manufacturing Operations, for all products and therapeutic areas at Spark.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Lead site materials plan cycle (Raw Materials/Consumables through to Bulk Drug Substance) for GMP manufacturing
Lead the MRP process including inventory projection and control, coordinate all aspects of supply planning and notify stakeholders of GMP manufacturing and purchasing needs
Coordinate, review, prioritize and schedule the delivery of GMP raw materials & consumables to meet target dates and prevent stock shortage to meet the needs of manufacturing operational plans and projections
Collaborate with partner departments to ensure material availability in alignment with manufacturing schedule, i.e. material sampling and testing time allowance
Develop and maintain ERP system and materials supply process
In collaboration with QC, QA and other cross-functional areas establish and maintain materials and product inventory system
Support Quality Systems through Change Control/Deviation/CAPA for material related issues
50% of the time
Responsible for full life cycle materials plan for all GMP manufacturing; from planning, delivery, to execution
Liaise with external GMP suppliers to ensure material needs, specifications, and quantities for manufacturing are met
Maintain material inventory based on materials status
Coordinate and track orders
Resolve materials and supplier issues promptly
30% of the time
Accountable for the MRP process including inventory projection and control
Responsible for cross functional coordination of all aspects of supply planning
Notifies stakeholders of GMP manufacturing and purchasing needs
Ensures materials are in compliance with internal procedures and regulations
20% of the time
Ensures all materials are available to meet the needs of manufacturing operational plans and projections
Coordinates and communicates with manufacturing leaders on planning and scheduling of campaign material needs according to production schedules
Bachelor's/Master's degree in Supply chain, Engineering, Sciences or equivalent relevant experience
5+ years of relevant experience in biologics/pharmaceutical cGMP manufacturing environment
Must have working knowledge of MRP Systems, Inventory control and the production planning process in GMP environment
Requires thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
Key Skills, Abilities, and Competencies
Candidate should have the ability to work independently, cooperatively with others and pay strict attention to detail.
Must be flexible and capable of working in the dynamic environment of a start-up company.
Should have excellent organizational skills.
Good written and verbal communication skills and be ability to work effectively in a team environment are required.
Focus on order, quality and accuracy
Flexibility and initiative - Ability to adapt and work effectively in a variety of situations.
Ability to display proactive reasoning required
The Materials Planner will interact with Manufacturing, Project Management, Finance, QC, QA or Facilities to coordinate e.g. receipt, testing and release of materials for manufacturing. He/She will communicate regularly with external supply partners to ensure appropriate stock levels supporting internal and external manufacturing.
Must be able to lift 25 pounds
Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia
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