B. Braun

Materials Management Associate WM

Job Locations US-PA-Breinigsville
Requisition ID
2020-17055
Company
Aesculap Biologics
# of Openings
1
Category
Supply Chain
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Shift
Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Overview

Aesculap, Inc., a B. Braun company, is part of a 180-year-old global organization focused on meeting the needs of an ever-changing healthcare community. Through close collaboration with its customers, Aesculap provides advanced technologies for general surgery, neurosurgery and closure technologies. Aesculap continues a proud heritage of leadership and responsiveness as we strive to deliver products and services that improve the quality of patients’ lives.

Responsibilities

Summary: The Materials Management Associate - Warehouse Management (WM) will support GMP Operations to coordinate the incoming receipt, visual & physical inspection, labeling, and put-away of GMP and non-GMP materials.  This includes the creation of incoming inspection documentation that is accurate for the materials intended use.  They will ensure all storage locations are appropriately stocked and accurately inventoried and aligned with ERP system.  The associate will be responsible for the cleaning of Materials Management equipment and the appropriate GMP documentation of maintenance and calibration activities.  This position directly supports cold chain shipping logistics of Biologic / Device (tissue) products and therefore has an indirect impact on patient safety.    All job functions must be carried out responsibly, competently and conscientiously to ensure that Aesculap Biologics (AB) and Aesculap Implant Systems (AIS) products are safe and effective.

 

Principal Duties Responsibilities: 

  • This position reports to the MM Supervisor but also directly supports the materials’ requirements for AB Manufacturing and Quality Management. This role will also support various materials management activities for Aesculap Implant Systems (AIS).
  • Operates compliant cold chain shipping logistics that include packaging, tracking and tracing transportation of human biologic material between manufacturing facility and clinical sites.
  • Prepares receiving documents; enters receiving information in the ERP system; complies with proper handling and storage requirements of materials and components according to Aesculap Biologics’ SOPs, materials’ specifications, and SAP.
  • Provides internal distribution of cGMP materials for Manufacturing; following cGMP procedures; to provide accurate documentation and inventory reconciliation.
  • Supports Materials Management processes through manual labor to move materials & supplies to and from storage, preparing monthly inventory counts, including physical counts of materials, within the ERP system.
  • Maintains materials management equipment in a validated state and insures that storage equipment is cleaned and maintained on schedule.
  • Insures proper storage conditions for materials and monitors temperatures throughout all storage areas using the environmental monitoring system (EMS).
  • Manages MSDS for materials and labels materials per OSHA requirements.
  • Ability to handle and ship biological materials according to relevant laws and company SOPs. Able to obtain IATA/HAZMAT Certification and maintain certification thereafter.
  • Performs routine procedures following written instructions (SOPs, protocols, etc.) in support of the manufacture and distribution of Biologic / Device (tissue) products of acceptable quality and documented FDA regulatory requirements.
  • Ability to be gowning certified for cleanroom work (as required).
  • Must comply with applicable ISO and FDA regulations as stated in Quality Manual.
  • Must embody the Company’s Vision, Mission and Values.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

 

Secondary or peripheral job functions: 

 

  • Ability to work extended hours, including evenings and weekends.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required.
  • Quick learner with good analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • This position includes exposure to potentially contaminate biologic materials, instruments and blood or other bodily fluids. In compliance with OSHA regulations, Aesculap will provide required training and a safe working environment for all employees.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities: N/A

 

Expertise: Knowledge & Skills:

  • Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. 
  • Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. 
  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect date, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. 

Qualifications

Expertise: Qualifications-Experience/Training/Education/Etc

Required:

  • AA Degree or equivalent experience preferred, but not required.
  • 1-3 year experience in GMP materials management (warehouse management) or manufacturing area.
  • Working knowledge of SAP ERP is a plus (WM).
  • Previous experience working in fast paced, start up environment preferred
  • Previous experience working with a Warehouse Management System (WMS) and/or Manufacturing Execution System (MES) a plus

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

 

B. Braun offers an excellent benefits package, which includes healthcare, a 401(k) plan, and tuition reimbursement. To learn more about B. Braun and our safety healthcare products or view a listing of our employment opportunities, please visit us on the internet at www.bbraunusa.com..

 

Through its “Sharing Expertise®” initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services.

Other

Responsibilities: Other Duties:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

 

Physical Demands:

 The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds . 

 

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  This position could require the handling of instruments that may or may not have been contaminated by blood or other body fluids. In compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, Aesculap will provide a safe working environment for all employees. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Notices

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled

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