B. Braun

Material Management,Supervisor

Job Locations US-PA-Breinigsville
Requisition ID
2020-17098
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

Position Summary:

 

The Materials Management Supervisor will support GMP Operations to coordinate and support the procurement and/or receipt and visual inspection of incoming cGMP and non-cGMP materials by ensuring documentation is accurate and materials are received in good condition. They will also be responsible for assisting Manufacturing and Quality Management staff in support activities for cGMP manufacturing such as maintenance of equipment files, supplier quality management files, and quality records maintenance.  This position supports procurement of materials and/or release and distribution as well as well as the receipt and shipping of HCT/P 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) products are safe and effective.

 

Principal Duties Responsibilities: 

  • This position reports to QA but also directly supports Manufacturing and Quality Management.
  • Operates compliant cold chain shipping logistics that include packaging, tracking, and tracing transportation of human biologic material between manufacturing facility and clinical sites (US & CAD).
  • Prepares materials for and participates in Management Review activities, prepare and maintain WM KPIs.
  • Support additional SAP Production Planning and scheduling for AB operations.
  • Act as an SAP super user for AB operations includes SAP process improvement, optimization, and Project Management.
  • Initiates materials tracking through SAP to expedite supplier recalls, enable product troubleshooting, and track HCT/Ps through the manufacturing process.
  • Sources primary and secondary suppliers for materials and creates new material requests. This involves price comparison, contract negotiation, supplier agreement preparation. May participate in Supplier Qualification and Quality Agreement processes. 
  • Authors and revises Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and protocols for materials management and shipping in compliance with the cGMP/GTP. May author and revise other SOPs as required.  Trains staff to relevant procedures. 
  • Work with the Legal Department to determine and put in place a Supply/Licensing/Quality Agreement when needed for certain materials.
  • Prepares receiving documents; documents receiving information using SAP, complies with proper handling and storage requirements of materials and components according to Aesculap Biologics’ SOPs, and materials’ specifications.
  • Analyze operational issues to determine the most effective and efficient use of all resources including but not limited to analyzing procurement, inbound receiving, and inventory control
  • procedures and proposes and/or effects changes as deemed necessary to augment/improve product flow.
  • Supports Materials Management processes by preparing inventory counts, including physical counts of materials, within the SAP system.
  • Maintains materials management equipment in a validated state and insures that storage equipment is cleaned and sanitized on schedule.
  • Insures proper storage conditions for materials and monitors temperatures throughout all storage areas using the REES system or manual systems as needed.
  • Creates, revises, and maintains SAP Production Planning (BOM, routing), MRP, Warehouse / Inventory Management, and Quality Management master data to support AB operations. Is the SAP WM / QM super user / trainer.    
  • Manages inventory of commodities and expired materials to meet financial objectives and optimize company assets.
  • Ensures accurate and complete records are kept regarding consumption, cost, selling price, stock levels and other data.
  • Coordinates and resolves with accounting and the vendor any invoicing, receiving and credit problems.
  • Interfaces with all levels of management and other company departments.
  • Actively contributes to the company’s Quality System by participating in Risk Analysis, Change Control, and CAPA systems as required.
  • Develop and improve processes designed for operational efficiency and reducing human error.
  • Manages MSDS for materials and labels materials per OSHA requirements.
  • Determines appropriate actions for rejected materials and coordinates final disposition with the vendor and Quality Management.
  • Ability to handle and ship biological materials according to relevant laws and company SOPs. Able to obtain IATA/HAZMAT Certification within 3 months of hire and maintain thereafter.
  • Performs routine procedures following written instructions (SOPs, protocols, etc.) in support of manufacturing cell therapy product of acceptable quality to meet FDA regulatory requirements.
  • The ability to gown for performance or observation of aseptic processing in a clean room environment is required.
  • Must comply with applicable ISO and FDA regulations as stated in AB 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.
  • Contribute to creating a climate of trust, ethics, and accountability by effectively seeking out and accepting feedback from others.
  • Possess the ability to exceed expectations with the customer in mind and take responsibility for driving key results as well as empower others to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Demonstrate behaviors that drive efficiency by understanding and improving processes as well as sharing best practices.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training / development of employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Act as a lead team member in all aspects of GMP operations.   
  • Development of and compliance to an annual MM Budget.

Qualifications

Expertise: Qualifications-Experience/Training/Education/Etc

Required:

  • Bachelors Degree is required.
  • 5+ years experience in a regulated materials management environment.
  • Working knowledge of SAP is required.
  • Computer skills in MS Office; Excel, Word, and Visio is required.
  • 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) is a plus.
  • APICS certification is a plus.

Language and mathematical skills; reasoning ability:

  • 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. 

 

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. 

 

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 Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities /Women/ Veterans/Disabled

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

Other

Responsibilities: Other Duties:

 

Job Specifications:

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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