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The primary responsibility of a GMP Materials Specialist in the Cell Processing Facility (CPF) is to maintain and execute materials control and product logistics within the cGMP environment. The Specialist supports the control and movement of raw materials and finished goods for manufacturing. The CPF is a clinical Phase I/II manufacturing facility within the Fred Hutch, which produces products for patients participating in clinical protocols using cellular therapy.
- Follow and maintain the workflows of manufacturing Materials Control such as receipt and inspection, identification, quarantine, release, storage, and issuance of GMP materials used in production
- Administrate final product shipping/distribution to our customers
- Support monitoring of inventory, ordering and handling of supplies needed for operations
- Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and complete required processing documentation such as on logbooks
- Perform timely and accurate transactions in the business inventory control systems
- Maintain the storage areas in an organized and sanitary environment. Ensure material location status and quantity are accurate.
- Conduct cycle counts, resolve inventory discrepancy issues
- Identify issues, work collaboratively with the team to problem solve
- Identify deviations from approved policies and procedures. Document deviation, assist in the investigations, and assist in the development of CAPA.
- Evaluate current practices and operations and contribute to changes to improve performance
- Lead by example and take responsibility in the support of safety and cGMP compliance
- Report materials status/readiness to cross-functional project teams
- Bachelor’s degree or three or more years of experience in materials management or inventory control in a cGMP environment
- Basic computer literacy and proficiency with standard computer programs (MS Office)
- Must be able to work efficiently, with strong attention to detail in a highly regulated environment
- Must be able to support teamwork and communicate effectively in a diverse team environment
- Set an example in support of teamwork within the manufacturing group
- Must demonstrate solid time management and organizational skills, and strong verbal and written communication
- Must be able to wear clean room attire, surgical masks, and all required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Meets physical requirements of the job, as follows: can lift a minimum of 40 pounds with or without assistance of tandem lift or other materials handling equipment, and the ability to bend, reach, stretch, and climb ladders
- Ability to work the occasional weekend days or evenings
- Experience writing or revising standard operating procedures, Materials Specifications, and other GMP Systems documentation
- Knowledge of lean manufacturing methodologies, such as Kanban
- Knowledge of 5S for warehousing organization
A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in your career or that will be made through work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.
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