CCRM, based in Toronto, Canada, is a unique not-for-profit group that is developing and commercializing cell and gene therapies and regenerative medicine technologies. We are leveraging our network of academics, industry partners and investors to tackle significant problems and advance our most promising technologies to the market to meet the needs of patients. For more information about CCRM, please visit our website at http://www.ccrm.ca.
As the Supply Chain Associate at CCRM, you will be heavily involved in the continued growth of our Centre for Cell and Vector Production (CCVP) facility. You will be responsible for managing and developing all aspects of process documentation and improvement, addressing audit observation and internal deviations, to ensure the required materials are purchased and available to support the production of customer orders. You will also be responsible for working with CCRM’s Procurement team to develop and manage supplier relationships.
- Shipping, receiving and materials/inventory management, as per Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), within a biotech manufacturing facility.
- Manage the flow of inventory for warehouse transfers, production and sales orders within an enterprise resource planning system.
- Follow existing standard operating procedures (SOPs) surrounding the materials purchasing and receiving process for a multi-site purchasing and warehousing operation.
- Review and address SOP deviations and audit observations in a timely manner to ensure all sites are compliant with internal process and audit findings.
- Identify, develop, and manage relationships with existing and potential suppliers to meet CCRM’s goals and delivery targets, and identify cost-saving opportunities.
- Establish, manage, and validate to GMP a clear biologic channel strategy, together with external and internal stakeholders, to define end-to-end supply chain operation development.
- Collaborate with the Business Development, Procurement, Logistics, and Manufacturing teams at CCRM to ensure that sensitive biotechnology-based raw, in-process, and finished products are treated with the necessary care to maintain viability, biologic function, etc., within specified limits. This includes, but is not limited to, sensitivities to temperature variation and excessive transport-related “shock” pre- and post-manufacturing.
- Advise the Operations Manager of any issues that may impact service to customers.
- Adhere to company policies, procedures, and terms of legal matters that affect purchasing policies.
- Support supply chain reporting and analysis, including sales and operations planning (S&OP), key performance indicators, and any other ad hoc requests.
- Comply with all GMP policies.
- A minimum of three years of experience in materials management/warehousing, managing supply chain, purchasing, and/or strategic
sourcing in a manufacturing environment.
- Knowledge of the storage and transportation of hazardous or infectious materials.
- Ability to manage multiple complex tasks to completion.
- Working knowledge of material requirements planning systems.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
- Strong English written and oral communication skills.
- Bachelor’s degree in a life sciences discipline (i.e., biology, chemistry).
- Business degree, or equivalent experience, focusing on supply chain/operations.
- Experience working for a contract manufacturing organization.
- Leads by example by proactively identifying problems and areas for improvement.
- Driven by understanding, meeting, and exceeding customers’ expectations and requirements.
- Takes a collaborative approach to working with cross-functional teams, with good multicultural awareness.
- Strong negotiation skills.
- Good financial knowledge to perform cost management/analysis.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with an assertive, responsible, and accountable attitude.
- Experience in supporting S&OP and integrated business planning.
- Experience in a GMP manufacturing environment.
CCRM is a developing organization and represents a fluid working environment. Flexibility and adaptability are essential, and duties will be influenced by the needs of the organization.
Applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada.
CCRM is committed to accessibility, diversity, and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process, providing the applicant has met the bona fide requirements for the open position. Applicants should make their requirements known once contacted to schedule an interview, or when the job offer has been made.