Posted to MedZilla on 6/15/2019

Novo Nordisk

US-CA, Materials Management Coordinator Job 556425600A1-MZ


About the Department
Novo Nordisk, a global health care company, is committed to discovering and developing innovative medicines to help people living with diabetes lead longer, healthier lives. To support this, Novo Nordisk is conducting research on stem cell therapy. Stem cell research raises hopes for improved treatment of Type 1 Diabetes and for future treatments with cell transplantation therapy. This treatment could be offered to people with many different serious chronic diseases caused by the degeneration of specific cells, such as Type 1 Diabetes. Type 1 Diabetes is manifested by the selective destruction of the insulin-producing cells in the body, which leads to a life-long dependence on insulin injections to control blood sugar levels. It is usually diagnosed in children and young adults. Cell therapy may offer a better treatment by replacing the lost cells with new insulin-producing cells derived from stem cells, thus avoiding daily multiple insulin injections as well as numerous blood glucose tests. This treatment may also offer better blood glucose control, which is crucial to avoid late-stage complications such as blindness and kidney failure. In this project Novo Nordisk will generate new stem cell lines to be used in future cell therapies to treat Type 1 Diabetes, Parkinson’s decease and chronical heart failure.

The Position
The Materials Management Coordinator will be responsible for material procurement, warehousing, inventory management of cGMP materials, and for performing shipping and receiving of non-GMP/GMP materials.

Additionally, this position will support other tasks as needed that ensure success of the organization.

The Material Management Coordinator will work at the Stem Cell manufacture facility located in Fremont, California. The Material Management Coordinator will report to a member of the Stem Cell Manufacture Leadership Team. Internal stakeholders include employees in Research & Development (R&D) in Novo Nordisk A/S, employees of UCSF, and employees at the Novo Nordisk Research Center Seattle, Inc. (NNRCSI) and Novo Nordisk Quality.

Essential Functions
  • Receive, inspect, disinfect, warehouse, and distribute cGMP raw materials, components, intermediates, and final drug product material while following standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Establish and maintain onsite inventory IT system such as SAP
  • Maintain inventory by identifying, labeling, and placing materials and supplies in stock; recording location of inventory and cycle counts
  • Locate materials and supplies by pulling and verifying materials and supplies listed on production orders
  • Perform material transfers into and from the manufacturing facility including dispensing, staging materials, performing material wipe down, receiving intermediates, receiving finished goods and returning materials to inventory
  • Document materials and supplies disposition by recording units delivered and location of units
  • Adhere to all safety procedures and GMP requirements at all times
  • Keep warehouse operation clean and inspection ready at all times

  • High school diploma, Associates or some college level courses preferred
  • 2+ years of experience in shipping, receiving, and warehousing operations preferably in a scientific or chemistry-based GMP manufacturing environment
  • Experience with ERP (Enterprise resource planning) system preferred
  • Meticulous attention to detail including the ability to maintain timely, accurate and legible documentation is required
  • A positive attitude, the ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of customers and a commitment to providing excellent service is required
  • Excellent multi-tasking and organizational skills
  • Ability to lift 50Lb and to work while standing and walking is required
  • Good computer skills including: MS Word, Excel

Novo Nordisk is an Equal Opportunity Employer /F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

If you are interested in applying to Novo Nordisk and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply, please call us at 1-855-411-5290. This contact is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

Requisition ID: 59847BR
State/Provinces: Fremont
Job Category: Research

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