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Materials Management (Supply Chain) Associate



Full Time

On Site


Westborough, Massachusetts, United States

Do you want to be part of an inclusive team that works to develop innovative therapies for patients? Every day, we are driven to develop and deliver innovative and effective new medicines to patients and physicians. If you want to be part of this exciting work, you belong at Astellas!

Astellas Pharma Inc. is a pharmaceutical company conducting business in more than 70 countries around the world. We are committed to turning innovative science into medical solutions that bring value and hope to patients and their families. Keeping our focus on addressing unmet medical needs and conducting our business with ethics and integrity enables us to improve the health of people throughout the world. For more information on Astellas, please visit our website at [Register to View] .

Purpose and Scope:

Materials Management (Supply Chain) Associate I will be responsible for administrative tasks involved in planning, coordinating, shipping and receiving of GMP and Non-GMP goods. This individual shall be responsible for vendor management (Contracts, Complaints, Change notifications, etc.). Individual shall be responsible for day to day warehousing activities -- assisting with the distribution of equipment, materials, parts and supplies throughout the facility. Individual will be responsible for Tech Transfers -- Materials Planning -- Change Controls, Material Specification and Part Number generations.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • The Materials Management (Supply Chain) Associate I is accountable for overall relationship management and operational oversight of suppliers of cell therapy materials and products.
  • Matrix leadership that interfaces closely with the internal stakeholders, to ensure flawless execution of the production plan.
  • Individual shall be responsible for partnering with Strategic Sourcing & Procurement to ensure robust supply of GMP materials.
  • Act as the the primary point of contact for suppliers and internal stakeholders.
  • In this role, the individual shall be responsible for interacting with Tech Transfer teams and other stakeholders in development of strategies for materials procurement planning.
  • Assures delivery of external clinical and commercial supply that meets quality, compliance, schedule and budget expectations through proactive identification and mitigation of supply risks, ensuring on-time closure of deviations, change controls, corrective action plans, etc.
  • Has overall responsibility of new materials required for technology transfers to, including all operations (Forecasting), quality (Spec creation, Risk Assessments and Change Controls) and business processes (Part number generations and new material setup) to ensure support for the technology transfer team.
  • Acts as contract monitor for existing agreements and develops new agreements as needed.
  • Engages with cell therapy development teams to understand the requirements of new materials as part of New Product Introduction (NPI).
  • Ensure alignment of objectives and priorities with CMC teams to deliver products in a timely manner.

Quantitative Dimensions:

Performance will be measured against company and group goals and objectives.

Organizational Context:

  • This individual would spend about 50 % of the time on strategic projects (Continuous Improvements, Tech transfers, Vendor Management, etc.).
  • This individual will spend about 20% of the time on tactical issues -- Complaint management, processing change notifications, deviations (investigations).
  • This individual will spend about 20% on day to day warehousing activities as described under "responsibilities" section.
  • Remainder of the 10% shall be spent on training and self development.