Jun 06, 2022

Job Description

12,000. The number of associates worldwide working together to reimagine medicine!

The Technical Research and Development (TRD) organization oversees the development and clinical manufacturing of new medicines discovered by our researchers and partners. We transform the lives of people by developing innovative and life-changing medicines.

The Associate Expert, Drug Supply within the Warehouse function is considered a Warehouse Specialist role that will perform, maintain, and manage a wide variety of tasks related to warehouse and materials management operation. As part of Novartis TRD Cell and Gene Therapy (CGT) Pilot Plant here in New Jersey, USA, this is an opportunity to help bring and deliver new innovative Clinical Cell Therapy products with focus on bettering the lives of patients.

The typical working hours for this position will be 08:00 to 04:00, Monday to Friday. However, flexibility to work on weekends, off-shifts, and overtime may be required to meet the needs of our patients and business.

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

• Responsible to order, receive, store, and issue materials. Communicate, and coordinate with the material suppliers to resolve challenges with deliveries.
• Assist in inventory control and perform cycle counts to ensure accurate inventory levels/data and uninterrupted supply of materials.
• Perform Clinical Patient Material (Leukapheresis) receipt and Final Product shipment including but not limited to export/import document preparation and coordinating with the courier companies.
• Perform work keeping safety, compliance, and product quality in focus with strong attention to details.
• Perform and maintain accurate, timely, neat, and compliant written, and electronic documentation.
• Inform supervisor and other stakeholders of issues, challenges, and barriers to safety, product quality, production schedule, and recommend possible solutions within own and broader area of responsibility.
• Maintain warehouse and work areas in clean and organized conditions for inspection readiness.
• Support to implement operational excellence and continuous improvement initiatives.
• Complete all required job specific cGMP, Data Integrity, and HSE trainings and adhere/comply to appropriate standards defined for quality, ethics, health, safety, environment, and information security.
• Understand the requirements, expectations and needs of internal and external customers and interact in courteous, professional, supportive, and collaborative manner.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

Minimum Requirements

What you'll bring to the role:

• Associate degree in Supply Chain, Engineering, Life Sciences, Information Systems, Computer Science, Business Management or related technical field. Bachelor of Science degree preferred. A combination of relevant education and experience will be considered in lieu of degree.
• 2+ years of Logistics, Distribution and/or Warehousing experience in a Biotech or pharmaceutical industry including Cryogenic and Cold-Chain shipment experience
• Knowledge and experience with cGMP, OSHA, DOT, and IATA regulations
• Demonstrated ability to take ownership, initiative, and self-accountability
• Demonstrated ability to collaborate, work, and communicate effectively in a fast pace dynamic team setting
• A positive outlook coupled with the requisite “can do” attitude and a willingness to do what it takes to achieve personal and organizational goals and overcome obstacles
• Proficient in MS office suite and ability to learn, and operate applicable computer systems to perform various tasks
• Physical requirements, including but not limited to, extended standing, walking, sitting, repeated bending, and lifting up to 50 pounds

Why Novartis?

766 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2021, and while we’re proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people’s lives.

We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.

We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!

Imagine what you could do here at Novartis!

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Accessibility and reasonable accommodations
The Novartis Group of Companies are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to [email protected] call +1 (877)395-2339 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please include the job requisition number in your message.
Global Drug Development
East Hanover, NJ
Technical Operations
Full Time
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Associate Expert Drug Supply (Warehouse Specialist)

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