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Distribution Specialist I - $8,000* Sign On

United States - California - Santa MonicaManufacturing Operations & Supply ChainRegular

Job Description

We are seeking a highly motivated individual for the role of Distribution Specialist I to work in this exciting new area of cancer immunotherapy to develop, manage and maintain a GMP/Non-GMP warehouse and inventory management system. In this role, you will perform activities to support manufacturing operations, product shipping, and component receiving to ensure inventory accuracy and timely supply of materials to manufacturing production suites to meet demands.



  • Participate in the materials management operations and activities to support Production operations team and other internal customers
  • Receive incoming shipments of non-GMP/GMP materials and equipment following established procedures
  • Dispense and kit GMP materials to support production operations
  • Prepare and deliver raw materials, samples, finished product, etc. to various departments as needed ensuring proper procedure and temperature range are followed
  • Maintain accurate inventory of GMP warehouse materials
  • Perform inventory cycle counts
  • Perform accurate ERP transactions
  • Communicate inventory discrepancies to warehouse operations team and escalate when appropriate
  • Cross-train in all areas of the warehouse operations
  • Pick, Pack, and Ship finished product, materials, and equipment as required per established policies and procedures
  • Ensure individual employee training is up-to-date
  • Adhere to all safety procedures and GMP’s requirements at all times
  • Keep warehouse operation clean and inspection ready at all times

Basic Qualifications:

  • AA degree OR
  • High School diploma with 1+ years of experience in engineering, manufacturing facilities or material management

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience in a pharmaceutical/biotechnology Materials Management, GMP distribution/warehouse operations, manufacturing, and supply chain, logistics, or distribution
  • Forklift certified
  • Able to operate equipment such as a forklift and an electric pallet jack
  • Able to lift, carry, push and/or pull 100 lb. of equipment or supplies
  • Able to squat, bend, kneel, climb, and/or reach for 75% of the day
  • Able to stand, walk, and/or move about for 75% of the day
  • In depth knowledge of warehouse operations in a GMP as well as a non-GMP setting
  • Cold chain knowledge and experience in a pharmaceutical or medical setting
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

This Position qualifies for a $8,000 Sign-on Bonus, $4,000 payable within 30 days of start date and $4,000 payable following 6 months of continuous employment. Payments are subject to a 1-year repayment agreement from date of payment issue. Applies to external hires only.