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Distribution Specialist

United States - California - El SegundoManufacturing Operations & Supply ChainRegular

Job Description

Kite is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of innovative cancer immunotherapies with a goal of providing rapid, long-term durable response and eliminating the burden of chronic care. The company is focused on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) and T cell receptor (TCR) engineered cell therapies designed to empower the immune system's ability to recognize and kill tumors. Kite is based in Santa Monica, CA. For more information on Kite, please visit www.kitepharma.com. Sign up to follow @KitePharma on Twitter at www.twitter.com/kitepharma.


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.


Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

Plan, oversee, and participate in the materials management operations and activities to support Production operations team and other internal customers

Manage the day-to-day assignments of warehouse job tasks and monitor completion of required activities

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

Performing inventory cycle counts

Perform accurate ERP transactions

Monitor Kanban area to ensure optimum replenishment of materials

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

Assist in the revision of area SOP’s

Fork Lift certified

Other duties as assigned


Basic Qualifications:


AA degree OR

High School diploma with 1+ years of experience in engineering, facilities or material management


Preferred Qualifications:


At least 3+ years of experience in a pharmaceutical/biotechnology Materials Management, GMP distribution/warehouse operations, manufacturing, and supply chai

Able to operate equipment such as a forklift and an electric pallet jac

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

Previous experience in Logistics, Distribution and Supply Chain preferred

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 are essential in this collaborative work environment

Comfortable in a fast-paced environment with minimal direction and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities