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Manager Supply Chain, Outbound Operations

Netherlands - HoofddorpManufacturing Operations & Supply ChainRegular

Job Description

We are seeking a highly motivated Manager Supply Chain, Outbound Operations for our Site Supply Chain Team.

The Site Supply Chain Team effectively and efficiently directs warehouse management functions to ensure manufacturing operations, quality and delivery goals are met.


  • Manage daily GMP distribution/warehouse operational activities;

  • Implement and storage capabilities extension

  • Execute product distributions to EU and Israel

  • Collect distribution issues, warehouse operations issues, and propose solutions

  • Propose and lead continuous improvement projects to increase

  • warehouse/distribution capabilities

  • Support TCF04 Supply Chain execution from warehouse management operations point of view: understand SC needs and fulfill it

  • Maintain Operational KPIs Distribution, final product occupancy levels and orchestrate shipping activities

  • Manage warehouse management systems and perform reporting of receipts inventory, capacity, issues, picks and shipments

  • Execute warehouse SOPs and WIs and check correctness

  • Propose and draft new and/or changed SOPs and WIs, act as owner of SOPs and Wis

  • Make sure warehouse and storage equipment is maintained in proper shape, order, repair and maintenance is timely executed and completed

  • Manage and maintain operational licenses and permits, participate necessary self audits, take part of external and internal audits, take care of safety and security activities

  • Monitor and maintain sufficient warehouse material level, execute materials order, support initiatives to minimize expiry

  • Manage delivery receipt for goods and services from external suppliers

  • Make sure warehouse/distribution spend stays within budget and report proactively any possible deviation to manager

  • Propose continuous cost improvement opportunities and lead OE initiatives

  • Support and monitor service supplier performance

  • Ensure GMP compliancy for all related warehouse processes

  • Main focus but not limited, Change control owner, Deviation management, SCAR management, training compliance, CAPA management

  • Additional duties as assigned.

  • These duties can be delegated to designated deputies of a satisfactory qualification level as needed.


  • Previous cell culture experience preferred/highly desired

  • Knowledgeable of the Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) or similar regulated environment

  • Sufficient understanding of process, systems and equipment to troubleshoot problems and provide solutions to senior management

  • Sufficient knowledge of electronic quality systems

  • Preferably experience with continuous improvement

Personal skills

  • High energy level and 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

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are essential in this collaborative work environment

  • Willingness to think outside of the box and adapt best practices to our small, but growing environment

  • Ability to adapt in a constantly evolving environment

  • Self-motivated with a strong sense of ownership and compliance in areas of responsibility