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Distribution Specialist II - $8,000* Sign On

United States - California - Santa MonicaManufacturing Operations & Supply ChainRegular

Job Description

Kite is seeking to cure cancer by applying cutting edge technology in the field of cell therapy.  We are the leader in producing licensed therapies.

We are seeking a Distribution Specialist II to join our team in Santa Monica. The individual will 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
  • Gown aseptically for work in a cleanroom environment
  • Keep warehouse operation clean and inspection ready at all times

Basic Qualifications:

AA degree and 1+ years’ of experience in supply chain, warehouse in a biotech/pharma industry OR

High School Degree and 2+ years’ of experience in supply chain, warehouse in a biotech/pharma industry

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in supply chain

Basic knowledge of pharmaceutical manufacturing of biotechnology products, aseptic processing, cell culture product

Experienced with adherence to SOPs and cGMP regulations, and documentation associated with clinical manufacturing

Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and data analysis

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Physical Requirements: work off-shift and long hours, lift over 30 lbs., remain in a cleanroom environment for long periods of time

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.