Associate Director, GMP Warehouse

JOB SUMMARY:      Sangamo Therapeutics is seeking an experienced materials management leader to head the GMP Warehouse organization supporting the Brisbane clinical manufacturing facility. This position will have accountability for all GMP material functions for the warehouse and staging space as well as being responsible for building the team that will ultimately own and operate the systems and space.   Initially, the position will serve as a subject matter expert in developing the needed internal business processes such as GMP material specifications, raw material process flows, shipping and receiving, packaging and labeling.   The position will work closely with the other Brisbane manufacturing user groups and management in support of meeting GMP readiness timelines and goals.       ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:   Provide structure and leadership for newly formed internal GMP Warehouse group Recruit top talent with every hiring opportunity and motivate and develop members of the department to be key leaders within the organization. Serve as a SME for all GMP Warehouse related operational needs for the Brisbane as well as potentially future sites.   Provide strategic vision on how to grow the operation smartly. Partner with other operational functions to ensure success of project goals and GMP readiness and compliance Develop, implement and own a comprehensive GMP materials management system and strategy for the site including the supporting policies and procedures. Actively influence and participate in the site leadership team while establishing effective cross-functional leadership relationships with a collaborative culture. Contribute to the company's overall growth strategy, planinvestment in new plant and equipment and oversee the departmental budget and headcount, as well as the site's capital expenditure budget.  Plan strategically for potential new GMP warehousing capabilities Implement supply chain and inventory controls to ensure uninterrupted manufacturing operations. Partner with procurement and suppliers to create a flow process of materials into the warehouse, driving efficiency and effectiveness of receiving and inventory storage. Ensure that appropriate training of all GMP warehouse personnel on equipment, process and facility safety procedures is maintained and up-to-date. Create and manage functional budget to meet company goals and objectives   EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:  Bachelor's degree in scientific discipline.  Equivalent work experience also considered.  10 plus years minimum in a materials management role with minimum of 5 years' experience managing a team or department.   Direct experience with shipments requiring critical cold chain constraints, materials, inventory control and warehousing & distribution Full understanding of pharmaceutical supply chain including serialization Experience working in GxP pharmaceutical and/or biotechnology regulated environment required Experience in representing as SME and defending GxP systems in audit setting Highly functional in a fast-paced dynamic company with ability to prioritize issues under differing pressures. Excellent written and verbal communication skills is a must Relevant legal standards and compliance systems Working knowledge of Quality Assurance (QA) and Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) standards Demonstrated application of quality and efficiency improvement methods such as LEAN, Six Sigma Experienced working withcontract service providers such as offsite warehouse and logistics. Experience in working with electronic systems.   ERP, LIMS, CMMS, WMS Proven leadership skills Methodical and organized in delivery of objectives Ability to analyze and resolve problems independently  
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Minimum Qualification
11 - 15 years

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