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Warehouse Manager - Pharmaceutical (cGMP)

At AstraZeneca we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the upmost integrity even in the most difficult situations because we are committed to doing the right thing. We continuously forge partnerships that help pursue world-class medicines in new ways, combining our people's exceptional skills with those of people from all over the globe.
The Warehouse Lead - Pharmaceutical is accountable for all receiving, shipping, and warehousing functions at the Bensalem, PA GMP warehouse. This includes ensuring supply and efficient flow of materials between Manufacturing & Packaging and the warehouse, managing permits, HAZMAT compliance, international shipping and documentation, ocean vessel shipping, ensuring accurate inventory via SAP, and driving & measuring performance in a continuous improvement environment. This also includes maintaining equipment and facilities as appropriate for a GMP environment
Main Responsibilities:
Lead shipping, receiving and warehousing, including cold chain within cGMP guidelines
Lead execution of raw material and finished good sampling
Author deviations, change controls, and standard operating procedures within company systems
Capable of performing, monitoring, and resolving all SAP transactions supporting department
Ensure a superior level of accuracy and traceability utilizing the inventory management system
Develop and maintain metrics
Ensures compliance with DOT designated hazardous materials, 49 CFR, and IATA regulations
Provide performance reviews to direct reports; counsels and disciplines under-performing employees
Author, approve, and implement SOPs, change controls, and non-conformances
Ensure compliance with site regulatory and cGMP guidelines as well as company policies
Create and maintain USDA permits
Builds and maintains costs to budget, rationalizing headcount for department
Interface with 3rd party contract labor support communicating performance and hourly tracking
Knowledgeable of the current Code of the Federal Regulations (CFR's) and Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP's)
Develop warehouse budget
Investigating and resolving problems, and identifying and implementing process improvements
Responsible for managing the training and development of personnel
The manager is responsible for interfacing and relationship development with support departments (QC, QA, Facilities, Development, etc) to assure production goals are met
Sufficient understanding of process, systems and equipment to troubleshoot problems and provide solutions to senior management
Expert knowledge of electronic quality systems
Possesses strong verbal and written communication skills
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exist
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exist
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form
Essential Requirements:
Minimum BS/BA degree required
5-10 years of work experience in pilot or commercial pharmaceutical or manufacture under cGMP
Minimum of 1 year previous work experience in a cGMP warehouse
Minimum 3 years prior supervisory, management or leadership experience
Must have the ability to work overtime as required.
Strong Warehouse Management System experience using SAP or other ERP systems
Competent with Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel. Visio helpful.
Capable of training full time and temporary FTEs
Capable of independently managing a remote warehouse facility
Desirable Requirements:
7 years supervision of non-exempt level employees
Green Belt certification or an equivalent Lean Enterprise certification
DOT and IATA certification (HAZMAT shipping preparation)
Certified Forklift trainer
Hazardous waste management experience (spill containment)
Cold chain management experience
Next Steps ? Apply today!
To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience ? it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity. If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.
AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.



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