Sr Materials Planner

Spark Therapeutics
Job Location
Philadelphia, PA
Job Description

Reporting to the Materials Management Lead, the Materials Planner will provide on-going day-to-day operations and planning support to the clinical and commercial GMP Manufacturing Operations, for all products and therapeutic areas at Spark.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Lead site materials plan cycle (Raw Materials/Consumables through to Bulk Drug Substance) for GMP manufacturing
• Lead the MRP process including inventory projection and control, coordinate all aspects of supply planning and notify stakeholders of GMP manufacturing and purchasing needs
• Coordinate, review, prioritize and schedule the delivery of GMP raw materials & consumables to meet target dates and prevent stock shortage to meet the needs of manufacturing operational plans and projections
• Collaborate with partner departments to ensure material availability in alignment with manufacturing schedule, i.e. material sampling and testing time allowance
• Develop and maintain ERP system and materials supply process
• In collaboration with QC, QA and other cross-functional areas establish and maintain materials and product inventory system
• Participate as required in sample submission to internal or external laboratories
• Support Quality Systems through Change Control/Deviation/CAPA for material related issues

• Responsible for full life cycle materials plan for all GMP manufacturing; from planning, delivery, to execution
• Liaise with external GMP suppliers to ensure material needs, specifications, and quantities for manufacturing are met
• Maintain material inventory based on materials status
• Coordinate and track orders
• Resolve materials and supplier issues promptly
• Accountable for the MRP process including inventory projection and control
• Responsible for cross functional coordination of all aspects of supply planning
• Notifies stakeholders of GMP manufacturing and purchasing needs
• Ensures materials are in compliance with internal procedures and regulations
• Ensures all materials are available to meet the needs of manufacturing operational plans and projections
• Coordinates and communicates with manufacturing leaders on planning and scheduling of campaign material needs according to production schedules
• Ability to display proactive reasoning required
• The Materials Planner will interact with Manufacturing, Project Management, Finance, QC, QA or Facilities to coordinate e.g. receipt, testing and release of materials for manufacturing.
• Must be able to lift 25 pounds


Candidate should have the ability to work independently, cooperatively with others and pay strict attention to detail.

• Must be flexible and capable of working in the dynamic environment of a start-up company. 
• Should have excellent organizational skills.
• Good written and verbal communication skills and be ability to work effectively in a team environment are required.
• Focus on order, quality and accuracy
• Flexibility and initiative - Ability to adapt and work effectively in a variety of situations.
• Ability to display proactive reasoning required

• Bachelor's/Master’s degree in Supply chain, Engineering, Sciences or equivalent relevant experience
• Generally has 5+ years of relevant experience in biologics/pharmaceutical cGMP manufacturing environment
• Must have working knowledge of MRP Systems, Inventory control and the production planning process in GMP environment
• Requires thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. 


Transforming Patient’s Lives
. Spark Therapeutics is a pioneering gene therapy leader transforming the lives of patients suffering from debilitating genetic diseases by developing one-time, life-altering treatments. We are embarking on our goal to deliver the first approved gene therapy product in the US for genetic blinding conditions and have a product pipeline addressing other unmet rare genetic diseases. We have an entrepreneurial culture and are looking for talented and passionate professionals who are committed and motivated to making a difference in the lives of our patients. If you share our passion for excellence and are looking for a dynamic work environment that fosters creativity, scientific innovation and team collaboration, you may be a great fit for our team.

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