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Supply Chain Specialist II (m/f/d)

  • Penzberg, Bavaria DE, Germany, 82377
  • Full Time

About the Job

The Specialist II, Supply Chain is responsible for executing the daily incoming workflow of reagents and
consumables inventory for FMI’s regulated laboratory operations, including receiving, quarantine,
storage, and distribution. The role encompasses all regulated and non-regulated supplies, inbound and
outbound package management, and general housekeeping of FMI’s loading dock and storerooms. This
position works with the team to ensure adherence to all applicable regulations and ensure accuracy of
all inventory transactions.
This is a regulated position and additional information may be available from QA on the qualifications for
this role pertaining to regulatory guidelines.

Regular onsite work at a designated FMI location is an essential function of this role.

Key Responsibilities

• Execute receiving activities for both GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) and Non-GMP materials in
ERP and Laboratory Management systems.
• Issue and deliver materials using Kanban and 5S principles to support appropriate inventory levels for
the Operations team.
• Perform cycle counts and ensure inventory accuracy is aligned with department goals.
• Provide shipping and logistics support for all inbound and outbound materials for domestic
• Create material requisitions in ERP system and work with the Procurement Team on delivery
schedules from suppliers.
• Adhere to established Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) for inventory management, health,
safety, and waste stream disposal.
• Complete tasks in compliance with regulatory requirements including Federal Drug Administration
(FDA), ISO, Certified Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), and other Quality Management
System requirements.
• Ensure all records (both paper and electronic records) are stored and retained per quality system
• Support continuous improvement initiatives within the Supply Chain department.
• Other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications
• High School Diploma or General Education Degree
• 1+ year(s) of supply chain experience

Preferred Qualifications
• 1+ year(s) of inventory or material management experience
• Prior work experience in the pharmaceutical or molecular technology industry
• Basic proficiency using an inventory and materials management system
• Prior shipping and receiving experience
• Demonstrated history of attention to detail and high level of organizational skill
• Demonstrated ability to:

work in a laboratory environment in the presence of chemicals and reagents
• follow proper protocols for working cold rooms
• operate pallet jacks and other warehouse equipment in a safe manner
• lift 25 pounds
• handle multiple tasks and work in a fast-paced environment
• adapt to changing procedures, policies and work environment
• work well under pressure while maintaining a professional demeanor
• Demonstrated history of strong work ethic
• Strong interpersonal skills that include effective written and oral communication, collaboration, and
problem solving
• Some experience with creating workflows and/or SOPs
• Basic understanding of regulations governing materials control in the
pharmaceutical/biotechnology/medical device industries
• Understanding of HIPAA and importance of privacy of patient data
• Commitment to FMI values: patients, innovation, collaboration, and passion


Foundation Medicine is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, age, or national origin. Further, qualified applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or protected veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also FMI’s EEO Statement and EEO is the Law and Supplement. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing this form.  (EOE/AAP Employer)

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