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That's why our Lab Ops team is focused on providing physicians with comprehensive genomic information about each person's cancer. Information that's as unique as the patients are. The insights discovered in our labs may help change their story.


Supply Chain Specialist III

  • Second Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  • Full Time

About the Job

The Specialist III, Supply Chain is responsible for executing and troubleshooting 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. The Specialist III uses advanced knowledge of the supply chain to take action that prevents stock outs and ensures adherence to all regulations and monitors accuracy of all inventory transactions.

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

Key Responsibilities

• Perform daily receiving, inventory, sample management and handling of Non-Good Manufacturing Practice (non-GMP) packages.

  • Scan packages into Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) and deliver samples to the accessioning laboratory.
  • Register new materials into the LIMS system.
  • Timely record inventory receipts, transfers, goods issues within Maximo.
  • Fulfill requests to customer groups in accordance with established timelines to support optimal lab processing.
  • Deliver Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) inventory to stockrooms daily using established minimart locations.
  • Count inventory per an established schedule.

• Monitor the supply chain daily for deficiencies and use advanced knowledge of the supply chain to take action that prevents stock outs.

• Support maintenance of accurate inventory spreadsheets of regulated supplies.

• Create requisitions for expense orders in Paramount and Microsoft Dynamics GP on behalf of lab groups.

• Support stockroom organization by utilizing 5S Methodology and first in, first out (FIFO) principles.

• Adhere to established Facilities Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and to FIFO for inventory, health, safety, and waste stream disposal.

• Ensure that work conducted within the supply chain is completed accurately and in compliance with GMP, Quality System Regulations (QSR), and Certified Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) requirements.

• Other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications

• High School Diploma or General Education Degree

• 2+ years of inventory, material management, or supply chain experience

Preferred Qualifications

• 2+ year(s) of working in the pharmaceutical or molecular technology industries

• Requires the ability to lift 25 pounds

• Able to work in a laboratory environment in the presence of chemicals and reagents

• Competency with an inventory and material management system

• 2+ years of shipping and receiving experience, including in Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) validated environments

• Established competency in Inventory and Material Management or similar systems

• Excellent interpersonal skills that include effective written and oral communication, collaboration, and problem solving

• Demonstrated attention to detail and high level of organizational skill

• Ability to handle multiple tasks and work in a fast-paced environment

• Ability to adapt to changing procedures, policies and work environment

• Ability to work well under pressure while maintaining a professional demeanor

• Understanding of HIPAA and importance of privacy of patient data


Please be aware that Foundation Medicine mandates COVID-19 vaccination of all employees regardless of work location. Accommodations may be made in accordance with applicable law.


About Foundation Medicine

Foundation Medicine, Inc. (FMI) began with an idea—to simplify the complex nature of cancer genomics, bringing cutting-edge science and technology to everyday cancer care. Our approach generates insights that help doctors match patients to more treatment options and helps accelerate the development of new therapies. Foundation Medicine is the culmination of talented people coming together to realize an important vision, and the work we do every day impacts real lives.

Confidence, or the belief that we need to check every box before applying for a job, can sometimes hold us back from going after a role that inspires us. At Foundation Medicine there's no such thing as the 'perfect' applicant, and our company is a place where every employee can make an impact and continue to grow whatever background they may have or path they may have taken. So, as long as you meet the basic qualifications for a role, please apply if you see a position that would make you excited to come into Foundation Medicine every day and help us transform cancer care.

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