Sr. Specialist, Supply Chain

Norwood, MA
April 18 2019
Life Sciences, Biology
Organization Type
Sr. Specialist, Supply Chain

The Role:

This role is an exciting opportunity to be part of a growing Supply Chain group. Reporting to the Norwood Supply Chain Director, the Senior Specialist will be responsible for all stock material purchases at the Site level. As the Norwood manufacturing Facility expands production capacities, including insourcing PCV, plasmid and buffers, we will have more production trains and materials to be purchased. This role will be responsible for handling the day to day interaction and communication with vendors related to purchases orders.

Here's What You'll Do:
  • Establishes requirements for external suppliers and processes approved purchased orders to ensure on time delivery of the agreed quantities for all materials requirements.
  • Confirms delivery dates and ensure documentation before shipment (domestic and international).
  • Ensures the corrects lead times and prices in SAP.
  • Runs the Open PO report to communicate arrivals for Logistic team on a weekly basis and ensures proper documentation from vendors for domestic and international shipments.
  • Runs the OTIF report on a monthly basis to follow vendors performance and support the Supplier Steering Committee.
  • Handles the day to day communication with vendors related to Purchases orders and negotiations.
  • Works in partnership with Procurement team to negotiate and ensure savings targets.

Here's What You'll Bring to the Table:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain, business or related field plus a minimum of 5 years of experience in a Supply Chain Operation or Procurement, from Planning until customer delivery; 2+ years with a Master's degree.
  • Experience in an operation of a highly-regulated industry, like Pharmaceutical or another related field.
  • Ability to manage multiple topics in a fast-paced environment and deal with different stakeholders from different domains in the organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to critically think and identify solutions.
  • Knowledge of GMP requirements and MRP/ERP systems and experience in SAP implementation.
  • Proven ability to navigate a matrix organization structure to influence without direct reporting relationships
  • Outstanding communication skills to represent the company with vendors
  • Well organized - a natural ability to be organized in how you think, communicate and conduct your work
  • A curious mindset that allows you to constantly learn and challenge the status quo

Here's What We'll Bring to the Table:
  • On-site subsidized cafeteria
  • Company-provided iPhone
  • Free parking, monthly subway pass or a subsidized commuter rail pass
  • Highly competitive healthcare coverage including: medical offered through BCBS (HMO/PPO), dental, and vision offered through VSP
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses
  • 16 weeks of 100% paid parental leave for all new parents
  • 16 weeks 100% paid family caregiver leave
  • 20 weeks 100% paid medical leave
  • Adoption assistance and discounts to local childcare centers, as well as access to
  • 401k (traditional and Roth offered) with 50% match on first 6% deferred. Match is vested immediately
  • A suite of Moderna paid insurance coverage, including: life insurance, short-term and long-term disability
  • Voluntary legal assistance plan
  • 15 days' vacation and 7 sick days per year, in addition to a discretionary winter shut down and 11 company paid holidays

Why join Moderna Therapeutics

At Moderna, we believe messenger RNA, or mRNA, is the "software of life." Every cell in the body uses mRNA to provide real-time instructions to make the proteins necessary to drive all aspects of biology, including in human health and disease. Given its essential role, we believe mRNA could be used to create a new category of medicines with significant potential to improve the lives of patients.

Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., Moderna currently has strategic alliances for development programs with AstraZeneca, Plc. and Merck, Inc., as well as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense; and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), a division of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Moderna has been ranked in the top ten of Science's list of top biopharma industry employers for the past four years. To learn more, visit .

Our Mission:
Deliver on the promise of mRNA science to create a new generation of transformative medicines for patients.


Moderna is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug-free work environment.

Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

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