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Specialist, Cell and Gene Therapy Commercial Manufacturing & Supply Chain (Boston)

Semma Therapeutics

Semma Therapeutics

Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2023

Job Description

The Supply Chain Specialist independently performs a wide variety of activities supporting Vertex’s Supply Chain. Activities typically consist of well-defined support tasks that are performed independently as well as projects of increased complexity completed under limited supervision. The Specialist will work closely with key stakeholders including Finance, Regulatory, Commercial, Logistics, QA, MSAT and Manufacturing.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Under direction of supervisor, participates in limited areas of projects and/or timelines, which vary in function and in scope

  • Works with senior Supply Chain and Quality staff to conduct transactions for material creation, movement and use in Vertex’s material management software system

  • Confirms completion and tracking of supply chain supply-related documentation

  • Inventory Management

  • Performs administrative support for the larger project team and department, including creating PowerPoint slides for presentations and maintaining dashboards for project status and metrics

  • Multi-tasks to effectively manage own efforts on multiple projects

  • Troubleshoots routine problems

  • Takes meeting minutes and updates documentation

  • Assists other Supply Chain staff and working teams/suppliers in the execution of workstreams deliverables

Minimal Requirements:

  • Associate’s degree in relevant discipline (or equivalent experience)

  • 4 years of work experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Ability to analyze straightforward problems and develop possible solutions using technical experience and judgment; may escalate unusual or complex problems

  • Proven experience to effectively balance customer expectations with internal/team expectations

  • Ability to apply conceptual knowledge of supply chain methods/theories while acquiring deeper knowledge of applicable regulations (e.g., GMP. GCP, Part 11)

  • Works effectively across departments and levels, building and maintaining productive relationships

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

  • Demonstrated ability to manage own workload and lead/guide others on the team

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to exchange relevant, and at times complex, information cross-functionally and ensuring understanding

  • Preferred prior experience in the pharmaceutical industry


Company Information

Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation.

Vertex is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Vertex is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. Vertex will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should make a request to the recruiter or hiring manager, or contact Talent Acquisition at