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US - Maryland - Frederick
- The individual in this position is responsible for providing support to the supply chain for the Tissue Procurement department in both administrative and source specific functionalities. This member will interface with team members including (but not limited to) key managers, scientists, technical members, support teams, and leadership throughout manufacturing, research and development, sales, marketing, product management and compliance departments.
- Liaison with lab and sales teams regarding logistics of incoming samples to include timing and tissue specifications.
- Coordinate collaborative research efforts to Universities involved in the study.
- Serve as point of contact to qualify, train, maintain and help grow collaborative relations with existing and new suppliers and various sources.
- Conduct site visits as needed.
- Maintain and update existing and new source specific Contracts, Internal Review Boards (IRBs), and Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs).
- Manage surgical recovery protocols and specifications for acquiring human and animal derived organs and tissues associated with primary cell isolations and other derivative developments that support research developments and other regulated applications.
- Participate a 24/7 on-call schedule that include nights, weekends, and holidays.
- Maintain procurement databases for analysis and report generation as needed.
- Participate in negotiations and strategic sourcing activities as needed.
- Assist in ordering, building, and stocking collaboration sources with tissue procurement kits.
- Apply and/or recommend best practices for current tissue and non-tissue related procurement processes.
- Practice effective management of multiple institutions.
- Participate in hands-on laboratory and Registry institution training.
Education and Training Required:
- Degrees: BA, BS, Masters, and/or RN with clinical work experience (clinical experience highly preferred).
- At least 2 years working in surgical transplant procurement and/or hospital environment, or clinical equivalent.
- Strong customer service focus to enhance satisfaction, demonstrate judgment, tact and diplomacy in dealing with internal and external customers.
- Initiative and organization skills are extremely valuable to ensure a smooth office operation.
- Strong verbal communication skills to effectively communicate important information.
- Ability to take initiative and work independently towards a defined goal. Attention to detail a must.
- Strong analytic skills to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
- Motivated and disciplined. Strong work ethic. Must be flexible and adaptable to change.
- A “team player” with the ability to forge relationships with a variety of individuals and personality types. Willingness to ask for assistance or guidance when necessary. Anticipate needs and problems while creating solutions.
- Demonstrates a sense of urgency, contagious optimism and a ‘can do’ attitude
- Knowledge of Research and Medical terms and processes.
Knowledge of Good Clinical Practices and research protocols.
- Knowledge of purchasing systems including planning software (MRP).
- Knowledge of procurement processes and strategic supplier management
- Knowledge of supply chain programs (Consignment, JIT, VMI, etc.) and ability to manage project execution of these programs
- Exposure to Database management that includes patient records and confidentially.
ISO or equivalent system, understanding procedures and requirements and change control (FDA, GMP, etc.).
- Approximately 20% required.
- Non-standard work hours for travel, business calls, relationship building, etc.