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Logistics Specialist

Company: Affinivax Inc.
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

About AffinivaxAffinivax is a Cambridge-based clinical-stage biotechnology company with a novel, next-generation approach to the development of vaccines and immunotherapies targeting infectious and other immune-mediated diseases. This novel and highly efficient vaccine technology - called Multiple Antigen Presenting System (MAPS) - enables the high-affinity binding of protective polysaccharides as well as proteins in a single vaccine, uniquely inducing a broad and protective B-cell and T-cell immune response.Our vision is to take a major step forward in vaccine innovation to prevent and combat a wide range of infectious and other immune-mediated diseases, protecting infants and adults in our communities and making a meaningful impact on global public health. Affinivax is focused on developing vaccines for the most challenging bacterial infections, with a goal of improving upon existing vaccines and providing solutions for where there are no vaccines or prevention strategies available today.The role---Affinivax has an exciting new opportunity for a Logistics Specialist within the Supply Chain organization to join our team. The Logistics Specialist will perform shipment planning, booking shipments with carriers, generate required shipment documentation, coordinate schedules, and perform related system transactions. The Logistics Specialist will perform PO issuance, shipment and order tracking, and inventory reconciliation. Will perform duties in a manner compliant with contractual obligations, as well as industry and regulatory standards. This role will partner with several cross functional teams including but not limited to Finance, Manufacturing, and Quality Assurance to support supply continuity.You will have the opportunity to---

  • Develop shipment planning for global supply chain supporting import/export and domestic materials including raw materials, components, and all product stages.
  • Perform documentation preparation and all related system transactions.
  • Book and track shipments ensuring on-time performance.
  • Establish schedules and material status across the supply chain. Inform key stakeholders of status, issues, problems, and proposed solutions.
  • Perform inventory reconciliation and reporting, warehouse storage, excess and obsolete analysis, and disposition.
  • Participate in inventory review meetings with inventory planning, finance, and production teams. Prepare inventory reports for Finance and Tax.
  • Generate purchase orders for manufacturing related activities. Track financial adherence to budget relative to transportation and warehouse spend.
  • Foster effective cross-functional teamwork and drive plan execution. Proactively track critical path activities, anticipate risks, support creating contingency plans to ensure uninterrupted production and on-time delivery.
  • Perform required deviations and CAPA's for shipment related excursions.
  • Perform other projects and duties as assigned.Who you are and what you bring to the team---
    • A High School Diploma or equivalence; Bachelor's degree not required but preferred.
    • 3 to 5+ years of experience in a bio-pharma setting.
    • Experience with domestic shipments and Importing/Exporting.
    • Knowledge with U.S. Customs/FDA/USDA requirements for transport of pharmaceuticals.
    • Knowledge with IATA (International Air Transportation Association) and 49CFR shipping regulations (certifications preferred).
    • Experience with shipment of temperature sensitive products.
    • The ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with all company policies.
    • Strong computer and organizational skills.
    • Working knowledge of MS Office Suite.
    • Excellent attention to detail.What We Offer
      • Competitive compensation
      • Medical and Dental plans (BCBS), employer-paid at 85%
      • Vision Insurance, employer-paid at 100%
      • Life Insurance, Short- and Long-Term Disability
      • Flexible Spending Accounts/Health Savings Accounts
      • Wellness Benefits
      • 401(k) Plan with a 4% match
      • Tuition Reimbursement
      • Generous PTO package
      • 11 paid holidays, plus Holiday Shutdown
      • Pet Insurance
      • Subsidized Parking
      • Commuter Reimbursement Program
      • Brand new facility in Kendall SquarePlease NoteIn accordance with Affinivax's duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace that is free of known hazards, we have adopted a COVID-19 vaccine policy to protect the health of our employees and their families, our visitors, and the community at large from COVID-19. This policy requires all employees, contractors, and temporary workers, to (1) obtain an approved vaccination and provide proof of vaccination or (2) request an accommodation for a medical or religious exemption. Our policy is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention.Affinivax is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, status as a veteran or as a member of the military or status in any group protected by applicable federal or state laws.AgenciesAll resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at Affinivax via email, the internet, or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of Affinivax, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by Affinivax for this position and a valid agreement with Affinivax is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the Affinivax agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.

Keywords: Affinivax Inc., Cambridge , Logistics Specialist, Professions , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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