Umoja Biopharma is a game-changing biotech start-up with locations in Seattle, WA and Boulder, CO, focused on transforming the treatment of cancer with a novel integrated immunotherapy platform. Our vision is to develop off-the-shelf therapies capable of treating any tumor, any time. We are a diverse and growing team working in brand-new facilities in downtown Seattle, Washington, and Boulder, Colorado, and we are looking for innovative thinkers who are excited by groundbreaking science and technology, and passionate about squaring up to the challenges inherent to cutting edge drug development. We are committed to the principles of Diversity Equity and Inclusion and strongly invite applications from enthusiastic individuals who share our commitment and help position Umoja as a leader in this front. 

We at Umoja believe in the importance of stories; we are looking for great people to join our team to help us create more stories for ourselves, for you, and most importantly for patients and their families.  

Umoja Biopharma – Your Body. Your Hope. Your Cure.  

POSITION SUMMARY  

We are seeking a passionate and capable Warehouse Lead to join our Technical Operations team. Umoja is setting up a new warehouse, and this role will be primarily tasked with overseeing the receipt, stocking, inventory management, and data entry for materials to support pre-clinical/ tox/engineering and GMP manufacturing activities. In the early phase, they will be expected to establish and improve on existing procedures to govern the day-to-day warehouse activities. This role is responsible for establishing standard processes for tracking and projecting inventory at our site located in Louisville, CO, and for driving adherence to standard processes. This person can work autonomously, with little direction needed for daily tasks. They should have an affinity for supply chain analytics and be able to elevate outcomes for executive review.   

The Warehouse Lead will be responsible for the care and continuous operation of the warehouse, and must maintain a clean, organized warehouse. Responsibilities for certain activities will be managed by SOP, and the Warehouse Lead must ensure that the warehouse is operated in a manner that supports evolving Quality requirements. As a member of the Supply Chain group, you will be working with Manufacturing, Quality, and Laboratory Operations groups to ensure that all the material needs of the business are met.  

Additional activities may include process mapping and communication with Umoja teams. Ideal candidate will have good communication skills, be highly organized, and detail oriented. Prior experience with a GMP environment and experience driving a forklift highly preferred.  

This role will support supply chain activities, reporting into the AD of Supply chain. The level of the role will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience, either Lead or Senior Specialist level. 

 This position will be based in the Louisville, CO area 

 
CORE ACCOUNTABILITIES   

Specific responsibilities include:    

  • The correct and timely receipt and processing of GMP and non-GMP materials at The CLIMB warehouse in Louisville, CO.  
  • Maintaining a safe, clean, and orderly warehouse in support of manufacturing activity 
  • Overseeing Raw Material kitting, dispensing and transfer 
  • Cycle counting warehouse inventory and maintaining high accuracy
  • Operating the warehouse according to Umoja SOPs and Quality Systems 

Required qualifications for a Warehouse Lead Level: 

  • Associate’s degree with relevant prior experience
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in a Supply Chain / Warehouse Role
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience operating in a cGMP environment 

Required qualifications for a Warehouse Senior Specialist Level: 

  • Associate’s degree with relevant prior experience
  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience in a Supply Chain / Warehouse Role
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience operating in a cGMP environment 

Preferred Qualifications:    

  • Experience being a part of setting up a new Warehouse and getting it operational
  • Ability to think through and execute data gathering, and quantitative and qualitative data analysis, including business process metrics and measures linking to business KPIs
  • Forklift operating license 
  • Experience with ERP System (SAP preferred)
  • Experience managing a team of warehouse personnel 
  • Experience writing and revising GMP SOPs
  • Knowledge of DOT and HAZMAT regulations for shipping materials
  • High attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
  • Professional Demeanor 

Physical Requirements:    

  • Ability to lift, push, pull, and carry to 50 lbs 
  • Ability to operate a forklift 
  • Comfortable being on your feet for extended periods of time.
  • Exposure to warehousing and manufacturing areas at +5°C including storage freezer at –20°C 

Salary Range for Warehouse Lead: $62,000 - $78,000
Salary Range for Warehouse Senior Specialist: $74.000 - $92,000

COVID-19 Policy

Pursuant to Umoja Biopharma’s Vaccine Policy, we are currently requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated to work onsite or visit any of our physical locations. In addition, you must provide proof of vaccination to work onsite or visit any of our physical locations. Umoja will consider reasonable accommodation for medical condition/disability and sincerely held religious belief, practice or observance unless such accommodation would result in an undue hardship.

Benefits Offerings

Umoja Biopharma offers its employees comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision plans through Premera Blue Cross, Delta Dental, and VSP, respectively, with no premium costs to our employees. Additionally, we offer Umojians access to a 401k plan through Fidelity, with a 100% match up to their first 6% deferral. Umoja also provides a competitive, unlimited Paid Time Off policy, employee commuter benefits, and childcare reimbursement. For a full breakdown of our benefits offerings, please see the Benefits section of our website.

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