Manager Biologics & Logistics

Job ID
2021-7773
Location
Ft Lauderdale-Main (Cyp)
Department
Bio Distribution
Geographic Location
US-FL-Ft Lauderdale
Category
Healthcare

Overview

Responsible for high level productivity, efficiency and quality standards of the Biologics Manufacturing, Distribution and Logistics department. Provides leadership over assigned staff and ensures the completion of tasks with the ultimate goal of a safety and high quality of the product.

 

This position also has management responsbility for the Lake Park Distribution location.

Responsibilities

The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the duties and responsibilities performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.

  • Ensures that the most optimal product is manufactured according to the available supply and demands. Utilize methods (automated or manual) to control inventory, manufacturing and logistics processes with the objective of increasing efficiencies and decreasing waste
  • Visualizes future impacts and needs; implements improvements/changes as appropriate.  Seeks approval as required per SOP, policy and procedure or management requests
  • Responds promptly to questions of product safety and storage including during equipment malfunctions and local disaster events
    Hires employee(s), provides on-going assessment and conducts annual reviews
  • Ensures employee(s) have the training, tools and materials needed to carry out assigned duties. Estimates staffing needs and schedules; assigns work to subordinates and subunits to meet service and budget targets. Works closely with the Human Resources department to maintain high level of employee relations
  • Recommends policies, methods, processes, techniques for the business function based on change initiatives; creates/conceptualizes new methods, techniques, and/or processes across job areas or functions
  • Meets and/or exceeds organizational goals as they pertain to Biologics manufacturing, distribution, and logistics to include that all blood products are stored at appropriate temperatures, quarantine and initiate final disposition of products, reactive products, ensures the release of products after testing, label and store products and ensure that products are manufactured timely, efficiently
  • Ensures efficient and accurate transport of unprocessed/processed blood and blood products, equipment, supplies and mail
  • Organizes assigned work area (space, materials and staff); ensures area is free of health and safety violations. Maintains equipment by conducting Quality Control checks, calibrations, and temperature alarm verifications. Conducts validation/qualification and re-validation/re-qualification studies for processes and equipment
  • Manages, supervises, coordinates, provides leadership to, and reviews the work of subordinates in order to accomplish operational plans and results
  • Performs duties as needed and/or requested to support and maintain accreditation standards and continuous quality improvement of the organization; conducts basic safety/readiness checks of assigned vehicle prior to departure per SOP; reports any problem or mechanical issues
  • Collects data and completes reports and analyzes trends, as needed, for tracking and for process improvements
    Appropriately represents management and OneBlood; provides leadership, guidance, ensures productivity, inventory control, and efficiency and quality standards within departmental initiatives

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

 

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s Degree and five (5) years management experience in a related field; prior laboratory and/or blood bank experience preferred; or an equivalent combination of education, certification, training, and/or experience.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND DESIGNATIONS:

None

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to meet and/or exceed organizational goals as it pertains to Biologics manufacturing and/or distribution and logistics
  • Ability to meet regulatory requirements pertaining to Biologics manufacturing and distribution
  • Ability to successfully lead assigned staff
  • Ability to organize work for timely completion
  • Ability to follow complex oral and written instructions
  • Ability to speak, write, read and understand English
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Skill in various computer programs including but not limited to Microsoft Office applications
  • Skill in operating office equipment

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Tasks involve the periodic performance of moderately physically demanding work, usually involving lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (up to 50 pounds). Tasks that require moving objects of significant weight require the assistance of another person and/or use of proper techniques and moving equipment. Tasks may involve some climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. 

 

Functions are regularly performed inside and/or outside with potential for exposure to adverse conditions, such as inclement weather, atmospheric elements and pathogenic substances. Performance of this job could expose the employee to blood-borne pathogens. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

 

OneBlood is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disability/Other Protected Categories

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