Inventory & Materials Coordinator

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The Materials Coordinator I will work within the R&D / GMP warehouses managing the receiving, issuance, transfer and shipping of all products. The Materials Coordinator will work closely with all Abzena team members ensuring they provide them the material within a timely fashion. 



  • Maintains inventory, shipping, purchasing and receiving operations by initiating, coordinating, and enforcing GMP policies and procedures.  
  • Maintains material inventory for all raw materials used for R & D Lab Use as well as manufacturing in GMP environment.  
  • Ensures that Manufacturing allocated items are pulled and issued to specific projects and assists Manufacturing for staging and un-staging materials for GMP processes. 
  • Ensures that all materials are pulled and issued to specific projects for R&D, PD and QC usage. 
  • Monitors, reviews, and reports on physical inventory in stock and capacity requirements.  
  • Works in collaboration with Quality Control to ensure completion of inspection and testing for incoming materials and report Quality Assurance concerns if applicable.  
  • Provides Material Verification to internal specifications and release requirements. 
  • Checks materials received against purchase orders and material specifications.  
  • Reports damaged or defected items.  
  • Maintains records of received materials 
  • Enters and maintains inventory chemical and solvent data into software program with detailed accuracy.  
  • Interacts with MSAT to reconcile inventory variances. 
  • Follows Abzena procedures for Receiving, Inspection, Raw Materials Specifications, Raw Material Inventory, Material Transfer, and Shipping.  
  • Ovesees all Shipping and Receiving duties.  
  • Assists Material Control Manager with maintaining physical condition of warehouse by planning and implementing new design layouts and inspecting equipment.  
  • Follows best practices related to the systems and process that support Material Control.   
  • Maintains inventory usage and needs via ERP. 
  • Operates to the highest ethical and moral standards. 
  • Complies with Abzena’s policies and procedures. 
  • Communicates effectively with clients, supervisors, colleagues and staff. 
  • Participates effectively as a team player in all aspects of Abzena’s business. 
  • Adheres to quality standards set by regulations and Abzena policies, procedures, and mission.  
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 
  • May participate on Spill Team and Safety Committee. 


Qualifications/ Skills Required:  

  • Minimum high school diploma, or equivalent.  
  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience with materials control coordination.  Preferred minimum one (1) year experience working in a Quality Assurance environment.  
  • Ability to read and understand test plans, Standard Operating Procedures and documents written in English. 
  • Skill communicating effectively with all members of the manufacturing and testing teams. 
  • Knowledge of standard concepts, practices and procedures within the manufacturing and biologic environment.  
  • Microsoft Office experience. 


Travel between Abzena sites (Bristol PA, San Diego CA and Sanford NC) as needed.


Physical Requirements:    

  • Ability to stand for 1-2 hours at a time, sit for 2 to 3 hours at a time.  
  • Frequently lift and or move objects up to 50 pounds.  
  • Stand/walk during entire length of shift.  
  • Use arms, hands and fingers to handle, feel or reach.  
  • Ability to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  
  • Visual abilities including near and far sight, color, peripheral vision, depth and ability to focus.  

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