Materials Controller I/II

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Job Summary:


The Materials Control I / II position is responsible for receiving, shipping, stocking, distributing material, equipment and products, documenting daily warehouse operations and material flow in a cGMP and GDP environment.


Key Responsibilities


  • Support and work within the Code of Federal Regulations Title 21, Quality Management System, Standard Operation Procedures (SOP’s), Work Instructions, comply with all documentation needs, and practices.
  • Perform timely and accurate data entry in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) for material transactions.
  • Perform receipt of incoming materials. Check materials received against specifications, vendor shipping documents and purchase orders for accuracy.
  • Accurately maintain all receiving documentation to comply with internal procedures and or SOPs.
  • Follow best practices related to the systems and process that support material inventory, purchasing, and material Provide recommendations and assist with implementation of improvements.
  • Work with Purchasing and Accounts Payable to resolve any supplier invoice issues or discrepancies.
  • Coordinate with Quality Assurance and Quality Control personnel, ensuring timely testing and release of materials.
  • Conduct cycle counts and wall-to-wall counts as needed.
  • Pick and stage materials for manufacturing and laboratory support.
  • Support accurate client billing and raw material traceability through timely processing of return to stock items.
  • Inspect stock for damage/product integrity. Maintain organization of work areas through 6S (sort, set, standardize, shine, sustain, safety).
  • Interact with Manufacturing and laboratory departments to reconcile inventory
  • Perform packaging and shipping of materials and samples to customers and/or testing facilities. Monitor shipments and update of any potential delays.
  • Manage effective relationships with suppliers as well as internal and external clients.
  • Successfully adapt to changing priorities in a high operating tempo.
  • Operate heavy equipment and vehicles to move materials. (Valid Class C license for driving company van or truck)
  • Operate to the highest ethical and moral standards.
  • Comply with Abzena’s policies and procedures.
  • Communicate effectively with regulators, clients, supervisors, colleagues, and staff.
  • Participate effectively as a team player in all aspects of Abzena’s business.
  • Adhere to quality standards set by regulations and Abzena policies, procedures, and mission.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. (Cleaning, labeling, printing, etc.)



Qualifications/ Skills Required:


  • Minimum high school diploma, or equivalent
  • Preferred minimum two (2) years’ experience in materials management. Preferred minimum one (1) year experience working in pharmaceutical
  • Ability to read, understand, and carry out Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), Work Instructions and other Quality Process Documentation in English.
  • Proven ability to provide excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of standard concepts, practices and procedures within the manufacturing and biologic environment preferred.
  • Microsoft Office experience
  • Working knowledge of ERP system preferred

Possible travel between Abzena sites (Bristol PA, San Diego CA) as needed.  

Physical Requirements

  • Shift times and days will change to support manufacturing needs.
  • Ability to stand for 2 to 3 hours at a time, sit for 2 to 3 hours at a time.
  • Frequently lift 25 pounds, move objects up to 50 pounds and bulky items.
  • Work in both cold rooms and ambient temperatures.
  • Stand/walk during entire length of shift.
  • Use arms, hands, and fingers to handle, feel, or reach.
  • Ability to use ladders, stairs, manual and mobile material handling equipment.
  • Ability to climb at heights of 20 feet, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl while wearing PPE.
  • Abilities including near and far sight, color, peripheral vision, depth, smell, and ability to stay focused on long tasks.



  • Non-Exempt


Abzena is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, and training.








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