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Vericel is an innovative company committed to improving the lives of patients with serious conditions through the development and manufacture of unique advanced cell therapies and specialty biologics.

Here at Vericel, our team represents a broad range of personal and professional backgrounds that enrich our culture, drive our success, and support our Company’s mission.  We are proud of our diversity and believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion foster an environment that promotes the collaboration, innovation and perspectives necessary to effectively and successfully serve our patients, business partners and communities. We strive to create an environment that respects, supports and promotes people of all races, ethnicities, religions, nationalities, genders, sexual orientation, and all other qualities that make each of us unique.

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Account Manager - Midwest Sales-Epicel Chicago, IL - Homebased

Account Manager - Epicel

POSITION SUMMARY

Front line, direct sales position responsible for generating demand for Vericel products and services by fostering HCP interest in, education of, access to, and buy-in at targeted burn centers.  Success measured by goal achievement in alignment with Vericel values.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Core Responsibilities:

Direct sales calls to key decision makers at targeted burn centers, including surgeons and support personnel, to engage in the selling process:

  • Connecting with stakeholders to the point of earning trusted advisor status
  • Discovering the current state at targeted accounts specific to burn treatment, including pain points, blind spots, and opportunities for Epicel to bring value
  • Aligning with the key stakeholders regarding their pain points, blind spots, and where Vericel would bring value, assertively and credibly managing objections and misconceptions
  • Advancing the key stakeholders to action, including biopsies of appropriate patients and f/u usage of Epicel with patients for whom it makes sense.

Develop and manage complex accounts via:

  • Identifying and connecting with key stakeholders & support staff (account mapping)
  • Developing and executing key account strategic plans (account planning)
  • Maintaining an appropriate and consistent presence within key accounts among key stakeholders
  • Maintaining complete awareness of evolving patient population and advocating for appropriate Vericel patients.
  • Staying aware of competitive activities and threats
  • Setting accounts up for success with Vericel products by providing or arranging (via BCS) appropriate training and support

Foster access to and procurement of Vericel products:

  • Determining procurement process at each targeted account
  • Leveraging reimbursement and coding expertise to optimize Vericel product coverage
  • Ensuring account approval for Vericel products to the highest levels in key accounts
  • Presenting to VAC and P&T committees

Manage territory for optimal performance and effectiveness

  • Establishing and execute routing that results in appropriate coverage levels according to target emphasis
  • Maintaining up-to-date records of each account and stakeholders within via CRM tool
  • Creating and executing territory business plans that prioritize efforts and resources appropriately
  • Attending conferences where presence offers strategic territorial value
  • Attending procedures in key accounts where presence will enhance selling position

Partner with Burn Clinical Specialist partner to optimize management of all Epicel cases

Develop product advocates for peer-to-peer impact

  • Connecting BTS-CS with stakeholders to develop case studies, white papers, advocates for conferences & Vericel programs, etc.

Expertly leverage promotional materials to effectively tell the Vericel story in a manner that inspires action, including marketing, clinical, and operational information

Work in partnership with BTS-CS (Clinical Support) partner(s) to:

  • Optimize Vericel presence in key accounts and select procedures
  • Leverage their experience to secure introductions to key stakeholders at key accounts
  • Leverage their expertise to help activate dormant and new accounts
  • Advance progress in KOL development

QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Basic Qualifications:

  • A professional approach that sees patient welfare as the highest priority, with a strong drive to connect our products and services with every patient who will benefit.
  • 3 to 5+ years of experience of hospital-based specialty healthcare products sales, with a track record of meeting or exceeding sales goals.
  • Experience with hospital operating room environments.
  • Strong background in territory and complex account management with an assertive “hunter” approach
  • Strong clinical and scientific acumen, particularly in burns or wound care.
  • Understanding of medical reimbursement (billing, coding, coverage, and payment) in the healthcare system and ability to work to resolve billing issues with providers.
  • Ability to thrive in a cross-functional team.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.   Experience with burns or burn nursing a significant plus.
  • Ideal Location: Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Continuous training on technical and product knowledge.
  • Continuous focus on development of personal and interpersonal skills, such as teamwork, time management, listening, trust and integrity, and work/life balance
  • Strategic agility: ability to align individual business strategy with corporate goals, keen business acumen, problem solving, being innovative and thinking big picture.
  • Drive for results: appropriate resource utilization, focus on fundamentals, utilize established best practices, leverage internal support, and take risks.
  • Professional courage: respectfully challenge physicians, embrace difficult conversations, bring solutions, seek feedback, take accountability and ownership of your actions and results.
  • Managing change: adapt to changing business needs, anticipate questions and challenges, deal with ambiguity, be open and transparent with your customers and your team, integrate into your customers’ practice.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Must manage significant travel demands, including occasional weekend days

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status and will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Vericel Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Vericel Corporation is VEVRAA federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for job openings at all locations within the state.

Apply Now
Account Manager - West Sales-Epicel West Coast - Homebased

Account Manager - Epicel

POSITION SUMMARY

Front line, direct sales position responsible for generating demand for Vericel products and services by fostering HCP interest in, education of, access to, and buy-in at targeted burn centers.  Success measured by goal achievement in alignment with Vericel values.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Core Responsibilities:

Direct sales calls to key decision makers at targeted burn centers, including surgeons and support personnel, to engage in the selling process:

  • Connecting with stakeholders to the point of earning trusted advisor status
  • Discovering the current state at targeted accounts specific to burn treatment, including pain points, blind spots, and opportunities for Epicel to bring value
  • Aligning with the key stakeholders regarding their pain points, blind spots, and where Vericel would bring value, assertively and credibly managing objections and misconceptions
  • Advancing the key stakeholders to action, including biopsies of appropriate patients and f/u usage of Epicel with patients for whom it makes sense.

Develop and manage complex accounts via:

  • Identifying and connecting with key stakeholders & support staff (account mapping)
  • Developing and executing key account strategic plans (account planning)
  • Maintaining an appropriate and consistent presence within key accounts among key stakeholders
  • Maintaining complete awareness of evolving patient population and advocating for appropriate Vericel patients.
  • Staying aware of competitive activities and threats
  • Setting accounts up for success with Vericel products by providing or arranging (via BCS) appropriate training and support

Foster access to and procurement of Vericel products:

  • Determining procurement process at each targeted account
  • Leveraging reimbursement and coding expertise to optimize Vericel product coverage
  • Ensuring account approval for Vericel products to the highest levels in key accounts
  • Presenting to VAC and P&T committees

Manage territory for optimal performance and effectiveness

  • Establishing and execute routing that results in appropriate coverage levels according to target emphasis
  • Maintaining up-to-date records of each account and stakeholders within via CRM tool
  • Creating and executing territory business plans that prioritize efforts and resources appropriately
  • Attending conferences where presence offers strategic territorial value
  • Attending procedures in key accounts where presence will enhance selling position

Partner with Burn Clinical Specialist partner to optimize management of all Epicel cases

Develop product advocates for peer-to-peer impact

  • Connecting BTS-CS with stakeholders to develop case studies, white papers, advocates for conferences & Vericel programs, etc.

Expertly leverage promotional materials to effectively tell the Vericel story in a manner that inspires action, including marketing, clinical, and operational information

Work in partnership with BTS-CS (Clinical Support) partner(s) to:

  • Optimize Vericel presence in key accounts and select procedures
  • Leverage their experience to secure introductions to key stakeholders at key accounts
  • Leverage their expertise to help activate dormant and new accounts
  • Advance progress in KOL development

QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Basic Qualifications:

  • A professional approach that sees patient welfare as the highest priority, with a strong drive to connect our products and services with every patient who will benefit.
  • 3 to 5+ years of experience of hospital-based specialty healthcare products sales, with a track record of meeting or exceeding sales goals.
  • Experience with hospital operating room environments.
  • Strong background in territory and complex account management with an assertive “hunter” approach
  • Strong clinical and scientific acumen, particularly in burns or wound care.
  • Understanding of medical reimbursement (billing, coding, coverage, and payment) in the healthcare system and ability to work to resolve billing issues with providers.
  • Ability to thrive in a cross-functional team.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.   Experience with burns or burn nursing a significant plus. 
  • Ideal Location: Southern CA (San Diego, Los Angeles) OR Northern CA (San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Continuous training on technical and product knowledge.
  • Continuous focus on development of personal and interpersonal skills, such as teamwork, time management, listening, trust and integrity, and work/life balance
  • Strategic agility: ability to align individual business strategy with corporate goals, keen business acumen, problem solving, being innovative and thinking big picture.
  • Drive for results: appropriate resource utilization, focus on fundamentals, utilize established best practices, leverage internal support, and take risks.
  • Professional courage: respectfully challenge physicians, embrace difficult conversations, bring solutions, seek feedback, take accountability and ownership of your actions and results.
  • Managing change: adapt to changing business needs, anticipate questions and challenges, deal with ambiguity, be open and transparent with your customers and your team, integrate into your customers’ practice.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Must manage significant travel demands, including occasional weekend days

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status and will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Vericel Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Vericel Corporation is VEVRAA federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for job openings at all locations within the state.

Apply Now
Associate Director, Operational Analytics and Performance Engineering Cambridge

POSITION SUMMARY

Provide senior level analytical support and implement performance monitoring initiatives within the broader Operations organization (Manufacturing, Supply Chain, and Quality Operations). Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, this highly visible role supports the Operations organizations as a KPI owner with oversight and accountability for adjustments and data analysis/simulations to optimize decision making related to Products, Cost, and Process. This role is also responsible to support the extended Operations leadership with Budget and Forecasting cycles as well as working cross functionally with the Finance team.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Supports budget and forecasting cycles by liaising between Operations leadership and the Finance team.
  • Perform qualitative and quantitative analysis for various Operational areas.
  • Lead functional efforts to translate and communicate detailed information for executives, Finance and Operations.  Including reporting KPIs and other senior level reports on a monthly/quarterly/annual basis.
  • Accountable for the weekly review of financial performance to plan, engaging with Subject Matter Experts for root-cause analysis and mitigation plans.
  • Strong collaboration with IT for system error corrections, new systems, upgrades, and process improvements.
  • Provide information to leadership team on functional performance along with recommendations for corrective/remedial action plans to anticipate risks and enable decision-making
  • Leads the efforts to identify and develop systems and processes to monitor and understand operational efficiencies including material inventory levels, material utilization, scrap, purchasing habits, inventory turnover, and other direct costs involved in product manufacture.
  • Provide key liaison role between Operations and Finance including communicating key metrics and trends, developing tools that utilize ERP data, and leading teams to achieve cost efficiency goals.
  • Act as a subject matter expert for the site for direct cost contributors to COGS including raw material utilization, scrap, and labor balance between manufacturing activities.
  • Provide site support for establishing manufacturing site transition and cost containment plans as company expands into a new manufacturing facility.
  • Accountable for the weekly review of financial performance to plan, engaging with Subject Matter Experts for root-cause analysis and mitigation plans

Partner with site leadership team, Chief Operating Officer, and Finance team to measure and improve productivity and cost effectiveness of operational processes and systems.

QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Leadership qualifications include, among other requirements:

  • Understanding, observing, and adhering to the goals and policies outlined in Vericel’s Code of Business Conduct and Ethics
  • Being honest and treating people with respect and courtesy.
  • Constantly striving to make Vericel a great place to work, and a company respected for the quality of its people and products.
  • Serving as role models for our fellow employees and business partners by acting responsibly, fairly, and honestly in our dealings and exercising sound judgment in performing our jobs.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, MBA preferred
  • Management and Leadership experience in the Biotechnology industry
  • Budgeting & Cost Variance management
  • Excellent communication skills including
    • Ability to effectively communicate persuasively across the corporation,
    • Communicate effectively with senior management, and
    • Advanced skills in PowerPoint, ERP systems experience, experience with visualization/BI tools, scripting, data modeling and scenario planning
  • Proven analytical, planning, and problem-solving skills
  • Solid initiative, driven self-starter; able to work independently and manage results
  • Strong partnering and interpersonal relationship skills
  • cGMP knowledge

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status and will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Vericel Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Vericel Corporation is VEVRAA federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for job openings at all locations within the state.

Apply Now
Associate Director, Payer Contracting Commercial Cambridge

Vericel Corporation, a leader in advanced therapies for the sports medicine and severe burn care markets, has an exciting new opportunity for a high performing Market Access professional looking to join and contribute to a high growth Biotech/Medtech company with multiple Cell Therapy products on the market as well as a strong balance sheet. Reporting directly to the Director, Market Access at Vericel, this is a great opportunity to join an exciting and fast growing $2 Billion+ market cap life sciences company with a talented team of professionals who are committed to improving the lives of the patients we serve.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Associate Director of Payer Contracting will be responsible for leading payer engagement to optimize access and reimbursement. He/she will be responsible for establishing and maintaining connections with public and private payers to ultimately support patient access to innovations from Vericel. This role reports to the Market Access Lead at Vericel

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Strategic aspects:
    • Define an integrated payer strategy to optimize access and reimbursement
    • Maintain and continuously optimize the market access strategy & payer value proposition
    • Identify business growth opportunities within key accounts
  • Operational aspects:
    • Manage relationships with key accounts
    • Oversee all payer relations, including those managed by Specialty Pharmacies
    • Collaborate with internal (e.g., MSL) and external partners, e.g., specialty pharmacies, in implementing payer engagement strategy to optimize access and reimbursement
    • Lead coordinated efforts to deliver value messages of Vericel’s products to payers
    • Support contract strategy and negotiations
    • Work with Market Access and Pricing Analytics to monitor key account pull-through
  • Relationship management
    • Establish and maintain a strong relationship with payer organizations
    • Develop and nurture a strong collaborative partnership with internal cross-functional teams and external vendors
    • Engage with Specialty Pharmacy channel partners for optimization opportunities

QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Leaderships Qualifications:

Leadership qualifications include, among other requirements:

  • Understanding, observing, and adhering to the goals and policies outlined in Vericel’s Code of Business Conduct and Ethics
  • Being honest and treating people with respect and courtesy.
  • Constantly striving to make Vericel a great place to work, and a company respected for the quality of its people and products.
  • Serving as role models for our fellow employees and business partners by acting responsibly, fairly, and honestly in our dealings and exercising sound judgment in performing our jobs.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in reimbursement / payer marketing / payer contracting in pharmaceutical, medical device, life sciences consulting or the biotech industry
  • Strong strategic thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • A strong sense of responsibility and accountability
  • Excellent communication skills & ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of the healthcare and reimbursement landscape
  • Experience in payer formulary listing process
  • Well-established stakeholder / influencer network within public and private payer markets
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and a high level of comfort with data

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Occasional business travel to tradeshows, sales meetings, educational programs and customer and partner meetings.

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status and will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Vericel Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Vericel Corporation is VEVRAA federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for job openings at all locations within the state.

Apply Now
Clinical Account Specialist - Minneapolis, MN Sales-MACI Minneapolis-Homebased

Clinical Account Specialist, Minneapolis, MN

Vericel Corporation, a leader in advanced therapies for the sports medicine and severe burn care markets, has an exciting new opportunity for a high performing Sales professional looking to join and contribute to a high growth Biotech/Medtech company with multiple Cell Therapy products on the market as well as a strong balance sheet. Reporting directly to the Director, Regional Sales at Vericel, this is a great opportunity to join an exciting and fast growing $2 Billion+ market cap life sciences company with a talented team of professionals who are committed to improving the lives of the patients we serve.

POSITION SUMMARY

Clinical Account Specialist is responsible for MACI sales and Surgeon growth.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Core Responsibilities:

  • Call on orthopedic surgeons and specialists in cartilage repair to deliver a targeted sales message based on accurate clinical information, using approved sales and marketing materials.
  • Attend surgical implantation procedures, as needed, and provide education, training and support to clinical personnel and other staff associated with use and implant of Vericel Products.
  • Ensure completion of Surgeon product training required by FDA.
  • Work with customers to educate on product and procedure reimbursement across different insurance carriers and facilities, and foster a relationship with case management team.
  • Utilize corporate resources i.e. education speaker programs, lunch budgets, and local conference attendance.
  • Knows, understands, and follows Vericel and Government regulations.
  • Other projects and assignments as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Leaderships Qualifications:

Leadership qualifications include, among other requirements:

  • Understanding, observing, and adhering to the goals and policies outlined in Vericel’s Code of Business Conduct and Ethics
  • Being honest and treating people with respect and courtesy.
  • Constantly striving to make Vericel a great place to work, and a company respected for the quality of its people and products.
  • Serving as role models for our fellow employees and business partners by acting responsibly, fairly, and honestly in our dealings and exercising sound judgment in performing our jobs.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, with a science, business or marketing degree preferred.
  • 3-5 years of proven successful sales results. OR sales and orthopedic background preferred.
  • Knowledge of anatomy and physiology strongly desired in order to understand where and how products work clinically.
  • Candidate will need to undergo and successfully pass hospital credentialing requirements in order to perform certain aspects of their job, including a 10 panel drug screen.
  • Self-motivated, high commitment and dedication with proactive mindset.
  • Detail oriented with strong analytical and problem-solving skills along with the ability to review voluminous amounts of information (e.g., data tables) and distill relevant information.
  • Ability to develop and manage relationships to meet short, and long-term business objectives.
  • Team player with the ability to lead and build consensus and to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Able to demonstrate flexibility, independence, initiative, creativity, confidentiality, integrity, stability and efficiency.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, strong presentation and training skills, and interpersonal and relationship building skills.
  • Project management skills and proficiency with Microsoft applications.
  • Ideal candidate will live in Minneapolis territory

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Travel minimum 25% overnight stays and travel within territory. 
  • Ability to attend surgery and stand for long periods of time.

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status and will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Vericel Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Vericel Corporation is VEVRAA federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for job openings at all locations within the state.

Apply Now
Clinical Account Specialist - Sacramento Sales-MACI Sacramento- Homebased

Clinical Account Specialist - Sacramento, CA

Vericel Corporation, a leader in advanced therapies for the sports medicine and severe burn care markets, has an exciting new opportunity for a high performing Sales professional looking to join and contribute to a high growth Biotech/Medtech company with multiple Cell Therapy products on the market as well as a strong balance sheet. Reporting directly to the Director, Regional Sales at Vericel, this is a great opportunity to join an exciting and fast growing $2 Billion+ market cap life sciences company with a talented team of professionals who are committed to improving the lives of the patients we serve.

POSITION SUMMARY

Clinical Account Specialist is responsible for MACI sales and Surgeon growth.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Core Responsibilities:

  • Call on orthopedic surgeons and specialists in cartilage repair to deliver a targeted sales message based on accurate clinical information, using approved sales and marketing materials.
  • Attend surgical implantation procedures, as needed, and provide education, training and support to clinical personnel and other staff associated with use and implant of Vericel Products.
  • Ensure completion of Surgeon product training required by FDA.
  • Work with customers to educate on product and procedure reimbursement across different insurance carriers and facilities, and foster a relationship with case management team.
  • Utilize corporate resources i.e. education speaker programs, lunch budgets, and local conference attendance.
  • Knows, understands, and follows Vericel and Government regulations.
  • Other projects and assignments as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Leaderships Qualifications:

Leadership qualifications include, among other requirements:

  • Understanding, observing, and adhering to the goals and policies outlined in Vericel’s Code of Business Conduct and Ethics
  • Being honest and treating people with respect and courtesy.
  • Constantly striving to make Vericel a great place to work, and a company respected for the quality of its people and products.
  • Serving as role models for our fellow employees and business partners by acting responsibly, fairly, and honestly in our dealings and exercising sound judgment in performing our jobs.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, with a science, business or marketing degree preferred.
  • 3-5 years of proven successful sales results. OR sales and orthopedic background preferred.
  • Knowledge of anatomy and physiology strongly desired in order to understand where and how products work clinically.
  • Candidate will need to undergo and successfully pass hospital credentialing requirements in order to perform certain aspects of their job, including a 10 panel drug screen.
  • Self-motivated, high commitment and dedication with proactive mindset.
  • Detail oriented with strong analytical and problem-solving skills along with the ability to review voluminous amounts of information (e.g., data tables) and distill relevant information.
  • Ability to develop and manage relationships to meet short, and long-term business objectives.
  • Team player with the ability to lead and build consensus and to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Able to demonstrate flexibility, independence, initiative, creativity, confidentiality, integrity, stability and efficiency.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, strong presentation and training skills, and interpersonal and relationship building skills.
  • Project management skills and proficiency with Microsoft applications.
  • Ideal candidate will live in Sacramento territory

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Travel minimum 25% overnight stays and travel within territory. 
  • Ability to attend surgery and stand for long periods of time.

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status and will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Vericel Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Vericel Corporation is VEVRAA federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for job openings at all locations within the state.

Apply Now
Clinical Account Specialist, San Antonio TX Sales-MACI San Antonio, TX - Homebased

Clinical Account Specialist - San Antonio, TX 

Vericel Corporation, a leader in advanced therapies for the sports medicine and severe burn care markets, has an exciting new opportunity for a high performing Sales professional looking to join and contribute to a high growth Biotech/Medtech company with multiple Cell Therapy products on the market as well as a strong balance sheet. Reporting directly to the Director, Regional Sales at Vericel, this is a great opportunity to join an exciting and fast growing $2 Billion+ market cap life sciences company with a talented team of professionals who are committed to improving the lives of the patients we serve.

POSITION SUMMARY

Clinical Account Specialist is responsible for MACI sales and Surgeon growth.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Core Responsibilities:

  • Call on orthopedic surgeons and specialists in cartilage repair to deliver a targeted sales message based on accurate clinical information, using approved sales and marketing materials.
  • Attend surgical implantation procedures, as needed, and provide education, training and support to clinical personnel and other staff associated with use and implant of Vericel Products.
  • Ensure completion of Surgeon product training required by FDA.
  • Work with customers to educate on product and procedure reimbursement across different insurance carriers and facilities, and foster a relationship with case management team.
  • Utilize corporate resources i.e. education speaker programs, lunch budgets, and local conference attendance.
  • Knows, understands, and follows Vericel and Government regulations.
  • Other projects and assignments as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Leaderships Qualifications:

Leadership qualifications include, among other requirements:

  • Understanding, observing, and adhering to the goals and policies outlined in Vericel’s Code of Business Conduct and Ethics
  • Being honest and treating people with respect and courtesy.
  • Constantly striving to make Vericel a great place to work, and a company respected for the quality of its people and products.
  • Serving as role models for our fellow employees and business partners by acting responsibly, fairly, and honestly in our dealings and exercising sound judgment in performing our jobs.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, with a science, business or marketing degree preferred.
  • 3-5 years of proven successful sales results. OR sales and orthopedic background preferred.
  • Knowledge of anatomy and physiology strongly desired in order to understand where and how products work clinically.
  • Candidate will need to undergo and successfully pass hospital credentialing requirements in order to perform certain aspects of their job, including a 10 panel drug screen.
  • Self-motivated, high commitment and dedication with proactive mindset.
  • Detail oriented with strong analytical and problem-solving skills along with the ability to review voluminous amounts of information (e.g., data tables) and distill relevant information.
  • Ability to develop and manage relationships to meet short, and long-term business objectives.
  • Team player with the ability to lead and build consensus and to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Able to demonstrate flexibility, independence, initiative, creativity, confidentiality, integrity, stability and efficiency.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, strong presentation and training skills, and interpersonal and relationship building skills.
  • Project management skills and proficiency with Microsoft applications.
  • Ideal candidate will live in San Antonio or Austin territory

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Travel minimum 25% overnight stays and travel within territory. 
  • Ability to attend surgery and stand for long periods of time.

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status and will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Vericel Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Vericel Corporation is VEVRAA federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for job openings at all locations within the state.

Apply Now
Compliance Specialist, Cell Therapy Manufacturing Manufacturing Cambridge

POSITION SUMMARY

Department Description:

Manufacturing of cell therapy products.

Position Summary:

The Manufacturing Specialist provides support for projects, manufacturing execution, computer systems (GP, EBR, Preactor), quality systems (deviations, change controls, CAPAs) and implementation of continuous improvement initiatives within the Manufacturing department.
 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Core Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and ensure successful completion of manufacturing projects
  • Initiate, revise, and approve manufacturing procedures. Ensure all procedures reflect current operations. Serve as a document owner.
  • Represent Manufacturing on cross-functional teams. Collaborate with other departments including QA, QC, Engineering, Validation, Material Management and Project Management.
  • Assess process manufacturing performance by observation of the floor operations and review of performance data with the objective of implementing process improvement solutions.
  • Lead investigations and provide troubleshooting for deviation reports.
  • Assist in generation of training materials and may assist in providing training on technical aspects of the manufacturing process.
  • Responsible for implementation of corrective actions.
  • Assist with the execution of validation protocols.
  • May participate in regulatory inspections.
  • Participate in tech transfer activities; assess documentation, materials, training, procedures and systems modifications.
  • Own changes or assist manufacturing change owner for changes impacting the process.
  • Lead or participate on the assessment or implementation of special initiatives.
  • May be required to support manufacturing operations during busy times

QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Leaderships Qualifications:

Leadership qualifications include, among other requirements:

  • Understanding, observing, and adhering to the goals and policies outlined in Vericel’s Code of Business Conduct and Ethics
  • Being honest and treating people with respect and courtesy.
  • Constantly striving to make Vericel a great place to work, and a company respected for the quality of its people and products.
  • Serving as role models for our fellow employees and business partners by acting responsibly, fairly, and honestly in our dealings and exercising sound judgment in performing our jobs.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 2-5 years of experience in a biopharmaceutical manufacturing environment.
  • Familiarity with computer systems such as Preactor, GP, EBR and Trackwise.
  • Must be familiar with biopharmaceutical equipment and systems
  • Experience with cGMP Practices and regulatory requirements.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Organizational and planning skills and the ability to cooperate with others in a team environment.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in a scientific discipline or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Basic laboratory skills, including working with mammalian cell culture
  • Experience working in an ISO 7 cleanroom environment.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Rotating holiday coverage.
  • Ability to gown and gain entry to manufacturing areas.

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status and will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Vericel Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Vericel Corporation is VEVRAA federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for job openings at all locations within the state.

Apply Now
Engineer II Engineering Cambridge

POSITION SUMMARY

Department Description:

The Engineering department is primarily responsible for the detailed design, startup, troubleshooting, commissioning, optimization and lifecycle support of manufacturing equipment, facilities, and utility systems.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Core Responsibilities:

  • Lead Engineering specification, estimating, design, procurement, programming, installation management, startup, commissioning, and documentation of new systems and the ongoing support of existing systems.
  • Provide cost estimates for new systems and equipment, and modifications or upgrades to existing systems.
  • Lead design reviews, construction projects and installation support.
  • Perform engineering startup, factory acceptance testing, commissioning, documentation, validation support and operator training.
  • Provide day to day engineering support for process equipment such as Biosafety Cabinets, Freezers, Incubators, Autoclaves, Heat Sealers, etc.
  • Provide day to day engineering support for plant equipment such as RODI Water Systems, Vacuum Pumps, Air Compressors, HEPA Filtration, HVAC, etc.
  • Create and edit SOPs and Quality System Records based on understanding of GMP Facility systems and Engineering Standards.
  • Create engineering Reports and Protocols.
  • Provide support for BMS controls, industrial process instrumentation and PLC control.
  • Develop and maintain corporate engineering specifications, drawings and standards.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Leadership Qualifications:

An ongoing commitment to conducting our global business according to the highest legal and ethical standards, and to continually pursue excellence in the development and delivery of all of our products and services.  This includes:

  • Respecting the laws and operating within the applicable regulations of the places in which we conduct business, as well as our own Company policies and procedures.
  • Being honest and treating people with respect and courtesy.
  • Constantly striving to make Vericel a great place to work, and a company respected for the quality of its people and products.
  • Acting as role models for our fellow employees by acting responsibly, fairly, and honestly in our dealings and exercising sound judgment in performing our jobs.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Chemical or Biomedical Engineering or equivalent engineering field or technical science and 2 or more years of relevant experience.
  • Experience with installing, servicing and maintaining equipment in cleanroom environments.
  • Experience with MS Office: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Experience in writing and editing Technical Reports and Protocols.
  • Experience with Quality Systems.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficient in CAD software, preferably AutoCAD.
  • Exhibits strong communication stills and the ability to work in a cross-functional team environment.
  • The ability to react to changing priorities based on manufacturing or business needs.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • May be required to work in classified and controlled areas such as clean room environment wearing special garments. Additionally, personal protective equipment must be worn due to safety requirements.
  • Required to work with hand tools.
  • Work includes some lifting, up to 50 lbs.

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status and will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Vericel Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Vericel Corporation is VEVRAA federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for job openings at all locations within the state.

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Engineering Lead Engineering Cambridge

POSITION SUMMARY

Department Description:

The Engineering department is responsible for the preliminary through detailed design of manufacturing equipment, facility and utility systems, system start-up, troubleshooting, commissioning, validation, and ongoing support, maintenance and optimization. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Core Responsibilities:

Staff Management:

  • Assist in selection, training and development of junior engineering staff to effectively carry out department functions and provide for the continuity of specialized skills.
  • Provide leadership, guidance, and direction to staff consistent with cGMP and company corporate quality governance.
  • Take the lead role in Engineering projects, by prioritizing work, developing work plans, assigning tasks to other engineers, and supervising cross-functional teams.
  • Ensure staff has appropriate knowledge of department processes and procedures.

Budget

  • Provide input into the department budget.

Department Management:

  • Establish and report applicable department or organizational metrics.
  • Accountable for project completions and achievement of compliance goals.
  • Represent the Engineering department in project team meetings.
  • Serve as an Engineering department SME where required, including audits, change controls, and deviation investigations.
  • Manage and/or Interact with project teams and cross-functional groups.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the liaison between Engineering and other functional groups, including Facilities, Validation, Quality and Manufacturing.
  • Lead a group of engineers focused on engineering operations. 
  • Develop work plans and provide guidance and direction to junior engineers.
  • Lead engineering efforts from preliminary/detailed design, commissioning and startup of projects.
  • Provide expertise in process equipment design, specification development and installation of such equipment and systems.
  • Author, review, approve and manage change controls and equipment deviations pertaining to the Engineering department in Quality System.
  • Act as Quality System subject matter expert for Engineering department.
  • Support the Facilities team in helping to troubleshoot utility and equipment problems, including outside normal working hours if necessary
  • Other duties as assigned

Scope and Impact:

  • Work is subject to little or no review. 
  • Guide the successful completion of major programs through subordinates.

QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Leadership Qualifications:   

An ongoing commitment to conducting our global business according to the highest legal and ethical standards, and to continually pursue excellence in the development and delivery of all of our products and services. This includes:

  • Respecting the laws and operating within the applicable regulations of the places in which we conduct business, as well as our own Company policies and procedures.
  • Being honest and treating people with respect and courtesy.
  • Constantly striving to make Vericel a great place to work, and a company respected for the quality of its people and products.
  • Acting as role models for our fellow employees by acting responsibly, fairly, and honestly in our dealings and exercising sound judgment in performing our jobs.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in biomedical, chemical, or mechanical engineering or technical science and 3 or more years of relevant experience.
  • Master’s degree and 1 or more years of relevant experience.
  • Excellent communication and technical writing skills.
  • Experience in working in a cGMP environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience at supervising multi-disciplined technical staff and experience in supporting pharmaceutical manufacturing operations.
  • Possess strong leadership and communication skills, work well in a team environment, and be able to react to changing business needs.
  • Experience with Trackwise is a plus.
  • Experience with installing and maintaining cleanroom HVAC systems preferred.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • May be required to work in classified and controlled areas such as clean room environment wearing special garments. Additionally, personal protective equipment must be worn due to safety requirements.
  • Work may include working with tools, and some lifting (up to 50 lbs.)
  • Work may occasionally be scheduled after hours, including weekends.

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status and will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Vericel Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Vericel Corporation is VEVRAA federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for job openings at all locations within the state.

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IT Compliance Lead Information Technology Cambridge

POSITION SUMMARY
Accountable for delivering validation knowledge leadership for IT projects by creating computerized systems life cycle documentation, creating and revising IT standard operating procedures and deploying technology solutions to ease the administrative burden in a compliant manner.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Develop solutions (knowledge base, artifacts, technology) to address IT Quality Compliance needs.
  • Deliver agility to the organization by streamlining IT Change Management and CSV processes.
  • Draft Computer Systems Validation and IT Change Management SOPs to align with GAMP 5 and industry standards.
  • Author, review and update validation documents as necessary for GxP IT implementation projects.
  • Provide Delivery Support to multiple ongoing IT initiatives.
  • Evaluate business requirements and provide solutions based on need.
  • Provide expertise in the areas of IT Quality & Compliance, Computer Systems Validation, Quality assessments, ISO 13485 regulations, 21 CFR Part 11, Annex 11, GxP requirements, Quality System Regulations, CAPA processes, Quality Management Systems design, Supply chain management, process validation and Quality system validation for regulated Life Science environments.

QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Basic Qualifications:

  • MUST have Pharmaceutical, Bio-Technology, or Life Science industry experience
  • 7+ years of experience in Computer System Validation in a cGMP manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge of GMPs, GAMP 5, 21 CFR Part 11, Annex 11, MHRA/FDA Data Integrity

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status and will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Vericel Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Vericel Corporation is VEVRAA federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for job openings at all locations within the state.

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Plant Controller & Head of Manufacturing Finance Finance and Accounting Cambridge

POSITION SUMMARY

Vericel, a leader in advanced therapies for the sports medicine and severe burn care markets, has an exciting new opportunity for a high performing Finance and Accounting professional looking to join and contribute to a high growth Biotech/Medtech company with multiple Cell Therapy products on the market as well as a strong balance sheet.  Reporting directly into the Corporate Controller at Vericel, this individual will also have direct exposure to the CFO, the COO and the Operations and Finance leadership teams and collaborate with various functional leaders at Vericel.  This is a great opportunity to join an exciting and fast growing $1 Billion+ market cap life sciences company with a strong institutional shareholder base.

As a strategic partner, the Plant Controller will work side by side with the Operations team including Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Quality.  The Plant Controller will be responsible for execution of cost accounting functions, reporting of actual results to senior management and owning the annual budget and forecasting of consolidated COGS.  This role is a hybrid Finance role with Accounting and FP&A responsibilities.

  • Manage and coordinate the timely and accurate completion of the month end close process for inventory and COGS including journal entries and account reconciliations
  • Analyze current cost accounting processes including inventory management, mapping processes and provide recommendations for future process changes
  • Analyze inventory transactions to ensure that all are appropriately recorded in sub-ledgers and general ledger. Includes the monthly recording of inventory reserve adjustments.
  • Review account analyses and monthly balance sheet reconciliations for areas of responsibility
  • Own the annual budgeting and quarterly forecasting of COGS  and inventory while working closely with the Operations and FPA team including analyzing working capital requirements
  • Manage inventory accuracy at offsite warehouse locations storing finished goods and raw materials
  • Maintain standard costs across all inventory items
  • Oversee inventory variance accounting, including purchase price variances, manufacturing variances and revaluation to ensure accurate accounting of such variances
  • Integrate with the Manufacturing and Supply Chain teams and establish yourself as a valued business partner by providing insight, recommendations and leadership to achieve better cost understanding and higher profitability
  • Act as a subject matter expert for the site for direct cost contributors to COGS including raw material utilization, scrap, and labor balance between manufacturing activities.
  • Oversee the preparation of related audit schedules and other requests from internal/external auditors and partners
  • Communicate and translate the monthly results to senior management
  • Ability to present in a clear and concise manner to senior management regarding financial issues, budgets and forecasts
  • Drive continuous process improvement in the inventory and cogs areas
  • Recommend and assist in the implementation of process improvements including automation within the ERP and other tools where possible, to simplify, standardize and streamline processes
  • Oversee SOX controls in inventory and COGS
  • Fixed asset management including Vericel’s investment in a new state-of-the-art advanced cell therapy manufacturing and corporate headquarters facility in Burlington, MA
  • Advocate and champion continuous improvement within the functional area as well as throughout Vericel
  • Develop staff by managing performance, setting goals, providing ongoing training, and
    maintaining strong employee relationship
  • Ad hoc projects as needed

QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Leadership Qualifications:

An ongoing commitment to conducting our global business according to the highest legal and ethical standards, and to continually pursue excellence in the development and delivery of all of our products and services.  This includes:

  • Respecting the laws and operating within the applicable regulations of the places in which we conduct business, as well as our own Company policies and procedures.
  • Being honest and treating people with respect and courtesy.
  • Constantly striving to make Vericel a great place to work, and a company respected for the quality of its people and products.
  • Acting as role models for our fellow employees by acting responsibly, fairly, and honestly in our dealings and exercising sound judgment in performing our jobs.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience; CPA preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting required
  • Big 4 or large regional accounting firm experience preferred
  • 4+ years Public company experience
  • Manufacturing and Cost Accounting experience, preferably in Life sciences/Biotech/Medtech
  • Experience with Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Strong willingness to be into the details and learn how transactions flow through the ERP
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

 

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status and will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Vericel Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Vericel Corporation is VEVRAA federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for job openings at all locations within the state.

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QC Analyst I Quality Control Cambridge

POSITION SUMMARY

Department Description:

Quality Control (QC) is responsible for incoming inspection of components and raw materials, plus quality testing (e.g. analytical, microbiological) of intermediate, stability and final product samples to demonstrate that all products manufactured meet standards required for cGMP operations. Various techniques (e.g. assay transfers, validation and qualification of new instrumentation) are utilized within the Quality Control Laboratory to ensure cGMP compliance.

Position Summary:

Perform routine testing of raw materials, in-process and final products in accordance with SOPs for product release and validation.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Core Responsibilities:

  • Perform microbiological assays for in-process and final product samples.
  • Perform analytical methods for final bulk material/finished goods.
  • Test and disposition of raw materials and perform environmental monitoring.
  • Review of QC data for compliance to procedures and specifications.
  • Calculate and evaluate results.
  • Participate in lab maintenance and administration duties.
  • Initiate lab investigations and deviations.
  • Lab support including but not limited to glass washing, autoclaving, etc.
  • Effectively demonstrate an understanding of CGMPs and how it applies to specific responsibilities.
  • Follow accurate oral and written procedures for testing of in-process and final product samples.
  • Provide input to the technical composition of operating documentation.
  • Work independently under general supervision and direction.
  • Work in compliance with cGMPs.
  • Practice safe work habits and adheres to Vericel’s safety procedures and guidelines.
  • Maintain lab documentation and notebooks, ensuring timely review, reconciliation and filing.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Leadership Qualifications:

An ongoing commitment to conducting our global business according to the highest legal and ethical standards, and to continually pursue excellence in the development and delivery of all of our products and services. This includes:

  • Respecting the laws and operating within the applicable regulations of the places in which we conduct business, as well as our own Company policies and procedures.
  • Being honest and treating people with respect and courtesy.
  • Constantly striving to make Vericel a great place to work, and a company respected for the quality of its people and products.
  • Acting as role models for our fellow employees by acting responsibly, fairly, and honestly in our dealings and exercising sound judgment in performing our jobs.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1 year of experience in a CGMP lab environment.
  • Proficient in Outlook, MS Word, Excel and lab based data management systems.
  • Experience with microbiological testing or environmental monitoring.
  • Experience in a biotech, pharmaceutical or other regulated industry.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Ability to lift 40 lbs.
  • Requires working one day per weekend.
  • Rotating holiday coverage.

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status and will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Vericel Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Vericel Corporation is VEVRAA federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for job openings at all locations within the state.

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QC Analyst II Quality Control Cambridge

Vericel Corporation, a leader in advanced therapies for the sports medicine and severe burn care markets, has an exciting new opportunity for a high performing Quality Control professional looking to join and contribute to a high growth Biotech/Medtech company with multiple Cell Therapy products on the market as well as a strong balance sheet. Reporting directly to the Senior Manager, QC Microbiology at Vericel, this is a great opportunity to join an exciting and fast growing $2 Billion+ market cap life sciences company with a talented team of professionals who are committed to improving the lives of the patients we serve.

Department Description:

Quality Control (QC) is responsible for incoming inspection of components and raw materials, plus quality testing (e.g. analytical, microbiological) of intermediate, stability and final product samples to demonstrate that all products manufactured meet standards required for current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) operations. Various techniques (e.g. assay transfers, validation and qualification of new instrumentation) are utilized within the Quality Control Laboratory to ensure cGMP compliance.

Position Summary:

Responsible for performing routine and complex testing of in-process samples and final products in accordance with SOPs for product release and validation.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Core Responsibilities:

  • Perform microbiological assays for in-process and final product samples.
  • Perform analytical methods for final bulk material/finished goods.
  • Perform maintenance on complex laboratory equipment.
  • Participate in training of less experienced staff.
  • Participate in transfer methods from support groups to the QC laboratory.
  • May perform finished product review and lot release.
  • Coordinate departmental systems (i.e. inventory, documentation, equipment maintenance)
  • Communicate inter-departmentally and with outside contacts to solve technical issues.
  • Exercise sound judgment and decision making when problem solving.
  • Revise standard operating procedures as needed.
  • Perform deviation and lab investigations as needed.
  • Master core responsibilities of a QC Analyst I.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Leaderships Qualifications:

Leadership qualifications include, among other requirements:

  • Understanding, observing, and adhering to the goals and policies outlined in Vericel’s Code of Business Conduct and Ethics
  • Being honest and treating people with respect and courtesy.
  • Constantly striving to make Vericel a great place to work, and a company respected for the quality of its people and products.
  • Serving as role models for our fellow employees and business partners by acting responsibly, fairly, and honestly in our dealings and exercising sound judgment in performing our jobs.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent and 3+ years, MS with 0-1+ years of experience in a lab setting.
  • 2+ years of experience in one or more of the following disciplines: microbiology, cell biology and cell culture, flow cytometry and/or molecular biology

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1+ years of experience in a cGMP lab environment.
  • Proficient in Outlook, MS Word, Excel and lab-based data management systems.
  • Experience with environmental monitoring in a clean room environment.
  • Experience in a biotech, pharmaceutical or other regulated industry.
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and non-verbal desired.
  • Excellent technical writing and investigational skills.
  • Advanced microbiological techniques, disinfectant efficacy, microbial identification, rapid methods, etc.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Ability to lift 40 lbs.
  • Requires working one day per weekend.
  • Rotating holiday coverage.
  • May carry a company issued cell phone for rotating off-shift alarm coverage.
  • May be required to work in classified and controlled areas such as clean room environment wearing special garments. Additionally, personal protective equipment must be worn due to safety requirements.
 

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status and will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Vericel Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Vericel Corporation is VEVRAA federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for job openings at all locations within the state.

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Quality Systems Engineer II Quality Assurance Cambridge

POSITION SUMMARY

Department Description:

The Quality Systems Department manages Change and Design Control, Periodic Product Review, Inspection Readiness, Product Quality Reviews, Management Reviews and Risk Management.  QS ensures compliance with company procedures and industry standards in support of cell therapy products.

Quality Systems Engineers are focused on the oversight of the Quality Systems that allow for efficient and compliant execution of operational projects.  QS Engineers work closely with subject matter experts to facilitate the development and rapid adoption of value-added changes and processes, ensuring implementation in compliance with regulations, procedures and policies.

Position Summary:

The QS Engineer II will assist in ensuring that quality systems are in place and cGMP compliance is maintained.  Work and decisions will be based on a collaborative culture with individuals throughout the facility.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Essential Functions:

  • Draft and revise procedures as required to ensure that documentation and operations meet established requirements of regulations, cGMPs, and internal SOPs and company policies.
  • Apply and maintain quality standards and procedures for quality systems.
  • Review executed cGMP documents and participate in or lead the implementation of systems, processing and storage of cGMP information.
  • Monitor the status of assigned quality system(s), providing periodic reports and status updates on the overall performance of the quality system(s).
  • Operate in an environment of strict timelines.

Key Functions may be in support of one or more of the following:

Change Control/Design Control

  • Oversee and or support the process of change control approval from evaluation of an initial proposal, through approval, implementation, closure and effectiveness review.
  • Provide QA oversight of change controls to ensure that they meet the requirements of industry standards and procedures, and are clearly written and appropriately justified. Provide QA approval of those changes at various points in the change life cycle, utilizing a quality management system electronic workflow.
  • Apply and interpret industry standards and local procedures governing the change control process to proposed changes, consulting with QA management as appropriate. Work with project teams to determine the change control approach for projects.
  • Verify the completeness and correctness of supporting documentation for changes, including items such as engineering studies, validation protocols, technical reports, engineering drawings and SOP changes.
  • Monitor the status of open changes, providing periodic reports and status updates on the overall performance of the change control system.

Risk Management

  • Assist with scheduling and driving activities of the risk management program with respect to scheduling meetings, developing quality documentation and data management.
  • Help ensure that manufacturing sites comply with the requirements of the risk management program and complete assessments and reports in a timely manner according to regulations, procedures and policies.
  • Participate in the risk assessment process as it relates to assisting with training of personnel, categorizing risk and assigning report numbers.
  • Provide clear and concise reports of risk management activities/assignments throughout the site and provide key metrics that monitor compliance for the risk management program.

QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Leadership Qualifications:

An ongoing commitment to conducting our global business according to the highest legal and ethical standards, and to continually pursue excellence in the development and delivery of all of our products and services. This includes:

  • Respecting the laws and operating within the applicable regulations of the places in which we conduct business, as well as our own Company policies and procedures.
  • Being honest and treating people with respect and courtesy.
  • Constantly striving to make Vericel a great place to work, and a company respected for the quality of its people and products.
  • Acting as role models for our fellow employees by acting responsibly, fairly, and honestly in our dealings and exercising sound judgment in performing our jobs.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with 2+ years of relevant Quality/Compliance experience in a cGMP biotech or pharmaceutical regulated industry.
  • Experience performing work that consistently requires independent decision making and the exercise of independent judgment and discretion in a cGMP environment.
  • Experience writing and reviewing technical cGMP documents.

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • A strong understanding of Medical Device and Biologics FDA regulations.
  • Strong working knowledge of Trackwise or other quality management systems.
  • Proven Risk Management/FMEA experience/knowledge.
  • Good project management skills and working knowledge of statistical techniques.
  • Experience serving as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in regulatory inspections.
  • Experience presenting in a group setting in areas of subject matter expertise.
  • Experience influencing colleagues and management in a cross-functional environment.
  • Strong written and verbal communication.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Occasional overtime may be required for support of site inspections.

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status and will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Vericel Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Vericel Corporation is VEVRAA federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for job openings at all locations within the state.

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Sr. QC Analyst Quality Control Cambridge

POSITION SUMMARY

Department Description:

Quality Control (QC) is responsible for incoming inspection of components and raw materials, plus quality testing (e.g. analytical, microbiological) of intermediate, stability and final product samples to demonstrate that all products manufactured meet standards required for cGMP operations. Various techniques (e.g. assay transfers, validation and qualification of new instrumentation) are utilized within the Quality Control Laboratory to ensure cGMP compliance.

Position Summary:

Responsible for performing routine and complex testing of in-process samples and final products in accordance with SOPs for product release and validation.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Core Responsibilities:

  • Perform QC testing in a cGMP lab for raw material release, final product/in process testing and process qualifications
  • Conduct data analysis of testing results, and review data obtained for compliance to SOP and specification.
  • May transfer methodology from other groups and may maintain complex equipment.
  • Author reports, SOPs and other documentation for quality testing.
  • Provide training and technical leadership to less experienced staff.
  • Participate in and/or perform laboratory investigations and non-conformance deviations.
  • Perform finished product review and lot release.
  • Manage departmental projects.
  • Serve as the laboratory point of contact for less experienced staff when management is not present (weekends, holidays)
  • Participate in the execution of corrective and preventative action plans as well as the initiation and follow through for change controls.
  • Author protocols and technical reports related to the implementation of QC equipment.
  • Master core responsibilities of an Analyst II.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Leadership Qualifications:

An ongoing commitment to conducting our global business according to the highest legal and ethical standards, and to continually pursue excellence in the development and delivery of all of our products and services. This includes:

  • Respecting the laws and operating within the applicable regulations of the places in which we conduct business, as well as our own Company policies and procedures.
  • Being honest and treating people with respect and courtesy.
  • Constantly striving to make the company a great place to work, and a company respected for the quality of its people and products.
  • Acting as role models for our fellow employees by acting responsibly, fairly, and honestly in our dealings and exercising sound judgment in performing our jobs.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent and 4 +years of experience in a lab setting.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience as a technical leader in a strong team environment and work independently to successfully balance short and long term project objectives.
  • Experience with Deviation Management and Change Control.
  • Experience with complex analytical methods such as PCR based methodology or cell culture methods.
  • Experience with assay/equipment validations/transfers.
  • Experience with microbiological testing or environmental monitoring.
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and non-verbal desired.
  • Excellent technical writing and investigational skills.
  • Advanced microbiological techniques, disinfectant efficacy, microbial identification, rapid methods, etc.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Ability to lift 40 lbs.
  • Requires working one day per weekend.
  • Rotating holiday coverage.

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status and will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Vericel Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Vericel Corporation is VEVRAA federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for job openings at all locations within the state.

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Sr. QC Analyst, Cell Culture Quality Control Cambridge

POSITION SUMMARY

Department Description:

Quality Control (QC) is responsible for incoming inspection of components and raw materials, plus quality testing (e.g. analytical, microbiological) of intermediate, stability and final product samples to demonstrate that all products manufactured meet standards required for current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) operations.  Various techniques (e.g. assay transfers, validation and qualification of new instrumentation) are utilized within the Quality Control Laboratory to ensure cGMP compliance.

Position Summary:

Responsible for performing routine and complex testing of in-process samples and final products in accordance with SOPs for product release and validation.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Core Responsibilities:

  • Perform cell culture maintenance and assays for incoming materials and validations
  • Perform analytical methods for final bulk material/finished goods.
  • Perform maintenance on complex laboratory equipment.
  • Participate in training of less experienced staff.
  • Participate in transfer methods from support groups to the QC laboratory.
  • Perform finished product review and lot release.
  •  
  • May manage departmental projects.
  • May perform microbiological assays for in-process and final product samples.
  • May troubleshoot assays and procedures when needed.
  • Communicate inter-departmentally and with external contacts to solve technical issues.
  • Exercise sound judgment and decision making when problem solving.
  • Revise standard operating procedures as needed.
  • Perform deviation and lab investigations as needed.
  • May transfer methodology from other groups.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Leadership Qualifications:

An ongoing commitment to conducting our global business according to the highest legal and ethical standards, and to continually pursue excellence in the development and delivery of all of our products and services. This includes:

  • Respecting the laws and operating within the applicable regulations of the places in which we conduct business, as well as our own Company policies and procedures.
  • Being honest and treating people with respect and courtesy.
  • Constantly striving to make Vericel a great place to work, and a company respected for the quality of its people and products.
  • Acting as role models for our fellow employees by acting responsibly, fairly, and honestly in our dealings and exercising sound judgment in performing our jobs.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent and 5+ years, MS 3+ years of experience in a lab setting.
  • 3+ years of experience in one or more of the following disciplines: microbiology, cell biology and cell culture, flow cytometry and/or molecular biology
  • Experience as a technical leader in a strong team environment and work independently to successfully balance short and long term project objectives.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years’ experience in a cGMP laboratory environment
  • Experience with Deviation Management and Change Control.
  • Experience with complex analytical methods such as PCR based methodology, microbiological testing, biological assays, or environmental monitoring.
  • Experience using lab-based data management systems.
  • Experience in a biotech, pharmaceutical or other regulated industry.
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and non-verbal desired.
  • Excellent technical writing and investigational skills.
  • Advanced microbiological techniques, disinfectant efficacy, microbial identification, rapid methods, etc.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Ability to lift 40 lbs.
  • Rotating holiday coverage.
  • Required to work in classified and controlled areas such as clean room environment wearing special garments. Additionally, personal protective equipment must be worn due to safety requirements.

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status and will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Vericel Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Vericel Corporation is VEVRAA federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for job openings at all locations within the state.

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Validation Engineer Engineering Cambridge

POSITION SUMMARY
Department Description:
The Validation department performs equipment, utility, cleaning, sterilization, software, and process
validation activities to ensure compliance with company procedures and industry standards in support of
Operations and Quality Systems for cell therapies products. The department also functions as the liaison
with the Metrology department and performs all equipment ownership and quality assurance review
responsibilities associated with site calibration activities.


Position Summary:
Responsible for performing validation in a GMP biotech manufacturing facility.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Core Responsibilities:

  • Perform validation activities in the media preparation, cell culture, utilities and QC areas of a cGMP biotech manufacturing facility.
  • Perform hands on execution of Installation, Operational and Performance Qualifications for equipment, facilities, utilities, as well as cleaning, sterilization, and manufacturing processes in accordance with predefined test protocols.
  • Analyze validation results and compile data into reports for initial qualifications and requalifications.
  • Coordinate testing schedule with impacted area managers and quality control based on project needs.
  • Provide input to technical composition of standard operating procedures.
  • Generate custom validation protocols, execute protocols and write final reports.
  • Create department standard operating procedures.
  • Investigate and troubleshoot validation problems.
  • Participate in equipment failure investigations, corrective/preventive actions and equipment release.
  • Play a lead role in the successful completion of project milestones and crucial technical tasks.
  • Provide assistance with Calibration and Metrology liaison responsibilities as department needs require.
  • Routine and effective communication with immediate supervisor and other personnel within the group in addition to outside the department.
  • Review and approve validation documentation.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Leadership Qualifications:
An ongoing commitment to conducting our global business according to the highest legal and ethical
standards, and to continually pursue excellence in the development and delivery of all of our products and
services. This includes:

  • Respecting the laws and operating within the applicable regulations of the places in which we conduct business, as well as our own Company policies and procedures.
  • Being honest and treating people with respect and courtesy.
  • Constantly striving to make Vericel a great place to work, and a company respected for the quality of its people and products.
  • Acting as role models for our fellow employees by acting responsibly, fairly, and honestly in our dealings and exercising sound judgment in performing our jobs.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience and 2+ years validation experience OR Master's Degree and 1+ year validation experience.
  • 1+ years of experience with process, equipment, utility and/or software validation in a GMP regulated environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficient with GE Kaye Validator and/or ValProbe data acquisition systems.
  • Working knowledge of GMPs.
  • Excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Basic math and statistical skills.
  • Must be people oriented and a team player.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office including Excel, Powerpoint, Word, Project and Visio.
  • Familiarity with temperature chamber, sterilization, cleaning, software and depyrogenation qualifications.
  • Prior experience with troubleshooting, investigating and effectively documenting deviations and discrepancies on project execution.
  • Experience with writing validation protocols and final reports and managing validation projects.
  • Ability to read/interpret engineering drawings and design documents.
  • Knowledge of risk management tools and techniques.


WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS

 

  • May be required to work in classified and controlled areas such as clean room environment wearing special garments. Additionally, personal protective equipment must be worn due to safety requirements.
  • May be required to lift, push or pull up to 40 Ibs.

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status and will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Vericel Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Vericel Corporation is VEVRAA federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for job openings at all locations within the state.

Apply Now

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Benefits of being part of the Vericel team

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Comprehensive health plans
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Dental & vision
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Life & disability insurance
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Employee assistance & group legal plan
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Paid maternity & paternity leave
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Generous holiday & paid time off
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Retirement & stock plans
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Commuter benefits & subsidized parking
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Tuition assistance
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Strong team atmosphere

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