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Manager, Materials Support

Manager, Materials Support


Department Description:

Materials support for manufacturing of cell therapy products.  Receipt of all components, raw materials, and consumables to be used by production.  Inventory management and restocking.

Position Summary:

The Manager, Materials is responsible for oversight of all material resupply activities to support site production.  This is a cGMP position.


Core Responsibilities:

  • Master all Materials Team Lead core responsibilities.
  • Assist in selection, development, and motivation of qualified staff to effectively carry out department functions and provide for the continuity of managerial and specialized skills.
  • Provide leadership, guidance, and direction to staff consistent with cGMP and company corporate quality governance.
  • Coach and mentor staff in all aspect of their job performance and career development including training, feedback, rewards and disciplinary action.
  • Work with team and training leads to develop work plans, assign tasks, and supervise team(s).
  • Assist Supply Chain Management with 3PL oversight and associated material transfer.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Supervise staff in Materials (e.g., Material Handlers). This group is also referenced as Manufacturing Support.
  • Generate the daily inventory support schedule.
  • Actively perform and oversee daily receipt and delivery to manufacturing.
  • Assure staff compliance with all company and regulatory procedures.
  • Conduct annual performance reviews and provide regular feedback based on goals.
  • Organize the staff and workload to meet or exceed productivity performance standards.
  • Complete corrective action plans to address deficient areas identified and to ensure adherence to compliance.
  • Be available on-call or have a trained and qualified designee.
  • Serve as SME for audit activities (internal & external)


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.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Life Sciences or related field) with 6+ years, or Associate’s degree with 7+ years, or GED or equivalent with 9+ years of experience working in a cGMP environment in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry or equivalent. Must possess solid working knowledge of MS Office.
  • Experience with inventory control, material receipt, and material transfer.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in high volume and fast-paced materials and cleanroom environment. Experience working in warehouse environments.
  • Previous supervisory experience.
  • Experience within a regulated environment that is frequently audited by FDA, ISO and other internal and external Agencies.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal.


  • Ability to gown and gain entry to manufacturing areas.
  • May be required to stand for long periods of time while performing physical duties.
  • Must be able to lift, carry, push and pull up to 50 lbs.
  • Rotating holiday coverage.
  • Ability to work 1 weekend day as needed

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/Affirmative Action 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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June 1, 2023
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