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Accounts Receivable Specialist Finance and Accounting Ann Arbor 11/09/2020

POSITION SUMMARY

 

The position will serve as an integral part of the Accounts Receivable and Revenue function. Work closely with the Senior AR Specialist on daily invoicing, deposit posting and maintain customer account master data. This person must have knowledge of general accounting including debits and credits, general ledger knowledge and experience in AR.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

Core Responsibilities:

  • Verify and post details of business transactions, such as funds received
  • Perform detailed cash receipt analysis to ensure insurance reimbursements received are appropriately applied against accounts receivable and other GL accounts.
  • Post accounts receivable cash receipts and prepare appropriate adjustments with supporting documentation.
  • Maintain customer account master data.
  • Maintain customer relations, customer sales invoice files, and implement special invoicing
  • Generate, print, and mail invoices to be paid by customers.
  • Investigate and problem solve short pay invoices with internal departments and customers.
  • Ensure documentation/support created of all work performed is clear, concise, and in adherence with internal control procedures.
  • Reconcile miscellaneous accounts.
  • Book miscellaneous journal entries.
  • Other duties the Management deems necessary.

 

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:

  • Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school or higher in accounting, finance or related. Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related is preferred.
  • 3+ years of experience working in credit and collections.
  • Intermediate Excel skills needed to perform majority of role functions
  • Experience in accounts receivable management including billing, pricing, credit assessment, cash application, and collections.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Working experience with Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains strongly preferred.
  • Ability to perform data entry effectively into all systems used
  • Ability to use the internet to source information.
  • Detail oriented and organized
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Effective at multi-tasking and meeting constant stream of deadlines
  • Clear and concise written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with external and internal peers

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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Manufacturing Technician Manufacturing Cambridge 06/26/2020

Department Description:

Manufacturing of cell therapy products.

 

Position Summary:

Responsible for the execution of process steps to manufacture commercial cell therapy products meeting internal and regulatory requirements.

 

Core Responsibilities:

  • Perform manufacturing procedures inside an ISO Class 7 clean room in accordance to established SOPs, cGMPs, and safety regulations.
  • Perform aseptic manipulations of cell culture lots and final product assemblies.
  • Document production operations in corresponding batch records and log sheets according to cGMPs and established SOPs.
  • Input data from production records to existing databases.
  • General housekeeping of manufacturing controlled areas.
  • Perform clean room equipment sanitization.
  • Record equipment metrology readings to ensure the equipment operates within specifications.
  • Interact with other departments such as Engineering, Facilities, Materials Management, QA, QC, R&D, Training, and Validation.
  • Review completed production records for accuracy.
  • Work independently under general supervision and direction.
  • Organizational and planning skills and the ability to cooperate with others in a team environment will be critical to success.
  • Practice safe work habits and adhere to Vericel’s safety procedures and guidelines. Other duties as assigned.

 

Leadership Qualifications:

An ongoing commitment to conducting our 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:

  • Biotechnology certificate or equivalent with 0-2 years of experience working in a cGMP environment in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry, or 3+ years of cGMP experience with GED or equivalent.
  • 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:

  • Experience working in an ISO 7 clean room environment.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • May be required to sit for long periods of time while performing cell culture operations.
  • Must be able to lift, carry, push and pull up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to work 1 weekend day.
  • 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.

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Materials Handler Material Management Cambridge 10/08/2020

Department Description:

Responsible for maintaining an uninterrupted supply of materials for the manufacture of cell therapy products.

Position Summary:

Responsible for the stocking of materials to support the manufacture of commercial cell therapy products meeting internal and regulatory requirements.

Essential Functions:

  • Master core responsibilities of a Materials Technician (Handler).
  • Receive and distribute all Quality Controlled inspected and non-Quality Control inventoried material and general goods received at the Vericel site.
  • Independently perform material receipt and shipment.
  • Execute transactions in Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains (GP) ERP (enterprise resource planning) system independently or with supervision.
  • Maintains inventory control in ERP system by performing system transactions at time of material receipt, storage and distribution.
  • Completes material In-Transit Requests within ERP system for material deliveries from Third Party off-site storage location(s).
  • Assist in preparation of inventory sales order fulfillment process and end of day closing activities.
  • Perform material labeling activities supporting Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES); also referred to as EBR (electronic batch record(s)).
  • Performs routine inventory cycle counts including media.
  • Participates in scheduled annual physical inventory activities.
  • May interact with various groups (e.g., Customer Care, Facilities & Engineering, Finance, Manufacturing, Quality Operations, R&D, and third-party logistics providers (3PL)) on material requests and receipt transactions.
  • Maintenance of material staging area.
  • May assist in providing on the job training to employees.
  • May be assigned on-call responsibility.

    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:

  • GED, High school diploma or equivalent with 2 - 5 years of experience working in a cGMP environment in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry or equivalent.Familiarity with MS Office.

Preferred Qualifications:

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

Working Conditions and Physical Demands:

  • 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.
  • Ability to work 1 weekend day.
  • 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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QA Specialist I Quality Assurance Cambridge 09/28/2020

Department Description:

The Quality Assurance department ensures that the site operates at a high level of compliance and ensures quality decisions are being made in accordance with regulatory and site requirements.

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for operational support, including batch record review, media disposition, label issuance and reconciliation, archiving and final product packaging/release to the courier.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for batch record documentation and for final batch disposition
  • Support day to day operations, including: batch record and label issuance, archiving and verification.
  • Review and approve product and process deviations.
  • Follow oral and written procedures for review and release of intermediate and final product.
  • Participate in audits to ensure compliance to cGMPs and Vericel requirements.
  • Identifies deficiencies and works with internal departments to remedy them.

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:

  • High School Diploma plus 1 year of GMP experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  •  Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  •  Strong organization and time management skills.
  •  Proficient in MS Office suite.
  •  Experience in a biotech, pharmaceutical or other regulated industry.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands:

  • Ability to lift and transport up to 40 Ibs.
  • Must work 1 weekend day.
  • 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, Cell Culture Quality Control Cambridge 11/16/2020

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.

Core Responsibilities:

  • 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 an Analyst I.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent and 2+ years of experience in a lab setting.
  • 2+ years of experience with primary cells and cell culture
  • 1 year of experience in flow cytometry and/or molecular biology

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, biological assays, or environmental monitoring.
  • Experience in a biotech, pharmaceutical or other regulated industry.
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and non-verbal desired.
  • Excellent technical writing and investigational skills.
  • Experience with PCR based methodology or cell culture methods.
  • Advanced microbiological techniques, disinfectant efficacy, microbial identification, rapid methods, etc.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands:

  • Ability to lift 40 lbs.
  • Schedule is Sunday - Thursday, 8 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Rotating holiday coverage.
  • Rotating off-shift alarm coverage. Must carry a company issued cell phone.
  • 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 Control Analyst, Senior Quality Control Cambridge 11/16/2020

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 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 perform cell culture maintenance and assays
  • May manage departmental projects.
  • 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.
  • May transfer methodology from other groups.
  • 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 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 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, microbiological testing, biological assays, or environmental monitoring.
  • 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.
  • 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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Regional Sales Director, Burn Team - East Sales-Epicel New York, NY - Homebased 11/02/2020

POSITION SUMMARY

 

Lead a Sales Culture of Performance through execution excellence specific to strategy, tactical plans and key initiatives.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Core Responsibilities:

  • Support an environment that best allows Account Managers (AM) to succeed, including focusing on the welfare of our stakeholders and the patients they serve.
  • Meet or exceed sales goals and achieve results through teamwork and collaboration.
  • Provide leadership in development of selling strategies.
  • Create a high performing organization through recruiting, training, performance management, coaching and mentoring of team.
  • Maximize time in the field with Account Managers to offer continuous and ongoing coaching and development.
  • Partner with Account Managers and Burn Clinical Specialists to optimize management of all Epicel cases; must have ability to manage a case independently.
  • Build a network of customer and industry contacts for sales development and marketing partnership.
  • Maintain current knowledge of market and competitive trends.
  • Ensure compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Collaborate and partner effectively with peer and support functions.
  • Organize and execute meetings that yield shared insight and result in actionable next steps.
  • Communicate effectively and positively influence the behavior of others.
  • Trust the actions of team members and assume best of intentions with due diligence to verify results
  • Work closely with Account Managers to plan territory coverage and develop customer targeting strategies. Effectively deploy strategies that maximize human and financial resources.
  • Foster appropriate coordination between the AMs and the Burn Clinical Specialists (BSC)
  • Additional responsibilities include: participate in cross-functional strategy sessions, identify market trends through data analysis, proactively work with sales training team to ensure deployment of training to staff, present at Regional and National Sales Meetings, and effectively manage administrative and financial responsibilities

 

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 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 Business or Marketing (preferred)
  • 10+ years of experience in sales in pharmaceutical, biotech or medical device industry.
  • 5+ years of experience directly managing a sales team in a complex selling environment. Demonstrated career progression within sales, marketing or training. (preferred)
  • Candidate based within 30 miles of Boston, MA; New York City, NY or Philadelphia, PA. Will also consider candidates based within 30 miles of Atlanta, GA or Chicago, IL.
  • Proven track record of consistently meeting or exceeding goals and/or other quantitative targets and qualitative measures.
  • Proven ability to plan, forecast, and manage financial information.
  • Demonstrated experience in creative problem solving, advising management on sales strategy, and motivating team to achieve concrete goals.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, strong presentation and training skills.
  • Ability to create meaningful relationships with key opinion leaders.
  • Customer focused approach with includes responding to customer and team with a sense of urgency and professional respect.
  • Strong leader with effective coaching and teambuilding skills.
  • Strong understanding of product, disease state and competition
  • Strong knowledge of managed care and product reimbursement of specialty pharmacy/buy & bill.
  • Superior and persuasive negotiation skills required with the fortitude to sell, compete and be a self-starter.
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Outlook, Word, PowerPoint. Working knowledge of MS Excel including basic formulas and formatting.
  • Valid state driver’s license.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of anatomy and physiology strongly desired in order to understand where and how products work clinically (burn background preferred).
  • 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) to distill relevant information.
  • Ability to develop and manage relationships in an effort 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.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Extensive travel required. Responsible for a large geography. Travel would consist of time spent in field with sales force, attending business meetings, industry meetings and working with key customers.

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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Regional Sales Director, Burn Team - West Sales-Epicel Los Angeles, CA - Homebased 11/02/2020

POSITION SUMMARY

 

Lead a Sales Culture of Performance through execution excellence specific to strategy, tactical plans and key initiatives.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

Core Responsibilities:

  • Support an environment that best allows Account Managers (AM) to succeed, including focusing on the welfare of our stakeholders and the patients they serve.
  • Meet or exceed sales goals and achieve results through teamwork and collaboration.
  • Provide leadership in development of selling strategies.
  • Create a high performing organization through recruiting, training, performance management, coaching and mentoring of team.
  • Maximize time in the field with Account Managers to offer continuous and ongoing coaching and development.
  • Partner with Account Managers and Burn Clinical Specialists to optimize management of all Epicel cases; must have ability to manage a case independently.
  • Build a network of customer and industry contacts for sales development and marketing partnership.
  • Maintain current knowledge of market and competitive trends.
  • Ensure compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Collaborate and partner effectively with peer and support functions.
  • Organize and execute meetings that yield shared insight and result in actionable next steps.
  • Communicate effectively and positively influence the behavior of others.
  • Trust the actions of team members and assume best of intentions with due diligence to verify results
  • Work closely with Account Managers to plan territory coverage and develop customer targeting strategies. Effectively deploy strategies that maximize human and financial resources.
  • Foster appropriate coordination between the AMs and the Burn Clinical Specialists (BSC)
  • Additional responsibilities include: participate in cross-functional strategy sessions, identify market trends through data analysis, proactively work with sales training team to ensure deployment of training to staff, present at Regional and National Sales Meetings, and effectively manage administrative and financial responsibilities

 

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 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 Business or Marketing (preferred)
  • 10+ years of experience in sales in pharmaceutical, biotech or medical device industry.
  • 5+ years of experience directly managing a sales team in a complex selling environment. Demonstrated career progression within sales, marketing or training. (preferred)
  • Candidate based within 30 miles of Los Angeles, Orange County, or San Francisco, CA. Will also consider candidates based within 30 miles of Denver, CO or Dallas, TX.
  • Proven track record of consistently meeting or exceeding goals and/or other quantitative targets and qualitative measures.
  • Proven ability to plan, forecast, and manage financial information.
  • Demonstrated experience in creative problem solving, advising management on sales strategy, and motivating team to achieve concrete goals.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, strong presentation and training skills.
  • Ability to create meaningful relationships with key opinion leaders.
  • Customer focused approach with includes responding to customer and team with a sense of urgency and professional respect.
  • Strong leader with effective coaching and teambuilding skills.
  • Strong understanding of product, disease state and competition
  • Strong knowledge of managed care and product reimbursement of specialty pharmacy/buy & bill.
  • Superior and persuasive negotiation skills required with the fortitude to sell, compete and be a self-starter.
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Outlook, Word, PowerPoint. Working knowledge of MS Excel including basic formulas and formatting.
  • Valid state driver’s license.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of anatomy and physiology strongly desired in order to understand where and how products work clinically (burn background preferred).
  • 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) to distill relevant information.
  • Ability to develop and manage relationships in an effort 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.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS

 

Extensive travel required. Responsible for a large geography. Travel would consist of time spent in field with sales force, attending business meetings, industry meetings and working with key customers.

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
Scientist II Research and Development Cambridge 09/30/2020

Department Description:

The Research and Development group within Vericel supports the continuing development, characterization and validation of manufacturing methods, novel assays, new technology and operational improvements. This group manages technology transfers, clinical manufacturing, training, database development, trending analysis and stability. The R&D team plays an important role in commercial manufacturing troubleshooting, root cause investigation, process optimization and product life cycle management.

Position Summary:

Applies scientific and/or engineering principles and expertise in the design and development of robust, cost-effective manufacturing procedures and associated analytical method that meet quality, GMP, regulatory and health, safety, and environmental standards.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates a comprehensive solid understanding and use of scientific / engineering principles and professional practices, to solve a wide range of complex problems in creative and practical ways.
  • Leads design reviews, cross-functional development teams and provides scientific / engineering support and guidance in the development, scale-up, optimization and operation of methods for the production and testing of new components, technologies and products.
  • Maintains and demonstrates significant knowledge of state-of-the art principles and theories in area of responsibility.
  • Independently reviews existing process and analytical development and production data; designs and conducts necessary experiments; interprets results; recommends changes or additional experiments.
  • Designs, executes, and interprets experiments to identify new methods to enhance the manufacture of or characterization of products in regard to safety, identity, strength, purity, stability and quality with minimal direction.
  • Stay abreast of new developments/technologies in areas of responsibility. Prepares proposals for introduction of technologies outlining the positive impact to the product for cost and/or quality.
  • Participate in establishing project strategy in consultation with management.
  • Represents the corporation in the greater biotech community by publishing in peer review journals and participation in scientific / technical conferences.
  • Represents the organization as the prime technical contact on contracts and projects. Interacts with senior external personnel on significant technical matters often requiring coordination between organizations.
  • Guides the successful completion of major programs and may function in a project leadership role.
  • Directs the work of more junior staff. Provides technical guidance and trains less experienced staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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:

  • BS and 9+ years of related work experience, or
  • MS and 7+ years of related work experience, or
  • Ph.D. or equivalent in Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical, Chemical, or Mechanical Engineering, or related fields and 4+ years of related work experience.
  • Expertise in one or more of the following: Bioengineering, Molecular Biology, Flow Cytometry.
  • Advanced expertise in mammalian cell culture and related techniques.
  • Proficient with technical writing and statistical analysis to produce technical and/or validation protocols and reports.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of experience working on development or support of assays and/or manufacturing processes for a biological drug in a GMP facility.
  • 4+ years of experience in isolation and culturing human primary cells.
  • 4+ years of experience in developing autologous cell therapies or tissue engineered products.
  • Hands-on analytical experience using techniques such as RNA/DNA purification, PCR, qPCR, multi-color flow cytometry, cell counting, and cell-based assays.
  • Experience designing primers and probes for qPCR and gene expression analysis.
  • Advanced expertise in product, process and test method development as well as mechanical design, prototyping, biomaterials.
  • Technical ability to turn design ideas into product/process improvements.
  • Proficient in CAD software, preferably AutoCAD and MATLAB
  • Good leadership and people skills, teamwork experience, and demonstrated conflict handling and resolution ability and negotiation skills.
  • Good achievement and record in scientific research and technical development as evidenced by research paper, conference presentation, and patent publications.
  • Self-motivated, organized, familiar with the relevant literature, attention to details.

 

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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Senior Director, Market Access Commercial Cambridge 07/24/2020

 

POSITION SUMMARY

 

 

The Senior Director of Market Access will be responsible for implementing the market access strategies for Vericel’s cell therapy marketed brands MACI® (autologous cultured chondrocytes on porcine membrane) and Epicel® (cultured epidermal autografts). The role will also be responsible for leading the development of market access strategy for the launch of Nexobrid® in mid-2021, a novel enzymatic debridement agent used in the care of burn patients as well as securing access for current and future Vericel products among commercial and government payers. Individual will serve as a key interface to peers in marketing, sales, medical affairs, clinical, manufacturing, and regulatory affairs providing commercial guidance for all payer and brand access related activities. This role will also be responsible for helping facilitate clinical and economic strategies to enhance the efforts of the field-based Key Account Manager/s. Finally, the director will lead Vericel’s first-in-class case management partnership MyCartilageCare® looking for strategies to continue to optimize the program’s performance.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

  • Responsible for all payer related activities for Vericel’s in-line cell therapy brands MACI and Epicel
  • Lead the preparation and launch for Nexobrid a novel enzymatic debridement agent
  • Develop and execute strategic plans to external and internal customers related to all payer activity
  • Recommend and implement plans for the development of product and procedural codes
  • Work closely with the Commercial team to position reimbursement messages and tools to educate and train the field, our customers, and patients in synergy with the strategic plans.
  • Provide direction and communication working closely with commercial team to meet company objectives and goals.
  • Lead Vericel’s partnership with our case management program, MyCartilageCare.
  • Collaborate on Commercial payers, HCNs, IPNs, IPAs, ACOs, and GPOs strategies with our specialty pharmacy partner.
  • Monitor and influence CMS (Medicare/Medicaid) and Medi-Span (Wolters Kluwer) relating to payment proposals for Outpatient Prospective Payment Systems, Surgery Centers, Physician Fee Schedules, and Hospital Purchase Orders by obtaining coding, coverage, and reimbursement.
  • Provide trends and impact analysis on reimbursement and economic value.
  • Oversee the development of reimbursement reference materials.
  • Lead educational training to Sales and Marketing with regards to health policies and reimbursement.
  • Participate in reimbursement development activities in close cooperation with cross-functional teams (Commercial, Medical, Regulatory, and Legal) on new product and procedure development and evidence-based value proposition.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with professional medical organizations/societies to manage healthcare policy and reimbursement issues.
  • Other projects and assignments as needed.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Leadership Requirements:

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 (Advanced Degree in Healthcare, Healthcare Economics, or Business Administration is preferred).
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in reimbursement in pharmaceutical, medical device, life sciences consulting or the biotech industry.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ management experience.
  • Strong understanding of medical reimbursement with specialty pharmacies (billing, coding, coverage, and payment) in the healthcare system to work to resolve contract and billing issues with providers.

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.

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Senior Director, Marketing Marketing Cambridge 08/17/2020

POSITION SUMMARY

 

 

Senior Director of Marketing will be responsible for developing and implementing the marketing strategies for Vericel’s marketed cell therapy brands including MACI® (autologous cultured chondrocytes or porcine membrane) and Epicel® (culture epidermal autografts) as well as leading the implementation of Vericel’s launch strategy for Nexobrid®, a novel enzymatic debridement agent use in the care of patients with severe burns. Individual will serve a critical role in Commercial Operations leading and continuing the development of existing highly effective and competent team of marketing professionals. Brand teams are currently responsible for leading all KOL initiatives, resource development as well as identifying key drivers for patient, HCP and digital marketing strategies. Individual will also serve as a key interface to peers in sales, market access, medical affairs, clinical, manufacturing, and regulatory affairs providing commercial guidance for all brand access activities. While the role will oversee and manage the brand teams, role will also be responsible for assessing strategic integration of complementary products / technologies being investigated by the company as well as the developing and implementing the launch plans for these products.

 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

  • Leads existing team of highly competent marketing professionals. Capable of capitalizing on individual strengths to enhance overall team performance while creating an environment of success.
  • Responsible for all brand related activities for Vericel’s in-line cell therapy brands MACI and Epicel
  • Lead the preparation and launch for Nexobrid a novel enzymatic debridement agent
  • Provide direction and communication working closely with commercial team to meet company objectives and goals.
  • Develop and execute strategic plans to external and internal customers related to all brand activity
  • Develops and leads multi-channel marketing efforts including personal and non-personal promotional efforts.
  • Work closely with the commercial team to position messages and tools to educate and train sales team, HCPs, and patients in synergy with the strategic plans.
  • Provide trends and impact analysis brand performance
  • Develop and maintain relationships with KOLs, professional medical organizations/societies to help shape brand strategy and tactics as well as manage healthcare policy and reimbursement issues.
  • Other projects and assignments as needed.

 

 

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Leadership Requirements:

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 (Marketing, Business Administration) and MBA (preferred).
  • Minimum of 10 years’ marketing / in-line brand management experience in medical device (preferred), life sciences, biotech or pharmaceutical. (Orthopedics / sports medicine a plus)
  • Product launch in experience in medical device (preferred), life sciences, biotech or pharmaceutical industries.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ marketing leadership experience.
  • Front line sales and sales leadership experience a plus.

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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Talent Acquisition Specialist Human Resources Cambridge 11/02/2020

POSITION SUMMARY

 

The Talent Acquisition Specialist will, in partnership with the Human Resources Team, support and execute talent acquisition and HR functions for the corporation. The Talent Acquisition Specialist will be responsible for sourcing, screening, interviewing, hiring and onboarding candidates for assigned positions, as well as ad hoc HR support of site personnel. The Talent Acquisition Specialist will plan and execute employee meetings and events. A true team player, the Talent Acquisition Specialist will be ready to respond to changing priorities of the HR team to support business needs and ensure all compliance requirements.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

Core Responsibilities:

  • Manage the hiring lifecycle for specific positions: post jobs, screen candidates, arrange interviews, collect feedback, negotiate offers, conduct reference and background checks, and coordinate onboarding.
  • Plan recruiting strategy with hiring managers.
  • Track candidate lifecycle through applicant tracking system.
  • Document candidate evaluation and interview process
  • Manage relationships with recruiting agencies.
  • Provide regular updates to hiring teams and candidates throughout process.
  • Follow established hiring, onboarding and offboarding processes and coordinate details for all new hires and exiting workers, including conducting exit interviews and ensuring proper handling of assets and systems and facility access.
  • Ensure compliance with Vericel’s Affirmative Action Program.
  • Maintain current knowledge and ensure compliance with federal, state and local HR laws.
  • Assist in the development and execution of HR training programs.
  • Assist in the development and management of job descriptions.
  • Event planning and catering for HR-sponsored company events.
  • Oversee internal job applications.
  • Contribute to development of SOP’s, process improvements and implementation of new technologies.
  • Assist with other HR projects as required by business needs.
  • Assist employees with HR or employee relations questions.
  • Other duties as required.

 

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 Human Resources or related field.
  • Previous recruiting or talent acquisition experience
  • Ability to work with discretion to ensure confidentiality as appropriate
  • Excellent MS Office skills: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Excellent attention to detail, organization, teamwork, communication skills.
  • Sense of urgency to move the recruitment process forward, overall having professional courage and a drive for results.
  • Ability to build lasting professional relationships with internal customers, recruiting agencies and candidate pool.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience working in Human Resources
  • Previous experience scheduling meetings in a high volume environment
  • Experience working with an electronic Applicant Tracking System

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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