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Associate Director, National Key Accounts Commercial Cambridge 06/17/2020

POSITION SUMMARY

 

The Associate Director, National Key Accounts will be responsible for implementing the strategic execution of Vericel’s reimbursement strategy at the key account level. This role will include identifying and managing major private payers, hospitals, hospital systems, and military business. Additionally, this person will be responsible developing new initiatives to enhance overall patient access to therapy while keeping a close eye on the budget and continuously looking for ways to improve efficiencies. Finally, this individual will maintain a high-level of collaboration and integration with all field teams and our case management team. This will include field rides with cell therapy specialists to assist customers with challenging reimbursement situations. Furthermore, this position will work directly with Vericel’s senior leadership to ensure key tactics are implemented and tracked.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

Core Responsibilities:

  • Manage and oversee the day to day operations of new MACI hospital purchasing customers and other accounts facing challenging reimbursement situations. Continuously look for ways to improve operational efficiencies in the MACI buying, reimbursement and approval process.
  • Develop and execute strategy for Vericel’s military business which will include acting as the point of contact for distributor, the field and DoD accounts.
  • Lead account execution at other systems such as Kaiser, Intermountain Health and other significant health systems.
  • Collaborate with commercial operations to ensure optimal execution of patient access and reimbursement strategy while mitigating product procurement challenges at facilities.
  • Understand and analyze program data to effectively communicate information on a consistent basis to different functional areas in the commercial organization (sr. management, field teams, marketing, market access).
  • Conduct field visits with our cell therapy specialists to educate customers who are working to resolve reimbursement challenges.
  • Contribute to payer marketing strategy and tactical execution which will include project management of key deliverables and field roll out.
  • Contribute nationally to CTS business planning around key accounts and act as resource to ASD’s to identify account opportunities.

 

QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Abilities and Attributes:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Prefer previous experience in managing a reimbursement or patient assistance program.
  • Ability to interface with all levels of management and multiple departments.
  • Product launch experience is a plus.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the U.S. healthcare systems, including expertise in health care financing and reimbursement policies related to the pharmaceutical industry, with application in a wide array of clinical settings and reimbursement strategies in all market segments.
  • Clear understanding of the implications of payer and reimbursement policy impact on prescriber and patient behaviors as well as sales force activity.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and excellent ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.
  • Willingness to work collaboratively and experience incorporating diverse perspectives into project decision-making.
  • Proven ability to work with a high level of integrity, accuracy, and attention to detail
  • Resourceful, tenacious, creative, enthusiastic and results-oriented.
  • Self-motivated, assertive and self-confident.
  • Entrepreneurial, enjoys working in a fast-paced, small-company environment.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and teambuilding skills.

 

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:

  • Understanding and complying with 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, preferably in a Business or Science field.
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience conducting or managing in pharmaceutical, biotech, or specialty pharmacy industries.
  • MBA a plus.
  • Ability to manage and work with multiple vendors.
  • Proven ability to manage time effectively and handle multiple conflicting priorities.
  • Experience working with sales teams in field-based environment.
  • Experience working in orthopedics /rare diseases preferred.
  • If based in the field expectations to be on site at Vericel’s Cambridge based headquarters once per month.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Occasional travel to support business needs, up to 50%

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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Burn Therapy Specialist - Southwest Commercial Houston, TX - Homebased 08/19/2020

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

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

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

Territory includes Texas, Arizona, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Louisiana.

 

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.
  • Candidate will ideally be based within 30 miles of Houston, Dallas, Austin, or Phoenix.

 

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

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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Clinical Account Specialist - Orthopedics - Madison Commercial Madison, WI - Homebased 09/22/2020

POSITION SUMMARY

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

  • 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.
  • Territory includes Beloit to Green Bay

 

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, 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.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Travel minimum 90% of the time 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.

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Clinical Account Specialist – Orthopedics - Reading, PA Sales-MACI Reading, PA - Homebased 07/02/2020

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.
  • Territory includes west to State College, North to PA/NY border, East to Allentown, southeast to Drexel Hill and south to PA/MD border.
  • Other projects and assignments as needed.

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, 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

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Travel minimum 90% of the time 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.

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Engineer, Validation I Engineering Cambridge 08/03/2020

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.

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 re-qualifications.
  • 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.

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 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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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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QC Analyst I Quality Control Cambridge 09/14/2020

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:

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

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.

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.
  • 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.
  • Must available during any one of the following shifts: Thursday - Monday, Friday - Tuesday or Tuesday - Saturday.

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

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 09/18/2020

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.
  • Perform cell culture maintenance and assays.
  • 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.

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 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.
  • Requires working one day per weekend.
  • Must be able to work Sunday – Thursday shift.
  • 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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Scientist II Research and Development Cambridge 09/17/2020

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 Buyer/Planner Material Management Cambridge 09/02/2020

POSITION SUMMARY

 

Department Description:

The Materials (Supply Chain) Department and Buyer/Planner II are responsible for ensuring an uninterrupted supply of materials essential for the functioning of assigned product lines and areas.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Create Purchase Orders; maintain accurate open PO lines to define inbound quantities and due dates from suppliers.
  • Review purchase requisitions to ensure they meet the organization's compliance.
  • Managed returned goods to suppliers.
  • Confirm that modifications and changes to existing orders are properly documented and processed.
  • Track status of back orders and inventory aging report.
  • Partner with internal customers when needed to expedite purchase requisitions or identify solutions for supply chain disruptions which may include the sourcing of alternative providers
  • Resolve pricing and/or invoicing discrepancies with suppliers.
  • Plans the replenishment of materials to support the production schedule, while controlling inventory turns and materials shortages.
  • Conducts material planning and inventory management for assigned raw materials.
  • Maintains accurate data regarding Bill of Materials associated with all raw materials.
  • Act as liaison with suppliers and Vericel finance during annual standard cost updates.
  • Requests quotes from suppliers, performs new supplier sourcing and evaluation.
  • Adheres to appropriate Standard Operating Procedures for business planning unit to ensure compliance with SOPs, ISO 9000, and cGMP procedures, MRB, Sarbanes-Oxley Controls, and corrective action goals.
  • Properly escalate any known supply chain disruptions, order discrepancies or contract matters for internal review and remediation.
  • Create, prepare, and maintain reporting to provide data to monitor trends and allow site business decisions on a timely basis.
  • Establish metrics to monitor supplier performance.
  • Identify and report key performance indicators to measure supplier performance;
  • Achieve company goals and objectives for financial and service level metrics
  • Other job 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:

  • B.S. degree (or equivalent experience) and 4+ years of work experience.
  • A.A./A.S. degree and 6+ years of relevant experience.
  • GED, High school diploma or equivalent with and 8+ years of relevant experience.
  • Experience working on cross functional teams.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office Applications.
  • Familiar with Purchasing and Quality Systems.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Life Sciences.
  • Familiar with cGMP processes.
  • Experience within a regulated environment that is frequently audited by FDA, ISO and other internal and external Agencies.

 

 

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.

Apply Now

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