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Logistics Specialist / Planner (Cell & Gene Therapy)

Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
29 days ago


Job Description

The Logistics Specialist, Cell and Gene Therapy is responsible for working with the Sr. Manager to plan and execute time critical cold chain shipments in support of Vertex's Cell and Gene therapy programs. This includes management of clinical study shipments and real-time tracking and troubleshooting of issues. The Planner works closely with couriers, Clinical Operations, CMO scheduling staff, QA and other stakeholders to plan and execute shipments.

  • Works alongside Director and Sr. Manager to ensure seamless scheduling and delivery of apheresis and drug product.
  • Plans and executes time critical clinical shipments for Cell and Gene Therapy programs.
  • Interacts with Chain of Identify software to plan and execute shipments.
  • Represents Supply Chain on assigned project sub-teams and task forces and with guidance, executes logistics activities.
  • Assists in process improvements to reduce lead-time and eliminate non-value add activities.
  • Participates in quality investigations.
  • Uses procedures and resources to solve logistical issues and selects modes of transport.
  • Participates in Clinical Study working teams as needed.
  • Supports efforts to resolve issues that block timely flow of materials or projects.
  • Responsible for compliance with regulations such as Good Distribution Practices.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Experience with managing pharmaceutical logistics, cold chain or Cell and Gene therapy preferred.
  • Ability to follow procedures for troubleshooting supply problems and escalating as appropriate.
  • Displays growing knowledge of applicable regulations (GMP, GDP, GCP).
  • Ability to multi-task and work in fast past environment.
  • Attention to detail and close follow-up on each shipment.
  • Able to resolve logistics issues real-time with cross-functional stakeholder input as needed.

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific, business or related discipline
  • Typically requires 1 year of experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience, preferably in the pharmaceutical industry

Company Information

Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation.

Vertex is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Vertex is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. Vertex will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should make a request to the recruiter or hiring manager, or contact Talent Acquisition at

Job Information

  • Job ID: 58378323
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Position Title: Logistics Specialist / Planner (Cell & Gene Therapy)
  • Company Name: Vertex Pharmaceuticals
  • Job Function: Other / Not Listed
  • Job Type: Full-Time

At Vertex, we bring together the brightest minds in the relentless pursuit of creating transformative medicines for people with serious and life-threatening diseases. Founded in 1989 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, we are one of only a handful of biotechnology companies founded since 1976 that has discovered and developed four or more approved medicines in our own labs. In addition to the four medicines we’ve developed to treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis, we have ongoing research programs focused on the underlying ...

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