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Scheduling and Logistics Specialist

Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
17 days ago


Job Description

General Summary:

The Logistics and Distribution Specialist is responsible for establishing and maintaining the site schedule (0-to-6-month horizon). This role provides key inputs to site capacity and supply plans. Additionally, this role will assist with the maintenance of site replenishment strategies for direct and indirect material. In support of site logistics, this role takes the lead in coordinating outbound and intercompany shipments.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Lead site scheduling meetings with cross functional team members to align the finite schedule with established plans, identify risks to execution, and communicate key performance indicators
  • Develop and evolve scheduling processes with key stakeholders to ensure harmonization of production, materials, and logistics requirements
  • Establish change management controls, tracking, and key performance indicators for schedule adherence and logistics functions
  • Site point of contact for managing all outbound shipping requirements
  • Coordinate & Schedule transportation providers to ensure on-time and compliant movement of shipments - includes all outbound shipments and select inbound shipments from other warehouses and 3PLs in the VCGT network
  • Develop, manage, and communicate site rough cut capacity plan. Key contributor to site supply plan
  • Assist with the implementation and maintenance of site material replenishment tools
  • Support with the writing and revision of supply chain related Standard Operations Procedures (SOP)
  • Support quality events and change controls relevant to the Supply Chain and Materials Management functions at the site

  • Knowledge and Skills:
  • Solid foundation in the use of Microsoft Office applications (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience working with ERP/MRP systems. Oracle is a plus
  • Foundational understanding of supply chain concepts
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills
  • Experience managing complex schedules and priorities in dynamic environments
  • Ability to work, influence, and gain consensus across multiple functions (Manufacturing, Quality and Clinicals)
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Experience working in a cGMP environment

  • Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in relevant discipline (or equivalent experience)
  • Typically requires a minimum of 3 years work experience in supply chain scheduling, planning, or logistics functions

  • 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.

    Please note that Vertex requires COVID-19 vaccination for all employees working in the U.S. as a condition of employment at Vertex, subject to medical, religious or other accommodations or exemptions required by law. We believe this requirement is vital to keeping everyone at Vertex and in our communities safe. This requirement applies to both existing and new employees who may at any time work on-site at a Vertex facility or visit another location on behalf of Vertex (e.g., conferences, customer visits, etc.), including all remote employees. 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

    Job Information

    • Job ID: 63942120
    • Location:
      Providence, Rhode Island, United States
    • Position Title: Scheduling and Logistics Specialist
    • Company Name For Job: 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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