Biologics Materials Specialist


CA-Vista, US

Contract Type:  Regular Full-Time
Area:  Manufacturing
Req Id:  509460

Would you like to join an international team working to improve the future of healthcare? Do you want to enhance the lives of millions of people? Grifols is a global healthcare company that since 1909 has been working to improve the health and well-being of people around the world. We are leaders in plasma-derived medicines and transfusion medicine and develop, produce and market innovative medicines, solutions and services in more than 110 countries and regions.

This is an in-person only position based out of Vista, CA.


The Biologics Materials Specialist will oversee the planning, control and distribution of materials and products according to company needs and customer requirements. This position is in the Operations department and reports to the operations manager.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Directs inventory control and biologics requirements, including but no limited to TORCH, infections markers, thyroglobulin, autoimmune, coagulant, and red blood cell.
  • Maintains inventory levels to ensure deliveries occur within customer timelines using searches of the inventory data base.
  • Maintains and ensures accuracy of the perpetual inventory system by analyte.
  • Works with commercial team to align available material to customers’ needs using forecasting tools, inventory.
  • Oversees functions related to purchased biologics.         
  • Follows procedures for conducting and valuing year-end physical inventory.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Analyze customer requests vs available inventory to maximize value generation for the business unit
  • Collaborate with Associate Director, Donor Centers Operations and Director RUO Laboratory to define donor and inventory screening strategy to identify valuable donors/ units                     


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent organizational and planning skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the proven ability to work well with all levels of management and staff.
  • Proficient with inventory reporting systems.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • FileMaker knowledge desirable.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Life Science with focus in Biology, or similar.
  • 3-4 years of experience in IVD field in R&D; assay technical support or any related technical role with strong focus in the area of Infectious Disease, Autoimmune or Clinical Chemistry
  • Depending on the area of assignment, directly related experience or a combination of directly related education and experience and/or competencies may be considered in place of the stated requirements.  Example:  If a job level requires a bachelor’s degree plus 4 years of experience, an equivalency could include 8 years of experience, an Associate’s degree with 6 years of experience, or a Master’s degree with 2 years of experience.


Occupational Demands: Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds at a time.


Pay scale of $66,560.00 - $90,306.00 per year for California residents, depending on training, education and experience. This position is eligible to participate in up to 5% of the company bonus pool.  We offer benefits including medical, PTO, up to 5% 401K match, and tuition reimbursement. We are committed to offering our employees opportunities for professional growth and career progression. Even though we are a global healthcare company with employees in 30 countries, Grifols prides itself on its family-like culture. Our company has more than tripled its workforce in the last 10 years — we’re growing, and you can grow with us!



Third Party Agency and Recruiter Notice:

Agencies that present a candidate to Grifols must have an active, nonexpired, Grifols Agency Master Services Agreement with the Grifols Talent Acquisition Department. Additionally, agencies may only submit candidates to positions that they have been engaged to work on by a Grifols Recruiter. All resumes must be sent to a Grifols Recruiter under these terms or they will be considered a Grifols candidate.


Grifols provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other characteristic or status protected by law.  We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.


Location: NORTH AMERICA : USA : CA-Vista:USVISTA - Vista CA-995 Park Center Drive-AC 


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