Supervisor, Material Handling & Classification (1st shift)


NC-Clayton, US

Contract Type:  Regular Full-Time
Area:  Manufacturing
Req Id:  496829

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.

Supervisor, Material Handling and Classification

1st shift -- Monday - Friday 5:00am - 1:30pm


Provides supervisory role in the Plasma Logistics Center.  Responsibilities include receipt, handling, verification, storage, inventory management, and distribution for all human blood plasma to ensure the highest level of compliance.

  • Supervise the receipt, handling, verification, storage, and distribution of plasma to ensure compliance, safety, and conformance to procedures as specified by Standard Operating    Procedures, cGMP's, and OSHA standards
  • Assure that each plasma shipment, production unit, and lot meet all applicable quality, storage, and production requirements and ensure that each plasma lot is delivered in a timely manner to appropriate customers.
  • Assure that each individual unit of plasma that is deemed unacceptable for further processing is individually removed, accounted for, and ultimately dispositioned according to documented procedures.
  • Interview, hire, train, and directly supervise non-exempt employees in the Plasma Operations group.  Monitor performance, employee relations, and quality standards to ensure effective work team performance is maintained.
  • Develop and maintain departmental SOP's in accordance with regulatory agency and company requirements.  Ensure procedures accurately reflect the processes that are currently being performed.
  • Coordinate and provide oversight to all inventory transactions relating to the storage and movement of raw plasma.  Maintain inventory accuracy levels at agreed upon targets.
  • Partner with a wide variety of internal and external customers including manufacturing, freight carriers, quality operations, and numerous other groups on a variety of issues.
  • Work closely with Quality Operations group to evaluate incoming plasma to determine if it is acceptable, discrepant, or non-conforming.



Position requires a minimum of a high school education.  A Bachelor's degree in one of the sciences, business administration, engineering, or some other related field is a bonus.



A minimum of 5 years’ experience in logistics, warehousing, materials inventory planning, or distribution (preferably relating to raw plasma) is required for this level. 



Working knowledge of manufacturing processes related to raw plasma, inventory controls, and strong knowledge of cGMP's and other regulatory requirements.  Must demonstrate leadership and independent decision-making capabilities, have excellent communication skills (both written and verbal), and possess a high level of urgency.  The ability to adapt to changing priorities is essential.



Work in conjunction with departmental management in preparation of annual budgets and help to ensure budget adherence.   Perform strategic demand planning to verify facilities and head count levels are appropriate and will meet the demands of the required tasks.



EEO Minorities/Females/Disability/Veterans


Location: NORTH AMERICA : USA : NC-Clayton:USNC0002 - Clayton 


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