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Packaging Development Coordinator (TEMPORARY)

Location Novato, California
BioMarin is the world leader in delivering therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases. We target diseases that lack effective therapies and affect relatively small numbers of patients, many of whom are children. These conditions are often inherited, difficult to diagnose, progressively debilitating and have few, if any, treatment options. BioMarin will continue to focus on advancing therapies that are the first or best of their kind.

BioMarin’s Technical Operations group is responsible for creating our drugs for use in clinical trials and for scaling production of those drugs for the commercial market. These engineers, technicians, scientists and support staff build and maintain BioMarin’s cutting-edge manufacturing processes and sites, provide quality assurance and quality control to ensure we meet regulatory standards, and procure the needed goods and services to support manufacturing and coordinating the worldwide movement of our drugs to patients. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients’ lives. 


The Packaging Development Coordinator is responsible for supporting the Packaging Development team to ensure that all project tasks are met.

The Packaging Development Coordinator will be the secondary contact to various projects within the Packaging Development group.  He/She will provide support on the development of specifications, work procedures, SOPs, protocols, reports, change controls, purchase orders, and/or various documents to support the implementation of new packaging components. He/She will also serve as a secondary contact to various vendor(s).

The Packaging Development group is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual with excellent communication skills to quickly learn group procedures and will be able to make appropriate decisions. He/She will be fully trained within the group and will be expected to perform activities independently at a progressed time.


•             Provide Packaging Engineering support for the development and launch of new products.

•             Perform tasks as the secondary contact to various packaging and labeling vendor(s) to ensure projects and/or orders remain on target for timelines

•             Lead group meetings

•             Communicate weekly agenda items and capture discussions in minutes

•             Coordinate and collate business presentations and specific reports as required for key business meetings.

•             Participates in group meetings on related topic(s)

•             Facilitate creation and approval of SOPs, work procedures, change controls, packaging specifications, package design testing protocols and reports, and other technical documentation as required. 

•             Create and run CMO metrics report and other reports that summarize PE work in various systems.  

•             Ensure personal understanding of all quality policy/BioMarin system items that are per training curriculums.

•             Facilitate the on-boarding of new packaging suppliers as needed. Justify, arrange qualification, coordinates audit as required, and implement with Compliance, Purchasing, and Legal groups.

•             Request requisitions and POs in ERP system.

•             Check and monitor purchase orders for sufficient funds to cover invoices received.

•             Coordinate vendor on-site meetings

•             Plan and coordinate team forums, training events & team building events/ functions

•             Be proactive and collaborative in troubleshooting and resolving issues that could impact projects or processes within Packaging Development.

•             Provide support and guidance to colleagues on systems and ad-hoc queries.

•             Act as Knowledge Manager or Superuser for Packaging Development group.

•             Other duties as assigned.


Bachelors Required

0-2 years of Experience

Skills and Experience

The Skills and Experience match parameters for the candidate are parsed from the Duties, Skills, and Education.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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