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Sr. Supervisor, Distribution, Warehouse Operations

Location Novato, California

BioMarin is a 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. Theseconditions 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.  


Distribution Supervisor will be responsible for oversight of all distribution activities within the Warehouse Operations team.  

Oversight responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:  

Put away, storage and picking of items, while maintaining quality standards and adherence to SOPs.  

Transport and delivery of all GMP and Non GMP material to end-users, this includes performing transport requests and bulk product transfers.  

Maintain accurate inventory records of Approved GMP raw material, component and  supplies. Perform inventory cycle counts.  

Process out going shipments of both GMP and Non GMP items as needed.  
Maintain cleanliness and regular maintenance of company vehicles.  

Maintain audit readiness environment by organization and cleanliness of warehouse, docks, GMP material storage, and supply areas.  

Perform training of Material Handlers as required. Maintain training requirements for all staff. Manage employee development.  

Review and update SOP's as needed.  

Supports weekend shift activity.  

Compliance with safety guidelines for personnel and material handling equipment such as pallet jacks, company vehicles and lift trucks.  

Maintain department metrics as required.  

Perform other tasks as required.  


State both the minimum and the preferred educational attainment (or equivalent experience), and describe essential and desired subject matter, certifications, special training, etc.  

High School Diploma required  

AA/AS or BA/BS in Life Sciences or related discipline preferred  

Working knowledge of desktop computers  


5+ years of experience in a GMP warehousing environment  

Previous Supervisory experience  

Proficient in SOPs, Oracle/SAP, Microsoft Office, TrackWise, Veeva, CMMS, or similar operating databases  

Must possess a valid California Driver’s license  

Strong Verbal, Written, and Customer Service communication skills  


Independently have the ability to regularly lift, push and/or pull items with a weight of 50 pounds.  

Must be able to perform job functions within a dynamic, team-oriented environment.  

Must be able to work in a safe manner.  

Consists of strenuous, repetitive work.  

May require work around loud equipment.  

The use of personal protective equipment will be required.  


Pallet jacks  

Forklifts (Narrow-aisle and fork-truck style lifts)  

Class C trucks  

Floor Scales and other measuring equipment  

Scan guns  

PC Computer  


Interacts cross functionally with other departments including: Quality, Maintenance,  Manufacturing, and Process Development.  

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

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