Associate, Critical Reagent and Reference Standard Inventory Management

Location:  Cork, Ireland Category: Quality


Who We Are

For more than two decades, going our own way has led to countless breakthroughs, bettering the lives of those suffering from rare genetic disease. In 1997 we were founded to make a big difference in small patient populations. Now we seek to make an even greater impact by applying the same science-driven, patient-forward approach that propelled our last 25 years of drug development to larger genetic disorders, as well as genetic subsets of more common conditions. Through our unparalleled expertise in genetics and molecular biology, we will continue to develop targeted therapies that address the root cause of the conditions we seek to treat. Applying our knowledge to make a transformative impact is not just a calling, but an obligation to those who will benefit most. The end goal has always been better lives and now we can reach more.

And the more people we reach, the more our impact can grow. We transform lives through genetic discovery.

Our Culture

Our desire to make a positive impact on our patients extends to our employees and BioMarin is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where every person feels seen, valued, and heard – so employees can thrive in all areas of their lives, in and outside of work. We seek to provide an open, flexible, and friendly work environment to empower people and to provide them with the ability to develop their long-term careers. Ultimately, we want to be an organization where people enjoy coming to work and take pride in our efforts to help patients.

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.

Associate, Critical Reagent and Reference Standard Inventory Management

The core function of this role is to support and maintain the centralized program management of reference standards and critical reagents used in the testing and release of clinical and commercial products. 

The role is responsible for all activities related to monitoring material consumption rates, material inventory levels and all qualification/requalification tasks required to support reference standards and critical reagents supply.

The Critical Reagent and Reference Standard Inventory Management Associate reports to the Associate Manager in Quality Control Analytical Technologies.



Detailed responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Monitors and supports the integrated inventory management process.
  • Participate in the reference standard qualification document lifecycle – authoring, review, approval, etc.
  • Responsible for critical reagent and reference standard preparation, qualification testing coordination and release for use.
  • Participate in projects to meet timelines to ensure on-time delivery of results and establish priorities for final reports.
  • Initiate and assist with quality investigations, incident reports and the implementation of Corrective Actions and Preventative Actions related to the Critical Reagent and Reference Standard Inventory Management.
  • Provide support to the department leadership with the implementation of new systems and continuous improvement efforts.
  • Participate in the generation of new ideas to create efficiencies and improve processes; willingly supports new ideas and process enhancements.
  • Maintain product quality by establishing and applying quality standards.
  • Assist with regulatory and internal inspections, as needed.

Core Competencies:

  • Ownership and Accountability – Takes accountability for actions, drives results, and able to learn from mistakes. Delivers on promises, goals, and expectations. Makes quality decisions and resolves problems with minimal delay as appropriate. Asks “what can I do to help?”
  • Communication - Ability to communicate effectively up and down, at all levels of the organization, present complex and/or new ideas with clarity and simplicity.  Ability to draft and deliver clear and concise procedures or business process documents.
  • Planning - Proficient planning and prioritization skills with the ability to multitask and adapt.  Able to synthesize large amounts of information.  Able to deliver results despite shifting environment.
  • Analytical Problem Solving – Ability to identify problems, define problem statement clearly and accurately and apply structured and disciplined methodology to identify data-driven root causes.  Innovative and effective in solution development, risk mitigation, and execution.
  • Customer focus - Partners with customers, looks ahead to predict future customer needs. Manages expectations.


Required Skills:

  • Minimum 4 years of experience in a Quality/Compliance/Regulatory setting
  • Knowledge of cGMPs and equivalent industry regulations
  • Experience with technical oversight of Deviations and CAPAs
  • Proficiency with computer systems – Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proficiency with TrackWise or QMS, LIMS, EDMS, and Office365 preferred


BS in a technical science field

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.