Supply Chain Pleasanton, CA



Under the direction of the Associate Director of Warehouse & Logistics, the Logistics Specialist role is responsible for the daily operations of warehouse activities for the Pleasanton Manufacturing Facility, ensuring operations are compliant with cGMP’s and safety guidelines. Responsibilities include the Receipt, Storage, Inventory Management, and Distribution of cGMP/Non GMP Materials, Samples, Supplies and Equipment at the Gritstone Pleasanton Manufacturing Facility.

The Logistics Specialist ensures all activities within span of control meet or exceeds Gritstone Oncology’s standards and meet full compliance of all applicable regulatory governing (e.g., FDA, EU, USDA, DEA, and DOT, etc.). In addition, this position is accountable for ensuring safe, cost-effective, and efficient warehouse and supply operations.  

This role will assist in the daily operations of all Shipping & Receiving including cGMP Receipt & Distribution activities. Hands on and direct support across functions is necessary as set forth by the Warehouse Associate Director.

This position will assist in the creation of procedures, plans and documentation as associated with the Warehouse & Logistics functions.  


Minimum Education/Experience

  • BS/BA required (science or business preferred), or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Requires a minimum of three (3) to five (5) years’ experience that includes: in-depth understanding of cGMP Logistics operations, purchasing and inventory management in the Pharma/Biotech field or relevant field.
  • Requires formal training in supply chain management, logistics, or closely related discipline.
  • Must have a working knowledge of Trade Compliance responsibilities, on both the import and export sides of the logistics business.
  • Cold Chain experience required.
  • Working experience and knowledge of applicable regulatory requirements (FDA, EU, FAA, IATA, DOT, Customs, and OSHA).
  • Experience / ability to understand and develop procedures and other controlled documents required.


Other Qualifications

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Able to work effectively in a fast-paced, small start-up company environment.
  • Self-motivated, self-disciplined and able to function independently as well as part of a team.
  • Strong ability to prioritize, multi-task, and work in an evolving environment
  • Computer competency (MS Word, Excel?)
  • Must possess excellent attention to detail and analytical thinking.
  • Must have excellent technical writing ability, oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of software packages and technologies used in a typical logistics operation, specifically Microsoft Office.
  • Perform administrative and/or physical task involved in the shipping, receiving, storage, and distribution of GMP/Non-GMP Materials, Samples, Supplies and Equipment.
  • Supports the implementation of departmental operations, strategies, policies and procedures in accordance with all applicable governing bodies including but not limited to FDA, EU, USDA, DOT, CBP, OSHA, and in alignment with all Company policies, procedures, goals and objectives.
  • Performs all activities of the logistics and warehouse functions to enable a compliant cGMP manufacturing site.  Implements and administers all systems and processes for maintaining control of 1) inventory and transaction accuracy, 2) warehouse and controlled temperature storage methods and facilities, and 3) domestic and international transportation programs, housekeeping, pest control and GMP compliance. 
  • Maintains appropriate training to properly perform job associated roles/responsibilities and operate in a safe and compliant manner.
  • Writes and reviews reports upon request. Performs, documents and reviews change controls and investigations within their area of responsibility.
  • Performs other duties as required. 
  • Must be able to occasionally lift, up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to push and pull up to 125 lbs. with a pallet jack.
  • Must be able to climb ladder and stairs.
  • Some domestic travel may be required.