BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Custom Reagent Product Coordinator in San Diego, California
Job Description SummaryThis role is responsible for working directly with external customers and BD personnel to ensure the timely delivery custom reagents and services. Activities include but are not limited to: customer communications/coordination, assessment/feasibility of request, customer service, planning, and material ordering and handling, and project management assignments. This role gathers customer requirements and specifications for make-to-order product configurations and pricing, to be used in creating quotes and will act as the liaison between the customer and program/technical experts as needed. This role serves as one the primary point of contact for customers throughout the ordering process. Customs reagents team offers customized biotechnology products and services, and this positions will require ongoing development of new skills, to meet evolving business needs.
Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision and be capable of suggesting process improvements to ensure internal efficiencies are realized and maintain a high level of customer satisfaction. Additional projects may be assigned which are relatively complex in nature where sound judgment and product specific knowledge is required.
- DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
-Daily coordination of all customer-facing activities related to custom (make-to-order) reagent quote and order management, including follow-up and resolution.
-Communicate with external customers via phone, fax, and email.
-Interact directly with intercompany/international BD offices to support regional customers.
-Interacts with Marketing, Operations, Manufacturing, Technical Application/Product Support, Planning, Shipping and other functional groups to drive the process from inquiry to order fulfillment.
-Work with custom service department to ensure timely quote creation and order placement of customer orders and provide support to address question/issues as they arise.
-Respond accurately and professionally to the customer and internal BD personnel inquiries, providing pricing, availability, terms and conditions, and other product and order related information.
-Reviews cost structures and prepares margin analysis as needed
-Identify repeat orders, ensue consistency in order fulfillment. Manage and update forecasts based on customer inputs and ordering trends
-Update customers on order and shipment progress, alert in advance regarding deliver delays
-Coordinate cross- plant planning of materials. Work closely with planner to monitor in process orders and ensure on time delivery. Run and review/manage Open order Report daily.
-Complies with all GMP, regulatory and ISO guidelines including company policies and departmental procedures.
-Highly involved in production activities, planning across all sites. Creation of production orders, as needed, and monitoring progress to ensure adherence to schedule. Also involves coordinating production activities cross-plants.
-Ensure capturing all customer inquiries in BD system through the life of the order fulfillment. Responsible for updating customer record with relevant information needed for quote creation. This includes but not limited to feasibility analysis and master data creation. Work closely with the Master Data Organization (MDO) and appropriate support functions to ensure quote creation within established metrics.
-Create and maintain custom materials and services in SAP. Work directly with the Master Data organization to create and maintain product structure -BOMs, routings, Quality Inspection Plans, list prices, listing and exclusions and material master records. Also responsible for managing any requested changes in master data.
-Responsible for any SAP related data for Contract Services. This includes creation of service contracts and service orders. Responsible for confirming goods and hours as consumed by each project, as well as, ensuring proper invoicing. -Project Management: To be able to take on and manage projects as needed and as they relate to current job responsibilities or to implement lean manufacturing.
-Responsible for monitoring and reporting metrics and reports for associated responsibilities: On time delivery metrics, lead time metrics, scrap reports, etc -Responsible to trouble shooting production variances and working with Finance and the MDO to resolve these issues where appropriate
-Represent customs on various teams as needed (ie. S&OP, Core Teams, QA, Finance, etc)
-Creation and maintenance of custom specific Work Instructions and SOPs -Maintain supplemental databases to track various aspects of the custom business.
-Schedule and organize meetings, maintain agenda, record meeting minutes and track action items to completion
-Proactively review processes and recommend changes and improvements -Keep stakeholders informed on the status of work completion relative to scheduled deadlines.
-Brings regulatory compliance questions/issues to the attention of management when necessary
-Performs other related duties and assignments as required.
-Participate, as needed, in implementation of all system upgrades, ex: SAP, Filemaker, etc.
-Promote a safe work environment. Follows BD Biosciences Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) policies and procedures. Takes responsibility for safety in immediate work area. Participates in EH&S programs. Notified supervisor of all observed hazardous conditions or unsafe work practices.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
-Experience with SAP or a similar ERP system is required
-Excellent communication skills and the ability to lead and promote the vision of the custom organization
-Strong skills in Customer Relationship Management
-Effective organization, planning and time management skills are required
-Ability to navigate complex systems. Demonstrates knowledge of functions, such as, Master Data, Materials Requirements Planning, customer management, Procurement and Goods issues/Receipts/Confirmations)
-Proven ability to work productively and independently in a small, cohesive team.
-This position interacts with a wide range of individuals, as well as, external customers and sales reps. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, with tact and diplomacy is necessary.
-Must be adept in managing processes effectively. Demonstrate understanding of process interdependencies, identify gaps, and offers solutions.
-Demonstrated proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, and email systems is required. Knowledge of MS Project and/or FileMaker Pro is preferred.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
A Bachelor’s degree is required. A degree in the life sciences is preferred.
Prefer 2 to 4 years experience in a biotechnology or manufacturing environment.
Customer facing background strongly preferred.
“Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status.”
Primary Work LocationUSA CA - San Diego (BDB)
Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.