Valneva is a specialty vaccine company focused on the development and commercialization of prophylactic vaccines for infectious diseases with significant unmet medical needValneva has leveraged its expertise and capabilities both to successfully commercialise two vaccines and to rapidly advance a broad range of vaccine candidates into and through the clinic, including candidates against Lyme disease, the chikungunya virus and COVID-19. 

Valneva has operations in Austria, Sweden, the United Kingdom, France, Canada and the U.S. with over 650 employees.

These are exciting times at Valneva! As we continue to expand our business in Livingston, we are looking for a number of experienced Supply Chain Supervisors to join our growing team in Livingston.

Job Summary

To ensure the receipt, storage and issue of materials are executed in line with GMP and to the most efficient manner. To ensure a high level of compliance for the facility operations and maintain a high level of housekeeping. Ensure that all aspects of GDP are applied in the transportation process for all shipments of samples sent for testing and Final Bulk Vaccine sent for shipping.

Responsibilities

Logistics

  • Deliver against annual SCM budget and monitor monthly stats
  • Manage all Livingston transportation of Bulk ensuring compliance
  • Delivery of all logistical and materials team QMS
  • Maintain the highest level of compliance to GDP for all sample and final bulk vaccine shipments
  • Liaise with stakeholders to ensure transportation requirements are fully met for the filling operations as planned according to the MPS

Materials

  • To maintain GMP compliance level of stock controls within the stores areas including all activities from goods receipt, booking in, quarantine and final release for use while maintaining all systems and documentation
  • Maintain all controlled documents and SOPS
  • Effective management of GMP documentation (deviations, CAPA and change controls) and maintain the highest level of GMP & GDP for all SCM documentation
  • Coordinating, supervision of daily tasks and deputising for line manger
  • Provide day-to-day management of the department and contribute to an environment of energy, enthusiasm, empowerment and motivation. Implement teamwork practices to ensure the department is operating within GMP at all times
  • Ensure the safe and timely transportation of materials between sites
  • Identify and take responsibility for achieving personal training standards required
  • Take personal responsibility for the safe operation within the Warehousing reporting any HSE matters to line manger
  • To maintain a high level of housekeeping and organisation within the stores areas using lean 5s principles and techniques
  • Operate first in first out (FIFO) policy and first expired (FEFO) for raw materials and consumables
  • Ensure all waste is stored and disposed of according to regulations
  • Monitor waste streams, introducing improvements resulting in cost savings and efficiencies
  • Liaise with internal stakeholders to manage goods, materials movements and storages according to stock levels and demand fluctuations
  • Perform regular cycle counts and stock audits
  • Inform QC of materials that require sampling and move all deliveries to the appropriate areas
  • Assist in developing and implementing systems, policies and procedures for effective running of the supplies, taking into account any relevant regulatory requirements
  • Quarterly reviews of min/max stock items with manufacturing and procurement
  • Clear stores of any un-used and expired material as per standard operating procedures
  • Improve current working practices and staff to ensure compliance with standards and continuous improvement
  • Attend contribute and lead discussion meetings, deputising for department manager when required
  • Communicate performance upwards and downwards and escalate potential issues relating to any materials or logistics which may result in a breach of compliance (to SCM management) including HSE matters
  • Understand inventory costs and how this affects finance forecasting write off

Experience

  • Relevant stores & logistics experience (GMP/GDP is mandatory)
  • Expertise and experience managing and developing people
  • Experience with quality driven GMP/GDP work environment manufacturing
  • Experience in handling chemicals or controlled materials
  • General stores and inventory management experience (FIFO, KANBAN)
  • EH&S awareness
  • Developing and implementing SOPs and work instructions and other quality related documentation
  • AX Microsoft Dynamics ERP or relevant system
  • Lean knowledge (5s) is beneficial
  • Experience in data management including a working understanding of KPIs and metrics

Required Skills

  • Excellent leadership skills and experience
  • Ability to lead, motivate, influence and inspire people
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Delegate work and explain ideas clearly and concisely
  • Management skills and experience with proven track records on project and continuous improvement management, preferably in a multi-site organisation with matrix reporting
  • Excellent facilitation and communication skills
  • Ability to use initiative and be decisive
  • Problem solving skills and the ability to work on a tactical and strategic level
  • Display enthusiasm and have a drive for change

Valneva is a specialty vaccine company focused on the development and commercialization of prophylactic vaccines for infectious diseases with significant unmet medical needValneva has leveraged its expertise and capabilities both to successfully commercialize two vaccines and to rapidly advance a broad range of vaccine candidates into and through the clinic, including candidates against Lyme disease, the chikungunya virus and COVID-19. 

Valneva has operations in Austria, Sweden, the United Kingdom, France, Canada and the U.S. with over 650 employees.

Due to the increase in business, we are currently recruiting a Warehouse Operative to support our Supply Chain team, working on a 12 month Fixed Term Contract.

Job Summary

To support all Supply Chain activities including receipt of all raw materials and consumables, stock control and transferring materials between Valneva sites. Adhering to Valneva policies, ensure raw material stocks are available in the right locations at all times.

Responsibilities

  • Receipt and quarantine of supplies
  • Identify and take responsibility for achieving personal training standards required
  • Take personal responsibility for the safe operation within the Warehousing
  • Awareness of the relevant modules of Valneva’s electronic supply management system
  • Support in the implementing of systems, policies and procedures for effective running of the stores, taking into account any relevant regulatory requirements.
  • Receiving deliveries and ensuring that the material conforms to that specified on the purchase order and internal specifications
  • Inform QC of materials that require release approval and move all deliveries to the appropriate areas
  • Operate first in first out (FIFO) policy and first expired (FEFO) for raw materials and consumables
  • Replenish the stock via the inventory management process, ensuring stock is available on time
  • Clear stores of any un-used and expired material as per standard operating procedures
  • Maintain high standards of housekeeping in the warehousing areas
  • You will be required to travel between Valneva Scotland sites
  • You will be required to drive company vehicles including transferring materials between sites
  • You will be required to work different shift patterns between Day shift/Night shift and continental shifts as determined by business needs
  • Removal of the waste generated by Goods In
  • To undertake any other duties as requested by the line manager in accordance with company requirements
  • You will also be responsible for your own QMS

Job Requirements

  • Stores experience preferably within a structured (GMP/GLP) environment
  • Current driving licence pre January 1997 to allow driving of company vehicle
  • Forklift, Counter Balance and Reach Truck Experienced preferred

Required Skills

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good communication skills

Valneva is a specialty vaccine company focused on the development and commercialization of prophylactic vaccines for infectious diseases with significant unmet medical needValneva has leveraged its expertise and capabilities both to successfully commercialize two vaccines and to rapidly advance a broad range of vaccine candidates into and through the clinic, including candidates against Lyme disease, the chikungunya virus and COVID-19. 

Valneva has operations in Austria, Sweden, the United Kingdom, France, Canada and the U.S. with over 650 employees.

An opportunity has arisen at Valneva Scotland for Buyer to join our SCM Procurement Department.

Job Summary

The Buyer will work in association with their team in ensuring that all materials, equipment and services is procured in line with quality and regulatory expectations, with the most favourable commercial terms and in line with the Company procedures.

Responsibilities

  • End to end procurement, including contract & supplier management
  • Purchase goods, materials and services from approved suppliers and in line with defined Company SOPs and protocols
  • Secure the most favourable terms in regards to cost, quality, guarantee of delivery and continuity of supply
  • Negotiate and improve prices and terms of business with suppliers continuously reviewing opportunities to make tangible savings and improve on commercial terms
  • Manage purchase orders on the company ERP system
  • Contact suppliers to resolve price, delivery timelines, quality or invoice issues
  • Communicate and monitor any supply and/or service issues which may impact the business operations in a timely manner
  • Work cross-functionally and collaboratively to improve the performance of existing suppliers and escalate as appropriate poor performance and alternative routes of supply
  • Ensure that a professional and consistent approach is taken with all internal and external relationships
  • Communicate in a consistent and professional manner
  • Compile data and reports relating to supplier performance and to enable evaluation
  • Ensure training and QMS are up to date in a timely manner
  • Actively contribute to the development and maintenance of an enthusiastic, supportive and collaborative environment within the team setting
  • To undertake any other duties as requested by the line manager in accordance with company requirements

Experience

  • Relevant work experience in a procurement role within a manufacturing environment; experience of working in a GMP environment would be advantageous but not essential
  • Knowledge and experience of working with a quality management system
  • Experience working within a procurement team managing a supply chain with a portfolio of complex products identifying and mitigating areas of risk
  • CIPS knowledge and understanding would be beneficial but not essential
  • Experience of working closely and collaboratively with suppliers
  • Computer literate (Microsoft Office)

Required Skills

  • Team player
  • Able to build and maintain effective a collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Good communication and written skills
  • Commercial awareness with an understanding of how failure impacts the business operation
  • Able to manage time effectively, focus and prioritise critical tasks and to achieve set targets
  • Able to work well under pressure
  • Familiarity with an integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system would be beneficial
  • Self-motivated, energetic and value driven
  • Desire to develop and grow as the company expands

Valneva is a specialty vaccine company focused on the development and commercialization of prophylactic vaccines for infectious diseases with significant unmet medical needValneva has leveraged its expertise and capabilities both to successfully commercialize two vaccines and to rapidly advance a broad range of vaccine candidates into and through the clinic, including candidates against Lyme disease, the chikungunya virus and COVID-19. 

Valneva has operations in Austria, Sweden, the United Kingdom, France, Canada and the U.S. with over 600 employees.

Due to the increase in business we are currently recruiting for a Stores Person to work at our Livingston site.

Job Summary

To support all Supply Chain activities including receipt of all raw materials and consumables, stock control and transferring materials between Valneva sites. Adhering to Valneva policies, ensure raw material stocks are available in the right locations at all times.

Responsibilities

  • Receipt and quarantine of supplies
  • Identify and take responsibility for achieving personal training standards required
  • Take personal responsibility for the safe operation within the Warehousing
  • Awareness of the relevant modules of Valneva’s electronic supply management system
  • Support in the implementing of systems, policies and procedures for effective running of the stores, taking into account any relevant regulatory requirements.
  • Receiving deliveries and ensuring that the material conforms to that specified on the purchase order and internal specifications
  • Inform QC of materials that require release approval and move all deliveries to the appropriate areas
  • Operate first in first out (FIFO) policy and first expired (FEFO) for raw materials and consumables
  • Replenish the stock via the inventory management process, ensuring stock is available on time
  • Clear stores of any un-used and expired material as per standard operating procedures
  • Maintain high standards of housekeeping in the warehousing areas
  • You will be required to travel between Valneva Scotland sites
  • You will be required to drive company vehicles including transferring materials between sites
  • You will be required to work different shift patterns between Day shift/Back shift and continental shifts as determined by the business needs.
  • Removal of the waste generated by Goods In
  • To undertake any other duties as requested by the line manager in accordance with company requirements
  • You will also be responsible for your own QMS

Job Requirements

  • Stores experience preferably within a structured (GMP/GLP) environment
  • Current driving licence pre January 1997 to allow driving of company vehicle
  • Forklift, Counter Balance and Reach Truck Experienced preferred

Required Skills

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good communication skills

Valneva is a specialty vaccine company focused on the development and commercialization of prophylactic vaccines for infectious diseases with significant unmet medical need. Valneva has leveraged its expertise and capabilities both to successfully commercialize two vaccines and to rapidly advance a broad range of vaccine candidates into and through the clinic, including candidates against Lyme disease, the chikungunya virus and COVID-19. Valneva has operations in Austria, Sweden, the United Kingdom, France, Canada and the U.S. with over 650 employees.

Your responsibilities as Logistics Coordinator

  • Facilitate the shipping of materials from one destination to another
  • Take responsibility for customs-coordination (Import-Export)
  • Execute deviations, changes, quality related documents
  • Take steps to avoid quality control issues
  • Make sure warehouse capacity is kept at optimal levels
  • Manage activities throughout the shipment process to make sure established deadlines are met
  • Continually reviews freight costs and transportation rates to keep costs down where possible
  • Streamline shipping and transportation processes
  • Oversee inventory of goods
  • Participate at receiving operations

Your qualifications

  • Graduate from a commercial and/or technical school or bachelor degree (HTL, HAK)
  • At least five years of relevant functional work experience in Pharma (regulated) industry, preferably in Logistics function
  • Effective communication abilities, capacity to work in a fast changing environment
  • High self-organizing abilities, social competence, combined with business orientated behavior
  • Independent work style, strategic and analytical (process)-approach
  • Profound knowledge in customs procedures (P36)
  • Knowledge in GMP-procedures
  • Fundamental MS-Office skills and experience with an ERP-System (preferably MS-Dynamics AX)
  • Very good proficiency in English and German

Our offer

  • Open, appreciative company culture with innovative spirit and attractive assignments
  • International surrounding with flat hierarchies
  • Good team spirit in a strong and highly motivated team
  • Wide range of benefits like flexitime, performance-related bonus, lunch vouchers, child care center (“Kindergarten”), company events

Due to legal reasons we are obliged to disclose the minimum salary for this position, which is € 28.000 gross per year based on full-time employment.

However our salaries are market oriented and in line with your qualifications and experience.