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Inventory and Supply Chain Specialist II

Requisition ID:  1463

Bothell, Washington, US

Date:  Nov 13, 2020

At Lundbeck, we are tirelessly dedicated to restoring brain health so every person can be their best. Headquartered in Copenhagen with sites worldwide including in Bothell, Washington, Lundbeck is the only global biopharmaceutical company focused solely on brain diseases. Our legacy in neuroscience goes back seven decades and we have a long heritage of innovation. Lundbeck has developed and commercialized some of the world’s most widely prescribed therapies for psychiatric and neurological disorders. Today, we remain uncompromisingly committed to improving the quality of life for people impacted by brain disorders. Lundbeck is unique from other biopharmaceutical companies in that we are 70 percent owned by a research-focused foundation. We have a deep and productive pipeline, and we continue to bring forward symptomatic therapies to help people live better lives, while simultaneously pursuing disease-modifying treatments.


In October 2019, Lundbeck acquired Alder Biopharmaceuticals, now known as Lundbeck Seattle BioPharmaceuticals (Lu-SBP).  The Lu-SBP site is responsible for antibody development and biologics manufacturing in collaboration with the global Lundbeck CMC Biologics organization.   

Responsible for supporting Lundbeck Seattle’s supply chain and logistics operations, to ensure shipments are sent and received in a timely and optimal manner for the materials.



  • Maintain inventory records and support planning and execution of global GMP material movements for pre-commercial development programs
  • Manage external contract storage location(s) as direct point of contact
  • Serve as a liaison between various internal and external partners to ensure the timely delivery of GMP and non-GMP materials to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Works closely with partners in Quality Assurance to ensure GMP inventory management compliance 
  • Execution of shipment processing and on-site reconciliation
  • Support continuous improvement by developing and implementing creative and effective supply chain/shipping approaches, solutions and proposals
  • Develop and manage standardized practices and protocols, and related requirements for GMP storage facilities, carriers, and Contract Manufacturing sites
  • Coordinate the efficient and on-time movement of temperature-controlled freight to meet internal / external requirements through carrier management, transport route oversight, and development of applicable SOPs
  • Work in collaboration with global logistics & Quality Assurance, responsible for carrier SOPs and CMO work instructions to drive partner performance
  • Manage transport temperature monitoring data collection and deviation management (support root-cause analysis and remediation)
  • Recommend and implement corrective actions for issues encountered in Logistics Operations including inventory management, shipping, cold chain distribution, & accounts payable.
  • Collaborate with internal supply chain, quality, and accounting partners across the organization, as well as external parties in daily maintenance of GMP inventory and shipments.
  • Proactively communicates potential issues and provides options to resolve perceived challenges
  • Track Development and GMP inventory in addition to clinical inventory and report on supply chain performance
  • Support Supply Chain organization globally by providing information as requested



  • Accredited Bachelors’ degree with 2 years of experience in supply chain, inventory planning, logistics, warehouse management, international shipping, etc, or a combination of education and experience totaling 6 years in supply chain, inventory planning, logistics, warehouse management, international shipping, etc
  • Familiarity with supply chain processes (e.g. Inventory planning, logistics, warehouse management)
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications, primarily Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills



  • Accredited Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Economics, or Biotechnology related field is preferred
  • At least 3 years’ experience in Supply Chain, Logistics Coordination, Inventory Management or similar role in Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical environment 
  • Familiarity with cold chain shipping validation



  • Willingness/Ability to travel up to 10% domestically and internationally


Lundbeck is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law, rule, or regulation. Lundbeck participates in E-Verify. 

Lundbeck is a global pharmaceutical company specialized in brain diseases. For more than 70 years, we have been at the forefront of neuroscience research. We are tirelessly dedicated to restoring brain health, so every person can be their best.
Millions of people worldwide live with brain diseases, and far too many suffer due to inadequate treatment, discrimination, a reduced number of working days, early retirement, and other unnecessary consequences. Every day, we strive for improved treatment and a better life for people living with brain diseases – we call this Progress in Mind.
Read more at www.lundbeck.com/global/about-us/progress-in-mind
Our approximately 5,800 employees in more than 50 countries are engaged in the entire value chain throughout research, development, production, marketing, and sales. Our pipeline consists of several R&D programs, and our products are available in more than 100 countries. We have research centers in Denmark and the US, and our production facilities are located in Denmark, France, and Italy. Lundbeck generated revenue of DKK 17 billion in 2019 (EUR 2.3 billion; USD 2.6 billion).

For additional information, we encourage you to visit our corporate site www.lundbeck.com, and connect with us on Twitter at @Lundbeck and via LinkedIn.