Logistics Specialist

Updated on 5/17/2024



51-200 employees

Integrated platform for cell therapy manufacturing

Data & Analytics


San Bruno, CA, USA

Required Skills
SAP Products
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 5+ years of industry experience with Customs trade, compliance and foreign trade zone
  • 3+ years working in a cGMP warehouse in the life sciences field
  • Direct experience in a diagnostic, medical device, or pharmaceutical environment
  • Able to manage a wide variety of tasks, maintain and communicate task status to stakeholders
  • Proactive follow-up to ensure on-time completion of deliverables
  • Experience with SAP ERP and Coupa ordering/receiving system
  • Implementation of Process Excellence, LEAN and 5S principles highly desirable
  • Knowledge of FedEx, DHL Worldwide & UPS shipping systems preferred
  • Must be willing to learn, a self-starter, highly motivated, and a team player
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Experience in customs Trade and compliance, SED filling EEI through AES
  • Experience in cold chain packaging configuration, transportation and route risk assessment
  • Strong understanding of supply chain management, including procurement, manufacturing, warehousing, and cold chain transportation
  • Ability to work in an ISO, GMP, LEAN Manufacturing environment
  • Ability to move or lift objects up to 50 pounds and to stand for several hours
  • Pre-employment drug screening will be required as part of our application process prior to hiring a forklift driver or someone in a role that may be asked to transport goods on behalf of the company
  • Valid Driver's License and clean driving record
  • Forklift Certification
  • DOT Hazmat/IATA Certification
  • Analyze internal trends in shipping costs to identify, develop, and implement procedures to reduce shipping costs and improve performance
  • Creation of shipping documents: Packing Slip, BOL, SLI, Proforma/Commercial Invoice and reports for inbound/outbound shipments
  • Develop control systems to ensure inventory accuracy and availability
  • Improve operational efficiency to enable cost-effective scale-up
  • Promote a LEAN culture and encourage continuous improvement in efficiency, quality, production, and safety using team-driven processes and KPI’s
  • Monitor KPI and visual boards and identify necessary action plans
  • Monitor Import/Export adherence to Trade and Compliance, customs declaration, Schedule B and USHTC commodity codes and AES SED-EEI filing
  • Ensures full compliance on DOT Hazmat and IATA/ICAO DG program, identification, classification, packaging, marking & labeling and dangerous goods declaration
  • Schedule outbound exports including temperature sensitive materials from ambient, 2-8°C and –80°C and LN2 dry shippers
  • Manage freight shipments, TL/LTL and Air & Sea cargo Ensure transit progress is monitored for OTD
  • Develop and oversee development of best practices in cycle counting and physical inventories
  • Pack, ship, receive and maintain inventory of product/raw material, and fulfill customer orders
  • Examine, stocks, and distributes materials in inventory
  • Perform some aspects of laboratory maintenance and support, including but not limited to: inventory supply/ordering, removal of biohazard and chemical waste from laboratory bins and replenish consumables in lab
  • Assist receiving shipments from suppliers, processes through SAP/COUPA system, transferring to the appropriate departments, ensuring all paperwork is accurate etc.
  • Revise SOPs, performs risk assessments, initiate deviations, perform investigations and CAPA
  • Additional duties as assigned

Cellares offers the Cell Shuttle, an integrated platform for cell therapy manufacturing, utilizing Industry 4.0 technologies to enable true walk-away, end-to-end automation, modular hardware, purpose-built process design software, and scalable manufacturing from preclinical to commercial scale, resulting in reduced process failure rates and up to 70% cost reduction compared to manual processes. The company aims to accelerate access to life-saving cell therapies by deploying Cell Shuttles in Smart Factories globally, partnering with academia, biotechs, and pharma companies to lower manufacturing costs and meet global patient demand.

Company Stage

Series C

Total Funding



South San Francisco, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth