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Inventory Specialist II



Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Thursday, September 14, 2023
RESPONSIBILITIES: Perform inventory management tasks including pulling and issuing of materials, restocking lab areas, transferring materials between the sites and with 3PL’s, quarantining nonconforming inventory, and performing pertinent transactions in ERP.Ensure the integrity of the inventory by verifying item number, description unit of measure and bin location.Process and record corresponding transactions accurately and timely in the ERP system.Work collaboratively with the other team members to drive team success. Perform weekly and monthly cycle counts for internal and external audit purposes. Assist in root-causing the count discrepancies. Contribute to meeting or exceeding the established cycle count accuracy and scrap rate targetsFollow Kanban system to replenish inventory in proper quantities to avoid interruption of lab workflow.Fulfill emergency material requests.Communicate with the planners when items are found low or out of stock.Perform physical inventory counts at year ends, which may require to work over the holidays.Maintain the inventory area tidy and presentable.Resolve internal customers’ concerns or dissatisfactions.Ability to backfill when the receiving coordinator is out of the office, to ensure the continuous flow of inventory.Identify areas of improvement and work collaboratively with other departments to drive resolution. Follow Environmental, Health, and Safety (EH&S) policies and procedures. Take responsibility for safety in the immediate work area.Other duties as assigned by the manager, supervisor, or lead.Participate in Continuous Improvement Projects as needed.Perform scrapping of expired or nonconforming materials, after obtaining manager/supervisor approvalQUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or GED required; college degree preferred.At least 3 years of inventory control experience in a biopharma (preferred), distribution, or manufacturing environment. Knowledge and understanding of Warehouse Management Systems, Spreadsheet, Word Processing software, Google and Outlook Office suite.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Excellent math skills, utilizing sound judgment and reasoning capabilities to resolve problems.Effective interpersonal skills, and the ability to work independently and in a team environment.Ability to communicate, both orally and written, in a professional manner.Good computer skills to complete warehousing transactions with the ability to operate effectively within multiple software applications and inventory systems.Experience in utilizing ERP software, preferably Oracle CloudStrong organizational skills.Proven problem-solving skills.Ability to lift 50 pounds.Ability to use manual and electric pallet jack.Have a clear understating of the inventory processes and be able to train new employees.Expert in ERP navigation, reports, and troubleshooting on inventory related matters.


Natera™ is a global leader in cell-free DNA (cfDNA) testing, dedicated to oncology, women’s health, and organ health. Our aim is to make personalized genetic testing and diagnostics part of the standard of care to protect health and enable earlier and more targeted interventions that lead to longer, healthier lives.

The Natera team consists of highly dedicated statisticians, geneticists, doctors, laboratory scientists, business professionals, software engineers and many other professionals from world-class institutions, who care deeply for our work and each other. When you join Natera, you’ll work hard and grow quickly. Working alongside the elite of the industry, you’ll be stretched and challenged, and take pride in being part of a company that is changing the landscape of genetic disease management.


Competitive Benefits - Employee benefits include comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life and disability plans for eligible employees and their dependents. Additionally, Natera employees and their immediate families receive free testing in addition to fertility care benefits. Other benefits include pregnancy and baby bonding leave, 401k benefits, commuter benefits and much more. We also offer a generous employee referral program!

For more information, visit www.natera.com.

Natera is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace environment, and welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. Inclusive collaboration benefits our employees, our community and our patients, and is critical to our mission of changing the management of disease worldwide.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, and will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with applicable laws.

If you are based in California, we encourage you to read this important information for California residents.

Link: https://www.natera.com/notice-of-data-collection-california-residents/

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For more information:
- BBB announcement on job scams
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