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Contracts Specialist
Location: Oakland, CA
Remote: NO
Pay: DOE


Successful candidates must possess basic knowledge of public sector purchasing practices and terminology, and have strong written and oral communication skills. Additionally, successful candidates will possess the following attributes:



  • Implements and assists in the development of policies and procedures for the contracting process, with particular emphasis on construction and modernization contracts. Provides guidance to agency staff and the community regarding contract administration, policies, and procedures.

  • Support department director in creation and administration of department budget.

  • Serves as a consultant to senior and middle management staff in the interpretation of contracts and contracting policies, and procedures.

  • Prepares and issues RFP’s and bid packages for modernization and maintenance projects and other services, ensuring compliance with the Authority policies and procedures, and with established guidelines, rules and regulations of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

  • Prepares Commission submittal packages and recommendations.

  • Awards Contracts; reviews and issues change order requests to include cost analysis and makes a recommendation to management. Approves issue of materials to contractors.

  • Coordinates and facilitates the activities of contract management including meetings with vendors to obtain signatures on approved contracts.

  • Coordinates the risk assessment process for contract planning and monitoring.

  • Ensures contracts are compliant with rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Ensures compliance with Federal Labor Standards.

  • Monitors expenditures to ensure contractual amounts are not exceeded and expedites the payment process, including partial payments. Monitors contractor performance and close out files upon completion of construction.

  • Assist and/or resolves contract related protests or disputes and claims.

  • Maintains accurate and current contract and relevant correspondence file system both in hardcopy and electronically and advises staff in advance of expiring contracts.

  • Prepares weekly reports and other correspondence related to contract and procurement activity, including expirations, disputes, resolutions and any other concerns expressed by internal or external customers.

  • Recommends the imposition of sanctions to include termination of contract and the assessment of liquidated damages to management.

  • Implements and assists in the development of policies and procedures for the contracting process, with particular emphasis on construction and modernization contracts. Provides guidance to agency staff and the community regarding contract administration, policies, and procedures.

  • Support department director in creation and administration of department budget.

  • Serves as a consultant to senior and middle management staff in the interpretation of contracts and contracting policies, and procedures.

  • Prepares and issues RFP’s and bid packages for modernization and maintenance projects and other services, ensuring compliance with the Authority policies and procedures, and with established guidelines, rules and regulations of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

  • Prepares Commission submittal packages and recommendations.

  • Awards Contracts; reviews and issues change order requests to include cost analysis and makes a recommendation to management. Approves issue of materials to contractors.

  • Coordinates and facilitates the activities of contract management including meetings with vendors to obtain signatures on approved contracts.

  • Coordinates the risk assessment process for contract planning and monitoring.

  • Ensures contracts are compliant with rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Ensures compliance with Federal Labor Standards.

  • Monitors expenditures to ensure contractual amounts are not exceeded and expedites the payment process, including partial payments. Monitors contractor performance and close out files upon completion of construction.

  • Assist and/or resolves contract related protests or disputes and claims.

  • Maintains accurate and current contract and relevant correspondence file system both in hardcopy and electronically and advises staff in advance of expiring contracts. Prepares weekly reports and other correspondence related to contract and procurement activity, including expirations, disputes, resolutions and any other concerns expressed by internal or external customers.

  • Recommends the imposition of sanctions to include termination of contract and the assessment of liquidated damages to management.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS



  • A bachelor's degree in Business or Public Administration or a related field, with a minor or emphasis in procurement;

  • Four years of highly responsible experience involving procurement, with an emphasis on the preparation, evaluation, and administration of contracts;

  • Equivalent combinations of education, training and experience will be considered.


Job Type: Full-time


Pay: $25.00 - $30.00 per hour


 



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Job Description


 


A renown pharmaceutical organization located in Berkeley, CA is on the search for a Pharmaceutical Manufacturing/QC Production specialist to join their team. 


The candidate in this role is responsible for the clinical manufacturing of monoclonal antibodies (mAB) drug substances within the Cell Culture Technology Center (CCTC). This candidate will be collaborating closely with biological development (BD) and Manufacturing Science and Technology (MSAT) teams for new product introductions and ensure platform alignment.


Some responsibilities include: 



  • Responsible for all aspects of clinical manufacturing in the following areas: Cell Expansion, Cell Culture, Purification, Solution Preparation and Weigh/Dispense.

  • Ensures all activities are performed to schedule. Acts as delegate to Sr. Production specialist.

  • Manufactures products in various phases of product life cycles from clinical thru launch.

  • Manages differences in terms of documentation, sample handling, automation and cGMPs etc. for different phases of product life cycle.

  • Handles and troubleshoots single use technology (SUT) from end to end in manufacturing process.

  • Monitors and controls processes using data trending and / or statistical process control. 

  • Assesses documentation impact of proposed changes in materials, equipment and provides decision making recommendations for changes.

  • Participates in regulatory and internal audits. Leads internal audit walkthroughs. Participates in safety investigations for CCTC.

  • Works with Fed-Batch and Continuous Perfusion process to manufacture multiple products using single use technology.


Minimum Education/Experience:


  • BS in science related field with 4+ Years of industry experience, or MS or PhD in science related field with no prior industry experience.

Qualified candidates will be contacted immediately!


Company Description

Zing Professional Recruiting is a nationwide recruiting firm that focuses on knowing the client and knowing you. We serve Fortune 500 and Global clients in a variety of industries across the United States. We get the right people in the right jobs. We are looking for TOP Talent to match with our clients.

Zing Recruiting is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other proscribed category set forth in federal or state regulations.


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Job Description


An amazing opportunity to work for a global pharmaceutical corporation. This at least a 1 year contract working mainly as a Production/Plant Specialist. This position performs routine and non-routine environmental monitoring, microbiological testing of commercial and Bio-Development manufacturing and routine and non-routine chemical monitoring and basic instrumental analysis of water types and rinse samples. Performs non-routine support for validation, facility or utility maintenance, and other projects as directed by a supervisor or designate.


 


Key Working Relations:


•          Work with cross-functional areas – including: Quality Control, Production, Supply Chain, Logistics, Procurement, QC Sample Handling Office, other QC Microbiology Labs, Production, Central Utilities, Engineering Department, Investigators.


 


Key Tasks:


•          Follows standard operating procedures to perform routine environmental monitoring of manufacturing facilities, laboratory and utility systems at the Berkeley site.


•          Perform non-routine testing to support validations, performance qualifications, maintenance/repairs, sample receipt and projects as directed by a supervisor or designate.


•          Follows all good manufacturing practices and good laboratory practices, safety rules and department guidelines. Uses care and judgement in the use and handling of laboratory materials and equipment to maintain a compliant, safe, clean and orderly working environment.


•          Perform documentation and other duties according to cGMP rules and regulations using test records, logbooks, or computer systems. Maintains laboratory inventory.


•          Actively participate in relevant site initiatives such as: Behavior Based Safety (BBS) and Product Supply System (PSS).


•          Maintain current training status for assigned SOPs, SOP revision training, GMP and HSES training. Maintain minimum eighty-five percent (85%) qualification in Curriculum.


•          Performs 5S and safety audits of lab area and maintains lab in a compliant state.


•          Perform other duties as assigned.


•          Perform routine calibration of lab instruments and clean lab equipment


•          Peer review of test results may be required.


•          Receive and log samples in MODA or LIMS.


 


Equipment and Materials Used:


•          MODA, LIMS, SAP standard laboratory equipment and instrumentation, including, but not limited to: viable air sampler, total particulate counter, Matson Garvin unit, manifolds, computers, pipettes, personal safety equipment, calculators, SOPs with detailed test records and typical laboratory chemicals.


 


Qualifications & Competencies:


Required Qualifications:


•          Requires Associate degree in Biological Sciences or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Aseptic technique and attention to detail is essential. Familiarity with a pharmaceutical, clinical or quality working environment is desirable.


 


Experience:


•          Working knowledge and understanding of cGMP and global regulatory compliance.


•          Experience and competency with USP, EP, JP, ACS, FCC compendia/monographs.


•          Experience working in a Quality Control environment


 


Additional Requirements:


•          Read, write, speak, and comprehend English in order to understand and follow written and verbal instructions, SOP’s, etc.


•          Acceptable attendance and performance.


•          Work weekends, holidays and overtime as required.


•          Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively as part of a team.


•          Work independently and self-directed with minimal supervision.


•          Detail oriented with the ability to demonstrate good record keeping practices and ability to follow data integrity rules.


•          Ability to multitask, troubleshoot, use analytical judgment to plan and perform diversified work, making decisions within prescribed limitations, and good adaptability to changing business requirements in a dynamic corporate environment.


•          Work safely in an environment containing hazardous chemicals, high and low temperature liquids, high pressure liquids and gasses, steam, and moving machinery.


•          Strong computer skills required.


•          Familiarities with Lab management systems (LIMS) and Mobile Data Acquisition System (MODA).


•          SAP (or similar software) strongly preferred.


•          Follow directions, written or verbal


•          Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).


•          Working knowledge of cGMP and global regulatory compliance.


 


Physical Qualifications:


•          Must be able to lift up to ≤25 lbs. and push/pull up to ≤650 lbs. with assistance.


•          Must be able to withstand frequent repetitive movement, stooping, crouching, kneeling, climbing (ladders), and sitting.


•          Must be able to wear protective clothing (PPE) as required.


•          Must not have unusual sensitivity to typical lab chemicals or gloves (i.e. sanitizing agents).


•          Must be able to identify color-coded labels.


•          Must have good visual acuity and color perception in order to enumerate microbial growth and test using a microtiter plate.


•          Must be able to pass an eye exam – includes testing for: near vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


•          Must meet Occupational Demands/Physical Requirement checklist.


•          Must be able to work at a biological safety cabinet for up to 2-3 hour test periods.


•          Hepatitis B vaccine recommended.


Company Description

Zing Professional Recruiting is a nationwide recruiting firm that focuses on knowing the client and knowing you. We serve Fortune 500 and Global clients in a variety of industries across the United States. We get the right people in the right jobs. We are looking for TOP Talent to match with our clients.

Zing Recruiting is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other proscribed category set forth in federal or state regulations.


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