Manager, Warehouse and Logistics

  • Nanostring
  • Seattle, Wa
  • Jan 14, 2022
Full time Supply Chain Manager Biotech Distribution-Shipping Operations Warehouse

Job Description

Who We Are:

NanoString Technologies (NASDAQ: NSTG) is a leading provider of life science tools for discovery and translational research. The company’s nCounter® Analysis System is used in life sciences research and has been cited in more than 3,800 peer-reviewed publications. The nCounter Analysis System offers a cost-effective way to easily profile the expression of hundreds of genes, proteins, miRNAs, or copy number variations, simultaneously with high sensitivity and precision, facilitating a wide variety of basic research and translational medicine applications. The company’s GeoMx® Digital Spatial Profiler enables highly-multiplexed spatial profiling of RNA and protein targets in a variety of sample types, including FFPE tissue sections.  Built on pioneering principles in 2003, NanoString is blazing new trails and exploring new frontiers to adapt to the everchanging landscape and becoming smarter and more innovative in the process.  We are dedicated to advancing scientific discovery and providing solutions that can have a meaningful impact in research and discovery.  

Our purpose is to Map the Universe of Biology.   We enable scientists to answer questions they have always wanted to ask to explore the boundaries of cellular structures and create an atlas of biological interactions that define life.  We are relentless in our quest to Catalyze the Next Biological Revolution leading to Advancing the Human Condition.  In addition to a pioneering spirit, we value:  Grit.  Authenticity.  Ambition.  Ingenuity.  Customers.  Join our team!

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Director of Logistics, the Warehouse and Logistics Manager is a key member of the Supply Chain team. The incumbent is responsible for the timely, accurate and safe movement of material into, within, and out of NanoString’s South Lake Union facility, through direct management of teams spanning receiving/warehouse, kitting and shipping. Working with line management, the Warehouse and Logistics Manager is also responsible for anticipating, justifying and implementing staffing, process/procedural, equipment and facilities needs to fulfil the tactical and strategic warehousing and logistics needs of the business. The Warehouse and Logistics Manager also closely partners with several functions, key amongst are Sales Order Administration, Purchasing, Shipping/Receiving, R&D, third party warehousing and Manufacturing. 

Essential Functions:


  • Develop and use KPI’s to track performance, analyze data to assess performance trends and implement required improvements
  • Effective materials management using NanoString’s ERP system (currently Microsoft Dynamics NAV)
  • Responsible for periodic reporting business metrics, targets and new improvement opportunities;
  • Interacts with the site leadership team on a regular basis and takes actions to assist the overall site meet and exceed all company goals and objectives
  • Develop and manages standard operating procedures to support the goals and objectives of the function and the customer
  • Conducts accurate physical inventory counts at a periodicity and depth that:
    • Assists Purchasing in maintaining inventory levels at agreed financial and unit targets
    • Satisfies Finance and Independent Auditor needs for control of inventory (re: SOX)


  • Leads by example NanoString’s five core values: Grit, Authenticity, Ambition, Ingenuity, and Customers.
  • Competency to perform and manage kitting, packaging, shipping documentation, receiving and put-away, internal orders, on-hand inventory, production orders and other functions according to business priorities;
  • Leads, develops and motivates a team of colleagues to achieve performance excellence;
  • Actively seeks development opportunities for team and self
  • Promotes a transparent and open work environment through strong listening and communication skills
  • Reinforces customer centricity with all employees


  • Bachelor’s Degree in business-related major or similar 
  • At least 5 years of experience in best-in-class materials management with a supply chain operations in a high-tech environment 
  • At least 5 years of direct people management 
  • Results driven, problem-solver, collaborative, and team oriented 
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and develop staff in a rapidly growing organization 
  • Excellent computer/software skills. (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Must possess organizational skills to meet deadlines and assist staff in multi-tasking
  • Must be able to lift heavy objects (occasionally between 60-75 lbs.) with or without reasonable accommodation 
  • Ability to work a flexible work schedule

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a manufacturing setting and ISO 13485 environment


NanoString is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. NanoString does not accept unsolicited agency resumes and will not pay fees to any third-party agency or company that it does not have a signed agreement with.

COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT: NanoString has a COVID-19 vaccination policy that applies to ALL U.S. employees (regardless of work location), onsite contractors and visitors except as prohibited by applicable law. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees are required to provide proof of full vaccination within 31 days of their hiring date or have applied for an exemption for which an accommodation can be made. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final (or only) dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Exemptions will be considered for medical conditions/disabilities and sincerely held religious beliefs, observations, or practices. For any visitor coming onsite to one of NanoString’s facilities, we must verify that the visitor is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to site entry and visitors must don a face mask at all times when onsite in a NanoString facility.


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