Supply Chain Buyer/Planner (GMP)- Gene Therapy Manufacturing

San Diego, CA, US
Nov 18, 2018
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time

Ready to join a team committed to moving gene therapies into the clinical setting for patients and families devastated by rare neurological genetic diseases? AveXis is advancing cutting-edge science to treat rare and life-threatening genetic diseases starting with our clinical-stage, proprietary gene therapy candidate, AVXS-101. We are at the beginning of an incredible journey, and are looking for passionate individuals to join us on this important mission.

AveXis, Inc., a Novartis Company , is a clinical-stage gene therapy company, dedicated to developing and commercializing novel treatments for patients suffering from rare and life-threatening neurological genetic diseases. Our initial product candidate, AVXS-101, is our proprietary gene therapy product candidate currently in development for the treatment of spinal muscular atrophy, or SMA, Type 1, the leading genetic cause of infant mortality, and for the treatment of SMA Type 2. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, has granted AVXS-101 Orphan Drug Designation for the treatment of all types of SMA and Breakthrough Therapy Designation, as well as Fast Track Designation for the treatment of SMA Type 1. In addition to developing AVXS-101 to treat SMA Type 1 and Type 2, we also plan to develop other novel treatments for rare neurological diseases, including Rett syndrome (RTT) and a genetic form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) caused by mutations in the superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1) gene.

AveXis is seeking a Supply Chain Analyst, responsible for tracking inventory material from time of order to time of delivery. This individual will work closely with suppliers and the site Buyer/Planner. The successful candidate will develop and maintain a working knowledge of our materials and processes.

This role will assist the Supply Chain Team in tracking raw materials, fixing incoming receipt errors and meeting weekly with suppliers. This individual will also expedite and revise orders to meet the changing needs of the business.

The Supply Chain Analyst will be directly involved with maintaining data within the ERP system.


  • Track all raw materials from time of purchase to time of receipt.
  • Attend/host weekly meetings with suppliers to review open orders.
  • Maintain the Item Master and update via instruction from the Site Buyer/Planner.
  • Create and report key performance metrics related to purchasing and inventory management.
  • Assist Warehouse team with any incoming receipt issues.
  • Update month on hand reports weekly.
  • Other duties/projects as assigned by supervisor.


  • Minimum B.S. degree in supply chain, engineering, science, business or related degree.
  • This is an entry level position, but 1+ years of manufacturing experience is preferred.
  • Must be able to operate with limited supervision and exercise proper judgment.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills, detail oriented.
  • Proficient in MS Office suite of products.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Approximately 5% travel required

The level of this position will be based on the final candidate's qualifications.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

AveXis is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, sexual orientation or veteran status.