Associate Director, Supply Chain Systems

AveXis Inc.
Libertyville, IL, US
Jan 09, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Ready to join a team committed to moving gene therapies into the clinical and commercial settings 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 in the midst 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 an Associate Director of Supply Chain Systems that will be responsible for enhancing, maintaining, and supporting all manufacturing and supply chain applications at AveXis facilities. Responsibilities include troubleshooting, requirements gathering, design, testing, problem reporting and developing detailed specifications. Collaborates with IT and Quality Systems to implement enhancements and new systems. The Associate Director will also create and maintain AveXis' global master data standards.


  • Identifies and defines solutions for AveXis operations and supply chain. Partners with IT and Quality Systems to define requirements and test system solutions with a focus on the ERP system.
  • Works closely with user-base to identify areas of process improvement for existing systems.
  • Supports User Acceptance Test (UAT) for requested changes within the AveXis Change Management Process.
  • Participates in ERP deployments, upgrades, and implementations of added functionality.
  • Defines, documents, and implements AveXis global ERP master data strategy to support business requirements including, but not limited to, distribution and regulatory controls.
  • Audits ERP master data to ensure compliance with defined standards.
  • Maintains ERP master data according to defined standards.
  • Documents issues into helpdesk ticketing system. Collaborate with business and IT team to trouble-shoot issues and define solutions.
  • Creates work instructions to document system use best practices. Trains users on new functionality.
  • Creates custom reports and browses based on business requirements.
  • Maintains QAD Process Maps based on current business processes.
  • Utilizes QAD screen designer to simplify and streamline transactions, and/or implement controls.
  • Influences and follows the AveXis computer systems quality process and standards.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field.
  • 10+ years of ERP (preferably QAD) experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • 5 years of experience in QAD Enterprise Applications .NET UI.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • GMP Experience.
  • Working knowledge of the following QAD modules: Serialization, Automated Solutions, Channel Islands, Distribution, and Manufacturing.
  • Progress/SQL query experience.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

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.