Site Planner Manager, Supply Chain Materials Planning

Employer
Kite Pharma
Location
El Segundo, CA, United States
Posted
Aug 12, 2019
Ref
R0008968
Hotbed
Biotech Beach
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
The Site Planner Manager, Supply Chain Materials Planning is responsible for ensuring timely availability of raw materials at Kite's El Segundo manufacturing facility. The Manager will execute the planning cycle using Kinaxis Rapid Response to maintain inventory policy, and place orders for assigned raw materials in Oracle EBS. The Manager will identify and execute planning process improvement opportunities at the site, and implement strategies with the global planners to achieve a Class A performance planning team.

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):
  • Ensure overall availability of GMP materials at El Segundo site
  • Site planning and on-site coordination with Global Planning, Scheduling, Materials Management for 'Global Materials' at the site
  • Planning and buying of locally-managed materials for local site
  • Coordination with Warehouse teams and perform Kanban replenishment planning of materials to site warehouse
  • Single point of contact for site material matters to Global planners
  • Represent Materials Planning in site meetings impacting materials (process changes, quality issues, projects, etc)
  • Lead site implementation of site- and global-driven changes impacting materials
  • Lead resolution and mitigation plans of materials issues at the site; escalate and coordinate with Global if required and advise in network mitigation plans
  • Site materials impact assessment in change controls
  • Own/manage site deviations/ change controls for raw materials
  • Execute Site inventory strategy of locally managed Materials
  • Lead Site OE initiatives related to materials
  • Ambassador of material planning to site project teams, reinforcing the importance of planning to support process improvements and changes.
  • Approve site material scrap requests
  • Lead site GMP material readiness from site leadership perspective with Global Planners
  • Manage BOMs and sourcing lanes in EBS
  • Resolve receiving-related payment issues
  • Perform scenario planning and formulate material risk mitigation strategies
  • Measure, trend and report supply related KPI's as a basis to drive continuous improvement
  • Other duties as assigned


Requirements:
  • Master's Degree and 3 years of operations or supply chain experience OR Bachelor's Degree and 5 years of operations or supply chain experience OR Associate's degree and 10 years of operations or supply chain experience
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience using ERP/MRP system and preferably at least minimum 1 year of Kinaxis RapidResponse
  • Possess excellent organizational and communication skills, and be able to communicate concisely and in a timely manner to clients' requests
  • Led cross functional projects and presented to the leadership team
  • Advanced analytical skills
  • Experience with Change Control Management, Deviations and CAPA Systems
  • Understand advanced supply chain concepts
  • Experience with industry regulations, GMP, compliance and pharmaceutical and/or biotechnology processes
  • Autonomous and works under minimal direction
  • Must have planning, ERP and supply chain experience in pharmaceutical setting
  • Ideal to have start-up experience as the fast paced environment experience will match Kite's environment


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Material, Production, Planning Master data and Quality Management and Inspection plan experience in Oracle E Business Suite
  • APICS certification and/or relevant course work


Location
  • Role will be based out of Kite's El Segundo facility but will also require regular presence at the Santa Monica location.
  • Role will require initial training with the Global Planning team at Kite's Santa Monica location.


#LI-MO1

#IND123

Kite is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of innovative cancer immunotherapies with a goal of providing rapid, long-term durable response and eliminating the burden of chronic care. The company is focused on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) and T cell receptor (TCR) engineered cell therapies designed to empower the immune system's ability to recognize and kill tumors. Kite is based in Santa Monica, CA. For more information on Kite, please visit www.kitepharma.com. Sign up to follow @KitePharma on Twitter at www.twitter.com/kitepharma.

For jobs in the United States:

As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability,genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contactcareers@gilead.comfor assistance.

For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the'EEO is the Law'poster.

NOTICE: EMPLOYEE POLYGRAPH PROTECTION ACT
YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT

PAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION

Our environment respects individual differences and recognizes each employee as an integral member of our company. Our workforce reflects these values and celebrates the individuals who make up our growing team.

Gilead provides a work environment free of harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion.

For Current Kite Pharma Employees and Contractors:

Please log onto your Internal Career Site to apply for this job.