Senior Supply Chain Lead Planner

Durham, NC, United States
Sep 27, 2019
Bio NC
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The Senior Supply Chain Lead Planner will be a key member of a growing Supply Chain team which is currently building a supply chain function including all aspects of Plan-Source-Make-Deliver as well as launch readiness, product security and packaging. The focus of this role will be to develop Supply Planning and Forecasting models, as well as logistical coordination of Raw Materials and Final Product for a small set of critical suppliers and third-party logistic providers.

This Senior Supply Chain Lead Planner is expected to develop and lead the core pillars of the Plan and Deliver portions of the Supply Chain. This team member will be a part of the broader CMC organization which aims to drive operational excellence for the successful development of Precision BioSciences Cell and Gene Therapy Products. This individual will be central to orchestrating delivery of and maintaining supply availability for the key inputs throughout the manufacturing process as well as delivery of the final product to the clinic and future commercial markets.

This role has significant long-term growth potential to develop, grow and lead within the Supply Chain team and will require close coordination with clinical operations, manufacturing and CMOs. Skills in operational risk analysis, financial and operational modeling, and decision analysis are highly advantageous.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. This list contains the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform role-related duties other than those contained in this document.
  • Build and implement Precision BioSciences' supply chain planning function including ultra-cold chain logistics to support multiple early phase cell and gene therapy clinical programs through to commercial launch
  • Manage and coordinate supply for internal or outsourced activities to ensure timely procurement and distribution of material
  • Manage inventory and disposition of critical starting material in coordination with new manufacturing facility, warehouse manager, 3PL storage facilities and CMOs
  • Develop, implement, and continuously refine forecasting and inventory management models to ensure timely and cost-effective product procurement
  • Develop and recommend systems or SAAS products, such as Inventory Management systems and Visual Supply chain analytics, to compliment and automate planning activities and implement, in concert, with Information Technology team
  • Set supply chain planning metrics and goals and develop dashboard and reporting metrics to support the function
  • Establish restock and re-order levels for all critical inputs
  • Coordinate cross-functional interactions with key stakeholders (e.g. Development Program Leads, Clinical, Manufacturing, Quality, Finance)


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform this job successfully.


  • Bachelor's degree in business, engineering or life sciences with a preference for a multi-faceted business-science or engineering background, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in operational roles in the Biopharmaceutical industry including GMP supply chain across all product lifecycle phases and multiple geographies including North America and Europe
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written and the ability to interface effectively with all levels of the organization;strong communication skills with outside contract organizations

  • Industry certifications such as CSCP, CPIM, and/or CPSM
  • Working knowledge of cGMP's and pharmaceutical industry procedures and regulations
  • Ability to Plan, Forecast & develop Materials Resource Planning and Inventory Management Systems
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, ERP systems such as SAP, Oracle, Sage, or NetSuite, and Real-time Visual Supply Chain and Inventory Management Systems
  • Good understanding of Quality Systems and conceptual, strategic, and analytical problem solving
  • Strong personal alignment with Precision BioSciences values, mission, and vision

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee could potentially encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to a Biologics manufacturing environment and will
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to handle or feel and talk or hear
  • The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell

Travel Requirements
  • This position may require travel (up to 10%)

  • This is an office-based position located at the main headquarters in downtown Durham, NC.

Precision BioSciences is dedicated to improving life through its proprietary genome editing platform, ARCUS. Precision BioSciences leverages ARCUS in the development of its product candidates which are designed to treat human diseases and create healthy and sustainable food and agriculture solutions. Precision BioSciences is actively developing product candidates in three innovative areas: allogeneic CAR T immunotherapy, in vivo gene correction, and food.

Precision BioSciences provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Precision BioSciences complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.