Associate Director, Supply Chain Buyer/Planner: 2020-66

San Diego, CA, United States
Jun 30, 2020
Biotech Beach
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Mirati Therapeutics (NASDAQ: MRTX) is a San Diego-based clinical-stage biotechnology company dedicated to advancing novel therapeutics that extend the lives of patients by directly addressing the genetic and immunological drivers of cancer. Mirati is developing Sitravatinib, designed to selectively target a spectrum of tyrosine kinases implicated in both tumor growth and the suppression of immune responses to tumors. Sitravatinib has demonstrated durable responses in lung cancer patients whose cancer has progressed despite treatment with checkpoint inhibitors - an area of significant unmet medical need. Sitravatinib is being evaluated in multiple clinical trials to treat patients who are refractory to prior immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy, including a potentially registration-enabling Phase 3 trial of Sitravatinib in combination with a checkpoint inhibitor in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that is currently enrolling patients.

Mirati is also developing novel direct inhibitors of KRAS mutations including MRTX849, a potent and selective inhibitor of KRAS G12C. This historically difficult to drug target is present in approximately 14% of NSCLC adenocarcinomas, 4% of colorectal cancer as well as smaller percentages of several other difficult-to-treat cancers. MRTX849 is being evaluated in a Phase 1/2 clinical trial as a treatment for patients with KRAS G12C-positive tumors. Our research on G12C has led to breakthroughs in targeting other KRAS mutations including G12D which drives tumor growth in more patients than G12C and includes pancreatic, colorectal and other types of cancer.

Who are we: Our mission is to discover, design, and deliver breakthrough therapies to transform the lives of cancer patients and their loved ones. We have built a culture fueled by accountability, urgency, collaboration and open-mindedness, and have established ourselves as an innovator within our industry. As we grow, we are looking to build diverse teams, with skilled individuals that are passionate about their work.

Why Join Us: The Supply Chain Clinical and Commercial planner position is a key role within our strategic plan for Supply Chain management. This individual must be able to must be able to operate within a dynamic Team, fast-paced, start-up and operational environment. Must have a good understanding of Supply chain fundamentals including: Demand and Supply Management, inventory planning, logistics, Contract and Supplier Management. Must be organized with close attention to detail, analytical and able to make data-driven decisions, have good communication and negotiation skills, and have a proven ability to work cross functionally. Recognize the ways that supply chains link value chains.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:
  • Performing the function of material and production planning and scheduling to support internal and external production requirements to meet clinical and customer/sales demand, and ensure required inventory at Contract Manufacturers
  • Works closely with internal and external teams, suppliers and contract manufacturers and other supply chain planners to ensure material availability for production processes and finished goods inventory to support ongoing Clinical & Customer Orders and Sales Demand.
  • Performing the function of Demand and Material planning for production materials both within and outside of an MRP environment in support of the S/C&OP Process. Setup & maintain material master system planning parameters (Capacity, Minimum Order Quantities, lead time, safety stocks)
  • Within a Global Supply Chain environment, manage inventory levels, ensuring material availability to support production, coordinating with suppliers on various topics, and supporting other business functions as required.
  • Proactively report product and material availability issues Coordinate inventory planning and replenishment of raw materials and components in conjunction with our program management teams.
  • Support the organization in all aspects of supply chain capability development, including the development and implementation of internal Processes, Procedures and SOPs.
  • Provide Contract Management and oversight ensuring Contracts and Work Orders are processed effectively and efficiently. Provide Leadership and daily Management of contract administrator.
  • Ensure and/or initiate workorders/purchase orders to suppliers for the procurement of production materials as required by the forecast and support production schedules
  • Assist in working with and managing logistics providers to oversee the inter-company flow or materials between locations
  • Work with suppliers to reduce costs, improve quality, control inventories and ensure timely flow of material, etc. Expedite or defer orders as required based on schedule/inventory changes
  • Establish Controls for Supplier compliance to on time delivery, terms and conditions and supply contracts. Tracking supplier's KPIs and monitor their performance and develop improvement plans for under-performing and underutilized suppliers.
  • Provide Financial oversight and reporting to include budget impacts and accrual tracking and reporting.
  • Assist in managing and resoling issues regarding invoice discrepancies, returns and quality problems with suppliers.
  • Provide back-up support for supply chain functions including shipping, receiving, material handling and other duties as assigned
  • Collaborate with internal customers and provide a high level of customer service, including recommending solutions, resources, and alternative supply options
  • Ensure and promote compliance to Company and Supply Chain policies and procedures
  • Complete special projects and other duties as assigned

The successful candidate should possess the following:
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to balance short term priorities and exceptional
  • A good understanding of Supply chain, Materials Management and Business management fundamentals as well as Operations and enterprise economics
  • Good problem solving and decision-making skills
  • The ability to foster good teamwork and collaboration as well as maintaining personal accountability and responsibility
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, with advanced skills in excel and database systems
  • Ability to within and outside of MRP/ERP systems, conduct forecasting,
  • Bchelor's Degree in Supply Chain, Business, Operations, Logistics
  • 10+ years of experience in a buyer/planner/material scheduler role working for a manufacturer
  • Applied knowledge of forecasting, MRP, supply chain and inventory management disciplines
  • Proficient with MS Office suite advanced skills with MS Excel
  • Strong sense of urgency and attention to detail
  • Excellent organization, communication and follow-up skills
  • Able to influence others and manage conflict
  • Ability to self-direct and take constructive action in ambiguous situations
  • Extremely high standards of excellence
  • Analytical with a methodical approach to problem solving
  • Experience establishing and employing demand-pull material planning methods