Associate Director of Sourcing & Category Management - CMO and Starting Materials

Employer
Kite Pharma
Location
Santa Monica, CA, United States
Posted
Oct 16, 2020
Ref
R0015786
Required Education
Doctorate/PHD/MD
Position Type
Full time
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Job Description

Everyone at Kite is grounded by one common goal - curing cancer. Every single day, we seek to establish a direct line between that purpose and our day-to-day work. Would you like to join us in this mission?

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join us as an Associate Director of Sourcing & Category Management - CMO and Starting Materials to lead starting materials, Biologics, Chemicals, and Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) raw material direct category of spend for Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMOs) and Starting Materials.Internally known as an Associate Director of Supply Chain, the Associate Director will focus on the development of the category strategies that define how sourcing will be done for the development, clinical, and manufacturing organizations for raw materials. The incumbent will maintain and support the implementation of 7-10-year category strategic plans and ensure projects deliver on risk, quality, regulatory, cost, and other value drivers working with cross-functions teams. Further, this Associate Director will develop sourcing strategies and execution and supplier relationship management in addition to acting as a key part in the maturation of sourcing strategies and execution, and supplier management at Kite which includes developing/improving and implementing processes and plans.

Responsibilities of the Associate Director of Sourcing & Category Management - CMO and Starting Materials include:
  • Development and execution of multi-year category strategies as well as assessing risk of suppliers and materials and recommending risk mitigation plans
  • Lead cross-functional teams to drive results on various category, sourcing, supplier risk activities
  • Continual improvements to performance metrics, programs/processes, and innovations to achieve higher levels of business value
  • Identify, build, and maintain mutually beneficial relationships, partnerships, and alliances with select suppliers through Supplier Relationship Development programs
  • Develop a list of preferred suppliers within a category of spend and manage compliance
  • Recommend or implement changes to the organization's purchasing, supply management and material usage policies as needed
  • Development and execution of sourcing strategies, leading Sourcing Events -e.g. RFX and the negotiation and contracting
  • Conduct detailed spend analysis by category and develop cost saving targets
  • Conduct market and competitive conditions by category
  • Define a supplier relationship management program, including segmentation criteria and a preferred supplier list for a given category
  • Develop a 3-5-year strategic plan to realize category strategy targets
  • Ability to lead teams in a matrix organization, across geographic and functional reporting lines
  • Identify, build, and maintain mutually beneficial relationships, partnerships, and alliances with select suppliers through Supplier Relationship Development programs
  • Understands business objectives and translate those objectives into Procurement priorities


Requirements:

Ph.D. degree in a relevant scientific field including (Immunology, Molecular, Chemistry, Cell or Cancer Biology) with 2+ years' experience of pharmaceutical procurement and/or global sourcing and/or category management OR MA/MS Degree (similar fields mentioned previously) and 8+ years of the aforementioned experience OR BS / BA Degree (similar fields mentioned previously) with 10+ of the aforementioned experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 3+ years Pharmaceutical Procurement experience with a Master's in Biology, Chemistry or related sciences
  • Professional certifications (e.g. CPM, CPIM) and membership in Professional Associations, e.g. ISM
  • Category Knowledge: Specific sub-categories within scope include Direct Materials assigned categories. A preferred candidate will have an intermediate knowledge level in one or more of the Direct Materials categories
  • Skills and Knowledge: Demonstrated / proven typical skills and knowledge required to contribute to a Global Procurement organization. A low to medium level of understanding of the pharmaceutical manufacturing processes and familiarity with relevant supply chain practices
  • Span of Control: The position is global and expected to manage a total expenditure of $100M+. The individual may be required to implement a global sourcing strategy into local market(s)
  • As procurement influence continues to grow within Kite, the role will need to work closely with the functional business units to create value added category strategies and hold strong sourcing events. The candidate will need to have interpersonal, communications and problem-solving skills
  • A passion for strategic sourcing, supply management and operational procurement


Does this sound like you? If so, please apply today!

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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.

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