Manager, Supply Chain

Employer
Kite Pharma
Location
Santa Monica, CA, United States
Posted
Oct 18, 2020
Ref
R0015415
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Job Description

Kite Pharma, Inc. is focused on the development and commercialization of novel cancer immunotherapy products designed to harness the power of a patient's own immune system to eradicate cancer cells. We believe our immunotherapy is a market-redefining approach to the treatment of cancer. We are seeing a Manger, Supply Chain for our Santa Monica facility to join our team.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Works on problems of a moderately complex scope where analysis of situation or data requires evaluation of identifiable factors.
  • Manages operations and may manage tasks and performance of assigned group of staff in the Supply Chain department, in accordance with the budget.
  • If responsible for personnel management, selects, develops and evaluates staff to ensure the efficient operation of the function.
  • Responsible for implementing and providing input to the planning of activities related to the material purchase, material control, inventory control, and shipping/receiving and stores functions, in support of Gilead's existing and future business plans.
  • Works on material schedules and coordinates the efficient movement of materials with production and engineering. Provides business solutions in support of Supply Chain planning.
  • Maintains and assists with the implementation of Supply Chain policies, procedures, techniques, standards, and systems. Contributes to the development of complex new concepts, techniques and standards.
  • Assists with the preparation of project plans and manages projects to successful and timely completion. Provides expertise to the team and functional areas to anticipate and identify complex project issues which pose a challenge to achieving strategic goals.
  • Reviews and assists with planning requirements for business operations. Acts as an advisor to meet schedules and/or resolve technical problems.
  • Supports the execution of supply chain planning initiatives to achieve departmental targets.
  • Develops and maintains documentation to reflect the effectiveness and efficiency of department activities. Simplifies externally-facing documentation to the benefit of customers. Assists in the review and editing of complex regulatory documents.
  • Negotiates contracts with suppliers/vendors to secure best pricing for the business. Monitors and reports the cost, schedules and performance aspects for contracts.
  • Analyzes systems and processes and impact on business performance. Develops tools needed to support division Center of Excellence Service Teams action.
  • Frequently collaborates with other departments, to ensure functional area resources are sufficient to achieve project goals and objectives.
  • Acts as a relationship manager for cross-functional or external contacts. Involved in the earliest stage of partner relationships to help build solid foundations for collaboration.
  • May recommend and assist with the integration of new technologies and/or new processes as needed, to reduce costs.
  • May assist in the development of operational functional requirements and business process flow architecture of ERP functions and features, in support of Gilead's existing and future business plans.


Knowledge and Skills:
  • Able to develop solutions to a wide range of moderately complex problems, which require the regular use of ingenuity and innovation.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrates good planning and organizational skills coupled with strong time management skills.
  • Has an aptitude for working with computer systems to plan and manage supply chain requirements.
  • Demonstrates strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrates up-to-date knowledge of business operating systems, distribution requirements planning, production scheduling, Oracle/DB2/Access databases and Microsoft applications (e.g., Excel) as relates to business needs.
  • Proficiency in ERP system software, with emphasis on Operations/Supply Chain functionality.


Qualifications:
  • 7+ years of relevant experience in related field and a BS or BA; or
  • 5+ years of relevant experience and a MA/MBA.
  • Experience in pharmaceutical operations/cGMP environment highly desirable.


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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