Specialist, Supply Chain

Longmont, CO, US
Oct 24, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Ready to join a team committed to developing and commercializing gene therapies for patients and families devastated by rare neurological genetic diseases? Since 2013, Novartis Gene Therapies (formerly AveXis) has had one focus: bringing change to those devastated by genetic diseases.

The Novartis Gene Therapies culture embraces this mission. As a compassionate and dedicated team, we are enthusiastic about the science behind our work and finding answers to difficult questions. We are dedicated to communities affected by rare diseases, and these patients and families are the motivation for everything we do.

We have built a team with exceptional depth of experience, unified by a common vision; to develop gene therapies with the potential to positively impact the lives of the patients and families devastated by rare and life-threatening neurological genetic diseases. Though we are proud of what we have achieved to date, we remain relentlessly focused on making that vision a reality.

With cutting-edge technology, we are making progress in the treatment of rare and life-threatening neurological genetic diseases. Our initial gene therapy for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) has been approved in the U.S., Japan, EU and Brazil.

The Specialist, Supply Chain, is responsible for supporting the supply chain team and the development and follow through of project plans, task and resource planning.

  • Works within the ERP system data to review and analyze data, create reports and provide inventory management overview and analysis that support effective strategic decision-making.
  • General project management, research and follow-up on project issues, development of solutions, tracking project milestones, and reporting performance for Supply Chain.
  • Assembling and working with cross functional teams, assigns individual responsibilities, identifies appropriate resources needed, and develops schedules.
  • Ensure the timely completion of projects and plans.
  • Preparation of monthly performance reports; may consolidate data for Supply Chain Dashboard metrics.
  • Technical writing such as the creation and maintenance of guideline documents, standard operating procedures, and presentations.
  • Training new staff on supply chain or warehouse activities.
  • Identify potential technical process improvements and participates in developing solutions.
  • Application and support of operational excellence tool and process deployment.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business, Science or related technological field and 2 years of relevant work experience in pharmaceutical or a related industry including project management and/or supply chain.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work in teams.
  • Self-starter and proactive, well organized, strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Experience working with standard operating procedures, material requirements, and planning methodology within an ERP system.
  • Proven proficiency using MS-Excel and the MS-Office Suite.
  • Preferred experience: SAP ERP system software system a plus, MS-Project software.
  • APICS certification a plus.

The level of this position will be based on the final candidate's qualifications.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Novartis Gene Therapies is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, sexual orientation or veteran status.