Manager of Supply Chain - Salesforce

Kite Pharma
Santa Monica, CA, United States
Nov 01, 2020
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
Kite is continuing to hire for all open roles. Our interview process may be conducted virtually and some roles will be asked to temporarily work from home. Over the coming weeks and months, we will be implementing a phased approach to bringing employees back to site to ensure the health and safety of our teams.

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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, innovative leader to join us as a Manager of Supply Chain for our new, custom Salesforce Platform that we are creating and will report up to the Associate Director of Supply Chain. Partnering closely with IT, the Business Process Outsourcing team, and various business functions, the Manager will develop and prioritize improvements and enhancements for custom application built on the Salesforce Platform (enterprise Paas) focused on cell therapy Chain of Identity and Chain of Custody. Further, the Incumbent is responsible for management of Salesforce custom application related project scope, priorities, and deliverables while writing test plans, conducting quality assurance (QA) testing, and supporting user acceptance testing (UAT).

Responsibilities of the Manager of Supply Chain - Salesforce include:
  • Perform impact assessment on new or changing capabilities, including impact to GxP, SOPs, Work Instructions, Training, SOX, and Data Integrity
  • Act as the business lead for future Salesforce custom application implementations and expansions
  • Work with the functional groups to develop and present business cases for new capabilities
  • Manage CAPAs and change controls as needed
  • Coordinate the testing of changes and enhancements with the functional groups to ensure successful delivery of changes


MA / MS degree with 7+ years of Supply Chain, Business Information Systems or cGMP manufacturing domain experience OR a BS / BA degree with 5+ years of the aforementioned experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Proven ability in authoring technical documents and business processes
  • 5+ years of experience in an operations role in the life sciences and/or medical devices industry
  • Experience in the Salesforce Platform solution and cloud computing
  • Experience in ERP systems including implementation and SDLC, ideally GxP experience in biopharmaceutical environment - Oracle EBS preferred
  • Strong understanding of E2E logistics, manufacturing, and system processes (PTM)
  • Collaborative meeting skills and ability to work in a virtual work environment
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and responsibility for meeting deliverables
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to facilitate meetings

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


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 Sign up to follow @KitePharma on Twitter at

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