Manager, IT Supply Chain

Kite Pharma
Santa Monica, CA, United States
Nov 08, 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. Join us in our mission!

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced business systems analyst professional to join our IT group as a Manager, IT Supply Chain. This individual will a member of the business engagement team to support our global supply chain business capabilities, ranging from planning, demand management, sourcing, procurement, cell order management, logistics, vein-to-vein chain of custody processes, to digital supply chain footprint. It is a highly multi-functional role working closely with the business partners from various business groups dealing with GxP Systems.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:
  • Work closely with Global and Regional business partners to document business needs and requirements
  • Collaborate with business subject matter experts, business users, solution architects, functional specialists to define and document business processes
  • Collaborate with management and business operations unit to comprehend and document decision support needs
  • Collaborate with multi-functional teams to design and develop solution to address business requirements; design, develop and document test scenarios, scripts and test data to support testing phase
  • Coordinate and support testing activities: integration testing, SQA, user testing, validation, etc.
  • Support creation of training documentation and user training delivery
  • Assist in developing SOPs, work instructions and other relevant documentation
  • Support the troubleshooting and resolution of post-production related issues, document issue resolution, and update documentations
  • Communicate verbally and in written form with project team, informing them of potential risks
  • Support multi-functional business systems for supply chain: Oracle EBS/SAP, Kinaxis Rapid Response, Courier Integration, Analytics, and Digital Supply Chain capabilities
  • Support the project team with analysis, content build, review, editing and preparation
  • Supporting all aspects of the engagement, including the relationship with key client partners
  • Demonstrating solid skills in the analysis, implementation and controls of assigned deliverables and tasks
  • Adhere to strong IT Governance and change control process for all system changes in a FDA regulated environment
  • Bring standard methodologies to deliver solutions through experience driven vision, planning and hands on experience in a regulated GxP environment.

Basic Qualifications:
  • MS Degree and 5+ years' experience in implementing systems for supply chain in GxP Biotech/Pharma industry OR
  • BS Degree and 7+ years' experience in implementing systems for supply chain in GxP Biotech/Pharma industry OR
  • High School Degree and 11+ years' experience in implementing systems for supply chain in GxP Biotech/Pharma industry

Preferred Qualifications:
  • BS in Life Sciences, Engineering, Computer science
  • Experience with SDLC methodologies such as Agile or Waterfall.
  • Experience gathering requirements, researching, analyzing, solving problems, defining solution options, estimating work effort, and resolving production issues.
  • Experience in supply chain business systems like Oracle EBS/SAP and/or Kinaxis Rapid Response
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate with a variety of key partners
  • Self-directed and able to work independently with minimal direction
  • Works well in a dynamic, fast-changing environment
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative skills
  • Good interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment while delivering a timely and high-quality end work product
  • Enthusiastic team player

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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