Senior Manager of Project Management - Supply Chain

Kite Pharma
Santa Monica, CA, United States
Nov 11, 2020
Required Education
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 our Supply Chain team as a Senior Manager of Project Management - Supply Chain in Kite's state-of-the-art Santa Monica, CA headquarters. As part of this opportunity, the incumbent will work closely with Supply Chain leadership and team leading and managing strategic projects owned by our global and regional supply chain teams as well partnering with project managers across other Technical Operations functions and sites: Quality, Process Development, and our Clinical and Commercial manufacturing sites.

Responsibilities of the Senior Manager of Project Management - Supply Chain include:
  • Work with supply chain teams to define, plan, and execute projects to add capabilities, increase efficiency, and improve performance of Kite's unique cell therapy supply chain
  • Define and establish effective project team structure and resource requirements to successfully achieve project deliverables
  • Develop and maintain integrated project plans to identify/communicate interdependencies as well as critical path activities across work streams
  • Effectively communicate with team members and key stakeholders on project status, risks, and mitigation plans
  • Facilitate project meetings using meeting management best practices to drive cross functional communication
  • Maintain project status and provide routine monthly reporting to Supply Chain and Tech Ops Leadership
  • Responsible for administrative coordination of project related tasks such as maintaining team calendar and scheduling meetings with relevant stakeholders
  • Ensure project team activities and decisions are clearly communicated, documented and archived
  • Utilize change management principles to champion change for successful adoption and post project sustainment of changes introduced


0 years' experience in Supply Chain and/or Project Management with a PhD


6+ years' experience in Supply Chain and/or Project Management with a Master's degree


8+ years' experience in Supply Chain and/or Project Management with a Bachelor's degree


12+ years' experience in Supply Chain and/or Project Management with a High School degree

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 5+ years' experience as a skilled practitioner in Organizational or Project Change Management leading large-scale organizational change initiatives
  • 8+ years of relevant project management experience, preferably in a GxP environment
  • Project Management (PMP) Certification
  • Experience in life sciences industry such as cell/gene therapy, pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical devices is a plus
  • Demonstrated mastery of project management processes, procedures and methodology
  • Independently motivated and detail oriented with excellent communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Leverage relevant technology such as Smartsheet, MS Project, Visio, Power Point and MS Office for efficient project management and execution
  • Strategic thinking, strong business acumen, ability to manage complexity, and proven communication skills at all levels in the organization
  • Collaborative individual, able to influence without authority and engage senior leaders and functional partners proactively
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic, and highly fluid company environment with minimal direction
  • Demonstrates respect, focuses on delivering value, and embraces learning and continual improvement

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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