Senior Manager of Supply Chain - Network Supply Strategy

Kite Pharma
Santa Monica, CA, United States
Nov 17, 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 us as a Senior Manager of Supply Chain - Network Supply Strategy, with responsibility for modeling supply scenarios and aligning on the optimal supply strategy based on Commercial and Clinical long-range plans and assumptions. This function, based in our global HQ in Santa Monica, will require a strong collaboration skill set across multiple functions and at various levels to drive supply strategy based on internal priorities, external opportunities and financial considerations.

Responsibilities of the Senior Manager of Supply Chain - Network Supply Strategy include:
  • Act as liaison with various functions and cross-functional teams, including Corporate Development, Commercial, Clinical, Finance and R&D to establish and align on the long range demand forecast and set of assumptions for all Clinical and Commercial products
  • Partner with S&OP, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Regulatory and cross functional Operations Teams to develop and maintain a cohesive long-range supply plan that demonstrates alignment between demand and manufacturing capacity, including scenario analysis and considerations for business continuity and risk mitigation
  • Analyze existing data and industry best practices to identify patterns, trends and relationships that offer meaningful insights into how we can optimize network supply strategy and improve supply chain performance
  • Continuously incorporate evolving product life cycle management plans and assumptions into long range supply plans and strategies
  • Assess and determine network allocation and product volumes with a focus on capacity utilization, supply continuity and costs
  • Develop systems, models, tools and reports to support efficient assessment and maintenance of the long-range demand/supply plan and assumptions
  • Model and present supply strategies and plans with options, tradeoffs, and recommendations to senior leadership
  • Lead and facilitate "Make vs Buy" sourcing strategy assessments and decisions related to network supply


PhD degree


MA/MS degree with 8+ years of operations and/or supply chain experience


BA/BS degree with 10+ years of operations and/or supply chain experience


High School Degree with 14+ years of operations and/or supply chain experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 3+ years' pharmaceutical supply planning experience
  • Strong background in one or more of the following: GMP manufacturing/operations, supply chain planning, demand management
  • STEM degree is a plus
  • Professional certifications (e.g. CPIM/CSCP) and Membership in Professional Associations (e.g. APICS, ISM)
  • Proven ability to work with tremendous ambiguity and critically synthesize diverse information
  • Ability to provide thought leadership and actively shape strategy, influence stakeholders without authority, and effectively network across the organization
  • Robust analytical and statistical skills to evaluate and interpret complex problems using multiple sources of information
  • Good business acumen, ability to think strategically and analytically, including financial analysis
  • High attention to detail and proven ability to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills
  • High proficiency in PowerPoint and Excel
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication and presentation skills
  • Self-directed and able to work independently with minimal direction
  • Adaptable and 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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