Supplier Quality Management Internship

Libertyville, IL, US
Nov 21, 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.

Novartis Gene Therapies is seeking an energetic self-motivator to support an experienced team of Supplier Quality professionals. This role is an opportunity to learn the skills required to manage suppliers in a rapidly growing organization supporting a novel gene therapy in four production facilities.

  • Support the Supplier Quality Management (SQM) Team by supporting high priority initiatives and assigned projects.
  • Support SQM global core processes; supplier and material qualification for new and existing suppliers, supplier maintenance/periodic assessments, supplier monitoring, and supplier change notifications.
  • Manage and achieve project timelines. Report any roadblocks to the supervisor.
  • Maintain regular communication and report to direct manager.
  • Escalate SQM issues to SQM Managers.
  • Communicate clearly (written and verbal) within and outside the team.

  • Pursuant to Bachelor's Degree in a scientific discipline.
  • Must be able to work on multiple projects simultaneously and demonstrate organizational, prioritization, and time management proficiency.
  • Ability to work in a diverse and dynamic environment.
  • Ability and willingness to embrace changing priorities and adapt.
  • Good communication, interpersonal skills, and teamwork.

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.