Senior Director of Supply Chain - Network Planning and Strategy

Employer
Kite Pharma
Location
Santa Monica, CA, United States
Posted
Nov 22, 2020
Ref
R0016216
Required Education
Doctorate/PHD/MD
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 leader to join us as a Senior Director of Supply Chain - Network Planning and Strategy. The Senior Director will have responsibility for leading the S&OP and Network Planning teams to ensure clinical and commercial patient demand are supported with available capacity to manufacture product in S&OP horizon and robust supply models for LRP. Communication and collaboration across functions/regions, critical thinking, analytical skill set and business case modeling capability are key to success in this role.

Responsibilities of the Senior Director of Supply Chain - Network Planning and Strategy include:
  • Lead monthly S&OP process and meetings to routinely review clinical and commercial demands, alignment with manufacturing capacity, and resulting financials to give a full view of the operational plan and support management decision making
  • Critically review commercial demand forecasts in close collaboration with Commercial teams. Consolidate global commercial and clinical demand
  • Develop site supply plans and analyze site manufacturing capacity to ensure sufficient clinical and commercial capacity to meet forecasted patient demand
  • Proactively identify and mitigate any potential capacity constraints
  • Synthesize information and test assumptions to ensure demand and supply plans are sound and rigorous
  • Collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders including Manufacturing, Quality, Regulatory, Clinical Operations, Commercial, Product Sciences, Finance and others to align on assumptions and plans that impact demand and supply
  • Lead and Support LE and LRP processes with commercial and clinical
  • Ability to adapt quickly to the demands of cell therapy manufacturing
  • Define and analyze key performance metrics and trends to drive improvements in capacity utilization and 'vein-to-vein' performance
  • Conduct analyses of capacity, scenarios to develop supply chain and manufacturing strategies
  • Objectively evaluate options/trade-offs and develop executive management-level recommendations
  • Deliver presentations and make recommendations to Executive and Senior Leadership
  • Develop/evolve roadmap for planning system implementation and play a key business role in implementation


Requirements:

PhD degree with 12+ years' experience with operations and/or GMP processes and/or supply chain planning and/or demand and/or supply planning

OR

MA / MS degree with 12+ years' experience with operations and/or GMP processes and/or supply chain planning and/or demand and/or supply planning

OR

BS / BA degree with 14+ years' experience with operations and/or GMP processes and/or supply chain planning and/or demand and/or supply planning

OR

High School Degree with 20+ years' experience with operations and/or GMP processes and/or supply chain planning and/or demand and/or supply planning

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in business management (MBA) with a degree in Science or Engineering is a plus
  • 10+ years of combined experience in an operations role and life sciences industry
  • Knowledge of end to end supply chain and experience with commercial launch and lifecycle management
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate across different stakeholders (Finance, Manufacturing, Logistics, Quality, Supply Chain and Facilities)
  • Advanced qualitative and quantitative analytical skills to evaluate and interpret complex problems using multiple sources of information
  • Good business acumen, ability to think strategically and analytically, including financial analysis
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills including presentations and ability to influence all levels of staff, including executives
  • Skilled with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities in a fast paced environment while delivering a timely and high quality end work product
  • Self-directed and able to work independently with minimal direction, applying judgment with limited information or guidance
  • Works well in a dynamic, fast-changing environment and enthusiastic team player
  • Experience developing and mentoring staffwith proven leadership skills and organization management experience


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

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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 www.kitepharma.com. Sign up to follow @KitePharma on Twitter at www.twitter.com/kitepharma.

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