Planner/Buyer, Supply Chain

San Diego, CA, United States
Feb 02, 2021
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time
Fate Therapeutics is currently seeking a motivated individual to support raw material management at Fate's manufacturing facility. The successful candidate will ensure material availability to support Fate's clinical, commercial, and R&D Operations, for all products and therapeutic areas. Candidate will manage inventory levels, support material/product level revisions and enrollment, interact with suppliers on a variety of topics, and supporting other business functions as required. Fate's development programs involve novel cell therapeutic products which present unique product manufacturing and quality opportunities. Cell therapy manufacturing knowledge and familiarity with the pertinent regulations and how they apply to this field is desired. This is a full-time position currently reporting to the Senior Manager, Supply Chain and is located at our corporate headquarters in San Diego, CA.

• Procure and generate purchase orders of raw materials.
• Coordinate and track orders and deliveries of GMP raw materials & consumables tomeet target dates and adequate supply of materials necessary for GMP productionand R&D activities.
• Track and monitor demand, lead time patterns and purchasing trends.
• Proactively report product and material availability issues.
• Schedule and oversee on-time delivery of materials.
• Resolve materials and supplier issues promptly.
• Liaises with suppliers, distributors, and Fate's Purchasing, Legal, Manufacturing,Quality Assurance, Quality Control, and Accounting.
• Collaborate with Material Management Associates in inventory issues, non-conformances, deviations, and shipping problems.
• Support reporting, inventory parameters, reduction and reserve percentagemeasurements, Product Life Cycle management
• Resolve billing and shipping problems and provide information to suppliers.
• When needed, visit and evaluate suppliers for quality, timeliness, procedures, andfit to goals.
• Identify, resolve, and forecast problems and potential solutions to inventory andquality. Including metrics, cost effective solutions, and inventory reduction process.
• Collaborate with laboratory and manufacturing personnel to ensure effectivemanagement of raw materials supply to support in-house and externalmanufacturing operations
• Support Quality Systems through Change Control/Enrollments/Deviation/CAPA formaterial related issues
• Complete daily inventory transactions
• Support development and maintain ERP/MRP system and materials supply process
• Support and coordinate inventory projection and control
• Coordinate all aspects of supply planning including removal of expired materials andcycle counts
• Adheres to good documentation practices
• Assists on projects and assignments as necessary

• Bachelor's degree in Supply chain, Operations, Sciences or equivalent relevantexperience
• 2+ years of relevant experience in material planning, inventory management,procurement or related position in a biologics/pharmaceutical cGMP manufacturingenvironment
• ERP system experience preferred.
• Exceptional organization and time management skills.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Strong attention to detail
• Able to adjust to workload on an always changing fast pace environment
• Proficient in Microsoft Office applications and the ability to quickly and easily learnnew applications

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
• May need to work with hazardous materials
• Must be able to lift, carry, push and/or pull 50 pounds of equipment or supplies
• 100% on-site work at corporate headquarters in San Diego, CA
• Evening and weekend work as necessary
The preceding job description indicates the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. Additional and incidental duties related to the primary
duties may be required from time to time.
For consideration send cover letter and resume to: and reference job code 449GB.

About Fate Therapeutics, Inc.
Fate Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of first-in-class cellular immunotherapies for cancer and immune disorders. The Company has established a leadership position in the clinical development and manufacture of universal, off-the-shelf cell products using its proprietary induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) product platform. The Company's immuno-oncology product candidates include natural killer (NK) cell and T-cell cancer immunotherapies, which are designed to synergize with well-established cancer therapies, including immune checkpoint inhibitors and monoclonal antibodies, and to target tumor associated antigens with chimeric antigen receptors (CARs). The Company's immuno-regulatory product candidates include ProTmune™, a pharmacologically modulated, donor cell graft that is currently being evaluated in a Phase 2 clinical trial for the prevention of graft-versus-host disease, and a myeloid-derived suppressor cell immunotherapy for promoting immune tolerance in patients with immune disorders. Fate Therapeutics is headquartered in San Diego, CA. For more information, please visit