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Senior Director, Supply Chain Planning

Neogene Therapeutics
Santa Monica, CA
Start date
May 23, 2024

Job Details

At AstraZeneca's Oncology R&D division, we follow the science to explore and innovate. We are working towards treating, preventing, modifying, and even curing some of the world's most complex diseases. Here we have the potential to grow our pipeline and positively impact the lives of billions of patients around the world. We are committed to making a difference and have built our business around our passion for science. Now we are fusing data and technology with the latest scientific innovations to achieve the next wave of breakthroughs.

Position Summary

We are looking for a strategic and results-driven Senior Director of Supply Chain Planning to lead our supply chain planning function at Neogene. The Senior Director will develop comprehensive supply chain strategies to ensure efficient delivery of cell therapy products from manufacturing through distribution. We are looking for a background in supply chain management, demand forecasting, inventory optimization..

This position could be located in Gaithersburg, MD, Waltham, MA, South San Francisco, CA, or Santa Monica, CA


  • Develop and implement supply chain strategies aligned with organizational goals, ensuring the efficient and reliable delivery of cell therapy products to meet patient needs.
  • Lead the development of demand forecasts for cell therapy products, applying historical data, market trends, and input from teams to optimize inventory levels and production planning.
  • Implement inventory management best practices to minimize excess and obsolete inventory while ensuring raw material availability to meet demand and regulatory requirements.
  • Collaborate with Manufacturing and Operations teams to develop capacity plans that increase resource utilization, minimize lead times, and maximize throughput while maintaining product quality and compliance.
  • Partner with Procurement and suppliers to ensure and reliable delivery of raw materials and services required for cell therapy manufacturing, mitigating supply chain risks and optimizing costs.
  • Work with teams, including Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Regulatory Affairs, Finance, and Commercial Operations, to align supply chain planning activities with goals and priorities.
  • Improve programs to enhance supply chain efficiency, implementing best practices, process improvements, and technology solutions.
  • Establish metrics to monitor and evaluate supply chain performance, identifying opportunities for improvement and driving accountability across the organization.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Lead a supply chain planning team, providing mentorship, guidance, and professional development opportunities to foster individual growth and collective success.
  • Support overall leadership and change management of a growing supply chain organization. Other responsibilities as needed.

Required Abilities

  • Expertise in developing supply chain strategies that optimize inventory levels, production efficiency, and customer service levels.
  • Demonstrated communication, collaboration, and stakeholder management skills, with the ability to influence and align cross-functional teams towards common goals.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities, with experience building teams in a dynamic environment.
  • Proficiency in supply chain planning systems, such as ERP systems, demand planning tools, and inventory optimization software.
  • Develop advanced concepts, techniques, and standards. Develop new applications based on professional principles and theories.
  • Work under consultative direction toward long-range objectives that have a significant impact on our company.
  • Decisions often affect the financial, employee, or public relations posture of the organization.
  • Be a prime consultant and external spokesperson for us on matters relating to policies, programs, capabilities, and long- range goals.
  • Determine organizational objectives and interprets company policies. Completed work is reviewed, from a relatively long-term perspective.
  • Establish organizational policies in a major segment of the company. Interpret, executes, and recommends modifications to company-wide policies.

Education and Experience

  • 14+ years with BS/BA; 12+ years with MS/MA or MBA, or 10+ years with PhD.
  • Degree in Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Business Administration, or a related field; advanced degree,
  • 11+ years of management experience
  • Experience in supply chain planning, demand forecasting, inventory management, and production planning, preferably in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry, with specific experience in cell therapy highly desirable.

When we put unexpected teams in the same room, we fuel bold thinking with the power to inspire life-changing medicines. In-person working gives us the platform we need to connect, work at pace and challenge perceptions. That’s why we work, on average, a minimum of three days per week from the office. But that doesn't mean we’re not flexible. We balance the expectation of being in the office while respecting individual flexibility. Join us in our unique and ambitious world.

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $205,000 to $241,000. However, base pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related experience. If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and we reserve the right to modify base salary (and any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.


  • Short-term incentive bonus opportunity
  • Equity-based long-term incentive program
  • 401(k) plan
  • Paid vacation and holidays; paid leaves
  • Health benefits including medical, prescription drug, dental, and vision coverage.

DE&I Statement

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.


Neogene Therapeutics is a global, preclinical stage biotechnology company pioneering the development of next generation, fully individualized engineered T cell therapies for a broad spectrum of cancers.

Our proprietary neoantigen T cell receptor (TCR) discovery and T cell engineering platform identifies TCR genes with specificity for neoantigens – found exclusively on cancer cells as a result of cancer-associated DNA mutations.

Cancer is a genetically individual disease – no two tumors are exactly the same. These variations create neoantigens – unique targets for every tumor. Neogene’s novel approach delivers a tailored T cell therapy containing a unique set of specific TCR genes for each individual patient. Engineered into patient-derived T cells, these TCRs are directed toward neoantigens in tumor cells, with the goal of eliciting strong and durable responses in a variety of solid tumor indications.

We offer the opportunity to join a highly dynamic biotech start-up. You can expect a collaborative environment created by a team with deep scientific expertise and an industrial track-record in T cell therapies. We value pro-active team-players who pursue their goals with dedication, endurance and a daring mindset. If you share our commitment to make a difference to patients in need, we can provide an exciting opportunity for your career.

Company info
2225 Colorado Avenue
Santa Monica
United States

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