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Veterans Preferred - Senior Manager of Global CMC Supply Chain

Company: Kite Pharma
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: November 18, 2022

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Military Veterans are Encouraged to Apply. -For Current Kite Pharma Employees and Contractors:

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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 for our Senior Manager of Global CMC Supply Chain opportunity to drive the commercialization, product lifecycle, and overall supply strategy of the product(s) ensuring efficient, innovative, end-to-end solutions generating a competitive advantage. The Product Lead will represent Supply Chain on the Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls (CMC) Teams to define and operationalize program strategies within Tech Ops and determine CMC strategy for the lifecycle of products from pre-IND through post launch. The Product Lead will also be a key contributor to the Sales and Operations Planning process by defining product supply strategy that is aligned with overall Manufacturing and Commercial strategy. The Supply Chain Product Lead will work cross-functionally with other Tech Ops team members to provide in depth understanding of the end-to-end supply chain and ensure all areas are thoughtfully considered. Also, the Senior Manager will report out regularly to Supply Chain Heads and lead a functional sub-team to drive CMC Team goals, deliverables, timelines, and action plans.

To create a strong partnership with stakeholders and leaders across the corporation, as well as to foster continued professional growth, we would like this Senior Manager to be based in our global headquarters in Santa Monica, CA.

Responsibilities of the Senior Manager of Global CMC Supply Chain include:

  • Owns end-to-end product commercialization and supply strategy, considering the manufacturing network strategy and Commercial strategy
  • Owns product lifecycle strategy for Supply Chain; drive prioritization to deliver top customer service, differentiation, and efficiency
  • Develops business cases to facilitate executive decision making on supply strategy and product lifecycle strategy
  • Manages product variations and associated supply strategy to approved jurisdictions
  • Owns product-related assumptions as input to the Sales & Operations Planning and Long-Range Planning process
  • Translates supply and lifecycle strategies into CMC Team plans
  • Represents all aspects of end-to-end supply chain on the CMC Teams
  • Ensures timely communication of deliverables to other supply chain teams and drive accountability
  • Enables end-to-end Supply Chain GMP readiness for new pipeline programs; coordinate activity across Supply Chain including raw materials, procurement, packaging, logistics, Master Data, ERP systems
  • Coordinates supply chain and cross functional plans to achieve CMC Teams objectives
  • Collaborates with cross functional stakeholders, considering interdependencies and holistic Tech Ops activities
  • Provides strategic and operational direction to Supply Chain Leadership, Supply Chain sub-team, and cross functional stakeholders to drive goals, deliverables, timelines, and action plans

    Basic Qualifications:

    Ph.D. degree


    MA / MS degree with 6+ years of Supply Chain and/or Operations and/or Product and/or CMC experience


    BA / BS degree with 8+ years of the aforementioned experience


    High School Degree and 12+ years of the aforementioned experience

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Degree with a focus in Science, Engineering, Business is a plus
    • 6+ years of operations or supply chain experience in life sciences industry
    • Diverse experience in Operations disciplines or end to end supply chain
    • Ability to operate at different levels, both strategically and tactically
    • Experience leading teams and ability to influence all levels of staff in a matrix organization
    • Ability to balance multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
    • Ability to manage ambiguity and complexity
    • Ability to bring clarity from multiple sources of information; "connect the dots" into a cohesive plan
    • Self-directed and able to work independently with minimal direction
    • Works well in a dynamic, fast-changing environment
    • High level of emotional intelligence, exceptional listening, verbal and written communication skills
    • Strong knowledge of drug development and understanding of product life cycle management from early clinical phases through commercialization
    • Proven ability to make objective, inclusive, robust and unbiased decisions with imperfect information and ability to embrace other people's point of view - especially if different than one's own
    • Cross-functional, corporate and site experience with a focus on bringing diverse perspectives together, sharing best practices, and effectively leveraging resources in an inclusive manner to further Kite's enterprise strategy and achieve Technical Operation's objectives

      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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      As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability,genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact for assistance.

      Following extensive monitoring, research, consideration of business implications and advice from internal and external experts, Kite has made the decision to require all U.S., Canada, Australia, Singapore, and Hong Kong employees and contractors to receive the COVID-19 vaccines as a condition of employment. "Full vaccination" is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a medical condition or disability that prevents them from being vaccinated, can request a reasonable accommodation.

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      Our environment respects individual differences and recognizes each employee as an integral member of our company. Our workforce reflects these values and celebrates the individuals who make up our growing team.

      Gilead provides a work environment free of harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion.

      For Current Kite Pharma Employees and Contractors:

      Please log onto your Internal Career Site to apply for this job.

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