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Veterans Preferred - Manager, Supply Chain Viral Vector Material Supply Planner

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

Job Description:

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 to join our Supply Chain team as Manager, Supply Chain Material Planning. This Manager will have responsibility for managing material demand and supply planning to ensure finished good manufacturing operations are supported with available raw material for Kite's collective demand at the finished good level for commercial and clinicals products. Collaboration across functions through a Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) process is key to success in the role to build an effective and efficient planning process.

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Builds and/or supports the development of the material planning process for commercial and clinical product
  • Builds consensus material forecast in collaboration with Network S&OP organization
  • Actively seek and build scenarios based on volume (high case, base case and others) and timelines
  • Develop site supply plans and or develop vendor supply requirements to assure material availability for Clinical and Commercial FG manufacturing
  • Proactively identify and mitigate any potential supply interruptions
  • Coordinate with cross-functional stakeholders including Manufacturing, Quality, Regulatory, Clinical Operations, Product Sciences, Finance and others to align on assumptions and plans that impact demand and supply
  • Lead monthly Supply Review Meeting as part of the S&OP process to routinely review demand, align with internal and external manufacturing capacity and resulting financials to give a full view of the operational plan and support management decision making
  • Ensure sufficient supplies of key raw materials to support clinical trials and commercial launch
  • Support inventory forecasting activities for clinical and commercial production runs
  • Define and analyze key performance metrics and trends to drive improvements in supply management based on supply availability, financial budget, and expiry risk.
  • Interface with all levels of organization, including senior management
  • Deliver presentations and make recommendations to Senior Tech Ops, Clinical, and Commercial leadership
  • Other duties as assigned

    Basic Qualifications:
    • MS / MA Degree with 4+ years of Supply Chain and/or S&OP and/or Project Management and/or Operations Management experience - OR -
    • BS / BA Degree with 6+ years of Supply Chain and/or S&OP and/or Project Management and/or Operations Management experience - OR -
    • High School Degree with 10+ years of Supply Chain and/or S&OP and/or Project Management and/or Operations Management experience

      Preferred Qualifications:
      • Bachelor's/Master's Degree and 2 years of operations or supply chain experience in life sciences industry or Bachelor's Degree and 4 years of operations or supply chain experience in life sciences industry
      • Strong background in one or more of the following: operations, GMP processes, supply chain material planning
      • Knowledge of end to end supply chain
      • 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
      • Experience with Kinaxis RapidResponse a huge plus
      • Ability to balance multiple priorities in a fast paced environment while delivery a timely and high quality end work product
      • Self-directed and able to work independently with minimal direction
      • Works well in a dynamic, fast-changing environment
      • Adaptable and enthusiastic team player

        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.

        For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the 'Know Your Rights' poster.



        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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