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Veterans Preferred - Senior Supply Chain Specialist - Change Control

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 Global Supply Chain (GSC) organization as a Senior Supply Chain Specialist -Change Control in the GSC Business Operations team, reporting into the Associate Director of Supply Chain.

The Senior Specialist will work closely with the GSC organization to own and manage Supply Chain initiated change controls by our Global and Regional Supply Chain teams as well partner with other Technical Operations functions: Quality, Process Development, and Manufacturing. These partnerships ensure that GSC owned change controls meet and/or exceed Quality Management System requirements, meet compliance requirements, and are executed flawlessly per established timelines.

While our preference is for this position to be based out of our Santa Monica, CA headquarters, this opportunity can be a remotely based position within the contiguous United States.Should this employee be based in Santa Monica, we would ask the individual to come into the office a minimum of 2 out of the 5 days each work week.

Responsibilities of the Senior Supply Chain Specialist - Change Control i nclude :

  • Leverages previous applicable experience to become Global Supply Chain's subject matter expert on Kite's QMS Change Control Management SOPs and application
  • Owns GSC initiated change control records and partner with Supply Chain SMEs to define, plan, and execute change control records across all global regions
  • Maintains record compliance by utilizing effective management and communication tools and/or methods to track quality records for adherence to key record dates and gain approval for any business justified extensions
  • Tracks completion of pre-implementation, implementation, and post-implementation tasks, communicating interdependencies
  • Effectively communicates with team members and key stakeholders on a record's status, risks, and mitigation plans
  • Maintains change control tracking tool for monthly status reporting
  • Coordinates change control records' tasks such as scheduling and facilitating meetings with relevant stakeholders
  • Acts as the Change Control Management point of contact for GSC project managers to ensure change control related milestones and tasks are incorporated into project plans and delivered per schedule
  • Partners with Quality to ensure that all change control records are executed per governing procedures and standards
  • Utilizes change management principles to champion change for successful adoption and post project sustainment of changes introduced
  • Tracks and timely escalates in case of delays / new risks identified for change control records

    Basic Qualifications:

    MS / MA Degree with 3+ years of Supply Chain and/or Change Control and/or Operations experience


    BS / BA Degree with 5+ years of the aforementioned experience


    High School Degree with 9+ years of the aforementioned experience

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • 1+ years' experience as a skilled practitioner in GMP Change Control and familiarity with QMS tools
    • 2+ years of relevant change control experience, preferably in a GxP environment
    • Proficiency in relevant technology such as Oracle Agile QMS, Trackwise, Smartsheet, MS Project, Visio, PowerPoint and MS Office for efficient project management and execution
    • Experience in life sciences industry such as cell/gene therapy, pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical devices is a plus
    • Demonstrated mastery of change control management processes, procedures and methodology
    • Independently motivated and detail oriented with excellent communication skills
    • Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
    • Collaborative individual, able to influence without authority and engage senior leaders and functional partners proactively
    • Demonstrates respect, focuses on delivering value, and embraces learning and continual improvement

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



      Colorado Job Applicants: The salary range for this position is:
      $93,040.00 - $139,560.00
      Kite considers a range of factors, including background and experience, when determining base compensation. These considerations means actual compensation will vary.
      Position is also eligible for bonus and benefits. For more information, visit

      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 .

      For jobs in the United States:

      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 'EEO is the Law' 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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