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.

 

We are looking for a motivated individual to join us as Manager, Site Supply Chain Planning at our brand-new Frederick, MD facility.

 

Responsibilities (include But Are Not Limited To)
 

  • Overall responsibility of critical Materials Planning at the manufacturing site(s)
  • Ensure overall availability of all manufacturing and testing materials at Frederick site
  • Lead new materials readiness with Manufacturing, Quality, and Warehouse during facility and process start-up phase
  • Site planning and on-site coordination with Global Planning, Scheduling, and Warehouse for ‘Global Materials’ at the site
  • Planning and buying of locally-managed materials for site
  • Coordination with Warehouse teams and perform Kanban replenishment planning of materials to site warehouse
  • Single point of contact for site material matters to Global planners
  • Represent Materials Planning in site meetings impacting materials (process changes, quality issues, projects, etc)
  • Lead site implementation of site and global changes impacting materials
  • Lead resolution and mitigation plans of materials issues at the site; call out and coordinate with Global planner if required and advise in network mitigation plans
  • Site materials impact assessment in change controls
  • Own/handle site deviations/ change controls for raw materials
  • Execute Site inventory strategy for locally managed Materials
  • Lead Site OE initiatives related to materials
  • Ambassador of material planning to site project teams, reinforcing the importance of effective planning to support process improvements and changes.
  • Approve site material scrap requests
  • Lead site GMP material readiness from site leadership perspective with Global Planners
  • Run BOMs and sourcing lanes in EBS
  • Resolve receiving-related payment issues
  • Perform scenario planning and formulate material risk mitigation strategies
  • Measure, trend and report supply related critical metrics as a basis to drive continuous improvement
  • Present updates of materials status and risk to site teams and site leadership.
  • Build and lead a team to support the scale-up of the site(s)
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree and 4+ years of operations or supply chain experience OR
  • Bachelor’s Degree and 6+ years of operations or supply chain experience OR
  • High School Degree and 10+ years of operations or supply chain experience

 

Preferred Qualifications:

 

  • Experience using ERP/MRP system and preferably at least minimum 1 year of Kinaxis RapidResponse
  • Possess excellent organization and interpersonal skills, and be able to communicate concisely and in a timely manner to clients’ requests
  • Led multiple cross functional projects
  • Presented to the Sr Leadership teams regularly
  • Advanced analytical skills
  • Outside of the box thinker to develop creative, practical, and compliant solutions to meet fast paced timelines
  • Experience with Change Control Management, Deviations and CAPA Systems
  • Proficient with advanced supply chain concepts
  • Experience with industry regulations, GMP, compliance and pharmaceutical and/or biotechnology processes
  • Autonomous and works under minimal direction
  • Possesses sound judgment and develops clarity and options in ambiguous and rapidly changing situations
  • Must have raw material, planning, ERP and supply chain experience in pharmaceutical setting
  • Thrives in a start up, fast-paced environment with a “can-do” attitude
  • Material, Production, Planning Master data and Quality Management and Inspection plan experience in Oracle E Business Suite
  • APICS certification and/or relevant course work
  • Experience managing staff and developing a high performing team

 

To discover more about Kite please visit our Career Site at https://www.kitepharma.com/careers/careers-at-kite

About Gilead / Kite:

At Gilead, we’re committed to creating a healthier world for everyone – no matter the challenges ahead of us. For more than 30 years, we’ve pursued the impossible, chased it down, tackled it for answers and surrounded it for a way in. We have worked tirelessly to bring forward medicines for life-threatening diseases. Through bold and transformative science, we’re driving innovation that has the potential to become the next generation of life-changing medicines. Our ambition is evident in our mission. Because the impossible is not impossible. It’s what’s next. At Kite, we are focused on the cure. Our singular focus is on cell therapy — the use of genetically modified immune cells programmed to target tumors — which we believe has the potential to change the way cancer is treated. Through our focused efforts and important industry and academic partnerships, we have been able to advance our industry-leading pipeline of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) and T cell receptor (TCR) product candidates with the goal of treating both hematological cancers and solid tumors.

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