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Supply Chain Leader

  • Location: Massachusetts
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 23 days ago

  • Expiry Date: 03 February 2022

​​​​​Job Description:

  • This role is accountable to manage supply chain functional duties for the Devens Cell Therapy manufacturing facility (CAR-T Therapies).

  • This role will manage patient supply and material planning, materials management, inventory control, product tracking (chain of identity and chain of custody), import/export permits, shipping/receiving, and cold chain logistics of personalized cell therapies produced at the clinical manufacturing site. Responsible for interpreting and analyzing demand and usage requirements of various operating supplies, general and critical raw materials, components, equipment, and maintenance supplies.

Required competencies:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree required in Life Sciences, Supply Chain, or similar

Preferred but not required:

  • Certification in CPIM, CSCP, and/or CLTD


  • 7+ years relevant work experience required

  • 3+ years of experience supporting ERP systems (preferably SAP).

  • An equivalent combination of education, experience and training may substitute.

  • People management experience

  • Experience in biopharmaceutical clinical, supply chain, manufacturing, and commercialization

  • Experience with lean six sigma projects and change execution management

  • Experience in a Site Supply Chain Organization

  • Advanced proficiency in Site Scheduling / planning / ERP systems and analytics tools

  • Advanced knowledge of fundamental concepts of materials management, planning, and site production scheduling

  • Ability to effectively communicate problem statements and viable solution options using pro vs. con and cost vs. benefit approaches

  • Ability to present data and analyses in an organized, clear and concise manner

  • Advanced proficiency in MS Office applications

  • Proficient written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work independently for extended periods of time

  • Ability to work as a team and mentor peers

  • Ability to understand and solve complicated supply and demand problems

  • Intermediate knowledge of cGMP/Pharmaceutical regulations

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Maintain and understand full plant scheduling process.

  • Understand impacts of demand on planning cycle looking forward.

  • Monitor product life cycles and alert appropriate team members to any actionable inventory requirements and disruption to supply.

  • Drive Materials Release process and be aware of any and all shortages.

  • Conduct investigation and root cause analyses on any supply disruptions or material quality issues and report on corrective actions.

  • Manage Site Supply Chain Standard Operating procedures

  • Own and manage deviations and corrective/preventive actions

  • Own and manage change controls

  • Optimize internal capacity and capabilities to ensure clinical needs can be met.

  • Serve as single point of contact between Global Patient Operations, Global Supply Chain and site

  • Establish a well-designed integrated demand and supply plan from raw materials to final distribution

  • Manage cell material handling and storage for leukapheresis, intermediate and drug product

  • Track and report metrics to track and manage completion of objectives and projects

  • Ensure appropriate training and qualification for staff activities performed

  • Foster a culture of compliance and strong environmental, health, and safety performance

  • Promote a mindset of continuous improvement, problem solving, and prevention

  • Participate in cross-functional teams to improve systems, processes or internal/external performance.

  • Performs other tasks as assigned 

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