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Senior Manager of Supply Chain - Network Design

United States - California - Santa MonicaManufacturing Operations & Supply ChainRegular

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 a Senior Manager of Supply Chain – Network Design at our Santa Monica, CA headquarters. This role will have responsibility for building network strategies and translating organizational needs into business cases.

This role will require a strong collaboration skillset across multiple functions and at various levels to derive and drive network strategy based on internal priorities, external opportunities, and financial considerations.


Responsibilities of the Senior Manager of Supply Chain – Network Design include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for modeling demand/supply scenarios and aligning on the optimal supply strategy based on Commercial, Clinical, and TechOps inputs
  • Partner with S&OP, Commercial, Manufacturing, Regulatory, and cross functional Operations Teams to develop and maintain long-term planning assumptions that demonstrates cross functional alignment on strategic intent
  • Bring in industry trends and analysis on evolving cell therapy manufacturing, supply chain, and delivery strategies
  • Continuously incorporate evolving product life cycle management plans and assumptions into long range plans with a focus on patient service levels, capacity utilization, supply continuity. and costs
  • Develop data backed strategies and plans that objectively evaluate options/trade-offs and drive executive management-level recommendations
  • Identify and quantify current risks to the supply network from both the product and operational perspective
  • Serve as a thought partner in cross functional strategic initiatives, developing recommendations, driving decisions, and delivering presentations to the governance bodies
  • Develop models and tools to simplify scenario building and strategy discussions; support ad hoc analysis and opportunity explorations, as needed
  • Ensure handoff of strategic decisions to execution teams; lead and support execution teams as needed on change management, data analysis, communication, and workshops
  • Represent and support team objectives, as needed

Basic Qualifications:

  • PhD degree OR
  • MS/MA degree with 6+ years of Operations and/or Supply Chain experience OR
  • BS/BA degree with 8+ years of Operations and/or Supply Chain experience OR
  • High School Degree with 12+ years of Operations and/or Supply Chain experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years’ strategic consulting, pharmaceutical operations/manufacturing/process development/supply chain experience
  • Strong background in one or more of the following: Strategic consulting, Business Case Development, Demand management, Supply chain planning
  • Proven ability to work with ambiguity and critically synthesize diverse information
  • Ability to provide thought leadership and actively shape strategy, influence stakeholders without authority, and effectively network across the organization
  • Robust analytical and statistical skills to evaluate and interpret complex problems using multiple sources of information
  • Good business acumen, ability to think strategically and analytically, including financial analysis
  • High attention to detail and proven ability to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously
  • High proficiency in PowerPoint and Excel
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal & written communication, and presentation skills