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Senior Manager of Supply Chain – Network Supply Strategy

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 Supply Strategy at our Santa Monica, CA headquarters. This Senior Manager will have responsibility for modeling supply scenarios and aligning on the optimal supply strategy based on Commercial and Clinical long-range plans and assumptions. This function will require a strong collaboration skill set across multiple functions and at various levels to drive supply strategy based on internal priorities, external opportunities and financial considerations.

Responsibilities of the Senior Manager of Supply Chain – Network Supply Chain include:

  • Acts as liaison with various functions and cross-functional teams, including Corporate Development, Commercial, Clinical, Finance and R&D to establish and align on the long-range demand forecast and set of assumptions for all Clinical and Commercial products

  • Partners with S&OP, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Regulatory and cross functional Operations Teams to develop and maintain a cohesive long-range supply plan that demonstrates alignment between demand and manufacturing capacity, including scenario analysis and considerations for business continuity and risk mitigation

  • Analyzes existing data and industry best practices to identify patterns, trends and relationships that offer meaningful insights into how we can optimize network supply strategy and improve supply chain performance

  • Continuously incorporates evolving product life cycle management plans and assumptions into long range supply plans and strategies

  • Assesses and determines network allocation and product volumes with a focus on capacity utilization, supply continuity and costs

  • Develops systems, models, tools and reports to support efficient assessment and maintenance of the long-range demand/supply plan and assumptions

  • Models and presents supply strategies and plans with options, tradeoffs, and recommendations to senior leadership

  • Leads and facilitates “Make vs Buy” sourcing strategy assessments and decisions related to network supply


PhD degree


MA /MS degree with 6+ years of Operations and/or Supply Chain experience


BA/BS degree with 8+ years of Operations and/or Supply Chain experience


High School Degree with 12+ years of Operations and/or Supply Chain experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3+ years’ pharmaceutical supply planning experience

  • Strong background in one or more of the following: GMP manufacturing/operations, supply chain planning, demand management

  • STEM degree is a plus

  • Professional certifications (e.g. CPIM/CSCP) and Membership in Professional Associations (e.g. APICS, ISM)

  • Proven ability to work with tremendous 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

  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills

  • High proficiency in PowerPoint and Excel

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication and presentation skills

  • Self-directed and able to work independently with minimal direction

  • Adaptable and enthusiastic team player

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