Sr Director, CAR-T Strategic Sourcing

Summit, NJ, USA
Nov 09, 2017
Nov 20, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
**Other Locations:** US- NJ- Summit West


Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, ​quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries, and growing - we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.

The Head of CAR-T Sourcing is responsible for building and leading a team that will de-risk the supply base by establishing supply agreements and ensuring supply for the clinical production and global launch of life-saving innovative personalized cell therapies to fight critical unmet medical needs in blood cancers. This includes global launches of therapies from collaboration partnerships.

**Major Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:**

+ Lead rapid de-risk of raw material supply base and develop appropriate strategies to ensure successful launch of life-saving therapies

+ Lead team that will negotiate contracts with critical suppliers to optimize COGS, quality, and assurance of supply

+ Work with strategic partners on vector supply and final product supply, as applicable

+ Establish raw material governance to ensure involvement of all key stakeholders

+ Work with Quality to ensure appropriate Quality Agreements are incorporated into Master Supply Agreements

+ Work with Planning to ensure appropriate contractual structure to ensure raw material supply plan will meet forecasted launch production demand and safety stock required by inventory strategy

+ Work with other GPDO Sourcing personnel to leverage existing processes, systems and expertise

+ Manage vector CMO(s)

+ Help identify couriers and other logistics service providers and lead contracting effort

+ Track de-risk progress and cost savings/cost avoidance

+ Work with Process development on BOM item 2nd supplier assessment as appropriate

+ Ensure compliance with current federal, state, and local regulations

+ Design and build processes to support Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Quality and overall GPDO needs and objectives

+ Meet or exceed timeline objects for operational readiness milestones

+ Assist in managing the budget and ensure department adhere to the approved budget

+ Build and manage team to achieve above

+ Other duties as assigned

**Leadership, Values and Behaviours** **:**

+ Lead as a change agent in fast-paced environment to promote flexibility, creativity, and accountability

+ Create an environment of teamwork, open communication, and sense of urgency

+ Establish clear strategic goals/objectives for the organization that are linked to the overall company strategy

+ Drive strong collaboration across the company and with the supply network

+ Build trust and effective relationships with peers and stakeholders

+ Deliver business results through timely and quality decision making

+ Foster a culture of high ethics and compliance

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


+ Bachelor's Degree, preferably in business, science or operations

+ Master's Degree preferred

+ APICS and/or ISM certifications preferred

+ Lean/Six Sigma certification preferred

**Competencies/Experience Required:**

+ At least 10-15 years of pharmaceutical GMP sourcing, supplier/CMO management, or operations

+ At least 5-7 years of management experience

+ Cell therapy sourcing or operations experience strongly preferred

+ Laboratory consumables/equipment, media, reagents experience preferred

+ Proven track record of leadership and accomplishment in fast-paced GMP environments

+ Build and management of high-achieving teams

+ Very Strong communication and influencing capabilities

+ Knowledge of best practice within Supply Chain and Sourcing, including de-risk strategies, contractual best practices, category management, etc

+ Strong negotiations skills

+ Strong working knowledge and understanding of GMP, GCP, GDP, and relevant ICH and FDA guidelines

+ Experience writing contract language

+ Demonstrated ability to write and optimally structure supplier and/or CMO contracts to maximize value

+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills and confidently communicate with all staff levels

+ Process-oriented with strong analytical skills for risk identification and management

+ Comfortable operating with minimal direction and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities

+ Availability to travel

+ Flexibility to work cross-functionally

+ Strong intercultural capabilities

+ Analytical skills

+ Solid financial acumen

Celgene is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Celgene complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must have authorization to work for Celgene in the U.S.

**Sr Director, CAR-T Strategic Sourcing**

**Location:** Summit, NJ, US

**Job ID:** 1700501