Celgene Sr Manager, Strategic Sourcing Site Lead in Seattle, Washington

Description

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.

Sr. Manager Strategic Sourcing Site Lead

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.

Job Purpose / Position Summary

This position will report into the Cellular Therapies Development and Operations(CTDO) Strategic Sourcing organization. They will be responsible for the procurement of materials and services supporting the launch and operations of multiple CAR T assets specifically based at the Celgene-Seattle sites. These therapies represent a significant advancement in cancer treatment technology and patient responses. This is a make-to-order autologous cell therapy without product inventory, which puts Strategic Sourcing, Logistics and Supply Chain on critical path to every dose for patients who are progressing rapidly. Sourcing must develop a strategy in concert with other functions to ensure material supply continuity.

Major Accountabilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Serve as primary, onsite point of contact for Strategic Sourcing of Materials and 3rd Party Services for the CTDO operations based in the Celgene-Seattle, WA area

  • Act as a liaison to connect Seattle sites to the global CTDO strategic sourcing team

  • Interact daily with Manufacturing, Quality, Supply Chain, and other teams to ensure supply continuity of materials for CTDO

  • Partner with Planning, Materials Management and Warehouse to ensure supply base is meeting requirements of the CTDO operations

  • Partner with Quality on resolution of supplier issues and ensure Quality agreements are in place along with master supply agreements

  • Partner with Process Development and Technical teams on secondary sourcing efforts to mitigate risk to CTDO launches

  • Partner with Manufacturing to ensure Cost of Goods goals are resourced and actioned and activate cost savings and avoidance opportunities

  • Identify, select, contract and manage relationships with select materials and 3rd party service providers with CTDO Strategic Sourcing Team

  • Lead the supplier performance management process at the Seattle sites

  • Establish KPIs/ metrics, and reports to support process and performance improvements of supplier base

  • Organize and support operational and strategic meetings between suppliers and Celgene

  • Implement risk reduction/mitigation plans for launch readiness and secondary sourcing activities

  • Demonstrate a willingness to roll up your sleeves to do whatever is required to achieve local and global CTDO objectives

Leadership, Values, and Behaviors:

  • Drive strong collaboration at the local operation with other Celgene sites and functions

  • Lead as a change agent in fast-paced environment to promote flexibility, creativity, and accountability to ensure speed to market

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

  • Build trust and effective relationships with peers, suppliers 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

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in engineering, science, or business

  • Graduate Degree a plus

  • ISM, CIPS and/or APICS certifications preferred

  • Lean/Six Sigma certification is a plus

Competencies/Experience Required:

  • At least 5 years of pharmaceutical GMP sourcing, supplier/CMO management or operations

  • Cell therapy sourcing or operations experience is strongly preferred

  • Experience working in a regulated, manufacturing environment strongly preferred

  • Commercialization experience in fast-paced GMP startup, breakthrough designation product launch or similarly drug launch environment very desirable

  • Autologous cell therapy experiences desirable

  • Very strong influencing capabilities and must be able to interact and communicate effectively at all levels of the organization and across different functions

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

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

  • Ability to manage through ambiguity and complexity

  • Flexibility to work cross-functionally

  • Deep analytical skills

  • Solid financial acumen

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills

  • Demonstrated ability to earn the trust of stakeholders, team members and management

  • Previous experience negotiating and key operational partnerships

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

  • Availability to travel (10-20%). Will need to travel locally between the two Seattle sites based sites on a frequent basis.

Primary Location(s): Bothell, WA and Seattle, WA

COMMITTED TO IMPROVING THE LIVES OF PATIENTS WORLDWIDE

At Celgene, we seek to deliver truly innovative and life-changing drugs for our patients. Our vision as a company is to build a major global biopharmaceutical corporation while focusing on the discovery, the development, and the commercialization of products for the treatment of cancer and other severe, immune, inflammatory conditions.

“At Celgene, we seek to deliver truly innovative and life-changing drugs for our patients.”

There are more than 300 clinical trials at major medical centers using compounds from Celgene. Investigational compounds are being studied for patients with incurable hematological and solid tumor cancers, including multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), triple-negative breast cancer and pancreatic cancer. As committed as we are to clinical accomplishment, we are equally committed to patient support, which is a guiding principle at Celgene. We believe all who can benefit from our discoveries should have the opportunity to do so. Celgene puts patients first with industry-leading programs that provide information, support and access to our innovative therapies.

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.COMMITTED TO IMPROVING THE LIVES OF PATIENTS WORLDWIDE