Celgene Manager, CAR-T Raw Materials Sourcing in Summit, New Jersey


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 be responsible for the global build and management of the raw material sourcing strategy for the launch of multiple CAR-T assets. 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 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:

  • Lead and support materials sourcing efforts to ensure successful launch of life-saving therapies

  • Identify, select, contract and manage raw materials suppliers

  • Partner with Quality to ensure Quality agreements are in place along with master supply agreements

  • Track progress on risk reduction/mitigation as well as cost savings and avoidance

  • Design and implement supply risk mitigation strategies

  • Partner with Manufacturing to ensure Cost of Goods goals are resourced and actioned

  • Establish KPIs, necessary metrics, and reports to support process and performance improvements

  • Interface with other functions: Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Quality, IT, and others

  • Demonstrate a willingness to roll up your sleeves to do whatever is required to achieve objectives

  • Work with Quality on CAPAs and resolution of supplier issues

Leadership, Values and Behaviors:

  • 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

  • Drive strong collaboration across the company and with external partners

  • 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


  • 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

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

  • Autologous cell therapy experience desirable

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

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

  • 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

  • Availability to travel (10-20%)

  • 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


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

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.