Materials Management Lead, Supply Chain - First Materials (PCV)

South San Francisco
California, United States of America


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The Position

This position is part of the Pharma Technical-Personalized Cancer Vaccine (PT-PCV) team responsible for the process development, manufacture and supply of personalized cancer vaccines (PCVs) in collaboration with our global partners. PCV is an RNA-based cancer vaccine targeting neoantigens manufactured on a per-patient basis. 

The Materials Management Lead will be responsible to work with our strategic global partners for the Personalized Vaccine Program for all aspects related to Materials Management including the development of risk mitigation inventory strategies, sourcing materials, identifying new innovative technologies, and exploring opportunities for cost of good reductions. As required, this individual will plan, procure and maintain GMP Raw Materials inventory in accordance with inventory targets, customer service and loss management on behalf of our partner. He/She will approve purchase orders to key suppliers, as forecasted and needed.

The successful candidate will apply their knowledge of supply chain management to assess inventory management systems and work with Technical Team, Procurement Supply Planning, and Quality to identify suitable suppliers, and order and assure raw material availability to support start-up and production requirements for Genentech's new Personalized Cancer Vaccine manufacturing facility in the USA (location TBD).

Job Responsibilities:

  • Drive stabilization of material supply for ongoing clinical manufacturing including supporting improvements in data management, inventory systems and reporting.
  • Identify key/critical raw materials for the PCV program and implement risk mitigation strategies including alternate/dual sourcing strategies, supply and quality agreements and supplier relationship management.
  • Act as a focal point for resolving site material planning issues that occur during normal operations
  • Support facility design & construction activities for future PCV commercial facilities including sizing of warehouse, sub-stores & distribution.  Drive make vs buy analysis for buffers, reagents and common make-ups.
  • Identify and implement strategies to improve the cost of goods through supplier consolidation, container size changes, outsourcing of internal made solutions, contractual reviews etc.
  • Optimize material supply for commercial manufacturing including streamlining ordering process, introducing material technologies (e.g. Single Use) and designing/implementing efficient receipt to release process activities
  • Lead team efforts for creation of SKUs and Material Item Codes (Master Data) in ERP and Quality systems & processes for US commercial facility for all materials used in PCV.
  • Serve as the single point of contact (SPOC) in PCV Supply Chain team for all materials topics working directly with Roche/Genentech extended network (Supply Chain, Procurement, Finance, Site Materials Management, and Technical Development.)
  • Lead and assist in the development, implementation and continuous improvement of related business processes.
  • Ensure effective integration of system implementations and department processes
  • Cross train with PCV Supply Chain team members covering planning, logistics and systems management activities ?

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in management, and/or sciences. Masters degree in management, sciences and/or supply chain preferred.
  • APICS CPIM or CPM certification preferred.
  • Minimum 12-15 years experience in manufacturing; supply chain discipline (Supply Planning, Materials Planning, or Production Scheduling). APICS Certification preferred
  • Subject Matter Expertise in ERP and supply chain systems.
  • Minimum 12-15 years Pharmaceutical industry or related work
  • Demonstrated communication and collaboration skills within cross-functional teams.
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills, contract negotiation skills with the ability to positively influence key decision-makers.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction as well as part of a collaborative team
  • Ability to work in dynamic, high-pace environment, and effectively can manage change
  • Ability to work well with internal and external Senior Stakeholders
  • Good understanding of the Pharmaceutical industry (regulatory environment) GMP risk assessments and project management
  • Experience in core activities in the pharmaceutical industry (Manufacturing, Technical Regulatory, Quality, Technical Development, and Supply Chain)
  • Strong analytical skills with advanced knowledge of Supply Chain Modeling, Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Project, and ERP systems.
  • English is mandatory, German preferable  

Who We Are

A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 40 years, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases. Genentech has multiple therapies on the market for cancer & other serious illnesses. Please take this opportunity to learn about Genentech where we believe that our employees are our most important asset & are dedicated to remaining a great place to work.

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