Materials Management Lead, 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 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 for total investment, 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:

  • Identify key/critical raw materials for the PCV program and implement risk mitigation strategies which include developing risk mitigation inventory strategies (models and alternate/dual sourcing strategies)
  • Point of contact in Supply Chain Management to work directly with Roche/Genentech Procurement, Finance, Strategic Suppliers, Partner Procurement team, and the Technical Development Teams to identify and implement strategies to improve the cost of goods
  • Lead efforts to identify and assess different ERP business systems (raw material planning and inventory management) to recommend system for new Roche/Genentech facility in the USA.
  • Identify new innovative technologies for materials and components to improve chain of custody and chain of identify
  • Lead team efforts for creation of SKUs and Material Item Codes (Master Data) in ERP system for US commercial facility
  • Lead and assist in the development, implementation and continuous improvement of related business processes.
  • Act as a focal point for resolving site material planning issues that occur during normal operations
  • Ensure effective integration of system implementations and department processes
  • Cross train with Supply Chain Team members including Clinical Demand and Supply Planning (forecasting), and logistics support


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  Sr.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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Genentech is an equal opportunity employer & prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital & veteran status. For more information about equal employment opportunity, visit our Genentech Careers page.

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