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Head of CAR-T Logistics

Req #: 1800364
Location: Summit, NJ US
Job Category: Manufacturing/Technical Operations
Work Location: 556 Morris Avenue CELSUMWEST 07901
Organization: Celgene Corporation
Schedule: 40
Shift:
Employee Status: Full time
Job Type: Regular
Job Level:
Travel:
Other Locations:US- NJ- Summit West

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.

Head of CAR-T Logistics

Summit, NJ

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.

Job Purpose / Position Summary

This position will be responsible for the global build and management of the highly complex and novel logistics networks 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 Logistics and Supply Chain on critical path to every dose for patients who are progressing rapidly. Logistics must create a fast and flawless cell journey that is customer focused because of these unique business model factors.   

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

  • Design physical flows of the patient cell journey
  • Design and implement process and systems to ensure low defect rates and high visibility
  • Drive continuous improvement in cell journey
  • Identify, select and manage critical logistics partners
  • Build team: attract, develop and maintain high performing talent
  • Interface with other functions: Commercial, Manufacturing, Quality, IT, and others
  • Establish KPIs, necessary metrics, and reports to support process and performance improvements
  • Must be willing to roll up your sleeves to do whatever is required to achieve objectives
  • Responsible for coaching and mentoring others, as necessary
  • Work with Quality on CAPAs

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 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

Competencies/Experience Required:

  • At least 10 years of pharmaceutical GMP operations, manufacturing, or supply chain experience
  • At least 5 years of people management
  • Lean six sigma training preferred
  • 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
  • Strong working knowledge and understanding of GMP, and other relevant ICH and FDA guidelines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and confidently communicate with all staff levels
  • Process-oriented with strong analytical skills for risk identification and management
  • Availability to travel (~10-20% initially, and less as group is built out)
  • 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 team members and management
  • Previous experience negotiating 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.

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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.
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