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Director, Supply Chain - Gene Therapy

Company: Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: February 20, 2021

Job Description:

Ultragenyx - Gene Therapy - Manufacturing and Plant Operations / Ultragenyx is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to developing and commercializing novel therapies for the treatment of rare and ultra-rare genetic diseases. The company has rapidly built a diverse portfolio of small molecules, biologics, gene therapies and nucleic acids to target debilitating genetic diseases for which the unmet medical need is high, the biology for treatment is clear, and for which there are typically no approved therapies treating the underlying disease. Ultragenyx Gene Therapy is headquartered in Cambridge, MA with additional locations in Woburn, MA. We are looking for exceptional individuals who share our passion for developing novel therapies to treat rare diseases and advancing the field of gene therapy. Developing new treatments for rare genetic diseases is challenging work. It takes courage, talent, and dedication to look past the easy answers and uncover new solutions that can make a meaningful impact. At Ultragenyx we push each other to perform at our very best, because we never lose sight of our mission - to make a difference in our patients' lives. Come join our team during this exciting time of growth and opportunities!-- During the COVID-19 Outbreak we are committed to our hiring process. The health and safety of our employees and prospective employees take priority which means at this time our process will include remote based web-ex video discussions, interviews & onboarding. Position Summary : Reporting to the VP of Manufacturing GTMF, Ultragenyx is seeking a highly motivated Supply Chain professional to lead, build and motivate the materials management group for our AAV gene therapy manufacturing facility. As a leading rare disease biopharmaceutical company, Ultragenyx uses multiple technology modalities including small molecule, biologic, mRNA and AAV gene therapy to make its products. The Technical Operation groups are organized by technology modalities with the AAV gene therapy modality based in the Boston area, which is where this position will be based. For the AAV gene therapy modality, we will be using a hybrid supply strategy using external CMOs along with a newly established internal manufacturing capability. This role will work collaboratively with the VP, Manufacturing Gene Therapy to ensure all gene therapy programs are supplied with high quality product in a safe, timely and cost effective manner. This role will have responsibility for the start-up of our Materials Management function, and delivery of product to clinical sites/patients and commercial supply for our AAV gene therapy products. The person will collaborate closely with Procurement, Supply Chain, Engineering/Facilities, MSAT, Pharmaceutical Development, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, IT, Regulatory Affairs, and Program teams to deliver robust materials systems and programs inclusive of Materials Resource Planning (MRP), vendor supply management, materials specifications, and warehousing. The candidate will be responsible for the planning and procurement of all materials required for internal manufacturing of bulk drug substance, and fill/finish operations. This role will work very closely with all raw material vendors and will coordinate all activities required to support raw material production and release to ensure material availability for upcoming production plans. Responsibilities

  • Build and manage team members in their day to day work
  • Create an environment that supports rewarding career growth and development
  • Collaborate closely with MSAT and Process Development to ensure efficient technical transfer of manufacturing processes through creation of accurate Bill of Materials (BOMs)
  • Develop supply strategies and material requirement & procurement plans for raw materials based on the production plans to ensure availability.
  • Generate raw material supply plans based on inventory policies and any constraints utilizing the planning tools.
  • Generate inventory projections, issue summaries, and other KPIs and reports for monthly planning cycle.
  • Request raw material manufacturing, procurement and/or shipping quotes, create required Purchase Orders, review and approve invoices.
  • Manage inventory issues, schedule changes, and cancellations. Review and maintain appropriate safety stock strategy on a regular basis to maintain optimal level raw material inventory and cost.
  • Review, and/or approve Standard Operating Procedures, specifications, regulatory filing, or other controlled documents as needed
  • Implement and evaluate continuous improvement opportunities
  • Live the company values by example including Ultragenyx's Quality mindset principles Requirements
    • Bachelor's degree preferably in industrial engineering, supply chain, operations or related field with minimum of 10 years of pharmaceutical or biotech experience in supply chain management and planning, Professional Certification (CPSM, MCIPS, etc. desired)
    • Must have strong analytical skills and be able to concisely summarize information. Prepare presentation and communications appropriate to the audience.
    • Must be detailed oriented and have strong interpersonal & communication skills.
    • Previous ERP system experience and/or system implementation preferred.
    • Problem-solving and decision-making skills
    • Flexibility and the ability to manage change
    • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to lead a team
    • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, and negotiation skills
    • Solid organizational, time management and project management skills #LI-CZ1 Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical 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 and veteran status. Reasonable accommodation will be provided for qualified individuals with disabilities and for qualified disabled veterans in job application procedures, as required by applicable law. If you have any difficulty using our online application system and need an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact--Talent Acquisition--by calling:--(415) 483-8800--or by--emailing--us at--talentacquisition@ultragenyx.com . For electronic email and mail inquiries, please include a description of your requested accommodation, your name and contact information. Note to External Recruiters: All candidate activity and open positions are managed strictly through our Human Resources Department. Our Human Resources Department kindly requests that recruiters not contact employees/hiring managers directly in an attempt to solicit business and present candidates. Please note that failure to comply with this request will be a factor in determining a professional relationship with our organization. Submission of unsolicited resumes prior to an agreement set in place between the Human Resources Department and the recruiting agency will not create any implied obligation. Inquiries on developing a recruiting relationship with us, may be directed to:--talentacquisition@ultragenyx.com .

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