Director, Cell Therapy Supply Chain Operations

Hiring By - Biostaffic


Cambridge, Massachusetts - United States

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Posted 4 months ago
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Job Description
About the role:
At Takeda, we are a forward-looking, world-class R&D organization that unlocks innovation and delivers transformative therapies to patients. By focusing R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas and other targeted investments, we push the boundaries of what is possible in order to bring life-changing therapies to patients worldwide.
Join Takeda as a Director, Cell Therapy Supply Chain Operations where you will be responsible for cross-platform supply chain planning, operations, and execution for a portfolio of Cell Therapy clinical studies. You will manage a team and will report to the Head, Cell Therapy Clinical Supply Chain.
How You Will Contribute
  • You will develop and implement cross-platform processes to maintain the Chain of Custody and Chain of Identity, operationalize patient-specific labeling, and interface with clinical and manufacturing sites through a cell orchestration platform for the cell therapy translational engine.
  • You will build and manage relationships with external partners (including but not limited to apheresis centers and other relevant sources of patient or donor tissues) critical for establishing the supply chain for autologous or allogeneic cell therapies. Collaborate with manufacturing and clinical teams to develop approaches to evaluate and onboard naïve centers and/or new external partners.
  • Liaise and orchestrate cross-functional efforts of internal and external partners to operationalize and execute cell therapy clinical programs, providing sponsor oversight of logistics and patient-facing supply chain.
  • Responsible for cross-platform supply chain planning, operations, and execution for a portfolio of Cell Therapy clinical studies.
  • Develop platform-level supply and demand planning and execution tools for cell therapies that bridge clinical recruitment goals, CMC production capacity and timing, and clinical/apheresis site relationships.
  • Subject matter expert and technical contributor/reviewer for the clinical site and apheresis center documentation such as Pharmacy Manuals, Logistics Manuals, etc. Responsible for coordinating between the Cell Therapies Supply Chain and the Global Clinical Supply Chain to identify appropriate use of tools and best practices from the "traditional" supply chain.
  • Subject matter expert and business process owner for Cell Orchestration Platform. Responsible for sponsor oversight of vein-to-vein supply cycle, including chain of custody and chain of identity, shipping logistics.
  • Lead cross-functional response to unplanned events during clinical and manufacturing execution, including schedule changes due to patient health or manufacturing issues. Responsible for cross-functional triage, escalation, and problem-solving for patient doses that do not meet release specifications or other issues impacting production, patient experience, or product journey.
  • Lead development of tools and best practices for supply/demand modeling, risk identification scenario planning, global distribution strategy, etc for Cell Therapies Supply Chain.
Minimum Requirements/Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Life Sciences, Pharmacy, Supply Chain/Logistics or related discipline. Advanced degree preferred.
  • 8+ years of pharmaceutical or hospital experience with 5+ years' experience in clinical supply chain management, clinical operations, commercial supply chain management, cell therapy research and development, CMC development, or related discipline. Deep experience working with multidisciplinary project teams and managing relationships with CMOs/CROs, 3rd party logistics, other supply chain external partners, preferred.
  • You will influence stakeholders from many technical disciplines and at many levels.
  • You will apply multiple lenses to analyze and represent complex interdependencies, scenarios, and tradeoffs.
  • You will lead and influence in a matrix organization.
  • Leadership skills and strategic problem-solving ability; ability to predict issues and identify solutions.
  • Flexibility to attend early meetings or late meetings due to time zone differences.
  • Requires approximately 10-20 % travel, which may include overnight and international travel to attend meetings, other Takeda sites, external partners, and other related travel.
What Takeda Can Offer You
  • Comprehensive Healthcare: Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • Financial Planning & Stability: 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
  • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
  • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days
  • Community Outreach Programs and company match of charitable contributions
  • Family Planning Support
  • Flexible Ways of Working
  • Tuition reimbursement
More About Us
At Takeda, we are transforming patient care through the development of novel specialty pharmaceuticals and best in class patient support programs. Takeda is a patient-focused company that will inspire and empower you to grow through life-changing work.
Certified as a Global Top Employer, Takeda offers stimulating careers, encourages innovation, and strives for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.
Base Salary Range: $165,200.00 to $236,000.00, based on candidate professional experience level. Employees may also be eligible for Short-term and Long-Term Incentive benefits as well. Employees are eligible to participate in Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401(k), Charitable Contribution Match, Holidays, Personal Days & Vacation, Tuition Reimbursement Program and Paid Volunteer Time Off. The final salary offered for this position may take into account a number of factors including, but not limited to, location, skills, education, and experience.
EEO Statement
Takeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.
Cambridge, MA
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Full time

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


  • Cambridge, Massachusetts - United States


  • Director

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 14, 2024
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