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Global Supply Planner - CAR-T Cell Therapy

Location Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States Job ID R-201684 Date posted 09/07/2024

Are you an innovative Supply Chain leader with a passion for the patients we serve and a desire to lead in a dynamic, global environment? If so, then this job as a Global Brand Planner at AstraZeneca is the role for you!

AstraZeneca is at an exciting time of new products and launches. We get to work with innovative and scientific products on our groundbreaking end-to-end supply chain, using the latest technologies and modern facilities. Here you can feel a strong connection to the patient. It’s what drives us every day. We are united behind one mission – finding the best solution to put our patients first. Play a critical role in making this happen, delivering our innovative medicines all the way until they reach our patients. Adapt and innovate at pace.

As a Global Brand Planner for Cell Therapy at AstraZeneca, you will be instrumental in driving the strategic planning and execution of our innovative cell therapy products across the global supply chain. This role offers a unique opportunity to combine your expertise in supply chain management with a passion for making a difference in patients' lives.

What you will do:

  • End-to-end Tactical Planning: Take ownership of the end-to-end tactical planning process for the assigned cell therapy brand portfolio, ensuring synchronization across all supply chain nodes while optimizing service, inventory, and cost.

  • Brand Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP): Lead the brand S&OP process, reviewing demand, supply, and inventory plans to make aligned trade-off decisions that fulfill business objectives.

  • Supply Chain Configuration: Own the supply chain configuration (Value Stream Map) for the assigned brands, ensuring alignment with strategic objectives and responding effectively to supply issues.

  • Budget Management: Manage the brand volume budget for inventory, production, and purchasing, monitoring adherence throughout the year and identifying gaps.

  • Collaboration and Change Management: Play a key role in brand collaborator management and coordinate the global planning response in supply chain change projects, such as new product indications, discontinuations, and switches.

GBP for Cell Therapy must have proven specific knowledge and experience in planning CAR-T supply chains. This would include:

  • Understanding the quality, availability, and sourcing of CGT raw materials.

  • Key supplier knowledge/relationships for critical materials.

  • Understanding of regulatory pathways and requirements to operate the supply chain compliantly.

  • Working knowledge of warehousing and logistics mechanisms including temperature-controlled storage and 3rd party networks specific to CGT.

  • Traceability and tracking: Chain of Custody (COC) / Chain of Identity (COI):

  • Forecasting mechanisms and systems to inform planned requirements and capacity.

  • Planning and scheduling of supply chain steps like patient clinic visits, apheresis collection, manufacturing, and shipping lead times.

  • CMO capacity plans & managing material constraints.

  • Site scheduling and capacity slot reservations.

  • Planning systems and techniques– Make /order to stock vs make to order.

  • Lentivirus vector planning strategies.

  • Stakeholder management and coordination across the supply chain End to End.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Logistics, Sciences, Engineering, or equivalent experience.

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in a supply chain environment, with a focus on manufacturing and planning.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certification in APICS/CSCP or equivalent is preferred.

  • Lean certification is a plus.

Why Join AstraZeneca:

  • Opportunity to work with innovative and scientific products in a dynamic, global environment.

  • Make a meaningful impact on patient lives by delivering life-changing therapies.

  • Be part of a company committed to sustainability and ethical practices.

  • Collaborate with industry leaders and drive positive change in healthcare.

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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