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Location: Summit, Union County, New Jersey, USA Posted: Jun 25, 2020

Job Description

Senior Manager/Manager, CTDO Strategic Sourcing

This position will report into the Strategic Sourcing team supporting the Cell Therapy Development and Operations (CTDO) organization. The person will be responsible for the strategic procurement of materials and services enabling the launch and operations of multiple cell therapy assets specifically based at the Celgene-Seattle sites. These therapies represent a significant advancement in cancer treatment technology and patient responses.

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

  • Identify, select, contract and manage relationships across different procurement categories
  • Serve as primary point of contact for Strategic Sourcing for specified NJ CTDO site
  • Interact daily with Manufacturing, Quality, Supply Chain, and other teams to ensure supply continuity for CTDO sites
  • Develop and execute related category plans with partnership with CTDO stakeholders
  • Drive total cost of ownership by leading cost savings and avoidance opportunities
  • Partner with Supplier Quality on resolution of supplier issues and supplier development activities
  • Collaborate with Development and Technical teams on sourcing efforts to mitigate risk to materials for each product
  • Enable business growth by providing market insights and subject matter expertise to key Business Partners
  • Organize and support operational and strategic SRM meetings between suppliers and CTDO
  • Demonstrate a willingness to roll up your sleeves to do whatever is required to achieve local and global CTDO objectives

Education / Competencies/ Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Science, or Business (Graduate Degree strongly preferred)
  • At least 6-8 years of pharmaceutical GMP experience procurement or external manufacturing
  • Previous Cell Therapy sourcing or operations experience (strongly preferred)
  • Strong influencing capabilities and must be able to interact and communicate effectively at all levels of the organization
  • Previous experience negotiating and contracting key operational partnerships
  • Solid analytical skills and financial acumen
  • Strong procurement skills (e.g. negotiation, contracting, supplier management)
  • Experience leading cross-functional and global project teams
  • Commercialization experience in fast-paced GMP startup, breakthrough designation product launch or similar drug launch environment (strongly preferred)
  • ISM, CIPS, APICS, Lean/Six Sigma certifications (strongly preferred)
  • Availability to travel (~10-20%). Will need to travel locally between local NJ locations and external supplier locations.

Leadership, Values, and Behaviors:

  • Drive strong collaboration at the local operation with other Celgene sites and functions
  • Lead as a change agent with strong influencing skills while operating in a fast-paced environment
  • Create an environment of teamwork, open communication, and sense of urgency
  • Build trust and effective relationships with peers, suppliers 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

Primary Location(s): Summit, NJ

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Celgene discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapies to treat cancer and immune-inflammatory-related diseases.

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