Gilead Sciences, Inc. Director EU Supply Chain Launch Planning and Operations in Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Job Description

About Kite Pharma

Kite is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of innovative cancer immunotherapies with a goal of providing rapid, long-term durable response and eliminating the burden of chronic care. The company is focused on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) and T cell receptor (TCR) engineered cell therapies designed to empower the immune system's ability to recognise and kill tumours. Kite Europe is currently adding additional talent as it focuses on developing the European Region in support of providing maximum access to patients with unmet needs

About Gilead

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercialises innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gilead’s therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, haematology and oncology, inflammatory and respiratory diseases, and cardiovascular conditions

Responsibilities:

  • Understand the EU Commercial launch strategy and requirements to Tech Ops planning in EU and global, translate that into a Tech Ops launch plan that includes

  • Understand the specific country customer, product, manufacturing, quality, and order to cash requirements for every launch that reflect the regulatory commitments in the jurisdiction

  • Create a country specific launch plan and playbook to meet the country specific requirements, and validate it with key stakeholders

  • Build the appropriate launch team to ensure proper representation and knowledge, and ownership of the launch planning dimension and activities

  • Facilitate cross functional launch team planning to ensure critical path activities and the ownership of those are clear, and risk mitigation plan in place

  • Ensure the team has an effective communication mechanism to synchronize execution steps and adjust plan in a timely manner, a status reporting mechanism reflecting project health, and regular check points debriefing critical launch step activities

  • Lead post launch transition planning including hypercare and ongoing activities and ensure effective handover to daily operations team

  • Establish and operate launch performance metrics

  • Work with the launch team to ensure effective escalation path for timely issue resolution

  • Owns Supply Chain launch work stream to ensure successful plan implementation by working with the regional Supply Chain leadership team

  • Closely connect with Commercial Operations and Global Operations team to ensure prospective planning for launch countries on the horizon and provide input for the S&OP process

  • Define a scalable launch process that includes create and update the launch plan and playbook template that is suitable for the region

Preferred Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 15+ years or master’s degree in life sciences with 12+ years of relevant experience in the Biopharmaceutical industry

  • The ideal candidate is well versed in biopharma product launch and lifecycle management in a role leading regional launch planning and execution

  • Technical knowledge of biopharmaceutical product launch, working knowledge of CMC and regulatory requirements

  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of GMP and working with Quality and manufacturing organizations

  • Knowledge in working directly with commercial operations on regional and country launch plans

  • Ability to work together with leadership team members

  • Demonstrated leadership quality and effectiveness setting up and leading cross functional teams in a global environment and in matrix setup

  • Experience in seeking out information related to launch requirements and formulate launch plan

  • Project management and resource planning experience

  • Designed and operated an effective post launch performance monitoring system

  • Must display strong analytical and problem solving skills; attention to details is required; ability to anticipate variance and risks and develop options

  • Outstanding organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritize

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; working language English is a must, additional linguistic skill is a plus

  • Comfortable in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment, self-directed and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities

  • Quick learner of new technology/process/work environment and ability to translate learning to work plans for improving business performance

  • Must exhibit discipline in planning and plan execution

  • Patient centric mindset

Would you like to know more before you apply? Please contact Jose van de Beek - Talent Acquisition Business Partner, via: CareersEU@kitepharma.com .

Only candidates in possession of a valid EU work permit will be considered.

Recruitment agencies: We seldom make use of agencies, and when we do, we have a PSL in place. We would appreciate if you did not contact hiring managers or the recruitment team directly, since we will not be able to respond to you.

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Kite is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of innovative cancer immunotherapies with a goal of providing rapid, long-term durable response and eliminating the burden of chronic care. The company is focused on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) and T cell receptor (TCR) engineered cell therapies designed to empower the immune system's ability to recognize and kill tumors. Kite is based in Santa Monica, CA. For more information on Kite, please visit www.kitepharma.com . Sign up to follow @KitePharma on Twitter at www.twitter.com/kitepharma .

For Current Kite Pharma Employees and Contractors:

Please log onto your Internal Career Site to apply for this job.

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercialises innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gilead’s therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

If this is not the right move for you now but remain interested in a career at Gilead Sciences please connect with us via our talent community at http://gilead.avature.net/Gilead