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Commercial Supply Chain Planner (Hybrid)

Semma Therapeutics

Semma Therapeutics

Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Job Description

Planner, Cell and Gene Therapy Supply Chain – Commercial Manufacturing & Supply Chain, Vertex Pharmaceuticals (Boston)

The Commercial Supply Chain Planner will support Cell and Gene Therapy supply chain activities required to maintain slot management including capacity planning and slot scheduling. In this role, the Planner will facilitate the slot management process in support of global clinical subjects, commercial patients, and CMC Manufacturing needs. The Planner will gather manufacturing and regulatory assumptions to support capacity planning scenarios and maintain the Master Production Schedule driving optimal capacity utilization to meet patient demand. The Planner will support tracking, and adherence to regulatory and CDMO jurisdictional requirements to ensure oversight and accurate patient scheduling. The Planner will support daily operations to create ATCs as suppliers and enter apheresis batch data within OPM.

This role will also support data management and data analysis for short- and long-range demand and capacity planning and scenario modeling. The planner will contribute data analysis and data modeling along with visualization into slide decks for monthly Sales and Operations planning (S&OP) cycles and annual long-range planning (LRP) cycle.

Within this role, the Planner will ensure process adherence, clear communications, and cross-functional alignment for all autologous scheduling, including regulatory jurisdictional oversight and CDMO partnerships.

The Planner will combine strong data analytics and critical thinking with customer service to optimize capacity utilization and collaboration. The Planner will work closely with internal and external key stakeholders including CDMO’s, Clinical Operations, Global Commercial Operations, Quality, Finance, Regulatory, Logistics, Manufacturing, and Vertex’s Cell and Gene Therapy teams.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Stewardship of Supply Chain activities associated with slot management such as meetings, maintaining the master production schedule, maintenance of KPIs and Metrics
  • Support communications and meetings with CDMOs, Regulatory, and Manufacturing for output of available capacity and input of scheduled manufacturing runs.
  • Supports data analysis and capacity modeling, along with creation and maintenance of capacity scenarios in current tools in support of S&OP
  • Data and analytics support for monthly S&OP including capacity planning, assumptions, reporting of actuals and KPIs/Metrics
  • Supports Supply Chain Cell and Gene Therapy initiatives/workstreams to support program growth
  • The Planner will support the implementation of a Slot Management Tool and capacity modeling tool, including business requirements and testing.
  • Creates and reviews SOPs required to support clinical and commercial Cell and Gene Therapy Supply Chain planning processes.
  • Utilizes appropriate software and IT systems to effectively manage key project activities, such as OCELLOS/Vertex Connects Portal, Coupa, OPM, CODEC+, and future systems
  • Takes full responsibility within scope of the position and/or materials or projects managed to work with various cross-functional groups (such as Quality, Clinical Operations, Regulatory, CDMOs, etc.)

Minimal Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific, engineering, or business discipline or equivalent years of relevant experience
  • Typically requires 1+ years of relevant work experience
  • Demonstrated experience with data analytics and data modeling.
  • Communicates and works effectively across departments and levels, building and maintaining productive relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with other functional areas such as Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical Development, Technical Operations, Clinical Operations, Regulatory, Quality Assurance/Control
  • Good understanding of supply chain concepts/methods/theories and while acquiring deeper knowledge of regulations relating to pharmaceutical supply chain activities (cGMP, GCP, computer systems/Part 11)
  • Strong project management skills and proficient at managing, tracking, and measuring project progress.
  • Displays proven effectiveness in managing customer expectations, communicating in complex or sensitive situations, influencing/guiding others, and ability to discern when to escalate
  • Developing an expertise in a specific supply chain discipline (e.g., production planning, clinical supplies, logistics, ERP/MPR systems administration)
  • Proficient with use of applicable software systems
  • Proficiency with Excel, PowerBI, Powerpoint.

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Flex Designation:

Hybrid-Eligible Or On-Site Eligible

Flex Eligibility Status:

In this Hybrid-Eligible role, you can choose to be designated as:
1. Hybrid: work remotely up to two days per week; or select
2. On-Site: work five days per week on-site with ad hoc flexibility.

Note: The Flex status for this position is subject to Vertex’s Policy on Flex @ Vertex Program and may be changed at any time.

Company Information

Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation.

Vertex is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Vertex is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. Vertex will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

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