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Director, Clinical Product Logistics

If interested and qualified, please include Requisition # 2016-143 in the subject line when emailing resume to: careers@crisprtx.com.

For more information on CRISPR Therapeutics, please click here.

Position Summary

We are seeking a highly motivated individual for the role of Director, Clinical Product Logistics to lead and coordinate supply planning and logistics activities across multiple products in a pharmaceutical setting beginning with autologous gene edited cell therapies. The successful candidate will be integral in developing the next generation of genetic therapies for hematological disorders such as beta-thalassemia and sickle cell diseases. The position requires enthusiasm, passion, attention to detail and a desire to create new medicines for patients.

Responsibilities 

  • Provide detailed logistical plans for all clinical and eventual commercial products to assure no gaps or delays in processing, release, shipments and treatments occur
  • Work closely with Clinical, Manufacturing, Quality, and Regulatory CMC to ensure clinical materials are available for ongoing clinical trials and commercial product
  • Review patient driven demand for leukopaks and final frozen product LN2 shipments collaboratively with Clinical Operation, and ensure that shipment requests are coordinated
  • Minimize variability and align logistics, demand planning and sourcing to ensure minimum financial impact and uninterrupted manufacturing operations and cold chain workflow
  • Oversee Product Logistics – chain of custody workflow and cold chain operational set-up for each product and clinical trials/commercialization
  • Work directly with internal and external suppliers to ensure compliance of local and international GMP/regulation requirements and perform risk assessment to determine criticality
  • Create and maintain planning and logistics metrics to enable process improvements
  • Act as a first line resource to manage the interface between functions pertaining to supply, transportation, storage, logistics, and traceability issues
  • Identify risks associated with meeting the inventory strategies and develop contingency plans around that risk as needed 

Minimum Qualifications

  • MS degree in Life Sciences, Operations Management, or related business administration with at least 15 years of relevant clinical supply operations, logistics, and/or planning experience in a pharmaceutical or biotech company or
  • PhD degree in Life Sciences, Operations Management, or related business administration with at least 10 years of relevant clinical supply operations, logistics, and/or planning experience in a pharmaceutical or biotech company
  • Experience working closely with Manufacturing, Project Management, functional team leaders, clinical teams, contract manufacturing partners and/or cold chain shippers and logistics providers
  • Excellent MS Office and MS Project skills
  • Strong knowledge of pharmaceutical supply chains

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD degree in Life Sciences, Operations Management, or related business administration with at least 15 years of relevant clinical supply operations, logistics, and/or planning experience in a pharmaceutical or biotech company
  • Experience with autologous cell therapy products
  • In-depth knowledge of materials requirements planning
  • Additional specific qualifications in the area of clinical supplies logistics or planning management including APICs, CPIM, and related professional certifications
  • Experience working with contract service providers (manufacturing, testing, logistics)
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

Competencies

  • Organization / Attention to Detail – Maintains highly organized focus on assignments, demonstrates highly organized thinking and documentation as well as complete follow through. Pursues all activities with diligence and completeness.
  • Adaptive at Obtaining Critically Needed Skills – Ability to recognize gaps and quickly learn skills necessary for success.
  • Results Orientation / Productive Work Habits – Self-motivated, drives issues to closure and gets the job done. Skilled at analyzing scope of work, planning and executing a successful outcome. Understands and assigns / utilizes resources effectively and efficiently.
  • Customer PartneringThe ability to develop and foster relationships of trust and mutual respect through assuring accessibility and responsiveness. Demonstrates knowledge of the customer’s function including key issues, processes, metrics, goals, needs and terminology. Proactively works with customer to address issues.

If interested and qualified, please include Requisition # 2016-143 in the subject line when emailing resume to: careers@crisprtx.com.

For more information on CRISPR Therapeutics, please click here.