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Manager / Senior Manager, Commercial Supply Chain & CMO Management

Position Summary:

Achaogen is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual contributor for the position of Manager / Senior Manager of Commercial Supply Chain and CMO Management, reporting directly to the Associate Director of Commercial Supply Chain and CMO Management. The individual will be accountable for the commercial supply chain set up for routine commercial manufacturing oversight. Achaogen is preparing for a New Drug Application (NDA) submission in the second half of 2017 with expected commercial launch in 2018. This role is a unique opportunity for an experienced Supply Chain and CMO management leader to shape the supply chain strategy and drive the execution necessary to produce and deliver, and maintain supply for the company’s first commercial product. The individual will partner closely with CMC, Quality, Sales & Marketing and Regulatory and must be able to easily flex from executive level discussions to day-to-day management of commercial supply chain operations; the role is both strategic and hands on. He/she will routinely advise on areas of business opportunity and risks related to commercial supply chain operations and provide general project management support to facilitate and coordinate CMC execution and planning as needed.

Essential Functions:

  • Oversee supply chain aspects of GMP manufacturing at CMOs, including contracts, planning, overall performance and day to day activities.
  • Oversee the supply chain/distribution networks, including monitoring, tracking and optimizing inventory.
  • Oversee all import, export, brokerage, storage and transportation for key raw materials, drug substance, drug product and finished goods.
  • Manage ongoing partner relationships and facilitate communication between our CMO partners and internal groups.
  • Support the Sales and Operations Planning process, led by the Director of Supply Chain, by providing analyses and recommendations as needed.
  • Anticipate issues (technical, business, regulatory) and recommends mitigation for emerging risks.
  • Schedule and coordinate CMC/Tech Ops team meetings, agendas and minutes as needed.
  • Prepare production plans and timelines based on input from CMC and Tech Ops teams.
  • Support of various financial activities, including accrual, budgeting and long range planning processes.
  • Provide supply chain support to IT projects as needed.

Preferred Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Planning, Manufacturing, Contract Management or other Supply. Chain discipline, preferably in the Biotechnology / Pharmaceutical industry.
  • Experience in leading globally outsourced pharmaceutical supply chain and distribution activities.
  • Experience in leading the effective preparation for commercial launch of pharmaceutical products a plus.

Preferred Education:

  • B.S. degree in Life Sciences or Business (Operations Management or Supply Chain Management) or related field.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • MBA or advanced degree.
  • APICS CPIM, CIRM certifications.
  • Excellent verbal/written communication and presentation skills.
  • Independent self-starter, with ability to learn quickly in an unfamiliar area and under minimal supervision.
  • Problem solving and analytical skills, with ability to anticipate problems and recommend solutions.
  • Strong planning, organization, and time-management skills.
  • Collaborative personality to actively participate in cross-functional teams.
  • Demonstrated success in fast paced entrepreneurial environment.
  • Committed to the values of integrity, accountability, transparency, scientific rigor and drive.
  • Current US work authorization required.
  • Able to travel domestically and internationally. 
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