Sr Manager, Materials Planning

Santa Monica

Neogene Therapeutics is a pre-clinical stage biotechnology company aiming to change the treatment paradigm for solid cancers. Our mission is to provide cancer patients with T cell therapies targeting mutated proteins called neo-antigens, which are present on cancer cells as a consequence of DNA mutations. Neogene is developing novel technologies to enable the engineering of ‘designer T cells’ with neo-antigen specificities that display an optimized ability to seek and destroy cancer cells.

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Materials Planning Senior Manager to join the Supply Chain team. This position will report to Exec Dir of Supply Chain.

The candidate will be responsible for all elements of planning and purchasing of raw materials used in manufacturing, QC, and development labs in Neogene’s Santa Monica and Amsterdam facilities as Neogene prepares to launch our Phase 1 clinical trials of autologous cell therapies in the US and Netherlands.  This candidate will create planning processes to build the materials planning capability from the ground up to support on-time delivery to customers while balancing inventory objectives.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for all elements of planning and purchasing of raw materials used in manufacturing, QC, and development labs in Neogene’s Santa Monica facility with dotted line oversight of raw materials in Neogene’s Amsterdam facility.
  • Define and manage solid processes for materials demand and supply planning, purchasing, inventory management, Bill of Materials, and master data management
  • Define and manage inventory levels and other risk management approaches to ensure reliable supply. Monitor and manage inventory on hand to ensure availability.
  • Support and/or lead implementation of systems and processes for inventory planning, inventory management, BOM, master data management, vendor managed inventory, Kanban, materials flows, and other related capabilities
  • Support new material qualification efforts, tech transfer projects, and process improvements
  • Partner with key stakeholders to ensure materials meet the needs of the business and incorporate continuous improvement
  • Identify excess, obsolete and end of life inventories
  • Create and lead planning communication via dashboards, metrics and reports
  • Place and manage purchase orders with suppliers, track material receipt and release. Communicate regularly with suppliers to track orders, share forecasts and performance, and support supplier performance management
  • Manage and escalate material supply risks to internal stakeholders. Collaborate cross-functionally to develop and execute mitigation plans.
  • Lead and/or support cross functional projects
  • Promote a culture of collaboration, cooperation, cross functional inclusion, execution excellence, effective communication and cross-functional problem-solving to become a high-performing team
  • Other responsibilities as needed


  • 8+ Years with BS/BA, or 6+ Years with MS/MA or MBA
  • Direct experience and working knowledge in planning, MRP, procurement, site scheduling, warehouse, and/or materials planning/procurement.
  • Direct experience and working knowledge in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry, cell therapy preferred.
  • Experience working in a manufacturing or service laboratory environment.
  • Ability to work across functions
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communicator across organizational levels and functions in this collaborative work environment.
  • Develops solutions with creativity and innovative approaches.
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic, and highly fluid company environment with minimal direction and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities.
  • Exceptional organization, problem solving and planning skills
  • Advanced data management and analytical software skills (Excel, Tableau, or similar programs)
  • ERP and Planning System experience
  • 10% travel may occasionally be required.
Additional Qualifications
  • Cell therapy experience preferred
  • Knowledgeable with cGxP as well as regulatory regulations and compliance requirements for cell therapy and pharmaceutical industry
  • Able to express ideas and present information effectively to leadership, within team functions, and with external partners
  • Ability to think critically with demonstrated troubleshooting and analytical skills
  • Contributes to the development of new concepts, techniques, and standards.
  • Considered expert in own area the organization.
  • Develop solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and innovation.
  • Ensures solutions are consistent with organization objectives.
  • Work is performed without appreciable direction.
  • Exercises some latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignment
  • Accomplishes results through lower-level subordinate supervisors/leads or through experienced exempt employees who exercise significant latitude and independence in their assignments.
  • Provides direction to subordinates based on general policies and management guidance.
  • Interprets and executes policies and procedures that typically affect subordinate organizational units.
  • Recommends modifications to operating policies.

We offer the opportunity to join a highly dynamic biotech company. You can expect a collaborative environment created by a team with deep scientific expertise and an industrial track-record in T cell therapies. We value pro-active team-players who pursue their goals with dedication, endurance and a daring mindset. If you share our commitment to make a difference to patients in need, we can provide a unique opportunity to be a major contributor to the success of a well-positioned, well-financed growth-stage biotechnology company.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.


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