The field of gene therapy is growing rapidly and Genezen is here to meet the exacting needs of our clients. We provide process development, produce GMP viral vectors, and provide cell transduction for gene and cell therapy clinical trials and are proud to be a part of the process that leads to new cures. 

WORKING AT GENEZEN

Many people have worked in environments where you feel like just another nameless part of an enormous machine. Genezen is different. We want our employees to be innovative, collaborative problem solvers who are dedicated to meeting the challenges of working at a fast-growing company. We are dedicated to empowering our employees to be their best and making Genezen a rewarding place to work. Every employee contributes to the success of the company and you can be part of that team.

JOB SUMMARY

Hold the primary responsibility for directing the procurement and supply chain strategy for Genezen. Accountable for overseeing the supply chain management function in connection with the procurement/purchase/warehousing of materials, parts, components, systems, and equipment. Responsible for developing procurement, sourcing, and warehousing strategies to ensure the functions are performed in a manner which meet Genezen’s objectives and comply with contractual agreements, required laws, and regulations. Provide counsel to senior leadership on the implications of supply chain issues and ensures that current and future needs of contracts are met.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Design and oversee Supply Chain activities including the procurement, planning, material management, warehousing, shipping, and receiving functions
  • Set strategy, act as subject matter expert, and coach Supply Chain team in implementing Supply Chain programs for a viral vector development, manufacturing, and testing organization
  • Act as counsel to management and clients on:
    • Short and long term action required to mitigate changes in the global supply chain ecosystem
    • The implication of legislative and regulatory developments related to supply chain
  • Develop and implement a long range planning system including a multiyear master plan/budget for labor, raw materials, consumables, freight, and capital expenditures
  • Establish, implement, oversee, and improve strategic supplier management of critical suppliers, including:
    • Developing sourcing and contracting strategies to include negotiating competitive teaming relationships with suppliers
    • Ensuring current and future needs of contracts functions are met
    • Negotiating contracts and coordinating purchasing activities with other departments such as development, engineering, and manufacturing to maintain inventories at planned levels
  • Respond to internal and external audits of the procurement and warehouse functions
  • Responsible for export/import compliance
  • Hire and develop employees within the department in support of site objectives
  • Work collaboratively with cross functional teams in manufacturing, process development, project management, etc. to facilitate a successful customer experience
  • Ensure quality, on time delivery, inventory, and cost improvement targets for supply chain are met
  • Ensure safe working environment and compliance with OSHA, EHS, Quality, and cGMP procedures and policies within the supply chain functional area

SPECIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Adaptability required as work schedule may change based on business needs
  • Criminal background check required
  • Other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

EDUCATION / CERTIFICATIONS / LICENSES

Essential/Desired

BS in Supply Chain Management, Business, or similar field

Essential

Certified APICS, CSCP, CPIM, or equivalent

Desired

Extensive knowledge of ERP and MRP systems including system implementation

Essential

Knowledge/demonstrated expertise in lean manufacturing principles, transportation requirements, and contract negotiation

Essential

ON-THE-JOB EXPERIENCE

 

10+ years of related work experience

Essential

5 years of supervisor experience including managing vendors

Essential

5 years of experience in pharmaceutical / biopharmaceutical industry including 3+ years in CDMO Operations

Essential

SKILLS / ABILITIES

 

Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills (presentation, written, and verbal) with ability to influence effectively at all levels within the organization

Essential

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Occasionally required to work in a BSL 2 environment with personal protective equipment/aseptic gowning
  • Regularly required to work around large machinery and typical utilities seen in pharmaceutical facilities
  • Occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals; hazardous waste; and risk of electrical shock
  • Occasionally exposed to extremely loud noise levels
  • Spending time on the floor during activity execution (maintenance, construction, commissioning and qualification) is required

MOVEMENT

  • Frequently required to stand; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms
  • Occasionally required to walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl

LIFTING

  • Frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds

VISION

  • Frequently utilize close vision and the ability to adjust focus

COMMUNICATION

  • Frequently required to communicate by talking, hearing, using telephone and e-mail

GENEZEN'S VALUE-BASED COMPETENCIES

Growth Mindset
Believe that skill is developed through dedication and hard work.
Intelligence & talent are just the starting point.
Mistakes are valuable lessons, not shameful indictments.

Flexibility
Adapt rapidly to a quickly changing, CDMO environment.
Respond by constructively creating & impacting opportunity through active participation.

Team Focus
Work together; succeed together; fail together.

Integrity
Do the right thing, on time, every time.
Speak up when needed.
Exercise respect.

Inclusion
Embrace the unique viewpoint of each individual.
Join the ongoing journey to a more inclusive workplace and community where we all help each other get better.

GENEZEN'S BENEFITS

  • Paid vacation days, amount based on tenure, and paid sick time
  • 8 observed holidays + 1 floating holiday
  • 401(k) plan with company match up to 6% of salary, vested immediately
  • Choice of six healthcare plans
  • FSA and HSA programs
  • Dental & vision care
  • Employer-paid basic term life/personal accident insurance
  • Voluntary disability, universal life/personal accident insurance

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

  • Nothing in the job description for this role restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
  • This position is located in Fishers, Indiana.
  • This position requires a criminal background check.
  • Genezen is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Genezen is interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States; however, we are not able to sponsor visas.

Genezen is located in Fishers, Indiana, a suburb of Indianapolis. Fishers was named the #1 place to live in the US by Money Magazine in 2017 for its livability, safety and entrepreneurship. Fishers is one of the fastest growing communities in Indiana and is dedicated to supporting a high quality of life for all its residents. Nearby Indianapolis is home to professional and college sports teams, the Indy 500, a growing art community and the world’s largest children’s museum--to name just a few reasons why this area is a great place to live.

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