April 15, 2024 Job ID: 23198

AbCellera is breaking the barriers of conventional drug development to propel antibody-based medicines from target to clinic. We are a team of scientists, engineers, creatives, and business professionals who believe that advancing science enhances lives. We have developed technologies to unlock high-value drug targets, including antibody-drug conjugates and T-cell engagers for cancer, and complex transmembrane proteins for indications such as metabolic and endocrine conditions, pain, and autoimmunity. 

We are looking for a leader in Materials Management and Supply Chain, experienced in overseeing all aspects of production planning and scheduling, inventory management, warehousing, and shipping activities in a GMP setting, to join our team as an Associate Director of Materials Management. As a leader on the Manufacturing Operations leadership team, you will play a significant role in supporting the design, construction, and start-up of a new GMP Manufacturing facility for the production of antibody therapeutics. We are looking for an individual that is excited to build a new team and execute on a comprehensive materials management and supply chain strategy that contributes to a critical strategic program that will have a long lasting impact for patients, partners, and the company. 

How you might spend your days:

  • Providing operational and strategic leadership in building a Materials Management team responsible for all aspects of supply chain supporting the start-up of our new facility; this will include warehousing, material flow, inventory management, production planning and scheduling, facility design, construction, qualification, and shipping activities.
  • Developing a strategy and roadmap related to the systems, processes, and skills needed to support a successful Materials Management function, while working closely with Operations teams to ensure the successful organization, planning, and use of materials
  • Acting as a Business Process Owner and Materials Management Subject Matter Expert in the implementations of eSystems, including ERP, QMS, DMS, CMMS and other related applications
  • Driving Materials Management/Supply Chain deliverables and delivering on the production plan, compliance initiatives, and project/campaign scheduling across multiple shifts
  • Ensuring Supply Chain processes and practices are in compliance with the regulations, guidance, and expectations from global regulatory agencies including Health Canada, FDA, and EMA, while identifying and mitigating risks in Materials Management/Supply Chain operations that could negatively impact delivery of safe and effective therapies to patients
  • Working with the Quality and Engineering teams to ensure adequate specifications and other requirements are established and adhered to, and acting as the Materials Management leader in quality audits and inspections by partners and global regulatory agencies 
  • Developing policies, practices, and procedures for utilizing the ERP system and deploying state of the art planning and control techniques
  • Partnering with suppliers to evaluate existing processes, establish best in class performance, and determine future strategies, while working with internal Quality stakeholders for any materials vendor quality issues.
  • Leading negotiation efforts for major contracts, and helping to establish and effectively manage operating budgets for the GMP Manufacturing site
  • Supporting the CMC sections of regulatory filings, and authoring, reviewing, and approving controlled master documents including standard operating procedures, material specifications, and validation protocols

We’d love to hear from you if:

  • You have a bias towards innovation over industry standards, are keen to do things differently, and are passionate about building dynamic teams and capabilities that accomplish important goals
  • You have significant knowledge of materials management and supply chain processes that support manufacturing operations of pre-clinical and clinical programs
  • You have a MSc or PhD and 8-12+ years of experience in biologics manufacturing in a GMP setting, including 4+ years of experience in a leadership role managing materials management, supply chain, and/or GMP manufacturing operations
  • You have an excellent working knowledge of GMP systems and GMP manufacturing operations, as well as demonstrated expertise in managing warehousing and logistics in a GMP environment
  • You are an outstanding communicator, team player, and relationship builder, with a demonstrated ability to build, lead, and mentor a high-performing team of materials management professionals
  • You are sought out as a strategic thinker that is keen to be hands-on in the details 
  • Leading a site through Quality audits and/or regulatory inspections is not new to you, and you have experience with CMC regulatory filings

What we offer

AbCellera’s hiring range for this role is CAD $139,000 - 173,800 annually, commensurate with your education and job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. In addition to base salary, we offer equity, annual bonus dependent on team and company performance, and a 6% (non-match) RRSP contribution. 

You will have a CAD $1,500 annual Active Lifestyle Allowance, annual vacation, opportunity for flexible work arrangements, professional development opportunities, and comprehensive health benefits. Scientific and technical mentorship is a priority. And you’ll find we prioritize teams and social groups to build community and connections across AbCellera.

About AbCellera:

AbCellera is a global company that discovers and develops antibody-based medicines that help people live longer, happier, and more productive lives. We are focused on bringing innovative medicines to patients, both by advancing our internal pipeline of programs and partnering with companies that have novel science or innovative technology.

And it all starts with our team. We’ve built a place where people feel they are part of something bigger than themselves. A place that exists to push the limits of science and technology, and aims to bring better therapies to patients.

We look for people with drive and energy. Idealists. People we love and people we trust. This may be unconventional, but it is the key to our success.