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Job: Director, Supply Chain Operations, StrideBio, Durham, NC

General Information

Job title:
Director, Supply Chain Operations
Job location:
Durham, NC  27709 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted:
Job category:
Manufacturing and Production
Employment type:
Full time

Job Description

StrideBio is a product-driven, fully integrated gene therapy company focused on creating and developing innovative genetic medicines with life-changing or curative potential for patients with devastating conditions, including monogenic rare disease and beyond.

We leverage our proprietary structure-inspired adeno-associated virus (AAV) vector engineering platform (STRIVE) to create unique and differentiated vectors that improve upon naturally occurring AAV serotypes to overcome current limitations of first-generation gene therapies. Combined with our genetic construct design expertise and in-house manufacturing capabilities, StrideBio is positioned to generate best-in-class genetic medicines that allow more patients to benefit with maximum efficiency, leading to improved treatment outcomes.

Our team is comprised of accomplished leaders and talented, passionate colleagues with a desire to translate innovative science into treatments. Together with our collaborators we are making rapid progress on our mission to bring novel medicines to patients who desperately need them. StrideBio's offices, labs and manufacturing facility are located in the heart of Research Triangle Park, NC, within 10 miles of downtown Durham and Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Please visit to learn more.


As our new Director of Supply Chain Operations, you will have the chance to create and develop this important function, partnering with the COO. You bring both strong strategic and tactical talents to this critical role, accountable for directing the supply chain team for end-to-end planning, material procurement, and supply chain management for all cell and gene therapies activities at StrideBio. This is inclusive of preclinical, research, process, and analytical development as well as GMP manufacturing. You will also develop supply strategies matching the internal customer needs to ensure rapid delivery of materials, components, and products in a research as well as compliant, GMP environment. You will provide oversight for production planning, material procurement, production scheduling and material kitting activities in the manufacturing environment and be responsible for materials management, warehousing, inventory control, product tracking (chain of identity and chain of custody), import/export permits, shipping/receiving, and cold chain logistics. In addition, you will work in close collaboration with finance, Quality Operations, and internal customers to implement a robust inventory management system.


Management of direct reports and resourcing to assure achievement of goals in accordance with growth and demand.
Develop a continuous improvement and high performing team culture.
Foster a culture of compliance and strong environmental, health, and safety performance
Direct project, risk management, and contingency plans.
Develop and implement change execution management strategies to ensure successful project execution.
Develop and monitor department budget.
Optimize internal capacity and capabilities to ensure research, clinical and manufacturing needs can be met.
Define supply chain strategy and supply agreements and/or contracts that include measures to ensure compliance.
Develop overall raw material, component, and sourcing strategy and implement processes for ongoing assessment of supplier cost, quality, capacity, technical capabilities, best practices, security, and compliance to assure a robust vendor management process.
Ensure appropriate priorities, expectations, and results between the company and supply chain partners are defined using Service Level Agreements and Supply Contracts.
When appropriate, develop and lead participants in the Sales &Operations cycle and escalation of critical risks and issues for resolution.
Establish a well-designed integrated demand and supply plan from reagents, starting materials and consumables to final distribution.
Responsible for the procurement, material resource planning, scheduling and warehouse management activities in the implementation of an MES system.
Implement metrics to track and manage completion of objectives and projects and measure site service performance.
Assure implementation of robust and compliant warehousing and distribution facilities and systems.
Allocate resources to ensure supply plans are met within the planned product roadmaps, production schedule and budget.
Ensure staff are appropriately trained and qualified for the activities they perform.
Support production related investigations, ensuring compliance with internal standards and regulatory requirements.
Create an environment of teamwork, open communication, and sense of urgency.
Work with stakeholder departments to centralize and harmonize practice and leveraging of procurement contracts.
Working with the Quality Control and Manufacturing groups develop a production planning process at the rough cut and finite schedule.
Lead as a change agent to promote flexibility, creativity, and accountability.
Deliver business results through timely and quality decision making.
Develop executive presentations and reports for the Leadership Team.
Travel up to 10% of the time (if required)
Such other responsibilities and duties as the Company may from time to time assign.

Job Requirements


Minimum 5 years of people management experience in a Supply Chain function. Familiarity with Manufacturing Execution Systems and Enterprise Manufacturing Systems. Ability to transition from a basic startup mode to a full implementation of these systems.
Bachelor's Degree and/or Master's Degree in Life Sciences or Engineering. Minimum 15 years' experience in pharmaceutical industry (development, supply chain, technical operations, manufacturing, and /or project management).
Excellent organizational skills.
Good verbal and written presentation and communication skills.
Strong collaborative skills and ability to work well in a cross-functional, matrixed environment.
Analytical and problem-solving skills.
Ability to develop working relationships with a wide range of people.
Ability to manage a varied and complex workload.
Ability to multitask.
Good budget management skills, problem solving and decision-making ability.


We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including:

Stock Options and Bonus
Medical, Dental, and Vision health insurance
Matching 401k plans (both Pre-tax and Roth Post-tax)
Life/AD&D, Long-term and Short-term disability
Employee Assistance Program
Voluntary: Supplemental Life, Critical Illness, Group Accident, Hospital Indemnity, Identity Theft Protection

Additionally, we provide the following perks:

Relocation Services
Retail Member Discount Programs
Complimentary onsite gym membership
Fully stocked kitchen
Socials, happy hours, and other events throughout the year (currently "virtual")

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.
(Job number: 4006356)
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