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Company: Sage Therapeutics
Location: Cambridge, MA
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


SAGE Therapeutics is searching for an experienced leader for a highly visible role as Associate Director, Supply Chain.  The successful candidate will be part of a team responsible for overseeing the clinical and commercial supply chain for products across Sage's portfolio.  The successful candidate will lead global clinical and commercial logistics operations, commercial supply operations planning and inventory management, procurement and financial planning, and management of services and supply agreements.

Roles and Responsibilities (Essential Functions)

  • Leads global clinical and commercial logistics operations including the build and implementation of processes to qualify and manage domestic and international shipments of raw materials, active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), drug product, and finished goods

  • Leads and actively manages all aspects of Third Party Logistics (3PL) provider operations including distribution and inventory management while working closely with Finance, Commercial, and IT teams to ensure accurate reporting

  • Oversees all aspects of commercial drug substance, drug product, and finished goods supply planning, capacity planning, and risk management for Sage's commercial products

  • Partners closely with Finance to oversee an inventory management system and participate in the selection, build, and implementation of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system

  • Manages and develops processes for procurement operations and financial reporting for Technical Operations

  • Leads and facilitates the Sales and Operations Planning process across commercial programs

  • Oversees management of Master Services Agreements (MSA), supply agreements, confidentiality agreements (CDA) for Technical Operations and collaborates with Legal and Technical Operations to develop, negotiate, and maintain contracts with partners

  • Provides input and data for Regulatory filings

  • Actively communicates, collaborates with, and contributes to other functional areas including Commercial Operations, Legal, Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance, CMC, Finance, and external partners and drives to achieve the best business results for the company

  • Provides support to CMC in commercial and R&D programs

  • Participates in the Supply Chain team and supports clinical and commercial labeling and packaging activities, as required

Experience, Education and Specialized Knowledge and Skills

The successful candidate has a broad experience and proven track record in pharmaceutical supply chain management including global logistics, planning, procurement, financial reporting, and contract management.  Broad experience of GMP operations and a proven track record of successfully leading and contributing to cross-functional teams are key requirements.  International experience is a plus.  Excellent communication and collaboration skills across levels, functions, and organizations in a fast-paced environment as well as a proven ability to execute and contribute strategically to achieve results in a virtual setting are a must. Other requirements are:

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a technical, scientific or business administration discipline

  • 5+ years of relevant supply chain experience in the pharmaceutical industry

  • Experience in global logistics, supply planning, financial reporting, and contract management

Preferred Qualifications

  • Embraces our core values: Put People First, Do Big, Be Accountable, Grow through Learning and Change, and Work Fun.

  • Excitement about the vision and mission of Sage

This job description may not be inclusive of all assigned duties, responsibilities, or aspects of the job described. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time at the sole discretion of Sage.

Employment Type: Employee Number of Openings: 1 Job ID: R000512 #Biotechnology #Careers #ThisIsSage

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other factors prohibited by law.

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We value our relationships with professional recruitment firms. To protect the interests of all parties, and given the large volume of inquiries received from third-party placement agencies, we are not able to respond to all agency inquiries. We do not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from candidates for current or future positions. Submission of unsolicited resumes in advance of a signed agreement between our company and a placement agency does not create an implied obligation and, if an unsolicited candidate represented by a placement agency is hired, we are not obligated to pay a fee. Only approved recruitment firms will be allowed to provide services to Sage Therapeutics, Inc.

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