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  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Category
    Supply Chain & Logistics
  • Languages
  • Experience Required
  • Degree Required
    • Province
    • Date Posted
      December 14,2021
    • Entrusting Package
    • JSS
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    Supply Chain Coordinator

    Job Description

    Kite, A Gilead Company

    Kite is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of innovative cancer immunotherapies with a goal of providing rapid, long-term durable response and eliminating the burden of chronic care. Our company is focused on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) and T cell receptor (TCR) engineered cell therapies designed to empower the immune system's ability to recognize and kill tumors.

    We’re currently seeking to recruit highly motivated talents for different positions, to join us and be part of our exciting journey in the development of innovative cancer immunotherapies and their translation to the treatment of patients with cancer.

    Department Description

    As Supply Chain Coordinator you will join a team in which people of all backgrounds and experiences are respected. The team works together focused on saving lives, by finding the cure for cancer. You will work in a team of 6 Supply Chain Coordinators managing the cell orders in the European Region. Based on your ambition and performance this role provides you a great opportunity to grow your career within Kite. You will be based in our new, state-of-the-art manufacturing site in Hoofddorp (near Amsterdam). You will report to the Supply Chain Manager.

    Your Responsibilities

    As Supply Chain Coordinator you will coordinate the order process from receipt of patient cells until final product delivery in a fast paced, exciting, multicultural and growing environment. As Supply Chain Coordinator you are in close contact with internal and external counterparts to ensure quick and high-quality final product delivery. You will participate in multiple projects to provide input to support the rapidly growing organization. In order to be successful in this role, you need to be flexible, service-minded, proactive with self-starting skills and have a great eye for detail.

    Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

    • Works in close collaboration with cross functional stakeholders to ensure a successful order journey for the assigned countries in Europe.
    • Controls the daily operation for the designated region and at times on a wider level, identifying bottle necks in processes and unblocking them by means of problem-solving or escalating when needed to ensure uninterrupted service to our Patients.
    • Develops a trusted and strong relationship with the commercial team in each local market.
    • Partners collaboratively with both internal and external stakeholders on orders status and queries, proactively identify and mitigate any potential supply interruptions, performs required corrective measurements or escalates to next level support
    • Leads daily operational meetings with stakeholders in order to review daily operations, manages and resolves issues and set priorities
    • Contributes pro-actively to the continuous improvement of the overall supply chain processes
    • Arranges and manages courier shipments and executes order transactions in Oracle EBS
    • Owns and operates the order scheduling and tracking system and runs it daily to ensure an up-to-date overview
    • Continuously monitoring the nature of emergencies and deviations and owns the Order Management team’s playbook to handle them in a standardized and efficient way
    • Other duties as assigned


    • Master's Degree and 1 year of operations or supply chain experience OR Bachelor's Degree and 2 years of operations or supply chain experience OR Associate's degree and 4 years of operations or supply chain experience



    • Must have customer service and supply chain experience
    • Experience with MS office and ERP systems (preferably Oracle EBS)
    • Knowledge of end to end supply chain


    • Supply chain experience in pharmaceutical setting (Oncology, hematology, immunotherapy preferred)
    • Solid knowledge and understanding of cGDP and GMP legislation
    • Experience in executing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and work instructions
    • Experience in a customer-facing environment

    Personal skills

    • Strong communication skills in English, the ability to communicate in a clear and concise way, both verbal and written at higher management level as well as peers
    • Outstanding organizational skills and Resourcefulness fast-paced environment and change routine as needed, keeping oversight
    • Strong problem-solving skills with attention to detail
    • Patient centric mindset; understands the unique complexity for each order (patient) and pro-actively prepares to ensure a successful cell journey per agreed timelines
    • Full ownership of your own tasks, ability to take initiative, and to work with minimal supervision
    • Embraces learning and continual improvement
    • Cross-Cultural Resourcefulness-Ability and Agility to work in a complex matrix environment whilst respecting cultural differences.
    • Outgoing and approachable personality, Team player, enjoys sharing knowledge with each other

    If you have the ability to thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment and feel that the moment has come for you to be part of our exciting journey towards eliminating the burden of chronic cancer care, don’t miss out on this opportunity to join us.

    Apply now!

    Would you like to know more before you apply? Please visit us at or contact our Talent Acquisition Team at .

    Only candidates in possession of a valid EU work permit will be considered.

    Recruitment agencies: We seldom make use of agencies, and when we do, we have a PSL in place. We would appreciate if you did not contact hiring managers or the recruitment team directly, since we will not be able to respond to you.

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