Senior Director - Supply Chain

Relay Therapeutics

Cambridge, MA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Operations
  • Post Date: 04/01/2021
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  • Company Address: 399 Binney Street, 2nd Floor, Cambridge, MA, 02139, US

About Relay Therapeutics

Relay Therapeutics is a new breed of company at the intersection of computation and biotechnology that is committed to creating medicines that will have a transformative impact on patients. Relay Therapeutics’ approach combines unprecedented computational power with leading-edge experimental approaches across the fields of structural biology, biophysics, chemistry and biology. This integration illuminates – for the first time – the full mobility of a protein and provides key insights into how the dynamic nature of a protein’s conformation regulates function. By applying these insights, Relay Therapeutics aims to modulate protein conformation to develop novel therapies for patients. Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Relay Therapeutics is a private company launched in 2016. To date the company has raised $520M from investors including Third Rock Ventures, SoftBank Vision Fund, GV, Casdin Capital, BVF Partners, EcoR1 Capital, Foresite Capital, Perceptive Advisors, Tavistock Group and an affiliate of D.E. Shaw Research.

Job Description

Relay is seeking a motivated and experienced Supply Planning Senior Director.  This person will be responsible for developing and overseeing the clinical and commercial supply chain planning process to ensure clinical/commercial drug availability based on demand forecasts. The ideal candidate will have strong analytical, organizational, communication, networking and team skills and will demonstrate proven ability to take initiative and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.  


    • Develop and oversee plans for clinical and commercial packaging that results in meeting demand for Relay’s pipeline drug’s
    • Provide strategic direction and oversee all planning and operations for the supply chain management function.
    • Work with internal and external partners to develop production plans that ensure supply within committed timelines. Develop corresponding risk mitigation strategies.
    • Build and manage the systems to support Clinical and Commercial Supply Operations (IRT, Serialization, Planning tools, etc.)
    • Build the supply chain function by working closely with Commercial, Clinical Operations, CMC, Quality, Regulatory Affairs.
    • Manage and build a team to support supply chain planning and execution.
    • Collaborate with Development, Manufacturing, Quality and Regulatory to develop comprehensive validation and/or scale-up strategy to support launch and commercial plans.
    • Collaborate with Commercial to develop commercial scenarios and estimate long-term volumes.
    • Establish D&OP (Demand and Operations Planning) processes as needed to review and align demand and supply topics.
    • Drive development and implementation of applicable supply planning and scheduling systems and tools.
    • Support the FP&A processes (e.g. forecasting, strategic planning) by analyzing raw material and external supply partner requirements (e.g. Drug substance, drug product and packaging demand) on an annual basis, and create material budget forecasts for strategic planning
    • Support serialization implementation for commercial supply chain


    • BA/BS in Supply Chain/Operations or life sciences/health-related field.
    • You have 15+ years of experience in supply chain planning within the Pharmaceutical industry or related industry (oral solids / oncology supply chain experience is a plus) with at least 5 in a management capacity.
    • This isn’t your first rodeo, as you have had prior experience in pharmaceutical drug development and product launch.
    • Understanding of supply chain management and associated resources/tools, for oral solid products with knowledge of contract packaging and labeling operations.  
    • Must have the technical project management & external relationships experience necessary to lead the teams in a strategic and tactical manner
    • Adept and diplomatic in interacting with senior management both within the organization and with external organizations, consultants and vendors.
    • Strong negotiation skills and demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and within tight time constraints.
    • Able to prioritize multiple tasks from multiple parties and work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines.
    • Ability to forecast and allocate resources to meet objectives.
We believe in building balanced teams and a place where our people can be their full self every day. We encourage people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply. 
Relay Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.
Our Culture:
At Relay, we believe that along with our people, our culture is our greatest asset.  In fact we're proud to share we were named as one of the Boston Business Journal's "Best Places to Work" in 2017, the #1 place for small companies in 2018 & the #2 place for small companies in 2019. To drive that culture, no one will stop you or hold you back. Instead, we will give you the tools and colleagues to push forward relentlessly and cheer you on as you go. If this resonates with you, drop us a line.
About Relay Therapeutics:
Relay Therapeutics is a clinical-stage precision medicines company transforming the drug discovery process with the goal of bringing life-changing therapies to patients. Built on unparalleled insights into protein motion and how this dynamic behavior relates to protein function, we aim to effectively drug protein targets that have previously been intractable, with an initial focus on enhancing small molecule therapeutic discovery in targeted oncology. Our Dynamo platform integrates an array of leading-edge experimental and computational approaches to provide a differentiated understanding of protein structure and motion to drug these targets. We have built a world-class team of leading experts from each of these disciplines, and they are driven by a deep collaboration at every step of our drug discovery process.
Our team is equal parts fearless and relentless, with a shared passion for working collaboratively in intellectually stimulating environments. If you’re excited by the challenge of putting protein motion at the heart of drug discovery and passionate about making a difference in the lives of patients, join us!

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