Vir Biotechnology

San Francisco, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Operations
  • Post Date: 05/25/2021
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  • Company Address: 499 Illinois Street, Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94158

About Vir Biotechnology

Vir Biotechnology brings together cutting-edge innovations with scientific expertise and management.

Job Description

Vir is a clinical-stage immunology company with a compelling mission: “A World Without Infectious Disease”. We are focused on combining immunologic insights with cutting-edge technologies. We have assembled four technology platforms that are designed to stimulate and enhance the immune system by exploiting critical observations of natural immune processes. Our current development pipeline consists of product candidates targeting COVID-19, hepatitis B virus, influenza A and human immunodeficiency virus.
We believe the success of our colleagues drives the success of our Mission. We have an ongoing commitment to creating a company passionate about equality, inclusion, and respect. When everyone feels supported and encouraged to give at their best, we will collectively deliver outstanding results. 
Vir Biotechnology is seeking a Senior Director, Supply Chain to lead the company’s supply chain operations for our clinical and commercial product pipeline to ensure continuity and reliability of high-quality product supply. 
Reporting to the VP of Manufacturing and Supply Chain, you will develop and execute the supply chain strategies for each of our infectious disease therapeutic modalities: antibodies; cytomegalovirus (CMV) viral vectors; and siRNA. In this hands-on role you will have the ability to design, build, shape and implement supply chain strategy, planning, sourcing and distribution policies, processes, and systems for Vir’s pipeline products while building a high-performing team and overseeing all aspects of supplier management, supply chain logistics, and biorepository storage. You will work with Vir’s program teams, technical operations, procurement, alliance management, legal, and finance functions while collaborating with Vir’s network of business, funding (private foundations, governments, NGOs) and external manufacturing partners to creating supply strategies that ensure a reliable, high-quality supply of cGMP clinical products while preparing for commercialization. Within Vir, you will collaborate with colleagues in our Portland (OR), St. Louis (MO) and Bellinzona (Switzerland) R&D sites to ensure trade and regulatory compliance, and coordinate material procurement and logistics. 
* Build and lead a high-performing team of supply chain professionals to support external process development and clinical and commercial manufacturing. 
*  Establish and lead Vir’s supply strategies and network of suppliers for key raw materials, and third-party logistics services. 
* Collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders to select, establish contracts with and oversee external development and manufacturing partners and suppliers.
*  Build and lead robust end-to-end supply chain business processes including supply planning (S&OP), materials management, inventory management, logistics/distribution, and trade compliance.
*  Plan, coordinate, and lead all aspects of shipment of R&D, GMP materials with R&D sites team and CDMOs.
* Create and advance analytical capabilities and tools to shape our mid- to long-range clinical and commercial sourcing strategies, capacity plans, inventory strategies, and risk mitigation activities. 
*  Bachelor’s Degree in an engineering or science discipline with a minimum of 15+ years of pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry experience. MBA preferable.
* Proven success in applying operations strategy, outsourcing, supply planning (S&OP), materials management, GMP manufacturing, and logistics experience to guide biologics programs through clinical development and commercialization.
* Successful track record in a similar role designing and implementing supply chain and operations management practices to support cGMP and GDP operations. 
*  Skilled at leading teams, gaining consensus, influencing outcomes, and collaborating effectively in a fast-paced cross-functional work environment.
*  Demonstrated business experience establishing contract manufacturing and services agreements and managing external manufacturing partners and suppliers. 
* Passionate for management of people and mentoring development.
Vir’s compensation and benefits are aligned with the current market and commensurate with the person’s experience and qualifications. All full-time employees receive a package that includes: compensation, bonus and equity as well as many other Vir benefits and perks such as: health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance benefits, non-accrual paid time off, one Friday a month paid-time off, company shut down for holidays, commuter benefits, child care reimbursement, education reimbursement, 401K match and lunch for all lab essential personnel!
Vir is an equal opportunity employer.  We value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform critical job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact Human Resources to request accommodation.
Vir Human Resources leads recruitment and employment for Vir. Unsolicited resumes sent to Vir from recruiters do not constitute any type of relationship between the recruiter and Vir and do not obligate Vir to pay fees should we hire from those resumes. We ask that external recruiters and/or agencies not contact or present candidates directly to our hiring manager or employees.

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