Skip to main content

Site Planner

For Current Gilead Employees and Contractors:

Please log onto your Internal Career Site to apply for this job.

Job Description

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. The 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. Kite is based in Santa Monica, CA. For more information on Kite, please visit Sign up to follow @KitePharma on Twitter at

We are seeking a Site Planner to support operations at our commercial biotechnology facility in El Segundo.

Under minimal supervision, this position's main accountabilities are focused on managing scheduling and planning activities in support of manufacturing operations while closely collaborating with the Manufacturing, Quality and Materials Management Units at the El Segundo site as well as with the Corporate Supply Chain and Clinical Logistics Units in Santa Monica.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Provide and maintain detailed site scheduling production plans for all clinical and commercial products at TCF03 (El Segundo) to assure no gaps or delays in processing, release, and shipments
• Develop and implement logistics and planning tools through MS Project, spreadsheet and relational databases for supply chain, procurement and operations teams
• Work with Supply Chain, IT, Finance and other teams to support/develop ERP modules to address logistics and planning issues
• Create and maintain planning and logistics metrics to enable process improvements
• Minimize variability and align logistics, demand planning and sourcing to ensure minimum financial impact and uninterrupted manufacturing operations and cold chain workflow
• Support patient driven demand of apheresis/nanocool kit shipments, final frozen product LN2 shipments collaboratively across the site to ensure that shipment requests are timely coordinated for both clinical and commercial products
• Support changes in BOM, demand and supply, perform planning assessment as needed; support raw material inventory and supply control as required
• In collaboration with Supply Chain, develop/support forecasts and maintain long-term inventory plans and models for raw materials and supplies
• Coordinate activities required to support the manufacture, packaging, labeling, shipping, and distribution of clinical and commercial materials
• Working with Supply Chain, order healthy donor apheresis material in support of training/engineering runs
• Working with Clinical Operations, order LN2 dewars for clinical shipments
• Other duties as assigned


• Bachelors degree in Life Sciences, project management or related business administration is required with a certification in logistics or planning preferred
• At least 6 years of experience in pharmaceutical industry with 3 years of relevant logistics and planning - clinical and commercial supply experience at a pharmaceutical or biotech company in a planning and supply chain management role preferred
• Experience working closely with Manufacturing, Project Management, functional team leaders, clinical teams, contract manufacturing partners and/or cold chain shippers and logistics providers
• Excellent MS Office and MS Project skills
• In depth knowledge of material requirements planning and production scheduling
• Demonstrated technical skills and mindset in logistic and cold chain management including process optimization and delivery of patient kits
• Strong knowledge and understanding of Pharmaceutical Supply Chain; international distribution experience (Pharmaceuticals) preferred
• Additional specific qualifications in the area of clinical supplies demand and logistics/ or planning management including and APICs, CPIM, and related processional certifications preferred
• Critical attention to detail is necessary for this role
• Self-motivated and willing to accept temporary responsibilities outside of initial job description
• Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are essential in this collaborative work environment
• Comfortable in a fast-paced and dynamic environment with minimal direction and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities
• Able to work after hours, weekends, and on call as needed

For jobs in the United States:

As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability,genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contactcareers@gilead.comfor assistance.

For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the'EEO is the Law'poster.


Our environment respects individual differences and recognizes each employee as an integral member of our company. Our workforce reflects these values and celebrates the individuals who make up our growing team.

Gilead provides a work environment free of harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion.

For jobs in France:

Conformément à la Loi " Informatique et Libertés " (06/01/78), nous vous informons du fait que les données personnelles renseignées pourront faire l'objet d'un traitement informatique par Gilead et pourront être transmises aux Organismes Sociaux. Par ailleurs, vous disposez d'un droit d'accès, de rectification et de suppression des données vous concernant. Vous pouvez exercer ce droit en contactant:

For Current Gilead Employees and Contractors:

Please log onto your Internal Career Site to apply for this job.

Site Planner

El Segundo, CA 90245
Full Time

Published on 08/24/2018