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Head of External Manufacturing

Why Join Intellia? 

Our mission is to develop curative genome editing treatments that can positively transform the lives of people living with severe and life-threatening diseases. 

Beyond our science, we live our four core values: One, Explore, Disrupt, Deliver and feel strongly that you can achieve more at Intellia. We have a single-minded determination to excel and succeed together. We believe in the power of curiosity and pushing boundaries. We welcome challenging thoughts and imagination to develop innovative solutions. And we know that patients are counting on us to make the promise a reality, so we must maintain high standards and get it done. 

We want all of our people to go beyond what is possible. We aren’t constrained by typical end rails, and we aren’t out to just “treat” people. We’re all in this for something more. We’re driven to cure and motivated for change. Just imagine the possibilities of what we can do together.   

Head of External Manufacturing (Director Level)

Title: Head of External Manufacturing (Director Level)

Why Join Intellia?

Our mission is to develop curative genome editing treatments that can positively transform the lives of people living with severe and life-threatening diseases. 

Beyond our science, we live our four core values: One, Explore, Disrupt, Deliver and feel strongly that you can achieve more at Intellia. We have a single-minded determination to excel and succeed together. We believe in the power of curiosity and pushing boundaries. We welcome challenging thoughts and imagination to develop innovative solutions. And we know that patients are counting on us to make the promise a reality, so we must maintain high standards and get it done. 

We want all of our people to go beyond what is possible. We aren’t constrained by typical end rails, and we aren’t out to just “treat” people. We’re all in this for something more. We’re driven to cure and motivated for change. Just imagine the possibilities of what we can do together.     

How you will Achieve More with Intellia:

We are excited to continue to grow our External Manufacturing & Supply Chain Team by welcoming this new member to our function and to Intellia. This is a mission critical role that will lead our team of External Manufacturing professionals managing the relationships and activities at Intellia’s global network of CMOs.  If you are a known leader in this space, have strong interpersonal skills and can influence without authority and gain trust and credibility quickly, this is the role for you!  As the Head of External Manufacturing, you will:

  • Lead the team of External Manufacturing Managers responsible for relationship and operational activities with our CMOs like managing contract setup and negotiation, budget establishment and adherence, production planning, operational execution and on time and in full delivery of program deliverables

  • Work with leaders of internal functions (Process Development, Analytical Development, Quality, Regulatory, Legal, Strategic Sourcing and Procurement) to identify, build and operationalize the long-term External Manufacturing Strategy to deliver against program and company goals

  • Implement best practices and standard ways of working to support continued growth of the External Manufacturing function at Intellia

  • Establish the process to monitor CMO performance using a set of standard KPIs and report progress to management by establishing a regular JSC cadence with each of our CMOs

  • Identify and escalate business critical risks impacting supply and/or timelines with related mitigations and/or possible solutions

  • Provide training, mentorship, and career development opportunities for team members

  • Grow the External Manufacturing Team to meet the business needs of Intellia by recruiting top talent

About You:

Our ideal candidate will bring prior work experience in the Life Sciences, Engineering, Business, Supply Chain, or related areas within Biotech/Pharma.  A strong understanding of product development and GMP Manufacturing in the cell and gene therapy space is essential.  Additional role requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field

  • Exemplary interpersonal skills with an appreciation of how important relationships are to successful outcomes for all parties involved

  • Strong leadership skills, including a demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional teams and negotiate with both internal and external partners

  • Ability to act in a complex and rapidly changing business environment

Meet Your Future Team:

The External Manufacturing & Supply Chain Team is a driven and enthusiastic group of six, with an amazing ability to form valuable and trusting relationships with our CMOs and Strategic Suppliers. The External Manufacturing Team works closely with Process Development, Analytical Development, Quality, Regulatory, CMC Project Management, Finance, Strategic Sourcing and Procurement, Legal and Program Management to deliver against functional and program goals.

EEOC Statement: Intellia believes in a diverse environment, and is committed to equal employment opportunity for all its employees and qualified applicants. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Intellia will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

EEOC Statement: Intellia believes in a diverse environment, and is committed to equal employment opportunity for all its employees and qualified applicants. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Intellia will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.
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