Director/Senior Director
Global Supply Chain Planning
Posted on 2/24/2024
Beam Therapeutics

201-500 employees

Pioneering precision genetic medicines through CRISPR base editing
Company Overview
Beam Therapeutics, established in 2018, is a pioneer in the field of genetic medicine, utilizing CRISPR base editing to create precise, permanent alterations to single bases in DNA and RNA without breaking the strands. The company's culture is characterized by a community of fearless innovators, rigorous and honest research, open-mindedness, and commitment to each other. Their competitive advantage lies in their unique delivery strategy, which includes a range of clinically validated technologies such as electroporation, nonviral, and viral delivery modalities, positioning them as a leader in the genetic medicine industry.

Company Stage


Total Funding





Cambridge, Massachusetts

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Durham, NC, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
SAP Products
Data Analysis
Operations & Logistics
Inventory Management
Production Planning & Scheduling
Supply Chain Management
  • BS/BA degree in Business, Science, Engineering or related field with 15+ years of experience in global supply chain from pharma, biotech or cell & gene therapy companies.
  • Master's degree or MBA preferred.
  • Prior management skills with leadership experience building and sustaining global teams.
  • Advanced knowledge of contracts, negotiation, vendor management.
  • Strong organizational and facilitation skills, with high degree of customer focus.
  • Expertise and track record in manufacturing and supply chain execution and oversight.
  • Expert in standing up a formal S&OP process.
  • Extensive experience in supply chain planning, SAP ERP system, capacity modeling, supply network strategy and optimization.
  • Expertise and proven track record in supply chain risk management.
  • Solid knowledge of regulatory requirements, regulatory guidances, including pharmaceutical GMPs and ICH guidance.
  • Current on Biopharma supply chain, manufacturing technologies, supplier network, CMO network, performance and capacity.
  • Develop and implement supply chain analytics, planning, and resilience processes and policy across the global supply chain for all stages of the product lifecycle.
  • Oversee and manage global end to end supply planning and network design as Beam transitions from clinical to commercial stage company over next few years.
  • Ensures appropriate inventory, including design/policy for Raw and Critical Materials (pDNA, mRNA, gRNA, mAB, lipids), Bulk Drug Substance, Drug Product, and Finished Drug Product.
  • Oversee and manage S&OP process. Collaborate cross-functionally with ClinOps and Program teams to ensure accurate demand forecasts and scenarios/analytics.
  • Perform risk-based review of supply chain in order to determine appropriate inventory levels. Communicate demand uncertainties or risks and develop options for optimizing supply network capacity and capabilities.
  • Ensure optimal economics, and adequate supply chain security in partnership with Finance for Budget, LRP and capital planning processes.
  • Oversee team to develop supply chain strategies, bringing integrated solutions to the production network. Hire, develop and mentor staff as needed.
  • Direct activities of all functions involved in planning, warehousing, logistics to ensure control of materials from the receipt of raw materials to the delivery of the finished product including inventory controls.
  • Oversee and publish metrics to reflect the effectiveness and efficiency of department activities including supply chain KPIs on inventory, responsiveness and costs. Implement KPIs that drives accountability and improvement in both operational and financial metrics.
  • Partner with NC Mfg to implement standardized site planning and scheduling processes and procedures.
  • Participate in the design & implementation of SAP Phase 3 and IT roadmap in preparation for commercial launch.