Manager – Inventory Planning
Posted on 2/1/2024

201-500 employees

Develops broad-spectrum vaccines for bacterial diseases
Company Overview
Vaxcyte is a pioneering vaccine company that is redefining the production of complex immunizations through advanced synthetic techniques, including the XpressCFᵀᴹ cell-free protein synthesis platform, which is designed to expedite the creation and delivery of high-fidelity vaccines. The company's lead candidate, VAX-24, a broad-spectrum pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, has been granted FDA Breakthrough Therapy designation, demonstrating its potential in preventing invasive pneumococcal disease. With a culture focused on eradicating or treating invasive bacterial infections, Vaxcyte is leading the industry in developing vaccines with an expanded breadth of coverage, including candidates designed to prevent Group A Strep infections and slow the progression of periodontal disease.

Company Stage


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San Carlos, California

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

San Carlos, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Operations & Logistics
  • B.S. / B.A. degree
  • 3 – 6+ years’ experience working in a manufacturing or supply chain setting (pharma or biotech highly preferred)
  • Familiar with Inventory Mgmt & Supply Chain processes
  • Microsoft Excel Experience
  • Database experience preferred
  • Detail Oriented
  • Very Organized
  • Strong Analytic Skills
  • Problem Solving Mindset and Skills
  • Good communication skills
  • ERP experience preferred
  • Vaccination against COVID-19
  • Maintain up to date and accurate view of Vaxcyte inventory including Drug Product, Drug Substance, Intermediates and Raw Materials at each of our Suppliers, CMOs and storage sites
  • Provide Supply Planning and Quality groups a proactive view of batches that are approaching their expiry date
  • Monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) vs target for each material including production yield, concentration, consumption rate and waste
  • Identify KPI performance trends and risks and work with Process Development, MSAT and Supply Planning to align on modified expectations as needed
  • Monitor Vaxcyte production plans and identify the appropriate batches and containers to allocate to this production based on quality status, version, shelf life, regulatory status, sampling requirements and waste minimization
  • Respond to material requests from Process Development and allocate inventory to their requests as appropriate
  • Prepare shipping requests to transfer inventory to the locations where it is required
  • Monitor our capacity utilization of subzero storage space and support capacity planning analysis
  • Improve processes and tools for collecting and tracking inventory and production data
  • Respond to questions from Finance regarding current inventory levels and transaction history
  • Support standard costing process
  • Work with Suppliers, Storage sites and Finance to schedule and perform periodic inventory reviews and audits
  • Support design and implementation on an Enterprise Resource Planning system (ERP) for inventory management related activities
  • Support design and execution of the recall process
  • Perform other supply chain related activities and projects as needed
Desired Qualifications
  • ERP experience