External Supply and Logistics Lead

Sana Biotechnology

Sana Biotechnology

201-500 employees

Engineers cells as medicines for untreatable diseases



San Bruno, CA, USA

  • Bachelor's degree in science, pharmacy, or related field
  • 8+ years of experience in pharmaceutical or life sciences industry
  • Experience with shipping and logistics of GMP materials, clinical supplies, and managing cold chain/ultra cold chain operations
  • Ability to operate effectively in a dynamic start-up environment
  • Experience with Cell and Gene Therapy CMC development
  • Global logistics, import/export or customs brokerage
  • Build and maintain relationships and supply agreements with critical suppliers and logistics providers
  • Serve as point of contact between external partners and internal teams
  • Identify, forecast, resolve, and escalate supply constraints, risks, and issues
  • Develop strategies, solutions, troubleshooting, and maintaining operational oversight for shipments of GMP materials and clinical trial material
  • Identify weak points in the supply chain, and establish the operating model, relationships, tools, and processes for scalable and sustainable external supply chain and logistics
  • Liaise directly with manufacturing sites to identify and resolve supply issues impacting planned manufacturing campaigns
  • Develop operational roadmap, KPIs, and engagement models with critical suppliers, negotiate and drive performance
  • Collaborate with members of supply chain and other internal experts to develop and maintain demand forecasts for selected materials sourced from critical suppliers
  • Contribute to strategy and drive execution to mitigate enterprise risks associated with top tier suppliers
  • Operationalize mitigation plans including stage-appropriate relationship maturation
  • Represent Supply Chain in operational and executive level governance with critical suppliers
  • Collaborate with Legal, Procurement, Finance, Business Development, and Site Operations teams to develop enterprise approach to external supply and logistics

Sana Biotechnology, Inc. stands out as a leading company in the cell and gene therapy industry, with a unique focus on using engineered cells as medicines to treat diseases with poor outcomes or that are currently untreatable. Their competitive edge lies in their advanced delivery technologies, their ability to differentiate pluripotent stem cells into immune-cloaked functional cells, and their commitment to scalable manufacturing solutions. The company's culture is deeply rooted in impacting patients' lives, as evidenced by their ongoing development of diverse drug candidates aimed at broadening treatment possibilities.

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Total Funding



Seattle, Washington



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth