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[Supply Chain/ Janssen] CAR-T APAC Regional Supply Chain Planner (Advanced Therapy, Vein to Vein Team)

  • Titel [Supply Chain/ Janssen] CAR-T APAC Regional Supply Chain Planner (Advanced Therapy, Vein to Vein Team)
  • Functie Operations
  • Sub functie Materials Management & Distribution
  • Locatie Chiyoda, Tokyo-To, Japan
  • Gepost
  • Referentie 2306100462W
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Department Overview

The Global Vein to Vein (V2V) team supports the patient journey of advanced therapies from start through completion. The team supports both the clinical & commercial organizations in the early scheduling, communication of capacity, logistics requirements, manufacturing status, and material readiness. Execution of Chain of Identity (CoI) and Chain of Custody (CoC) requirements is also embedded in the team’s responsibilities.  Process improvements to support the transition the Commercial Supply Chain’s demands is also considered as we move to launch.

Role Objective

This role is a member of the Advanced Therapies Supply Chain responsible for support of the V2V Supply Chain and all associated acitivites. Key to this role will be supporting logistics and material movement, understanding the criticality of Chain of Custody (CoC) and Chain of Identity (CoI) for this product.  Coordination of scheduling, management of material arrival and departure and communication of issues to commercial stakeholders are main roles and responsibilities.  As we are building new IT platform for providing the best in class treatment experience to our customer, this role will be part of that development as a subject matter expert and support testing & roll-out. Critical to commercialization will be treatment site set up including training of sites, set up of master data, and completion of Logistics Test Runs (LTRs). Additionally, this role will remain the main supply chain contact for a grouping of treatment sites in collaboration with the CAR-T specific commercial roles to ensure a positive experience within the patient journey.

Major Responsibilities

•Lead the support to treatment sites of a specific country or APAC region from a supply chain point of view

•Lead efforts to support patients along CAR-T journey, including:

-Participate in Site Certification Process, inclusive of site training, support, etc.

-Support training both internal to Janssen and with onboarding of new sites

-Support End-to-End Order Management process for patients including but not limited to scheduling of Cryopreservation and Manufacturing

-Develop SOPs / WI as needed; work on process flow improvement, as directed

-Communicate issues to commercial stakeholders and support solving the issues through coorporating with manufacturing site, courier, Quality etc.

•Support development, execute testing (BST/UAT) and roll-out of new IT platform through closely working with IT, commercial and the other cross functional teams.

•Support the CoC / CoI process through understanding the automated system and the execution of this system within the process

-Own Execution of Your Regions / Countries Execution of COC/COI Requirments

•Support of the manual CoC / CoI requirements and process as defined by the clinical team

-Own Execution of Your Regions / Countries Execution of COC/COI Requirments

•Support inbounding and outbounding of material and communicate with carrier base, provide forecasting to carrier base as needed

•Developent and tracking of metrics as defined by the team

•Other duties will be assigned, as necessary


Business Knowledge:              

•Understanding of Supply Chain Basics

•Planning / Scheduling experience is preferred

•Ability to summarize and present results


•Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all levels of the organization

•Understanding of escalation processes and requirements

•Good written and verbal skills

•Comfortable working with team members across the globe

Continuous Learning:             

•Feedback and Self-Awareness

•Development Plan and Career Management

•Benchmarking (Internal and External) and sharing best practices

Key Business Partners:           

•Commercial partners

•Manufacturing / Operations / Quality for CAR-T Manufacturing in Raritan & Fuji DC

•Transportation Providers

•Treatment sites

•Clinical Trial Team

Education:  Bachelors Degree in Engineering, Supply Chain or equivalent discipline is required. 

Experience:  Minimum of 3 years experience in Supply Chain Operations.

Customer facing experience and experience within a launch / start up environment is preferred. 

Other Requirements:   Location of Role is Tokyo; Language requirement is Japanease and English; Travel is occasional to other J&J local facilities & possibly to treatment sites. (Via train/air)

*Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies in Japan strongly recommends prospective employees to complete the COVID-19 vaccination before or as soon as after joining our company to prevent the spread of infection among our employees and people around them as well as our customers and the community we serve, and to ensure our responsibilities are sustainably fulfilled as a healthcare company (except for those who cannot vaccinated with underlying medical conditions and other circumstances).

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