About Ikena

Ikena Oncology (NASDAQ: IKNA) is a targeted oncology company focused on developing cancer therapies targeting key signaling pathways that drive the formation and spread of cancer. Ikena is advancing five programs that include four product candidates in either clinical development or IND-enabling studies and has a global strategic collaboration with Bristol Myers Squibb.


Ikena has an exciting new opportunity to join the team as an Associate Director, Clinical Supply Chain to support Ikena’s portfolio of clinical programs. Reporting to the Vice President, Head of Technical Operations, you will oversee forecasting and planning, packaging, labeling, and distribution of investigational product and associated materials.

Your Role

  • You will be responsible for forecasting, packaging, labeling, and distribution of investigational drug product and combination therapies to support Ikena’s clinical studies
  • Establish global logistics and regulatory strategies to support expanding global footprint of Ikena’s clinical operations
  • Act as primary point of contact with packaging/labeling CMOs and distribution depots
  • Forecast supply needs in collaboration with Clinical Operations and CMC colleagues
  • Support the development of global supply and procurement strategies, including vendor selection and sourcing options
  • Support for sourcing and procurement of critical material, i.e. RSMs, excipients, and components
  • Utilize appropriate software and IT systems to effectively manage key project activities including IWRS, IRT, and Quality/Document Management Systems
  • Assist in managing and building a network of outsourced and sourcing partners as projects require
  • Work with cross functional teams including CMC, Quality, Clinical Operations, and Regulatory Affairs
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as required 

Your Background

  • You will bring with you a Bachelors’ degree with at least 8 years of experience in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry, including significant direct experience with clinical supply chain management. MBA/Master’s preferred
  • Experience with working knowledge across supply chain disciplines; including, but not limited to, forecasting, packaging/labeling of clinical supplies, global logistics, and procurement
  • Significant knowledge of regulations (US & ex-US) relating to pharmaceutical supply chain activities (cGMP, GCP, import/export, computer systems, Part 11) including possible changes to regulation
  • Experience with global clinical supply chain operations, and knowledge of regional requirements
  • Experience with the selection and implementation of IWRS/IRT systems
  • Perform all activities with a quality minded approach, sound scientific, and logistical methodologies
  • Experience with clinical trial supply required; commercial supply desired
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment and able to adjust based upon changing priorities
  • Must be team oriented, goal-driven, organized, and highly collaborative
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written, to facilitate collaboration internally and externally
  • Must be able to travel, domestically and internationally, as required, and when safe to do so, to support our external relationships and operations

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