Director, Supply Chain (European Region)

| Visp, Wallis, CHE | Hybrid
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Join our Mission to Protect Humankind!

Vaxcyte is a clinical-stage vaccine innovation company engineering high-fidelity vaccines to protect humankind from the consequences of bacterial diseases, which have serious and costly health consequences when left unchecked. Working to eradicate or treat bacterial infections such as invasive pneumococcal disease, Group A Strep, periodontitis and Shigella is just the beginning. Our path to success is clear and well-defined, and Vaxcyte is set up to go the distance. 

WHAT we do is every bit as important as HOW we do it! Our work together is guided by four enduring core values:

*AIM HIGH: We embody our collectively audacious goal to courageously make the most complex biologics ever attempted to protect humankind.

*LEAD WITH HEART: Everyone leads at Vaxcyte with a kindness-first, inclusive approach to collaboration and vigorous debate that advances our business objectives.

*RETHINK CONVENTION: We bring creative and intellectual diversity to every facet of the work we do in order to innovate and re-innovate the way vaccines are delivered.

*MODEL EXCELLENCE: The magnitude of our challenge requires our shared commitment to demonstrating integrity, accountability, equality and clarity across communications and decision making.


  • Oversee creation of feasible production schedules for DS & intermediates at our Lonza Visp CMO.
  • Schedule delivery of Vaxcyte managed critical raw materials to Lonza Visp.
  • Oversee the Lonza process for ordering commodity raw materials and consumables needed to support Vaxcyte production.
  • Manage inventory of Vaxcyte owned materials in Europe.
  • Ensure that our European partners have robust inventory management procedures.
  • Oversee cycle counts and physical inventory counts.
  • Define and monitor KPIs including delivery performance, yield, cycle time, reject rate and consumption rate.
  • Lead cross functional Operations planning process including Lonza supply chain, Global Supply Chain, MSAT, Strategic Sourcing and QA.
  • Manage our European third-party storage sites.
  • Oversee shipments of product between our European production and storage sites.
  • Own the shipping procedures for material coming out of our European mfg & storage sites.
  • Proactively identify potential supply risks and initiate actions to mitigate.
  • Oversee creation of supply dashboards to help organization understand overall status and risk areas.


  • B.S. / B.A. degree or Advanced Degree (preferred).
  • 8 - 12 years’ experience working in pharmaceutical / biotech supply planning
  • Strong Knowledge of GMPs.
  • Strong Experience leading Cross-Functional teams.
  • ·Strong experience managing direct reports.
  • Strong experience working with CMOs and Suppliers of pharma materials.
  • Strong experience with pharma cold chain logistics.
  • Excellent analytic skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Fluency in High German and/or Swiss German Highly preferred.

Reports to: Executive Director, Global Supply Chain


Location: Visp, Switzerland



The compensation package will be competitive and includes comprehensive benefits and an equity component.


Send resumes to:

[email protected]


Vaxcyte, Inc.

825 Industrial Road, Suite 300

San Carlos, CA 94070


We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


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Vaxcyte operates in the Biotech industry. The company is located in San Carlos, CA. It has 170 total employees. To see all 19 open jobs at Vaxcyte, click here.
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