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Senior Manager, CMC Lead

Operations | South San Francisco, CA | Full Time

Job Description

Allogene Therapeutics, with headquarters in South San Francisco, is a clinical-stage biotechnology company pioneering the development of allogeneic chimeric antigen receptor T cell (AlloCAR T™) therapies for cancer. Led by a management team with significant experience in cell therapy, Allogene is developing a pipeline of “off-the-shelf” CAR T cell therapy candidates with the goal of delivering readily available cell therapy on-demand, more reliably, and at greater scale to more patients. For more information, please visit, and follow @AllogeneTx on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Reporting to the Executive Director, Operations Strategy, the Senior Manager, CMC Lead will facilitate product development and commercialization by leading the planning and execution of the CMC strategy for one or more pipeline therapeutics. The CMC Lead will be responsible for ensuring delivery of CMC activities in support of the global product strategy and will partner with the Operations Technology teams to execute on product development.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Partner with CMC functions to develop and execute the CMC product strategy for one or more products, including development of goals and delivery of timelines, budget, and risk assessment/mitigation
  • Manager cross-functional Operations Technology team(s), including Product & Process Development, Manufacturing, Quality, and Supply Chain, and drive decision-making in support of the product strategy
  • Provide Technical Operations input into the broader global product strategy and ensure all applicable CMC requirements are appropriately incorporated into clinical/commercial products
  • Work with Operations Technology partners to ensure that product is efficiently supplied to all non-clinical, clinical, and commercial sites
  • Contribute to planning, organization and preparation of the CMC sections for global regulatory filings (eg IND, IMPD, BLA, CMC changes)
  • Coordinate with Regulatory partners and CMC authors and reviewers to ensure timely delivery of documents and data required for regulatory submissions
  • Develop innovative CMC strategies and communicate throughout the organization to ensure cross-functional alignment; serve as primary point of contact for all CMC-related issues
  • Proactively identify issues with respect to CMC projects, develop solutions and drive to resolution
  • Manage and/or participate in strategic cross-functional project teams as needed to assess strategic CMC alternatives
  • Coordinate communication between global functional areas and corporate partners
  • Coordinate activities for writing data summaries or presentations for external collaboration meetings, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements & Experience: 

  • BS in Life Sciences or related field required (or relevant experience)
  • 6+ years of experience in similar role in biotechnology industry supporting Operations Technology and/or Project Management functions
  • Experience managing external partnerships
  • Global experience preferred
  • PMP certification or MBA a plus
  • Excellent organizational skills and an ability to prioritize effectively to deliver results within reasonably established timelines
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong interpersonal skills including verbal and written communication are essential in this collaborative work environment
  • Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.

As an equal opportunity employer, Allogene Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact the careers email at for assistance.

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