Position Overview:

Turnstone Biologics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing new medicines to treat and cure solid tumors by pioneering a differentiated approach to TIL therapy. Turnstone’s innovative TIL therapy is based upon the identification, selection, and expansion of the most potent tumor-reactive T cells, known as Selected TILs, and is designed to overcome the limitations of first-generation bulk TILs that have demonstrated objective responses only in limited tumor types. Turnstone’s most advanced program, TIDAL-01, is currently being evaluated in two Phase 1 studies in patients with melanoma, breast cancer and colorectal cancer, and the Company is also actively advancing its preclinical pipeline programs including TIDAL-02, its next Selected TIL program, and its TIDAL-01 and viral immunotherapy combination program.

Turnstone Bio is seeking a driven and experienced Senior Manager, Logistics to support the Tech Ops  Team. This successful candidate will  be responsible for cell therapy logistics and global logistics. This role will serve as vendor leader/owner for logistics couriers, carriers, and brokers as well as subject matter expert for international and global trade compliance. This role will report to the Director of Manufacturing & Supply Chain within the Technical Operations department.

Primary Responsibilities (include but not limited to):

·       Lead cell therapy logistics ensuring that patientng materials, intermediates, and autologous cell therapy drug product shipments are optimized for speed while maintaining chain of condition and chain of custody/integrity (COC/COI)

·       Own and implement workflows, SOPs, forms, and tools to enable logistics of patientng materials, intermediates, and autologous cell therapy drug product

·       Lead global logistics, working with QC, R&D and PAD stakeholders to support their operations with shipment planning and execution

·       Lead relationships with logistics partners including couriers, carriers, and brokers

·       Lead global logistics network optimization through KPI development and tracking, vendor engagement, and lane mapping and optimization

·       Serve as subject matter expertise for global trade compliance including import and export permitting, regulatory agency engagement, labeling and documentation required for interstate and international shipments


Experience & Qualifications/Requirements:

- This role can be formally positioned out of our San Diego, CA office or remote

- Willingness to travel up to 10-20% to manufacturing and/or clinical sites

- BS degree in a relevant life sciences, logistics, or supply chain discipline

- 3-5 years experience in cell therapy logistics or clinical supply chain management

- 1-2 years experience in a team and/or cross-functional leadership role

- Experience with early-to-late phases of clinical development and global jurisdictions (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific), preferred

- Experience working with and managing multiple third-party/external partners

- Strong understanding of GxP requirements

- Experience with global trade regulatory bodies (USCBP, USDA, CDC, TSA, FAA, DOT) and standards (labeling, hazardous materials, etc.)

- Experience with shipping technology (trackers, portals) and packaging (cold, low, ultra-low, cryo)

- Strong Microsoft/O365 suite and smartsheet skills, preferred

- Leadership – ability to influence and inspire others towards a common goal

- Teamwork – willingness to lead and willingness to be lead when it’s appropriate

- Positive Attitude – ability to adapt to fast-growing teams and a dynamic working environment

- Communication - must be able to communicate effectively cross functionally with multiple levels in the organization and externally to a diversity of partners

- Growth mindset – constant approach of challenging oneself to learn more, learn faster, and learn better

Turnstone Biologics welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.  We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected will be invited for an interview.

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