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Project Manager, Supply Chain

About Gelesis

Gelesis is developing a novel hydrogel platform technology to treat overweight and obesity and chronic diseases related to the GI pathway. Gelesis’ proprietary approach is designed to act mechanically in the GI pathway to potentially alter the course of certain chronic diseases. In April 2019, Gelesis received FDA clearance for its lead product candidate, Plenity®, as an aid for weight management in overweight and obese adults with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 25-40 kg/m2, when used in conjunction with diet and exercise. Plenity® is currently available in limited supply in the U.S. Additionally, Gelesis is developing its second investigational candidate, Gelesis200, a hydrogel optimized for weight loss and glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes and prediabetes. Novel hydrogel mechanotherapeutics based on the Gelesis platform technology are also being advanced in other GI inflammatory conditions, such as non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and Chronic Idiopathic Constipation (CIC).

Gelesis was also named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies for 2020.

The Gelesis executive and advisory team includes some of the world’s leading experts in obesity, materials science, chronic disease research, and commercialization. Gelesis was co-founded by PureTech Health (LSE: PRTC). For more information, visit or connect with us on Twitter @GelesisInc.

Project Manager, Supply Chain

Job Summary

Reporting to the Director of Commercial Operations, the Supply Chain Project Manager will provide supply chain planning, tracking, coordination, and cross-functional communication to support the commercial launch of our product Plenity®, as well as be the Gelesis supply chain point-of-contact with external CDMO’s and other vendors.


  • Apply project management best practices in the development, initiation, tracking, planning, execution, control and closing of supply chain projects.
  • Perform general tasks including creation and maintenance of project plans, meeting scheduling and facilitation, agenda creation and tracking, and communicating detailed meeting minutes with key decisions/action items for all internal & external stakeholders.
  • Manage the supply chain function inside a GMP regulated QA environment (will work closely with the internal Gelesis QA Team)
  • Manage & monitor all external Gelesis supplier vendors – like CDMO’s (including working with internal Gelesis QA on supplier agreements and site inspections/audits)

Education and Training

  • BA/MA + 5-8 years’ experience preferred or in place of a degree, 8-10 years of directly relevant project management/supply chain experience.
  • Life Sciences industry experience strongly preferred (Med Device, Pharma, or Biotech)
  • Commercial product launch supply chain experience preferred.
  • PMP certification preferred.
  • Oracle ERP preferred (or other PO System experience)
  • Experience working with internal QA teams, including exposure to eQMS (Quality Management Systems

Skills and Abilities

  • Strong MS Office experience (emphasis on MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, & MS Project)
  • 25% travel required (when travel restrictions are lifted)


Gelesis is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical​​​ condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, a person’s size or weight, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.


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