Purchasing Manager

Arsenal Biosciences
Full time Full day
Moss Beach, CA

ArsenalBio’s mission is to develop efficacious and safe cellular therapies for patients with chronic diseases, initially cancer. Our products are being designed to herald the transition of adoptive cell therapy from a hospital based treatment to outpatient therapy, like most other cancer treatments.

Our people are our greatest asset, they bring scientific talents in molecular biology, immunology, pharmacology, protein chemistry, computational biology, automation, genome engineering, software and other fields to make the future happen now.

We are seeking a Purchasing Manager for a newly created position that will head up the strategy and process of our procurement space. Working with both direct materials and services, the ideal candidate will come from a strong background in the pharmaceutical or biotech space. Our company is growing quickly, and this purchasing manager will help to grow the function to support the organization. We need an experienced procurement and sourcing professional with the ability to work cross-functionally, be creative and innovative, and highly organized.

What Will You Do

  • Heading up the procurement space of the company including procurement, vendor management, inventory management and planning

  • Coordinate with suppliers, operations, project managers, and other appropriate stakeholders as necessary to monitor supply, identify potential problems, and resolve issues that may prevent on-time delivery for our programs

  • Collaborate with external sourcing partners to ensure the optimal balance of supply assurance, supply quality and cost. Have a strong understanding and knowledge of ERP system

  • Develop strong procurement processes and implement new practices

  • Adhere to and enforce ArsenalBio's purchasing policies and procedures in compliance with the Board approval system.

  • Align procurement practices and supply chain in support of the business strategy

  • Review and update open purchase orders as needed and resolve discrepant orders in the system immediately

  • Resolve discrepancies with internal customers, vendors, and accounting

  • Process and order approved supplies and convert an approved purchase requisition into a purchase order

What You Will Bring

  • Bachelor's degree ideally in related discipline, Business, Supply Chain, or Engineering

  • 8+ years' of experience in Production Planning, Purchasing, and/or Procurement using ERP systems in a GMP environment, Pharma/Biotech industry experience preferred.

  • Equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for stated requirements.

  • APICS/ISM (CPSM)/Supply Chain certification preferred.

  • Advanced materials management skills including Sourcing, Supplier Quality, Contract Administration Inventory Control, Supplier Selection and Technical Development, Transactional Management.

  • Experience procuring within a GMP manufacturing environment.

  • Ability to communicate in a professional and efficient manner at all levels of the company.

  • Strong project management skills with accurate attention to detail. Exceptional negotiation skills.

  • High energy, forward-thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards and a positive and professional demeanor.

  • Ability to be flexible and able to function comfortably in a fast paced, changing and dynamic environment.

  • Applicable experience in identification and implementation of SCM best practices and industry standards.

We are committed to hiring the best talent from diverse backgrounds. A diverse workforce engenders richness of thought, creativity and discovery. We invite individuals who embrace intellectual achievement to bring their unique personal and professional journeys and together we will build transformative cell therapies for cancer patients.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

To all recruitment agencies: ArsenalBio does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, or Arsenalbio employees. ArsenalBio is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Best in Class Health & Wellness Plans
Flexible Office Hours
Paid Parental Leave
Healthy Kitchen Snacks
Daily Catered Lunches
Free Onsite Fitness Center
Unlimited Vacation Days
Generous compensation and equity packages
Commuter Benefits

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