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Procurement and Purchasing Manager at Strateos

San Diego, CA, US

Strateos is a software driven technology company serving the life sciences. Our mission is to create new knowledge driven by data, computation, automation and high-throughput robotics with the goal of fundamentally advancing the life sciences. Strateos aims to help scientists more efficiently and reproducibly design, run, and analyze experiments to achieve new and faster scientific discoveries.

We Want

Strateos is seeking a highly motivated Procurement and Purchasing Manager to be a key member of a fast-paced and dynamic organization. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing overall procurement strategy and purchasing operations. The position will develop and monitor key supplier relationships, establish business partners across functions, implement strategies to source the business, and negotiate vendor contracts effectively and in compliance with company policies. This position will report to the Director of Scientific Operations. Responsibilities include:

 

Procurement and Purchasing: 

  • Develop and implement best-in-class procurement strategy for sourcing company supplies, materials and equipment from approved vendors
  • Experience in demand planning to support lean inventory management
  • Roll out and maintain ERP system purchase requisition module and ensure that the controls are functioning appropriately and efficiently
  • Oversee/manage timely generation and communication of purchase order information to suppliers and internal stakeholders, as appropriate
  • Provide trouble shooting support to finance and accounting colleagues on purchase order or systems related issues, as necessary
  • Ensure use of competitive RFP and/or alternate supplier proposals as appropriate to maintain competitive pricing and high quality, with the goal of reducing overall costs and ensuring availability of key materials
  • Comply with all chemical and lab supply ordering/tracking requirements and procedures
  • Verify current and potential suppliers service abilities and expertise
  • Provide non-biased leadership for annual review/bidding process for general supplies and materials 
  • Qualify, negotiate with, and select suppliers in partnership with relevant internal employees 
  • Manage vendor relationships and activities of onsite supplier representatives
  • Establish relationships with internal business partners/customers
  • Partner with Facilities, Lab Operations, Research and Development, and Finance departments to ensure capital equipment purchases are executed competitively and proficiently
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of company operations and activities to ensure purchasing initiatives leverage across functions and projects
  • Establish annual objectives for Purchasing in line with company objectives
  • Initiate projects for improvement and streamlining of departmental operations contracts 

 

Administration:

  • Establish, maintain and centralize vendor contracts database
  • Prepares and disseminates information throughout the company regarding vendor contract status, compliance, modification, deviation, negotiation, and termination
  • Ensures contracts are in conformance to original proposal, and in accordance with legal requirements, customer specifications and government regulations

You Have

  • Bachelor's degree in related field, and 5-8+ years of purchasing experience, including 3-5 years of direct purchasing experience in the Biotech/Pharmaceutical industry
  • Proven track record of Purchasing/Materials experience and negotiation successes
  • Knowledge of electronic purchase requisition systems and ERP systems experience in internal control compliance preferred
  • Familiarity with all functional areas of Purchasing and relevant Biotech/Pharmaceutical industry procedures and functions
  • Proven track record reviewing and negotiating contractual agreements
  • Detail oriented, well organized and able to effectively perform multiple tasks
  • Proven Project leadership/management skills
  • Assertive, diplomatic, self-directing and collaborative
  • Willing to hold others accountable and able to manage across and throughout the organization without authority
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and listening skills

You Want

  • A challenging environment that will push you to grow and improve professionally, every day
  • Opportunities to learn new technologies and fields, along with the freedom to work on hard technology and real science
  • To create interfaces that codify how science is communicated and executed
  • To practice and promote excellent software engineering practices
  • Competitive salary and meaningful equity
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Monthly gym stipend
  • Lunch, dinner & unlimited snacks when in office
  • Professional development budget
  • 401k matching

Strateos Is An Equal Opportunity Employer