Procurement Specialist (Contract)

Cambridge, MA, United States
Sep 25, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Procurement Specialist

Join bluebird bio's enthusiastic and collaborative team by contributing to the overall success of our novel gene therapy approach. This person will be tasked with supporting the Procurement Operations function within bluebird bio, helping to administrate the Purchasing System (Oracle Cloud) and serving as a key customer service resource across the business. The right candidate should be highly motivated and have strong communication and interpersonal skills with a shared commitment to helping people focus more time on science and less on purchasing, ordering and working with vendors.

About the role:
  • Supporting company's Procurement Operations / Purchasing function
  • Assisting with implementing and testing Purchasing system upgrades and expansions
  • Administrating, managing & training end users on procurement systems & processes
  • Reviewing purchase requisitions and appropriately converting to purchase orders (POs)
  • Effectively performing supplier negotiations on one-off purchases that are not covered by an existing contract and monitoring all related cost savings
  • In collaboration with internal stakeholders, resolving supplier quality and/or services issues as appropriate.
  • Helping update and maintain key content on Procurement's intranet page
  • Establishing strong business relationships with suppliers and internal customer groups.
  • Maintaining & updating vendor master file data

About you:
  • BA or BS Degree
  • 3 - 5 years of direct experience in a corporate procurement role
  • Procurement systems experience, preferably in Oracle Purchasing Cloud
  • Independently motivated, detail oriented and good problem solving ability
  • Excellent communications skills and ability to influence across multiple functions
  • Experience working in or supporting pharmaceutical or biotech R&D preferred
  • Willingness to embrace and demonstrate the principles of the bluebird bio culture: b colorful, b cooperative, and b yourself