Manager, Procurement & Strategic Sourcing

Durham, NC, United States
Nov 16, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Procurement Business Partner to Manufacturing

Location: Durham, NC

bluebird is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Procurement professional to join our Procurement team. Reporting into the Head of Procurement within Finance, the right motivated candidate will act as the Procurement Business Partner to our Manufacturing team and will support the business with raw material sourcing and spend / supplier management in related categories (tech ops). This is an outstanding opportunity for a seasoned professional to help support a rapidly growing company on the path to commercialization.

Working directly with the manufacturing and our supply chain teams, this person will be responsible for developing and executing category plans for Tech Ops (Drug Product, Drug Substance, Starting Materials, Supply Chain logistics) and others, depending on experience. Activities will include:

  • Together with functional leaders, preparing, distributing and analyzing responses to request for proposal (RFP); supporting supplier evaluation and selection process; Identifying sources of supply and develop relationships with suppliers.
  • Negotiating agreements and ensuring compliance to existing contracts as appropriate.
  • Collaborating with QA to ensure suppliers meet GXP requirements.
  • Assisting internal clients to develop metrics to manage and measure supplier performance.
  • Performing supplier negotiations on one-off purchases that are not covered by an existing contract.
  • In collaboration with internal stakeholders, resolving supplier quality and/or services issues as appropriate.
  • Working closely with Legal to ensure contract terms are supported by Bluebird.
  • Establishing strong business relationships with Suppliers and internal customer groups.
  • Identifying opportunities for improvement in Procurement processes, tools, and templates

Successful candidate will have:

  • BA or BS Degree
  • 6+ years' experience in a diverse procurement/sourcing function
  • 3+ years' experience working with direct materials and contract manufacturing suppliers within biotech/pharmaceutical industry
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and lead the implementation of Strategic Sourcing projects.
  • High communications skill required to establish strong relationships both internally and externally
  • Demonstrated understanding of spend analysis, sourcing systems, savings reporting, and Supplier Relationship Management
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Procurement qualification and certification a plus (CPM, CPSM)
  • Be ready to embrace the principles of the bluebird bio culture: b colorful, b cooperative, and b yourself