Senior Buyer, Procurement

San Diego, CA, United States
Feb 06, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Fate Therapeutics is currently seeking a motivated individual to lead materials planning and vendor negotiations to support our Procurement department. The successful candidate will plan and procure supplies and equipment necessary to support Fate's clinical, commercial, and R&D Operations, for all products and therapeutic areas. Candidate will develop new and second source suppliers; obtain quotations, examine bids, and gather data on current and potential vendors. Fate's development programs involve novel cell therapeutic products which present unique product manufacturing and quality opportunities. Cell therapy manufacturing knowledge and familiarity with the pertinent regulations and how they apply to this field is desired. This is a full-time position reporting to the Senior
Manager, Procurement and is located at our corporate headquarters in San Diego, CA.

• Research, compare, analyze and negotiate prices with suppliers/vendors to obtain
service, products or product information, such as pricing, availability, and delivery schedule.
• Establish and maintain supplier/vendor relationships for purchases of materials and services.
• Promptly resolve discrepancies with vendors (backorders, damaged shipments, etc.).
• Estimate product values according to knowledge of market conditions and pricing trends
that affect purchase prices.
• Analyze quotes/proposals, perform cost/benefit analyses, and present/make
recommendations. Determine best method of procurement, such as direct purchase, bid or volume purchasing.
• Liaises with suppliers, distributors, and Fate's Legal, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Materials Management, Research, and Accounting teams.
• Review approved purchase requisitions for accuracy and completion as required.
• Maintain supplier database, such as contact information & contracts.
• Adheres to good documentation practices.
• Performs other related duties as required and assigned.

• Bachelor's degree preferred with a minimum of 5 years of experience in related
position in biotech / pharmaceutical industry.
• Effective negotiation and persuasion skills.
• Sarbanes Oxley compliance & ERP system experience preferred.
• Exceptional organization and time management skills.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• Strong analytical abilities and attention to detail.
• Able to adjust to workload in an always changing, fast pace environment.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office applications and electronic procurement systems
(preferably Fraxion) and the ability to quickly and easily learn new applications.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
• 100% on-site work at corporate headquarters in San Diego, CA
• Evening and weekend work as necessary The preceding job description indicates the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. Additional and incidental duties related to the primary duties may be required from time to time.
For consideration send cover letter and resume to: and reference job code 445RG.

About Fate Therapeutics, Inc.

Fate Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of first- in-class cellular immunotherapies for cancer and immune disorders. The Company has established a leadership position in the clinical development and manufacture of universal, off-the-shelf cell products using its proprietary induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) product platform. The Company's immuno- oncology product candidates include natural killer (NK) cell and T-cell cancer immunotherapies, which are designed to synergize with well-established cancer therapies, including immune checkpoint inhibitors and monoclonal antibodies, and to target tumor-associated antigens with chimeric antigen receptors (CARs). The Company's immuno-regulatory product candidates include ProTmune™, a pharmacologically modulated, donor cell graft that is currently being evaluated in a Phase 2
clinical trial for the prevention of graft-versus-host disease, and a myeloid-derived suppressor cell immunotherapy for promoting immune tolerance in patients with immune disorders. Fate Therapeutics is headquartered in San Diego, CA. For more information, please visit