Buyer and Inventory Manager

Brisbane, CA, United States
May 28, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Mammoth Biosciences is harnessing the diversity of nature to power the next-generation of CRISPR products. Through the discovery and development of novel CRISPR systems, the company is enabling the full potential of its platform to read and write the code of life. By leveraging its internal research and development and exclusive licensing to patents related to Cas12, Cas13, Cas14 and CasPhi, Mammoth Biosciences is advancing disease detection and treatment using its novel CRISPR systems that can deliver on the promise of precision medicine across diagnostics and therapeutics. Furthermore, Mammoth's CRISPR technology platform will enable new solutions in life science research, healthcare, agriculture, biodefense and more.

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Mammoth Biosciences is co-founded by CRISPR pioneer and Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna and principal founders Trevor Martin, Janice Chen, and Lucas Harrington. The firm is backed by top institutional investors including Decheng, Mayfield, NFX, and 8VC, and leading individual investors including Brook Byers, Tim Cook, Bob Nelsen, and Jeff Huber.


The Buyer and Inventory Manager plays a critical role to assure that all employees have ready access to the materials and services needed to do their jobs. This role processes all purchase requests promptly and verifies on-time delivery to assure excellent service to employees. This role will assure optimal stocking levels of materials, easy access for users and continuously improve inventory management practices.

    • Process purchase requests into NetSuite POs and confirm with vendors
    • Follow up to assure vendors fulfill all order expectations accurately and on time
    • Partner with Receiving to resolve any discrepancies between POs and receipts
    • Partner with Accounts Payable to ensure vendor invoice compliance with POs
    • Develop purchasing systems to continuously improve efficiency, usability and service level to employees
    • Develop and maintain procedures that enable cross-training and consistent execution
    • Provide performance feedback to key suppliers using standard metrics (quality, delivery, cost, service)
    • Establish inventory management processes, including physical setup (5S, racks, bins), replenishment methods (kanban, MRP) and inventory counts
    • Develop inventory management systems to improve inventory control and scalability
    • Execute a consistent routine of monitoring inventory and replenishment orders
    • Partner with key lab stakeholders to adjust scope of stocked materials and stock levels to meet shifts in demand. Routine check-ins to assure alignment.
    • Other duties as assigned

    • Knowledge of inventory management best practices, both from systems and physical handling perspectives
    • Experience managing end-to-end material flows (request, purchase, receive, stock, consume, pay) in a life sciences research or production environment
    • Minimum of one year of experience with supply chain responsibilities in a life sciences company

    • Strong desire to learn and develop the skills and experience necessary to meet the rapid growth in needs as the company grows
    • Experience managing purchases of a wide variety of goods and services, including resolving receiving and invoice issues
    • Experience driving vendors to fulfill order expectations and collaborating to solve problems to meet employee needs
    • Experience working effectively with cross-functional teams to deliver excellent service and results
    • Able to determine the appropriate stock levels, factoring in risks, lead time, space constraints, shelf life and variability in demand
    • Able to implement the planning tools (MRP, ROP, Kanban) that will efficiently manage desired stock levels and trigger replenishment
    • Able to map processes, identify potential improvements and drive solutions
    • Proactive mindset and consistently following through to finish tasks and projects
    • Able to drive projects with little guidance or direction

    • Company-paid health/vision/dental benefits
    • Unlimited vacation and generous sick time
    • Company-sponsored meals and snacks
    • Wellness, caregiver and ergonomics benefits
    • 401(k) with company matching

It is our policy and intent to provide equal opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, political affiliation, sex/gender (including gender expression/identity, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), marital status, registered domestic partner status, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, national origin, veteran status, disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics, and/or any other basis protected by law. This policy covers all facets of employment including, but not limited to: recruitment, selection, placement, promotions, transfers, demotions, terminations, training, and compensation.