Associate Manager/Manager, Procurement

San Francisco Bay Area
Jul 16, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Based in Menlo Park, CA since 2018, Zai Lab U.S. is focused on discovering and developing novel therapies for the treatment of cancer and inflammatory diseases. We are an innovative, research-based, commercial stage company, with over 850 employees worldwide and a diversified and strong pipeline poised for continued growth. This is an exciting time for us as we build our R&D Drug Discovery team and advance our global pipeline, aiming to produce 1-2 global INDs per year.   In September 2020, Zai Lab U.S. moved to a new, larger research facility to accommodate our continued growth.

Zai Lab is recruiting for an Associate Manager/Manager, Procurement to support our US entity. This role reports to Associate Director, Finance. This position is in Menlo Park, CA.


- Manage all purchasing activities related to US entity, follow standard purchasing processes and procedures, and improve as needed

- Build efficient and effective relationships with vendors with the intent on a long-term, mutually beneficial relationship, with a focus on key vendors

- Negotiate with vendors to secure advantageous terms and savings

- Collaborate with business departments and research teams to ensure clarity of expectations and specifications.

- Perform other duties, as assigned


- Bachelor's degree and 5 years of experience OR Master's degree and 2 years of experience
- 4+ years of relevant experience as a sourcing or procurement professional preferably in Biotech or Pharma industries

- Strong written and verbal communication and negotiation skills, and the ability to work well with vendors and colleagues    

- Familiar with sourcing and procurement systems and best practices

- Effective time management and organizational skills

- Ability to navigate in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with multiple priorities

Preferred Qualifications:

- Vendor relationship management and procurement experience supporting preclinical and Clinical operations

- Experience with establishing MSAs/preferred partnerships

- Governance/oversight processes to ensure delivery

- Chinese language skills

If you are interested in this position, please send an email with your resume.