Senior Buyer, Clinical Development

Employer
Freenome
Location
South San Francisco, CA
Posted
Sep 22, 2021
Ref
5429862002
Hotbed
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

SENIOR BUYER, CLINICAL DEVELOPMENT

About the Role

In this newly created role, the Buyer is responsible for the sourcing and planning materials to support Clinical Lab Operations

How you’ll contribute:

  • Source and  purchase instruments and lab supplies to support our clinical lab operations
  • Set up and manage global inventory logistics for clinical samples with CRO sites worldwide
  • Develop and maintain key internal stakeholder relationships to create sourcing plans to optimize value and costs savings 
  • Manage Request for Quotation (RFQ) 
  • Create Purchase Orders and provide monthly forecasts to suppliers
  • Monitor status of open POs and monitor schedule for on time delivery
  • Inventory management internally and externally at suppliers
  • Working knowledge of Quality Systems Requirements and Compliance (QSR, ISO 90001/13485)
  • Support managing supplier relationship and performance to meet Key Metrics,  including cost reduction targets, on time delivery and quality audits and  scorecards

What you’ll bring:

  • Bachelor's degree in business or related discipline with 5+ years as a buyer 
  • Medical device, biotech or pharmaceutical industry purchasing experience, ideally with clinical development procurement experience 
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to adapt and thrive in a dynamic cross-functional team environment 
  • Team player capable of working independently as well as collaboratively with cross functional teams
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate with all levels of internal personnel
  • Strong analytical  and organization skills
  • Self motivated with drive to succeed in a fast paced high growth environment

Freenome has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees. As a condition of employment, our employees working on-site are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved or as otherwise required by law.

 

About Freenome

Freenome is on a mission to empower everyone with the tools they need to detect, treat, and ultimately prevent cancer.

We have pioneered the most comprehensive multiomics platform for early cancer detection through a routine blood draw.  By combining deep expertise in molecular biology with advanced computational biology and machine learning techniques to recognize disease-associated patterns among billions of circulating, cell-free biomarkers, we are developing simple and accurate blood tests for early cancer detection and integrating the actionable insights into health systems to operationalize a machine learning feedback loop between care and science. 

Our recent $270 Million Series C brings our financing to over $500 million from investors, including;  Bain Capital, Perceptive Advisors, RA Capital, Polaris Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc., GV (formerly Google Ventures), Roche Venture Fund, Kaiser Permanente Ventures, American Cancer Society’s BrightEdge Ventures, Data Collective Venture Capital, Novartis and Verily Life Sciences. 

Our Science

Freenome is building technology to advance the understanding of cancer through multiple analytes derived from blood. These signals include cell-free DNA, methylation of cell-free DNA, cell-free RNA, circulating proteins, and immune profiling derived from thousands of prospective samples. By developing novel statistical learning methods and applying them to integrate various -omics datasets, Freenome is a leader in modeling specific biological mechanisms to capture disease-dependent signatures, including gene expression, immune response, tumor burden, the tissue of origin, and 3D chromatin structure. 

By building comprehensive discovery datasets and modeling critical biological systems, Freenome is learning what biological changes are present within the blood between a variety of different disease states, including cancer, autoimmune disorders, infections, drug response, and aging. The synthesis of Freenome’s datasets, cross-functional technical expertise, and audacious mission to discover biological truth, we seek to improve the lives of millions through early detection and early treatment of disease.  

Our Culture

Freenomers are technical, creative, visionary, grounded, empathetic, and passionate. We build teams around divergent expertise, allowing us to solve problems and ascertain opportunities in unique ways. Freenomers are some of the most talented experts in their fields, joining together to advance healthcare, one breakthrough at a time. 

We value empathy, integrity, and trust in one another, and we respect the diverse perspectives of our colleagues and those we serve.  We assume positive intent and give each other the benefit of the doubt with the firm belief that we are a team working toward the same objectives.  We believe in empowering and supporting each other in a collaborative and dynamic environment. 

What does a successful person look like at Freenome?

Those who thrive at Freenome prioritize, manage, and execute their own goals with ownership and alignment with those of the company. They embrace our values of empathy, integrity, striving for greatness, servant leadership, trust, and holding themselves and their team accountable to these values. They crave collaboration with brilliant minds from disparate fields of study and believe that hiring and mentorship are fundamental to our success. Above all, they welcome and provide constructive feedback and criticism, trusting in others’ good intentions, and being secure in knowing that embracing mistakes is the best way to learn and grow. For those who pursue challenges, understudied problems, and want the opportunity to see their work impact the lives of millions of people affected by cancer every year, there’s no better place to be than Freenome.

Freenome is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. Freenome does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law.