Director, Strategic Sourcing

Cambridge, MA
Oct 08, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Why Join Intellia? 

Our mission is to develop curative genome editing treatments that can positively transform the lives of people living with severe and life-threatening diseases. 

Beyond our science, we live our four core values: One, Explore, Disrupt, Deliver and feel strongly that you can achieve more at Intellia. We have a single-minded determination to excel and succeed together. We believe in the power of curiosity and pushing boundaries. We welcome challenging thoughts and imagination to develop innovative solutions. And we know that patients are counting on us to make the promise a reality, so we must maintain high standards and get it done. 

We want all of our people to go beyond what is possible. We aren’t constrained by typical end rails, and we aren’t out to just “treat” people. We’re all in this for something more. We’re driven to cure and motivated for change. Just imagine the possibilities of what we can do together.   

How you will Achieve More with Intellia:

As a Director of Strategic Sourcing, you will be supporting our rapidly growing development organization, and will be responsible for driving the establishment of a Strategic Sourcing function within our Technical Operations & Clinical organizations. This includes developing our policies, designing the sourcing strategy, qualifying and selecting vendors and overall strategic supplier relationship management.

Some of the other key responsibilities in this role include:

  • Ensuring timely execution and completion sourcing events from vendor qualification through contract negotiations across the Clinical and Technical Operations spaces. Should be well versed in multiple Supply Chain categories including but not limited to Raw Materials, Contract Manufacturing of Drug Substance and Drug Product, Clinical Research Organizations, Third-Party Logistics Services, Warehousing, Serialization, Cold Chain, etc.

  • Driving improvements and efficiencies resulting in added value to the organization.

  • Fostering collaborative relationships with internal stakeholders (e.g. Clinical Operations, Development, Regulatory, Quality, Operations, Finance, etc.) and understanding organizational needs.

  • Establishing a strategic governance supplier relationship management program to ensure supplier partnerships are properly developed, managed and monitored.

  • Facilitating and executing supplier governance meetings and operating reviews.

  • Understanding the marketplace and obtaining relevant Market Intelligence that not only ensures effective and educated decision making, but also to provide strategic knowledge enabling future sourcing strategy development. This also includes understanding and monitoring critical supply markets for anticipated industry developments and future innovative service offerings.

  • Managing day-to-day sourcing operations and ensuring competitive landscape through RFQs/RFPs, analyzing proposals, negotiation contracts, and making selection decisions. 

  • Establishing and managing strategic and effective relationships with suppliers, establishing meaningful metrics, driving innovation, identifying and mitigating risk and generating value creation.

About you: 
Do you have a biotech background and proven experience in Strategic Sourcing, Supplier Management, and/or Category Management? If you’re a leader who is passionate about managing and developing teams, we encourage you to apply! Other role requirements include:

  • Experience with International/Global Sourcing, and proven leadership around developing strategic relationships and evolving supply networks.

  • Excellent communication skills, with strong problem solving, decision making, planning, and project management skills. 

Meet your future team: 

This role will report directly to the Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis. The FP&A team is made up of three other individuals, who bring a range of experience and knowledge. While a small team, you will join a group of passionate individuals who enjoying working with one another. In addition to the FP&A team, you will have the opportunity to be a part of the larger team under the CFO, comprised of: Procurement, Accounting, Payroll/Equity, IT, Investor Relations, Corporate Communications, and Operations.

The team is currently working virtually. While the team does plan to return into the Cambridge MA office, current plans slate a return to the office for September (tentatively). Local candidates or candidate open to relocating are encouraged to apply. Although in a virtual environment, the group has made it a priority to continue to foster a sense of community among the team. This includes virtual happy hours, team all-hands, game nights and more! You can expect to join a hardworking, collaborative environment.


EEOC Statement: Intellia believes in a diverse environment, and is committed to equal employment opportunity for all its employees and qualified applicants. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Intellia will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.