Purchasing Agent

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Nov 16, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Recursion is a clinical-stage biotechnology company decoding biology by integrating technological innovations across biology, chemistry, automation, data science and engineering to radically improve the lives of patients and industrialize drug discovery. Our team is working to solve some of the hardest, most meaningful problems facing human health today. Come join us in our mission to decode biology to radically improve lives, while doing the most impactful work of your life.

The Impact You’ll Make

  • Partner with the business to actively place purchase requests, verify safety review of new incoming materials, and communicate with stakeholders to ensure their needs are met
  • Organize inventory planning  and forecast review meetings to ensure inventory items are ordered on time
  • Drive conversations with suppliers to ensure good communication, competitive pricing and on-time delivery
  • Own the full end to end ordering process; ensure orders are completed and invoices are paid
  • Build relationships with key suppliers
  • Master the Recursion supply chain and be the resident expert for material sourcing

 The Team You’ll Join 

  • You’ll become a key member of the Business Operations team that designs and supports the systems, processes, and tools that help deliver on our mission. Developing a sourcing approach that allows us to leverage our scale and enable you to leave your mark as we continue to grow! You will develop collaborative and cross-functional relationships throughout the company and the supply chain as we strive to decode biology and radically improve lives!

 The Experience You’ll Need

  • A minimum of 5+ years in a professional procurement role with high levels of responsibility
  • A BS degree in a finance, business, technical or biological field (engineering, molecular biology, etc); MBA, or CPSM certification preferred
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment supporting all functions within the organization
  • Ability to evaluate suppliers, negotiate contracts, and review the quality of products
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in a highly dynamic R&D company is strongly preferred
  • Good relationship building and problem solving skills
  • Process development experience
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Ability to make informed decisions in the absence of complete information or guidance


The Benefits/Perks You’ll Enjoy as a Full-Time Employee at Recursion: 

  • 100% Coverage of health, vision, and dental insurance premiums 
  • 401(k) with generous matching (immediate vesting)
  • Stock option, restricted stock unit (RSUs) and employee stock purchase plan (ESPP) programs
  • Two one-week paid company closures (summer and winter) 
  • Flexible vacation/sick leave
  • Generous paid parental leave (including adoptive)
  • Onsite daycare facility** (Salt Lake City)
  • Commuter benefit and vehicle parking to ease your commute** 
  • Complimentary chef-prepared lunches and well-stocked snack bars** (Salt Lake City)
  • Monthly fitness/wellness stipend 
  • One-of-a-kind 100,000 square foot headquarters complete with a 70-foot climbing wall, showers, lockers, and bike parking** (Salt Lake City)

**United States based employees

More About Us 

Central to our mission is the Recursion Operating System, or Recursion OS, that combines an advanced infrastructure layer to generate what we believe is one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing proprietary biological and chemical datasets and the Recursion Map, a suite of custom software, algorithms, and machine learning tools that we use to explore foundational biology unconstrained by human bias and navigate to new biological insights which may accelerate our programs. We are a biotechnology company scaling more like a technology company. Recursion is proudly headquartered in Salt Lake City. 

Learn more at www.recursion.com, or connect on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Recursion is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity and inclusion.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, local, or provincial human rights legislation.