Sourcing Manager

South San Francisco, CA
Nov 17, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


Position Summary:

The Sourcing Manager will support the Director of Procurement within the Procurement department to manage strategic sourcing and purchasing of assigned categories with a focus on Research, G&A (Facilities, IT), and or Commercial operations.  Create strategic sourcing plans utilizing an understanding of strategic sourcing methodology and best practices with the goal of securing high quality goods and services, continuity of supply, and continuous cost reductions/savings.  As part of the Procurement Team, the Sourcing Manager will be responsible for a wide range of activities including stakeholder engagement and supplier management, spend data mining and analysis, contract review and negotiation, source plan development and execution, cost savings execution, tracking and reporting.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify, develop, and drive sourcing initiatives and strategic source plans across the greater organization
  • Manage, coordinate, support sourcing projects, including competitive bidding initiatives, cost improvement programs (CIP), RFI/RFP/RFQ’s, alternate sourcing events
  • Develop and maintain key relationships across the various functions and levels within supplier organizations and strong collaboration with scientists and key stakeholders/business partners to deliver value for the organization
  • Search, evaluate, select and manage suppliers for specific spend categories
  • Develop short- and long-term category strategies that support GBT’s Corporate and Quality expectations
  • Identify, execute and report on cost savings and/or cost avoidance initiatives
  • Negotiate, review and execute all types of contracts including but not limited to; MSA, SOW, Change Orders, NDA, MTA’s
  • Perform data analysis and utilize financial acumen to identify opportunities to leverage scale and drive cost savings
  • Provide training to end users on Sourcing tools and processes
  • Interface with Purchasing and AP for resolving Procure to Pay issues


  • Bachelor of Science/Arts degree
  • Require a minimum of 5 years of procurement (Sourcing or Purchasing) related experience
  • Biotech/Pharmaceutical/Commercial Organization preferred and a definite plus
  • Performs a variety of complicated or multi-layered tasks
  • Outstanding organization and detailed oriented skills
  • Applies strong analytical and business communication skills
  • Strong project and process management skills in order to execute Sourcing strategies with cross functional teams
  • Ability to operate and execute effectively in a fast-paced environment with multiple and challenging deadlines
  • Must be customer and results oriented, flexible, team player, improvement minded, self-motivated with good judgement and decision-making ability

Fit with GBT culture:

  • Ability to build strong relationships with co-workers of various backgrounds and expertise
  • Ability to function at a high level in a team setting whether leading the group or acting as an individual contributor
  • Values-based leadership consistent with GBT's Core Values
  • Excitement about the vision and mission of GBT
  • Flexibility
  • Integrity

NOTE:  This position summary is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

The Company complies with all laws respecting equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants with regard to any protected characteristic as defined by federal, state, and local law.  This position requires you to work onsite at the Company’s facilities.  The Company requires all employees working in its facilities (including attending in-person meetings and events) to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19 (except as required by applicable law).  Therefore, this position requires you to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19, subject to reasonable accommodations for a disability/medical condition or sincerely-held religious belief, and/or as otherwise required by applicable law.  The Company considers you fully vaccinated once 14 days have passed since you received either the second dose in a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series or a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine. This position requires you to maintain a fully-vaccinated status against COVID-19, subject to reasonable accommodations required by applicable law. The vaccine must have been FDA approved, have emergency use authorization from the FDA, or, for persons fully vaccinated outside of the U.S., be listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization.