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Procurement Manager

Zai Lab (US) LLC
San Francisco, CA
Start date
Jul 12, 2022

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Administration, Procurement
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Biotech Bay
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Job Description

The Procurement Manager (Menlo Park, CA or Cambridge, MA) will take the lead in creating value through innovation, sustainability, risk management, quality, service, cash and productivity programs all while ensuring compliance with policies, strategies and processes. In addition, this position will lead in the development and deployment of sourcing strategies and the ongoing management of supplier relationships to ensure Zai Lab’s competitive advantage.  In addition, this position will completely build a program with the business and suppliers that incorporates best practices, market insights, risks and opportunities, and set a clear vision for various areas, defining and delivering ambitious plans that encourage teams and stakeholders to engage not just in the destination, but also in the journey.

  • Develop preferred supplier programs for US operations
  • Analyze US spend data and understand the business needs.
  • Lead all category sourcing activities in US
  • Provide US market and supplier insights to maximize opportunities.
  • Prepare and plan for any of the bids in US, and co-lead global negotiations.
  • Lead supplier performance evaluation process and developing appropriate action plans in alignment with internal stakeholders.
  • Lead contract implementation and drive contract compliance as per Procurement policies
  • Bachelor’s degree in business related field (i.e. E-commerce, Finance or Accounting, Int’l business, Marketing, Economy, etc) with 5 years’ experience in Procurement or Supply Chain (Technical or Sourcing).
  • Masters degree preferred; experience in indirect sourcing preferred.
  • Experience of managing through multi-functional and multi-cultural projects and teams, preferred in biotech and biopharma companies
  • Business acumen and Entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Chinese speaking is a plus
  • Ability to travel 10%-15% of the time
  • Zai Lab US requires all employees who are working onsite or who are in customer facing positions to be vaccinated against COVID-19 (subject to any legally required exemptions)

Additional Information

Disclaimer: This description is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirement for the position. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or based on disability.


Zai Lab is an innovative commercial stage biopharmaceutical company focused on bringing transformative medicines for cancer, infectious and autoimmune diseases to patients in China and around the world. To quickly target the large, fast-growing segments of China’s pharmaceutical market and address unmet medical needs, Zai Lab’s experienced team has secured partnerships with leading global biopharma companies, generating a broad pipeline of innovative drug candidates. Zai Lab has also built an in-house team with strong drug discovery and translational research capabilities, aiming to establish a global pipeline of proprietary drug candidates against targets in our focus areas. Zai Lab’s vision is to become a fully integrated biopharmaceutical company, discovering, developing, manufacturing and commercializing its portfolio in order to impact human health worldwide.

For additional information about the company, please visit

Stock Symbol: ZLAB

Stock Exchange: NYSE



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Menlo Park
United States
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