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Associate Director - Sourcing and Purchasing (Biohub Network)

Company: Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Network
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: June 1, 2024

Job Description:

Associate Director - Sourcing and Purchasing (Biohub Network)The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Network (https://www.czbiohub.org/) is a group of nonprofit research institutes that bring together scientists, engineers, and physicians with the goal of pursuing grand scientific challenges on 10- to 15-year time horizons. The CZ Biohub Network focuses on understanding underlying mechanisms of disease and developing new technologies that will lead to actionable diagnostics and effective therapies. Our Vision

  • We pursue large scientific challenges that cannot be pursued in conventional environments
  • We enable individual investigators to pursue their riskiest and most innovative ideas
  • The technologies developed at the CZ Biohub Network facilitate research by scientists and clinicians at our home institutions and beyondDiversity of thought, ideas, and perspectives are at the heart of CZ Biohub Network and enable disruptive innovation and scholarly excellence. We are committed to cultivating an inclusive organization where all colleagues feel inspired and know their work makes an important contribution The Opportunity The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Network is looking for an Associate Director - Sourcing and Procurement to support the Biohub network research Institutes - San Francisco, CZII, Chicago, and New York. The role involves both strategic sourcing and operational procurement responsibilities. You will work with research project teams and functional groups to source and support the procurement of goods and services, including review of contracts and quotes and price negotiations. What You'll Do
    • Develop sourcing strategies and systems for the Biohub Network -
    • Hire and build team of local purchasing agents
    • Collaborate with research project teams and functional groups to understand their procurement needs to proactively source purchases
    • Define category and sourcing strategies to gain efficiencies and improvements in vendor reliability, product quality and cost
    • Perform risk assessment of suppliers and develop mitigation tactics for those risk elements
    • Gain an understanding of a project or initiative upfront such that related purchases can be identified and aggregated to track against budget
    • Partner with internal customers on quotes, contract reviews and negotiating terms and conditions and pricing
    • Identify cost savings opportunities that align with achieving organizational goals and meeting financial budget commitments
    • Support the start-up of new Biohub sites for purchases required for both start-up activities and routine operations
    • Identify, recommend and contribute to implement new and/or improved business processes and purchasing system enhancement s What You'll Bring -
      • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or comparable discipline
      • Minimum of 8 years of procurement experience in biotech/pharmaceutical industry or research organization
      • Deep understanding of sourcing, category management and procurement best practices that support vendor assessment, qualification, and ongoing management review process
      • Expertise in managing and negotiating vendor contracts
      • Ability to source and evaluate suppliers to acquire best pricing
      • Solid understanding of the procure-to-pay (P2P) process and internal controls
      • Knowledgeable on taxability of goods and services in a multi-state and international environment
      • Experience with Coupa, NetSuite or comparable P2P and ERP systems
      • Collaborative skills in managing relationships with vendors and internal partners
      • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
      • Capability to prioritize and multi-task effectively Nice to have - -
        • Familiarity working in a dynamic environment with competing priorities
        • Comfortable working with other team members of varying backgrounds and levels
        • Curious mindset and ability to ask probing questions The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub requires all employees, contractors, and interns, regardless of work location or type of role, to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, including a booster vaccine dose, if eligible, by their start date. Those who are unable to get vaccinated or obtain a booster dose because of a disability, or who choose not to be vaccinated due to a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance must have an approved exception prior to their start date. We are an onsite work environment located in Redwood City, CA, enabling a collaborative and supportive culture. This position will lead procurement and sourcing for the Biohub Network locations including San Francisco, Redwood City, Chicago, and New York. - Some travel will be required as the role leads purchasing for multiple locations at different stages of growth. -15% for the first 6 - 9 months to build local teams and build relationships with site operations leads. - Compensation -
          • $144,000 - $198,000 New hires are typically hired into the lower portion of the range, enabling employee growth in the range over time. To determine starting pay, we consider multiple job-related factors including a candidate's skills, education and experience, market demand, business needs, and internal parity. We may also adjust this range in the future based on market data. Your recruiter can share more about the specific pay range during the hiring process. What We Provide
            • Resources to disrupt and innovate at the frontiers of our knowledge of biology and disease
            • An environment where nothing is considered impossible, where bold and creative thinking are the norm, and where a collaborative culture allows teams of people from multiple disciplines to accomplish more than any single person can achieve alone
            • Competitive compensation and benefits commensurate with experience We offer a robust benefits program that enables the important work Biohubbers do everyday. Our benefits include healthcare coverage, life and disability insurance, commuter subsidies, family planning services with fertility care, childcare stipend, 401(k) match, flexible time off and a generous parental leave policy. In addition, we honor our commitment to career development and our value of scholarly excellence through regular onsite opportunities to learn from the world's leading scientists. The CZ Biohub Network is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity of thought, ideas and perspectives. We are committed to cultivating an inclusive organization where all Biohubbers feel inspired and know their work makes an important contribution. Therefore, we provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. Pursuant to the California Fair Chance Act, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. Headhunters and recruitment agencies may not submit resumes/CVs through this website or directly to managers. The CZ Biohub Network does not accept unsolicited headhunter and agency resumes. The CZ Biohub Network will not pay fees to any third-party agency or company that does not have a signed agreement with the CZ Biohub Network. Are you currently eligible to work in the United States of America? -*
              -- Do you now or in the future require visa sponsorship to continue working in the United States? -*
              -- In the last 12 months, have you applied to any organization(s) within the Chan Zuckerberg Science ecosystem? -*
              -(CZ Biohub Network - Chicago , NY , SF , -and the CZ Imaging Institute ) -- We have many exciting career opportunities available, and as part of our collaborative approach, we work with our hiring teams across our wider network to identify talent for our openings. Please opt-in or opt-out here if you would like us to share your profile for other opportunities. -*
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