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Associate Director, Purchasing

Company: Loves Furniture
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: February 20, 2021

Job Description:

Position: Associate Director, Purchasing Location: Cambridge, MA
Job Id: 10941 # of Openings: 1 Summary: Solid's Start: Solid is the English translation of Eytan, the Hebrew name of Solid's co-founders Ilan and Annie Ganot's son, Eytani, who was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne) in 2012 at the age of 3. Unsatisfied with the existing Duchenne treatment landscape, the Ganots built a disease-focused company with the people and potential to advance innovative science quickly and responsibly. Solid's Culture:--Much of what you can learn about Solid and our culture can be found in our name. We come to work each day for the Duchenne community, and that community is our family. We have a collective strength and determination that propels us to embrace innovation and challenge the status quo because central to all that we do is the unwavering commitment to advance meaningful therapies for the Duchenne community. We are a fiercely passionate and committed team, driven to collaborate with thoughtfulness and respect. We value exceptional skills, scientific curiosity, entrepreneurial spirit, diversity and adaptability. #TogetherWeAreSolid in our mission to find a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy and we will not stop until we've done it. Solid Biosciences is seeking an Associate Director to lead procurement, including selecting, negotiating, and contracting with new suppliers for key goods and services supporting cGMP Manufacturing, R&D, Product Development, Clinical Operations, Lab Services, and General/Administrative operations. Lead cross-functional teams across Solid conducting RFPs to select new suppliers. Manage relationships with key (existing) suppliers and materials supply for cGMP materials used in production. Set up procurement systems to support Solid's growth and help integrate the Sourcing function across Solid's operations. Key Duties & Accountabilities:

  • Roll out strategic sourcing across the company; work with partners across Solid to identify potential suppliers, determine market-rate pricing (for benchmarking), work on and lead (if appropriate) RFPs, negotiations, and contracting with suppliers
  • Manage Solid's key materials suppliers; develop and maintain relationships, ensure consistent supply, and understand which items might be at risk of short-supply
  • Ensure sufficient stock available for Solid's cGMP manufacturing; help specify and implement new materials (as appropriate) for new or modified production processes
  • Manage materials required for production at Solid's CDMOs; monitor CDMO inventory levels, coordinate requirements based on Solid's production plans, place orders on suppliers, manage and expedite materials deliveries as required
  • Roll out a materials management program for strategic raw materials used by CDMOs
  • Manage purchases of high dollar goods and services for Solid (e.g. analytical testing, clinical supply depots, equipment for labs, consulting services)
  • Potential: Implement a centralized purchasing function for Solid, work with Finance to implement an e-Requisition system
  • Strong knowledge of cGMP procurement operations and suppliers
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams selecting suppliers
  • Experience negotiating terms and contracts with suppliers
  • Experience managing materials required for cGMP production (planning inventory levels, purchasing, tracking delivery)
  • Preference for candidates with experience working for smaller or early-stage companies Knowledge: Education, Experience, & Skills:
    • Bachelor's Degree required; MBA preferred
    • Knowledge of cGMP supply requirements
    • At least 7 years experience managing procurement and sourcing in a cGMP environment Travel Commitment: (Post Pandemic) Travel up to 15% may be required

Keywords: Loves Furniture, Cambridge , Associate Director, Purchasing, Executive , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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