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Senior Procurement Associate, Supply Chain

Company: Vedanta Biosciences, Inc.
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Title: - - - - - - - - - -Senior Procurement Associate, Supply Chain
Location: - - - - - -Cambridge, MA
Reports to: - - - - Senior Manager, Supply Chain
The Role:
The Senior Procurement Associate will support the Manufacturing division of Vedanta Biosciences. This position will work at our Cambridge location. Vedanta Biosciences is seeking a highly capable, self-directed individual who employs a high level of autonomy. The principal activities of this role will be to support core warehouse functional areas:
Here's What You'll Do:

  • Issue purchase orders to third party suppliers based on the forecast and needs of the business.
  • Generate, review, and coordinate RFP/RFQ with suppliers and internal customers
  • Primary coordination with suppliers for submitting RFP/RFQ, receiving and reviewing proposals, T&Cs, and supplier selection
  • Establish and maintain effective supplier relationships.
  • Document supplier performance issues and drive corrective actions and issue resolution.
  • Drive cost savings through negotiating costs and deliveries with vendors on one-time purchases and/or by contract purchases.
  • Identify alternative sources for items to prevent manufacturing delays.
  • Interface with operations, logistics, and project management to effectively manage inventory.
  • Support the development of Supply Chain initiatives and cross-functional teams in continuous improvement programs.
  • Author and revise SOPs.
  • Support other Supply Chain functions as required.


    • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Science, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, or a related field.
    • 5-7+ years' experience in biotech or pharmaceutical industry purchasing and supply chain.
    • Understanding of relevant FDA/EMA/ICH GXP quality requirements.
    • Experience with Federal Acquisition Regulation a plus.
    • Experience with SAP ERP system and working knowledge of MRP, Inventory Control, Planning, and Logistics/Warehousing.
    • Strong work ethic, self-motivation, and problem-solving skills.
    • Ability to work independently and in cross-functional teams.
    • Strong attention to detail and reliability in tasks requiring high accuracy.
    • Ability to utilize Microsoft Office (Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint) particularly Excel where advanced skills are a plus.
    • Demonstrated ability to drive continuous process improvement.
    • Ability to analyze problems and opportunities and systematically approach them to make improvements both short term and long term.
    • Strong analytical, organizational and critical thinking skills.
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced setting and adjust to a changing environment.

      Why join Vedanta Biosciences
      Vedanta is pioneering the development of a new class of therapies that act by modulating the human microbiome. Modulation of the human microbiota holds enormous promise to treat a broad range of immune and infectious diseases in ways that are completely different to existing drug classes. Breakthrough discoveries of our scientific team in the field of mucosal immunology have led to the first rationally designed drug candidates in the microbiome field. Vedanta was founded by PureTech Health and a team of world renowned experts in immunology and microbiology. -
      We invite you to explore our site to learn more about our company and how our discovery platform enables identification of bacterial consortia with drug-like properties and their manufacture to GMP standards.
      Our Vision:We are harnessing the human microbiome to enable a new drug modality based on rationally defined bacterial consortia
      Vedanta is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Vedanta will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Keywords: Vedanta Biosciences, Inc., Cambridge , Senior Procurement Associate, Supply Chain, Professions , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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