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Manager, Procurement

Company: Cell Signaling Technology
Location: Lynn
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Job Description:

Position Summary

About CST

Cell Signaling Technology, Inc. (CST) is a private, family owned, global leader in the development and commercialization of antibodies, assays, and research tools. As a company of scientists for scientists, we have developed XMT - technology, a proprietary method to develop exceptional monoclonal antibodies, PTMScan -, a technology to discover protein post-translational modifications, and PhosphoSitePlus -, an online resource for investigation of post-translational modifications. We are passionate about our role in contributing to the life science industry's advancing of the human condition through accelerating the discovery and development of innovative therapies for human disease. We are fully committed to developing new research tools to help define the mechanisms underlying cell function and disease, thereby broadly accelerating progress in biomedical research and medicine.

CST is seeking to hire a Manager of Procurement who will serve as the primary interface between CST and our suppliers, drive strategic cost savings, supply continuity, risk mitigation, and support the development of business unit innovation and growth opportunities. The position reports to SVP, Global Operations, and serves as the procurement leader, decision-maker, and influencer to our suppliers. We are seeking a proactive, hands-on manager who's continually encouraging and motivating their team members to promote efficient and trouble-free operations. Activities include sourcing, evaluating, and approving suppliers and vendors, negotiating supply contracts, maintaining supplier relationships, and monitoring the quality and timeliness of materials and services provided.

You'll have the opportunity to....

  • Develop and implement comprehensive, flexible, cost-effective purchasing strategies, policies and processes that promote the procurement of all goods and services at the lowest total cost without sacrificing quality
  • Develop and implement contract management strategies, policies and processes that promote consistent procedures, standardized agreements, and uniform practices throughout the company
  • Develop supplier management programs and implements measurement tools and tracking to assess supplier performance and ensure contract compliance while maintaining overall quality and customer service
  • Ensure the development and implementation of supply chain management systems and the use of technology to improve effectiveness
  • Develop and direct the implementation of initiatives related to quality improvement, value improvement, purchasing system enhancements, and benchmarking
  • Effectively communicate procurement strategy, processes, and results to stakeholders and leadership
  • Establish strong business relationships with suppliers and internal stakeholders
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to resolve supplier quality and/or services issues as appropriate
  • Partner with business functions to generate a constant flow of cost savings ideas
  • Manage day-to-day activities and performance of the Procurement team by developing and complying with departmental SOPs and KPIs
  • Champion a continuous improvement mindset within the team by encouraging and supporting process improvement initiatives
    What you bring to the team....

    • Bachelor of Science degree with 10+ years experience in Procurement
    • 3+ years experience managing a team
    • Knowledge of and experience in purchasing, inventory management, and accounts payable practices including ERP systems
    • Advanced negotiation, dispute resolution, and influencing skills
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills to establish strong relationships both internally and externally
    • Experience working within a Quality Management System (QMS)
    • Experience using inventory and workflow management systems
    • Familiarity with lean manufacturing and other process improvement tools
    • Proven ability to know when to seek additional guidance as necessary
    • Proven success in being highly accountable and meeting deadlines
    • Preferred, but not required:
      • MBA degree
      • Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) certification and courses in contract negotiation and management
      • Experience in a life sciences company
      • Experience in a manufacturing supply chain role

        What we offer....

        At Cell Signaling Technology we recognize that people will always be our most important asset. Providing a safe, inclusive, and stimulating working environment that understands the importance of diversity, human dignity and meaningful work is as important as establishing company policies that incorporate excellent health insurance and pay benefits. We recognize that development of people is the key to their happiness and thus ensure every employee has impactful discussions with their manager and develops actionable performance and professional development plans. Lastly, we are committed to engaging and supporting our employees in committees and philanthropy that benefit their local communities and environment through community investment programs.

        • Medical (BCBS) and Dental (Delta Dental) plans paid at 90%
        • Vision Insurance
        • Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability
        • Flexible Spending accounts
        • 401(k) Plan with 6% match
        • Tuition Reimbursement
        • Generous PTO package
        • Pet Insurance
        • Employee Assistance Program
        • Onsite Subsidized Cafeteria
        • Free Parking

          Our number one priority is the health and safety of our employees, their families, our communities, partners and customers. In order to promote that safety and well-being, we require that all US-based employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their start date. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated, or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief, may make a request for exemption. We will consider requests for reasonable accommodations consistent with our policy, and where we are able to provide such accommodations without undue hardship to the company.

          Cell Signaling Technology, Inc. is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, status as a veteran or as a member of the military or status in any group protected by applicable federal or state laws.


          All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at Cell Signaling Technology, Inc. via email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of CST, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by CST for this position and a valid agreement with CST is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the CST agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.

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