Director/Sr. Director, Procurement

California, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 4, 2023

ImmPACT Bio is a clinical-stage company, headquartered in the Los Angeles area, and with a subsidiary in Israel, developing novel cell therapies for treating cancer. The company’s next-generation chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T cell technologies are based on Boolean logic-gate approaches and address key biological challenges for engineered T cell therapies including relapse due to antigen loss/escape; on-target, off-tumor toxicities; and the immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment.

ImmPACT Bio is seeking an innovative, highly motivated, versatile leader to join us as Director/Sr. Director of Strategic Sourcing and Procurement. The successful candidate will be responsible for evolving and leading company’s strategic sourcing, contracting, and supplier management for all external spend, including manufacturing / clinical / research spend. The candidate will enable long-term relationships with key suppliers, negotiate contracts, and drive value-enhancing and risk-mitigating initiatives.

NOTE: Position, reporting to Head of Supply Chain, is based in West Hills, CA

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop, align, and implement the Company’s overall sourcing strategy / resource plan in accordance with the business strategies and plans
  • Partner with the business functions to lead procurement initiatives / projects supporting business goals that include selection of suppliers for new capabilities, optimizing the current supply base, and maturing risk management program
  • Ensure robust procurement policy framework and a compliant program
  • Evolve procurement function to drive fit-for-purpose RFP process that ensures clearly defined user requirements and delivers quality proposals
  • Develop contract framework (MSA, SOW, LOI) in partnership with Legal and ensure robust implementation
  • Proactively look for ways to mitigate ImmPACT Bio risk profile via contract negotiations, close monitoring of supplier performance, and supporting performance improvement initiatives
  • Navigate challenging supplier performance issues as needed via contractual/legal escalation pathways as needed
  • Partner with G&A functions (i.e. Finance, HR) to plan, manage, report in alignment with company metrics
  • Develop supplier management program in line with the business needs
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships across departments and maintain clear communications with the Senior Executive Team, cross-functional team leaders, and third-party providers
  • Mature procurement function to enable ImmPACT Bio achieve its financial and strategic needs

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree
  • 8+ years of related experience including management of the function with at least 5 years in a biotechnology or pharmaceutical company
  • Strong analytical and communication skills with business acumen
  • Experience with sourcing and supplier management required
  • P2P (Procure to Pay) experience/general process knowledge required
  • Proven negotiation, influencing, and strong interpersonal skills to deliver value
  • Proven ability to work in a lean organization and creatively solve problems
  • Ability to build, manage, and develop procurement function

Preferred Qualifications

  • 10+ years in biopharmaceutical or pharma experience and/or equivalent consulting experience
  • Cell / Gene Therapy company experience
  • Experience in all phases of product lifecycle – from pre-clinical trials, Clinical trials to commercialization
  • Excellent computer, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Work independently in a matrix environment and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Strong supplier management, project management, organizational and planning skills
  • Ability to work flexibly in a fast-paced environment with a strong work ethic and positive attitude
At ImmPACT Bio we embrace transparency in our total rewards pay and benefits program and philosophy. We believe in offering and maintaining competitive compensation and benefits programs for our employees to attract and retain a talented, highly engaged workforce. Our compensation programs are focused on fair and equitable pay practices including market based and data supported base pay, an annual performance-based bonus plan, and equity grants (ISO) for new employees.

Compensation for the role will depend on several factors, including a candidate’s qualifications, skills, competencies, and experience.
Salary Range
$155,058$224,625 USD

ImmPACT Bio provides a generous Total Rewards package, to include a competitive base salary, bonus, and equity package as well as generous benefits and paid time off programs. ImmPACT Bio is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will review all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. All information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.