Sr. Buyer

Twist Bioscience

Twist Bioscience

Accounting & Finance
Portland, OR, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 10, 2023
Programmable DNA, the software of Life, is finally here! Twist Bioscience is developing a disruptive Synthetic DNA technology that will change the world, enabling widespread health and sustainability. Synthetic biologists will use our products to engineer how organisms produce cures to diseases, make everyday chemicals by using the atmosphere as the carbon source, enable plants to make their own fertilizers, and to create in-vivo diagnostics that alert us when we are sick, and many more applications.We are planning a rapid scale-up and need to develop an excellent supply chain team in order to make it happen. We need a passionate, highly skilled, and strong team player to organize the supply base and drive continuous improvement. The ideal candidate must thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and be able to take a leadership role in developing great processes and a top-notch supply base. This role requires an individual that can be effective at being hands-on in the short-term while developing a strategic path forward that will deliver world-class purchasing processes and service.
What You’ll Be Doing
●Develop supplier relationships and contracts that improve quality, security of supply, competitive pricing, and service.
●Partner with the Operations, R&D, and Engineering Departments to develop and implement supply strategies for a wide variety of products and services.
●Collaborate with engineers and scientists to enable rapid technology development while establishing suppliers that scale reliably and cost effectively.
●Develop the procurement system via active participation in our SAP implementation and collaboration across the Twist organization.
●Proactively reduce risks of supply disruptions.
●Lead resolution of supplier quality issues.
●Support related procurement activities as assigned by the Director of Supply Chain.
●Follow regulatory and ISO 13485 requirementsImpact:Failure to perform the essential functions of this job may lead to or result in: supply disruptions; increased product costs; inefficient procurement operations; poor relationships with suppliers and internal customers.
What You’ll Bring to the Team
●Supplier Management (Quality, Cost, Delivery, Security of Supply, and Service)
●Lead efforts to reduce risks within the supply base.
●Identify and deliver on cost savings opportunities.
●Contracts (Strategy Development, Negotiation & Compliance Management)
●Negotiate optimal terms with suppliers (price, delivery, and payment terms). Demand the best overall value.
●Clearly communicate requirements to suppliers, both verbally and in writing.
●Maintain current and accurate supplier data in the purchasing system (e.g. delivery dates, pricing, change orders).
●Deliver a high level of customer service within the company.
●Lead preparation and execution of Supplier Business Reviews.
●Compliance to procurement policies & procedures.Expected Skills:
●Supplier management
●Able to set high expectations and actively manage suppliers to deliver to a high performance level. High level of attention to detail and continuous supplier feedback.●
●Contract negotiations
●Able to develop a strategy with stakeholders, plan the negotiation and negotiate in a demanding yet professional manner.
●Problem Solving○Ability to quickly analyze problems, investigate and determine solutions.
●Project Management○Able to define goals and plans, then manage a project to successful completion.
●Able to manage a wide variety of tasks, maintain and communicate task status to stakeholders. Proactive follow-up to ensure on-time completion of deliverables.
●Working knowledge of ERP/MRP software.
●Able to analyze MRP results and optimize planning parameters to maintain LEAN inventory levels while assuring product availability.
●Analytical and presentation skills
●Able to present detailed analyses and proposals to all levels of management. Proficient with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
Education and/or Experience:
●Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred.
●Experience managing material categories used in the life sciences or biotech industries, such as reagents, lab equipment, and labware.
●CPIM or equivalent level of training desired.
●5 years of purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment in which the expected skill set above was used extensively.Physical Activities
●Must be able to stand for long periods of time while performing duties.
●Must be able to work safely with chemicals and hazardous materials.●Must be able to lift up to 20 lbs
The Sr. Buyer is expected to be onsite a minimum of 3 days per week.

About Twist Bioscience

Twist Bioscience synthesizes genes from scratch, known as “writing” DNA. Just as children learn to both read and write, the next phase of development for the genomics revolution is the ability to write DNA.

At Twist Bioscience, we work in service of people who are changing the world for the better. In fields such as health care, agriculture, industrial chemicals and data storage, our unique silicon-based DNA Synthesis Platform provides precision at a scale that is otherwise unavailable to our customers.

Twist Bioscience Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Twist Bioscience Corporation provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic characteristics, or any other category protected by law.