Director Of Supply Chain

Synthego Redwood City , CA 94063

Posted 3 months ago

Synthego is enabling genome engineering at scale with a blend of scientific instrumentation, industrial automation, and data science. Our team of scientists and engineers are putting multidisciplinary fields together to solve problems that no one field can tackle alone.

We are searching for an innovative leader to manage our Supply Chain Organization. With a focus on cost, quality, and scale, this role will be responsible for establishing world-class operating protocols. The ideal candidate is well-versed in managing specialized vendors, leading cost-reduction negotiations, mitigating risk, and lean manufacturing practices. This position requires the tact to mentor and develop others, as well as the sense of urgency and ability to get hands-on when necessary.

What You'll Do

  • Design and implement a supply chain that supports Synthego's business strategy, is adaptable to changing market conditions, new business opportunities, and/or new cost reduction strategies

  • Evaluate, qualify and select suppliers globally in support of strategic business plans

  • Manage supplier selection process to meet quality, service, cost, risk mitigation and performance goals

  • Lead negotiation efforts for major contracts with suppliers, vendors, and freight providers

  • Implement inventory management protocols with accurate tracking in NetSuite

  • Develop approved vendor list for both production materials and R&D needs

  • Establish metrics and goals to measure and improve performance in the areas of purchasing, planning, inventory levels, product quality and on-time delivery

  • Liaise with suppliers to ensure stability within the supply chain and product availability at all times. Proactively communicate potential supply disruptions and contingency plans

  • Participate in the site audit program, ensuring compliance to all published procedures

  • Author and maintain SOPs for procurement and supplier qualification processes

About You

  • 5+ years experience managing a supply chain organization, preferably in the biotech space

  • Strong understanding of lean manufacturing principles

  • Experience with NetSuite ERP preferred

  • Experience with formal quality management systems required

  • Experience developing supplier scorecards, managing supplier quality reviews, and implementing supply chain metrics

  • Innovative, motivated, and independent leader possessing a player/coach mentality

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Company Benefits & Perks

  • Competitive salary

  • Generous equity at an early stage company

  • Robust medical, dental and vision benefits

  • 401k Plan

  • Fully stocked kitchen and snacks

  • Free catered lunches and dinners

  • 4x daily Shuttle bus to & from San Francisco


Synthego's vision is to turn biology into an information science, with the ultimate goal of dramatically extending the healthy human lifespan.

Synthego builds advanced bioinformatics and automated hardware platforms to create next-generation molecular biology tools, starting with full-stack genome engineering.

These world-class tools accelerate basic scientific discovery, critical disease cures and novel synthetic biology applications to improve and prolong life.

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