Purchasing Manager

Ra Pharmaceuticals Cambridge , MA 02138

Posted 2 months ago

Ra Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: RARX), is a clinical stage biotechnology company focused on development of novel therapeutics for the treatment of serious diseases that are caused by excessive or uncontrolled activation of the complement system, a critical component of the immune system. Ra Pharma combines its expertise in area of complement with leadership in macrocycle peptide technology to discover and develop therapeutics that transform the lives of patients with life threatening disorders

Position Description

We are currently seeking a Purchasing Manager to be responsible for the enhancement of our procurement process, purchasing policies, procedures and requirements necessary to support a growing clinical stage company. The Purchasing manager will be responsible for the the company's purchasing activities in accordance with Ra's Procurement policies and guidelines. This is a hands-on position and the ability to multitask and work with others is essential. This individual will report to the Vice President, Operations.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement the overall purchasing process to support the Ra day to day operations

  • Manage system (NetSuite) implementations and upgrades and testing thereof

  • Partner with stakeholders to define and implement required guidelines and policies. Formalize procedures to ensure compliance with stated policies and controls, including audit

  • Manage purchasing process including approval and maintenance of vendor information coordination and follow up on open Purchase requisitions and orders

  • Identify and implement process improvements to enhance operational efficiency and effectiveness

  • Develop reporting tools and strategies to extend analytical capabilities into the organization.

  • Manage the order processing cycle times to ensure they meet internal business performance requirements

  • Assist the business securing competitive bids or quotes for existing goods/services as needed

  • Resolve day-to-day issues that arise relating to purchasing and contracts

  • Assist with SOX, financial and tax audits & reviews

  • As necessary train users on Ra's procurement tools

Requirements

  • BS in Business Administration or a related discipline and a minimum of 5 years of experience in purchasing, preferably in a biotechnology environment

  • Experience with NetSuite is a must

  • Solid understanding of purchasing concepts

  • Proven experience in negotiating contracts

  • Ability to operate both strategically and tactically

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well with cross functional team member

  • Superior attention to detail and strong analytical skills

  • The ability to multitask and thrive in a fast-paced environment, be proactive and resourceful

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