Procurement Manager Direct Materials iNeST in Hillsboro, OR

$100K - $150K(Ladders Estimates)

Genentech   •  

Hillsboro, OR 97123

Industry: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech


5 - 7 years

Posted 30 days ago

The Position

Main Purpose of the Position:

This position is part of Genentech's' Pharma Technical - individualized NeoAntigen Specific Therapy (iNeST) team based in Hillsboro, Oregon. iNeST is a next generation immunotherapy for the treatment of patients with cancer on a per patient basis. In this critical role, you will be part of a dedicated cross-functional team working on production start-up activities such as the design, installation, testing, and validation of manufacturing equipment, processes, and the quality approach for this exciting and novel technology.

The responsibilities of this role include acting as the single point of contact for manufacturing raw material categories. This is a pivotal and highly visible role that engages with local operations, Genentech / Roche Global functions and extended leadership teams on a regular basis as well as colleagues from other sites and business areas both regionally and globally to implement and drive the Mission and Vision of the site and company by leveraging the procurement discipline as a business enabler.


  • Responsible for the category life cycle management.
  • Develop regional category strategies and procurement strategies through strategic sourcing methodologies in order to continuously improve total costs, service and quality for the assigned categories spend in close collaboration with the stakeholders.
  • Execute regional/global sourcing of assigned projects and develop and manage regional/global contracts to ensure uninterrupted supply.
  • Develop and implement regional/global supplier relationship management (SRM) programs for suppliers in order to improve continuously the suppliers' performance to Roche in close collaboration with the stakeholders.
  • Ensure the execution of the projects is in compliance with the Pharma Procurement Policy Directive, Guidelines and functional SOP's (Global Procurement Manual).
  • Is accountable for procurement targets set by the Functional Head.
  • Set, allocate and monitor project-specific targets.
  • Lead/Support Global Supplier Qualification Projects.
  • Material planning to support manufacturing operations.
  • Manage supplier relations which includes change notifications, contract and price negotiations .
  • Implement and manage key performance indicators.
  • Manages procurement duties, including: vendor sourcing, request for quote (RFQ) preparation, purchase order terms and condition negotiation, proposal evaluations, and purchasing of cGMP and non-cGMP material, equipment, and services.
  • Researches and aids in the approval of secondary/alternate suppliers to support cGMP manufacturing.
  • Creates material forecasts based on current product bill of materials (BOM) to ensure adequate holding stock at our critical suppliers' warehouses.
  • Aids in establishing internal inventory levels as required to support cGMP manufacturing.
  • Creates material forecasts based on current product bill of materials (BOM) to ensure adequate holding stock at our critical suppliers' warehouses.
  • Researches purchasing trends, threats/risks to the supply chain, and develops sourcing and procurement strategies to mitigate risk to the supply chain and ensure business continuity.
  • Completes change control documentation, incident reporting, and Corrective Action Preventive Action (CAPA) process in a quality management system.

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree with an MBA or commensurate experience preferred.
  • Minimum 6 years of professional experience within procurement.
  • Technical proficiency with appropriate procurement systems and tools (SAP experience desirable)
  • Experience in Biotech or pharmaceutical or personalized health care experience or cell therapy manufacturing is desired.
  • APICS certification or other supply chain equivalent desirable.
  • Experience in LEAN Manufacturing experience a plus.
  • Ability to work independently yet collaboratively with the local and global functions.
  • Ability to setup and lead cross-functional teams and supplier relationship management teams.
  • Demonstrated negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Ability to interpret and utilize key financial data.

Who We Are

A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 40 years, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases. Genentech has multiple therapies on the market for cancer & other serious illnesses. Please take this opportunity to learn about Genentech where we believe that our employees are our most important asset & are dedicated to remaining a great place to work.

Valid Through: 2019-11-13