Finance & Accounting

Purchasing Manager (2161-N-840-FINA)

ArsenalBio’s mission is to develop efficacious and safe cellular therapies for patients with chronic diseases, initially cancer.  Our products are being designed to herald the transition of adoptive cell therapy from a hospital based treatment to outpatient therapy, like most other cancer treatments. 

Our people are our greatest asset, they bring scientific talents in molecular biology, immunology, pharmacology, protein chemistry, computational biology, automation, genome engineering, software and other fields to make the future happen now.

We are seeking a Purchasing Manager for a newly created position that will head up the strategy and process of our purchasing space. Working with both direct materials and services, the ideal candidate will come from a strong background in the pharmaceutical or biotech space. Our company is growing quickly, and this purchasing manager will help to grow the function to support the organization. We need an experienced procurement and sourcing professional with the ability to work cross-functionally, be creative and innovative, and highly organized.

What Will You Do

  • Heading up the procurement space of the company including procurement, vendor management, inventory management and planning
  • Coordinate with suppliers, operations, project managers, and other appropriate stakeholders as necessary to monitor supply, identify potential problems, and resolve issues that may prevent on-time delivery for our programs
  • Collaborate with external sourcing partners to ensure the optimal balance of supply assurance, supply quality and cost.
  • Have a strong understanding and knowledge of ERP system. Current system NetSuite
  • Develop strong procurement processes and implement new practices
  • Adhere to and enforce ArsenalBio's purchasing policies and procedures in compliance with the Board approval system.  
  • Align procurement practices and work with supply chain in support of the business strategy
  • Review and update open purchase orders as needed and resolve discrepant orders in the system immediately
  • Resolve discrepancies with internal customers, vendors, and accounting
  • Process and order approved supplies and convert  an approved purchase requisition into a purchase order

  • What You Will Bring

  • Bachelor's degree ideally in related discipline, Business, Supply Chain, or Engineering 
  • 8+ years' of experience in Production Planning, Purchasing, and/or Procurement using ERP systems in a GMP environment, Pharma/Biotech industry experience preferred. 
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for stated requirements.
  • APICS/ISM (CPSM)/Supply Chain certification preferred. 
  • Advanced materials management skills including Sourcing, Supplier Quality, Contract Administration, Inventory Control, Supplier Selection and Technical Development, Transactional Management.
  • Experience procuring within a GMP manufacturing environment. 
  • Ability to communicate in a professional and efficient manner at all levels of the company.
  • Strong project management skills with accurate attention to detail. Exceptional negotiation skills. 
  • High energy, forward-thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards and a positive and professional demeanor. 
  • Ability to be flexible and able to function comfortably in a fast paced, changing and dynamic environment. 
  • Applicable experience in identification and implementation of SCM best practices and industry standards.
  • We are committed to hiring the best talent from diverse backgrounds. A diverse workforce engenders richness of thought, creativity and discovery. We invite individuals who embrace intellectual achievement to bring their unique personal and professional journeys and together we will build transformative cell therapies for cancer patients.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

    To all recruitment agencies: ArsenalBio does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, or Arsenalbio employees. ArsenalBio is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


    ArsenalBio was formed by its investors and scientific founders to discover, develop and commercialize curative and safe cellular therapies for patients with life threatening diseases, initially cancer.

    We believe the most productive and secure route to achieving this goal is to build scaled platforms of technologies challenged with scientific questions to yield informative data from hypothesis driven, well controlled experiments. These data will inform the design of ambitious, best-in-class, lead compositions. Our leads will be rigorously evaluated and honed until we are convinced our matured leads, called development candidates, can be prepared for testing in needy, and vulnerable patients.

    Our products will be designed to speed the transition of cell therapy from hospital-based to outpatient treatments, increasing access to more patients at lower cost to patients, health systems, and insurers.

    To achieve this mission, we are building diverse teams of talented, curious, and caring individuals who believe in our mission and our vision to be sustainable in our business plan, our work habits, and our personal lives.

    Our values create: a foundation for mutual respect, an engaging harmony from many voices, and unselfish behavior to aid our colleagues.

    This is ArsenalBio.
    This is our Company.

    Ken Drazan, MD
    Founding CEO


    Best in Class Health & Wellness Plans

    Flexible Office Hours

    Paid Parental Leave

    Healthy Kitchen Snacks

    Daily Catered Lunches

    Free Onsite Fitness Center

    Unlimited Vacation Days

    Generous compensation and equity packages

    Commuter Benefits

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