Supply Chain

Senior Procurement Specialist (2217-N-685-SC)

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.

Arsenal Bio is looking for a Senior Procurement Specialist who is analytical, driven, strategic, and creative.  Reporting into the Head of Procurement, the Senior Procurement Specialist will manage the procurement of R&D and Product Development supplies, services, equipment, and/or raw materials needed for manufacturing operations and facilities. The Senior Procurement Specialist will work with managers to support the department’s needs and maintain various reports to monitor the supply chain needs and will take initiative and use resources needed to ensure the supply chain is properly aligned with the expectations set forth by the Head of Procurement. This role will manage vendor relationships and work between vendors and the Supply Chain team to best position Arsenal Bio with fair and reasonable pricing as well as effective timing on delivery of products.  This role is expected to interact with other departments such as Finance, Manufacturing and Process Sciences and others as necessary.

What You Will Do:

  • Creates and process purchase requisitions and purchase orders, direct and indirect in the procurement system and in accordance with documented procurement process.
  • Communicates with Management and Stakeholders’ purchase order status; manages orders through completion
  • Facilitate cost savings and quality improvement projects
  • Review proposals and negotiate pricing with suppliers 
  • Responsible for setting up, reviewing, executing and maintaining vendor contracts
  • Interacts with suppliers and is responsible for maintaining and enhancing good business relations between Arsenal Bio and suppliers 
  • Holds regular supplier meetings, reviews the open orders, updates procurement system and inform management about at-risk items 
  • Work with Accounts Payable and others as necessary to mitigate and clear pending invoicing issues in a timely manner 
  • Research 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
  • Work closely with Legal in executing and completion of Master Services/Supplies Agreement (MSA)
  • Participates in cross-functional projects for NPI, second sourcing, and process improvements.
  • Builds relationships within the department and with surrounding departments
  • Maintains a high level of quality and compliance with regards to all aspects of procurement 
  • Uses our company ERP system to analyze current inventory supply / demand situation and execute materials purchases as required to maintain proper inventory levels based on analysis.  
  • Other duties as assigned

  • What Will You Bring:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or commensurate experience preferred
  • Minimum 5 years procurement experience in the bio-pharmaceutical and or medical device industry
  • Technical proficiency with appropriate procurement systems and tools (SAP experience desirable)
  • Experience in Biotech or pharmaceutical or personalized health care experience or cell and gene therapy manufacturing is desired
  • Knowledge in ERP systems, desirable
  • Strong leadership and collaboration skills
  • Understanding of core procurement areas of focus (spend management, category management and supplier management)
  • Influencing skills – the ability to persuade others to change behavior in pursuit of a common goal
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to confidently present complex information to senior executives
  • Demonstrated learning agility, and the ability to improve both yourself and the people around you
  • Creates a positive, diverse, and inspiring work environment
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated continuous learning and development mindset
  • Customer centric mindset striving to find the best solution for the business
  • Ability to set up and lead cross-functional teams and supplier relationship management teams
  • Demonstrated negotiation and influencing skills
  • Ability to interpret and utilize key financial data
  • Proven ability to meet tight deadlines, multi-task, and prioritize workload
  • Ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical team members
  • Strong experience in reviewing business requirements and problem statements
  • Highly motivated, self-driven, capable of defining requirements and developing procurement processes

  • ArsenalBio prioritizes the providing of a safe and healthy workplace that is consistent with COVID-19 public health guidance and legal requirements.  In order to protect our employees and visitors, we require all visitors (candidates) and employees to present proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 when coming onsite.

    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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