Manager of Procurement

Cell Signaling Technology, Inc.
Job Location
3 Trask Lane
Danvers, MA 01923
commensurate with experience
Job Description

We are seeking a highly motivated Manager of Procurement to join our Operations team.

The primary role of the Manager of Procurement will be to successfully develop, implement, and manage all activities related to the procurement of materials and services for the company. Additionally, he/she will direct a team of purchasing professionals. 


Key Responsibilities:

·      Develops and implements comprehensive, flexible, cost effective purchasing strategies, policies and processes that promote the procurement of all goods and services at the lowest total cost without sacrificing quality

·      Develops and implements contract management strategies, policies and processes that promote consistent procedures, standardized agreements and uniform practices throughout the company

·      Develops supplier management programs and implements measurement tools and tracking to assess supplier performance and ensure contract compliance while maintaining overall quality and customer service

·      Ensures the development and implementation of supply chain management systems and the use of technology to improve effectiveness

·      Develops and directs the implementation of initiatives related to quality improvement, value improvement, purchasing system enhancements, and benchmarking

·      Develops performance objectives based on business strategies and measurement tools to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of the procurement organization

·      Effectively communicates procurement strategy, processes, and results to stakeholders and leadership

·      Negotiates supply agreements and ensures compliance to existing contracts as appropriate

·      Establishes strong business relationships with suppliers and internal stakeholders

·      Coordinates purchasing activities with internal stakeholders to maintain inventories at planned levels

·      Collaborates with internal stakeholders to resolve supplier quality and/or services issues as appropriate

·      Partners with business functions to generate a constant flow of cost savings ideas

·      Ensures adherence to pertinent regulatory requirements and to departmental policies, practices and procedures


·      A Bachelor's degree required with an advanced degree (MBA) preferred

·      Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) certification and courses in contract negotiation and management preferred

·      Minimum of 10 years in a procurement role

·      Minimum of 5 years in a managerial role

·      Knowledge of and experience in purchasing, inventory management, and accounts payable practices including ERP systems

·      Advanced negotiation, dispute resolution, and influencing skills

·      Excellent oral and written communication skills to establish strong relationships both internally and externally

·      Specific experience in a life sciences company

About Our Organization

Cell Signaling Technology, Inc. (CST) is a worldwide leader in the development and commercialization of antibodies, assays and research tools.  As a company of scientists for scientists, we have developed PTMScan®, a technology to discover protein post-translational modifications, PhosphoSitePlus®, an online resource for investigation of post-translational modifications, and XMT® technology, a proprietary method to develop exceptional monoclonal antibodies.  We are fully committed to developing new research tools to help define the mechanisms underlying cell function and disease, thereby broadly accelerating progress in biomedical research and medicine.

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