Procurement Manager

Posting Date 1 month ago(12/14/2020 12:38 PM)
Requisition ID
Job Location(s)
Pittsburgh PA United States
Less than 10%
Position Type
Full Time
Cook Myosite Inc.
Purchasing/Supply Chain


Cook MyoSite, Inc. is on a mission to make regenerative medicine a part of everyday medicine. We’re investigating our core technology, autologous muscle-derived cells, for the potential treatment of several muscle-related disorders. We at Cook MyoSite have the potential to make a difference in the lives of countless people around the world, and we also have the potential to make a difference in yours. Joining our team is an opportunity to ignite your passion, grow your potential, and define your purpose. If you’re curious, motivated by helping others, and driven by integrity, we invite you to apply.


The Procurement manager (SCM) is responsible for the following departments, processes, and functions that are all inter-related to vendor risk management, materials management, purchasing, receiving, and storage of materials, services, equipment, biological tissue, and the chairing the Material Review Board.  This position is responsible for providing and translating strategic goals into tactical guidance to the procurement team and ensuring plans for meeting objectives are effectively developed, communicated, and executed across the procurement function in alignment with organizational objectives and strategy.  The SCM will provide high level input to the Senior Supply Chain Manager in areas of Supply Chain Procurement strategy.


• Primary oversight and management of the following departments:  Purchasing, Warehouse operations, vendor risk, material program, and human tissue receipts. 

• Manages and develops key supplier relationships and partnerships, continually improving supplier service levels and reducing supply chain risk.

• Cultivates constructive, working relationships with suppliers during the negotiation of, or development of, new materials and vendors.

• Negotiates competitive supplier contracts.

• Develops cost/benefit analyses for new materials and suppliers to ensure positive results through key negotiations.

• Leads the Material Program and Material Review Board (MRB) in managing vendor complaints, vendor change notifications, and material and sourcing changes or additions, ensuring that all materials and vendors are appropriately qualified.

• Continuously strive towards continuity of supply by adding alternate source vendors, and secondary or alternate raw materials through the MRB and Material Program. 

• Responsible for warehouse operations and raw material inventories including cold chain storage of materials.

• Responsible for ERP system material master data setup and changes to new or existing materials.

• Management and oversight of Supplier Risk Management.  Ensure new vendors are operationally evaluated, risked, and qualified per internal procedure process and in compliance with FDA regulatory guidelines and to meet the needs of Cook MyoSite.

• Management and oversight of Materials Program, a cross functional team dedicated to assessing both current and new raw materials, material qualifications, manufacturing use, and testing.    

• Management and oversight of Human Tissue Procurement from Organ Procurement Organizations to support internal departments for research purposes.   

• Responsible for leading and chairing the Material Review Board (MRB), a cross function team dedicated to weekly reviews of material quality, change notifications, supply, complaints, and all other material related issues that arise. 

• Responsible for writing or revising departmental Policies and SOPs as needed to be in procedural compliance.

• Responsible to writing, participating, or overseeing the completion of departmental deviations or investigations.

• Responsible for development, measurement, and reporting of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that are relevant to both department and organizational goals.



• Master's degree in Business Administration or undergraduate degree in Life Sciences, Business Administration, or Operations plus 2 years of direct, relevant purchasing and/or operations management experience.

• Minimum of 3-6 years' experience in working in a regulated environment, particularly in Pharma, Biotech, or Medical Device industry.

• Minimum of 3-6 years' experience working with ERP systems, conducting supplier relationship management, utilizing negotiation skills, working in metrics driven environment and exercising financial acumen.

• Certification in CPIM or CPSC a plus

• Advanced proficiency in MS Office, specifically, advanced knowledge of Project, Adobe, OneNote, Excel, Word and PowerPoint; Expert in Outlook

• Experience with ERP systems and functionality

• Basic understanding of cGMP, 21 CFR Part 11, and related regulations associated with Bio/Pharmaceutical product manufacturing


Physical Requirements:

• Office Setting: General office, warehouse and laboratory setting. 

• Ability to conduct and hear ordinary conversation and telephone communication.

• Must be able to work extended hours beyond normal work schedule to include, but not limited to, evenings, weekends, extended work hours and/or extra work hours, sometimes on short notice as required.

• Ability to work under specific time constraints.

• Must be able to sit at desk, in meetings and/or work on a computer for long or extended periods of time.

• Visual and manual acuity for working with computers and equipment.



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