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Manager, Procurement

Job Details

Job Ref:
1001 Pawtucket Blvd, Lowell, MA
Employment Type:
Full Time

Winning the race to bring new healthcare products safely to market drives Rapid Micro Biosystems (RMB) to combine today’s innovative technologies as never before. Your career at RMB puts you at the center of diverse global teams that span robotics, AI, Machine Learning, imaging, microbiology, and more, re-shaping how urgently needed pharmaceuticals are made, tested, and released for decades to come. The sky’s the limit.  

Careers at RMB are fast-moving, with the high growth you’d expect from a world leader in microbiology automation. Advancement at RMB affords an opportunity to achieve your personal goals and develop your passions, in an inclusive environment where every employee has the resources and opportunities to hone their skills. You’ll do more, learn more, and can make a profound impact on our business.  

Procurement Manager develops sourcing strategies, value optimization and strong supplier relationships. The Procurement Manager uses purchasing & planning expertise and negotiation skills to develop relationships with suppliers to support RMB’s inventory and cost objectives. The Procurement Manager provides leadership, guidance, and motivation to their staff.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develops sourcing strategies with key business partners to ensure the achievement of business requirements.
  • Monitors supplier performance to ensure on-time delivery, meet quality specifications, maintain cost targets, and ensure discrepant materials are swiftly reconciled.
  • Develops and negotiates contracts with strategic suppliers
  • Actively manages supply chain risk through business continuity planning activities, including mitigation & planning with suppliers
  • Accountable for achieving RMB’s financial and value optimization targets.
  • Monitors all sourcing projects and reports on the status of savings and implementation dates
  • Leads meetings with both staff and cross functional teams to ensure assignments, objectives, cost savings and deliverables are met
  • Actively manages inventory levels to balance risk mitigation & cash flow.
  • Reviews slow moving/obsolete inventory; minimizes risk of excess & obsolete materials
  • Supports new product development sourcing activities to support on-time & on-budget product launches
  • Ensures all Suppliers have received and agree to comply with our Ethical Sourcing and quality policies
  • Ensures assigned service suppliers are meeting agreed upon service requirements per contract
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Supply Chain, Finance or related field from accredited university.
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience with MRP-ERP business systems. Full working knowledge of supply chain systems with implementation experience. Full knowledge of Microsoft Office.  
  • Minimum 4 years of sourcing experience.
  • Experience with global sourcing
  • Experience working in regulated environments/industries
  • Must have outstanding leadership, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Accredited certification, CPM, APICS/ASCM preferred.
  • LEAN and/or Six Sigma experience a plus


Rapid Micro Biosystems creates, sells, validates, and services innovative products for fast, accurate, and efficient detection of microbial contamination in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals, biologics, biotechnology products, medical devices, and personal care products.

The company’s Growth Direct™—the first and only growth-based system to automate rapid compendial QC Micro testing—ensures data integrity, compliance, and operational efficiencies driven by rapid methods and automation.

Rapid Micro Biosystems is dedicated to providing groundbreaking technology and products to support companies in their journey to achieve greater reliability, efficiency, and better predictability, ultimately providing higher quality products for improved patient outcomes.

Rapid Micro Biosystems is headquartered in Lexington, Massachusetts.  Our research & development, and manufacturing operations are located in Lowell, Massachusetts. Additionally, we maintain field offices in Freising, Germany; Switzerland, and Singapore. 

Equal Opportunity:

Rapid Micro Biosystems is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity. Applicants for employment and employees are reviewed on their individual qualifications for a position. Under no circumstances will Rapid Micro Biosystems discriminate against qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religious creed, retaliation, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, mental illness, genetics, choice of health insurance, marital status, age, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under applicable law.

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