Fluent BioSciences Inc. is an early-stage biotechnology company with novel micro-technology for ultra-sensitive genomic analysis.  We are looking for a highly organized purchasing specialist to support raw material purchasing for our R&D and Manufacturing activities. Under the supervision of the Lab and Operations Manager, the Procurement & Materials Manager will perform a variety of purchasing and inventory tracking tasks necessary to ensure efficient functioning of our facility.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • First-rate organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Experience negotiating with vendors and managing multiple vendor relationships
  • A critical thinker with demonstrated ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities
  • Tech savvy with general business tools: Google Suite
  • Versed in ERP/MRP (experience with Odoo a plus)
  • Must be very comfortable working with and implementing technology platforms
  • Experience with biology lab operations helpful but not required
  • Fluency with programming languages such as SQL and Python is a plus

Responsibilities:

  • Issuing requests for quotations, negotiating, purchasing, coordination of submittals for purchasing approvals and expediting delivery schedules
  • Materials planning and reception
  • Global supply chain management
  • Tracking of suppliers to ensure timely delivery of materials
  • Analyzing spend activity and identifying opportunities to aggregate demand, standardize, and minimize costs
  • Inventory tracking in collaboration with the Lab and Operations Manager
  • Shipping logistics management for domestic and international shipments

In light of the current business challenges, applicants must be willing to work flexible hours which may include nights, weekends, and working from home. Given global supply chain challenges and timing constraints of this market, the applicant must have the flexibility to respond to suppliers off hours.

Fluent Biosciences is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person’s race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Fluent Biosciences will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. To apply, candidates must send a current resume and cover letter to careers@fluentbio.com. Selected candidates will be asked to provide letters of reference.