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Senior Manager
Posted on 4/19/2022
San Carlos, CA, USA
Experience Level
  • Bachelor's Degree with 8+ years of Procurement experience managing IT, Facilities, and hardware commodity purchases, or equivalent relevant and pertinent experience
  • Metrics driven, with the ability to exercise judgment and operate independently
  • Managing direct reports and promoting the utilization of procurement methodology through category management and strategic sourcing activities within the Indirect category space
  • A big plus would be someone who also possesses strategic and technical experience in a corporate setting. In this role, you will report to Senior Purchasing Manager
  • Establish and maintain effective partnerships with key stakeholders aimed at identifying, understanding, and fulfilling their requirements
  • Manage others and hire as business dictates
  • Manage day to day indirect procurement function of purchase requests to purchase orders
  • Identify cost savings opportunities and manages cost reduction activities to achieve annual cost reduction goal
  • Initiate and execute vendor optimization plans for existing vendors to deliver cost reduction, supply assurance, and quality improvement
  • Review existing contracts and understand business requirements; formulate guidelines and design standard vendor contract protocols
  • Assist in development financial analytics to support commercial term negotiations with performance dashboards and ROI based evaluation tools
  • Assist to establish vendor life-cycle strategy to oversee planning, sourcing and selection of new indirect suppliers, manage data for vendor performance and manage vendor off-boarding and transition
  • Develop and maintain category strategies to meet business objectives (e.g. best cost, quality, service, resilience.) Ensure category strategy aligns with existing and future needs
  • Proactively collaborate with business partners and stakeholders to lead contract negotiation with suppliers; develop negotiation approaches, fallback positions and acceptable terms and conditions through contract completion and identify key benchmarks to measure contractual arrangements
  • Identify and realization of cost-saving and cost-reduction opportunities and build a culture of long-term savings on procurement costs without compromising supply assurance or quality
  • Ability to implement Category Strategy, and perform Spend Analysis
  • Create and report category activities on a regular basis
  • Lead cross-functional teams in the identification of alternative product/suppliers facilitate qualification trials and conduct supplier management to drive continuous improvement
  • Manage supplier contracts and any modifications within contracts (expiration dates, renewals)
  • Create POs for relevant internal stakeholders, coordinate based on supplier's delivery conditions

1,001-5,000 employees

Clinical genetic testing
Company Overview
Natera's mission is to change the management of disease worldwide with a focus on reproductive health, oncology, and organ transplantation.
  • Flexible medical plans
  • Investment options
  • Time off
  • Workplace perks
Company Core Values
  • A person behind every sample
  • Embrace diversity
  • Be accountable
  • Think team
  • Learn and nimble
  • Show me the data
  • Be ready to change the world
  • Integrity is in our DNA