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Global Procurement Manager

Menlo Park, CA

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GRAIL is a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early, when it can be cured. GRAIL is using the power of high-intensity sequencing, population-scale clinical studies, and state-of-the-art computer science and data science to enhance the scientific understanding of cancer biology, and to develop and commercialize pioneering products for the early detection of cancer. The company is located in Menlo Park, California and Hong Kong. It is supported by leading global investors and pharmaceutical, technology, and healthcare companies. For more information, please visit ****The GRAIL Global Procurement Manager is responsible for the execution of procurement strategy as defined by the department Director. This role provides oversight and management of the day-to-day operations of the Procurement group and represents Procurement management to both internal cross functional departments as well as outside suppliers.
The Procurement Manager will manage the sourcing of consumable goods, capital equipment and services requirements. This position will play a critical role in assuring goods and services are procured through qualified sources and are delivered within set schedules.
With Procurement Director direction, the Procurement Manager will ensure goals are being met (management objectives, cost savings goals, etc.), staff is complying with GRAIL, Inc policies and procedures, and government regulations are being followed. This position will support business operations by monitoring supplier performance, working with Finance to ensure funding is tracked, and with Accounting to ensure suppliers invoices are being processed in a timely manner.
This position is also responsible for developing, implementing, and continuously improving systems, data metrics, processes, and communications to enhance customer satisfaction and drive standards of excellence throughout the procurement process.
Of specific importance in this position are leadership skills, technology understanding, problem solving, team building/team management skills, interpersonal relationship skills, financial measurement analysis, and risk management. This individual will provide management with timely information on program performance, material acquisitions, and execution to technical, cost, and schedule objectives.
You Will:
Investigate and identify areas for cost savings throughout the organization.
Identify process and system gaps and determine needed resources, timeline, and requirements to streamline and/or automate.
Develop and implement effective strategies and tactics to improve purchasing for new and existing requirements, both inventory and non-inventory.
Establish and monitor key performance indicators to monitor Procurement performance: maximize service levels, optimize resource allocation, reduce costs, and mitigate business risks.
Build and maintain robust supplier relationships.
Maintain supplier qualification program and conduct supplier performance evaluation(scorecards).
Work closely with supply chain leadership and cross-functional teams to develop and prioritize project initiatives that add stakeholder value.
Works closely with contiguous departments, i.e. Clinical, Marketing, R&D to ensure implementation meets business and internal/external customer requirements.
Gain alignment from managers and stakeholders regarding process change activities•Work with IT and related resources to optimize data integrity and develop new reporting tools as required.
Lead key departmental projects by developing and utilizing in-depth knowledge of business processes and systems as well as project management skills.
Identifies and drives process improvements that involve and impact internal and external customers.
Align activities, goals and objectives with the strategic goals and key priorities identified by the company.
Assists Director in communication of procurement strategies and goals to the organization, and drives adherence to policy compliance.
Regularly update management, team members, and stakeholders on project status, key decisions, issues, and results.
The position requires cross functional coordination across GRAILs global operations and often external resources including suppliers, consultants, or other stakeholders in the management of assigned projects.
Work with management to develop or negotiate contracts to ensure optimal cost structures, delivery performance, and service levels.
Provide support to short term interests that may arise from time to time due to unexpected circumstances (e.g. problem with a supplier, logistical issue, or other system or process failure).
Execute as a significant individual contributor to the project and / or lead others through project plans.
Assist the Director in establishing, managing, and reporting financial budgets as they relate to Procurement spend activity.
Manage, coach and mentor buyers in developing new skills and strengthening team relationships.
Results will be measured in cost savings, inventory reductions, customer service, risk mitigation, productivity improvements, and demonstration of corporate values.
Your Background Should Include:
Proven project management and process improvement skills.
Contract writing and evaluation experience.
Strong negotiation ability.
Analytical and complex problem-solving skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to function in unsupervised environment.
Project Scheduling, Planning, Tracking & Status Reporting.
Ability to take calculated risks and challenge the status quo.
Ability to interact with all levels and disciplines within the organization.
Ability to recognize the relationship between individual projects and the broader implications for the organization.
Ability to energize and influence cross functional project teams and individuals including internal and external resources at all levels.
High degree of initiative and ownership, attention to detail, and the discipline to follow through on assigned tasks.
Ability to manage multiple projects in a rapidly changing environment.
MS Office and other applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, Visio,) and ERP systems to support project work, and effective management reporting and presentations.
Ability to travel domestically and internationally.

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