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Manager, Therapeutics Procurement
South San Francisco, CA, US
Job Description / Skills Required

23andMe is looking for an individual contributor who will help drive improvements throughout procurement and Operations.

You will collaborate with teams to develop sourcing solutions for 23andMe’s Therapeutics Division. You will manage sourcing of services and goods, material planning, supplier management and overall supply chain risk reduction and total cost management. The key to your success will be the ability to create and manage procurement business processes and sourcing strategies that enable 23andMe to meet our substantial growth plans. You will also help manage Operational support for 23andMe’s therapeutics needs and participate in new initiatives to create operational excellence. You will  report directly to our Director, Supply Chain.

Who we are

Since 2006, 23andMe’s mission has been to help people access, understand, and benefit from the human genome. We are a group of passionate individuals pushing the boundaries of what’s possible to help turn genetic insight into better health and personal understanding.

What you’ll do

  • Implement strategies to promote supplier selection, qualification, commercial negotiations, contract development, and contract administration activities.
  • Exercise sound business judgment in applying and implementing procurement activities, including recommendations for alternative solutions that meet our priorities.
  • Manage supply and delivery of goods and services, to ensure unimpeded operations. 
  • Identify opportunities that focus on cost reductions, efficiencies/quality improvements, risk mitigation, industry and supply trends and shifts in technology.
  • Proactively encourage and foster effective teamwork, and actively solicit ideas from others that are used in seeking sound business solutions. 
  • Oversee procurement transactions such as orders, invoices, and packing slips
  • Manage the supply ordering system and catalogs maintained in this portal. 
  • Understand compliance issues and their impacts to the business by ensuring confidentiality/legal/internal controls requirements are met.
  • Comply with internal policies, procedures and all regulatory and governmental regulations and laws.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned including but not limited to supporting sourcing projects and supplier management activities to support other groups within 23andMe. 
  • Help improve operational efficiencies for 23andMe’s Therapeutics division by implementing creative solutions and establishing performance indicators.
  • Identify and support process improvement plans for 23andMe Therapeutics Operations.

What you’ll bring

  • Bachelor's degree required (preferably in supply chain management, management sciences, biology, business or finance).
  • 5+ years of experience in procurement, Pharmaceutical R&D Operations or related supply chain functions (preferably in therapeutics or other similar regulated industry).
  • Familiarity with pharma R&D terminology, experience in Pharma R&D centric procurement support, ability to understand diverse and at times complex Pharma R&D centric procurement needs.
  • Experience and ability to work with a diverse set of Therapeutics development SMEs in discovery, pre-clinical, Toxicology, and other translation sciences.
  • Ability to clearly communicate ones view  with the ability to see issues from multiple viewpoints and understand the needs of different team members. 
  • Ability to collaborate and  partner with a multiple team members (i.e., colleagues, suppliers, and internal/external customers). 
  • Experience leading cross-functional groups and projects, developing and executing sourcing strategies, contract negotiations and managing 3rd party supplier relationships.
  • Experience developing, documenting, implementing and improving procurement processes.
  • Ability to manage change, work with minimal supervision, and prioritize while maintaining a positive and collaborative attitude. 
  • Tenacious attention to detail and consistency. 
  • Experience with an ERP system, preferably Oracle NetSuite.

About Us

23andMe, Inc. is the leading consumer genetics and research company. Founded in 2006, the mission of the company is to help people access, understand, and benefit from the human genome. The company was named by Glassdoor as one of the Best Places to Work in 2019, MIT Technology Review to its “50 Smartest Companies, 2017” list, and named one of Fast Company’s “25 Brands That Matter Now, 2017”. 23andMe has millions of customers worldwide, with more than 80 percent of customers consented to participate in research. 23andMe, Inc. is located in Sunnyvale, CA. More information is available at

At 23andMe, we value a diverse, inclusive workforce and we provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. All qualified applicants for employment will be considered without regard to an individual’s race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.  If you are unable to submit your application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at 23andMe will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities to the extent required by applicable law.

Please note: 23andMe does not accept agency resumes and we are not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. Thank you.