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Strategic Sourcing Manager

Pivot Bio

Pivot Bio

Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2023

About Pivot Bio:

At Pivot Bio, we are working together to transform agriculture, finding smarter, more sustainable and, ultimately, more profitable ways for farmers to grow. Working with and for farmers, we’re using cutting-edge science to create a microbial nitrogen for the world’s most vital crops. We are replacing synthetic fertilizers with a more sustainable, nature-driven plant nutrition that benefits farmers, consumers and the planet.

Position: Strategic Sourcing Manager

Location: Remote

We are looking for an experienced Purchasing & Sourcing Manager to join our Supply Chain team. As the Purchasing & Sourcing Manager, you will be responsible for all aspects of spend management, inventory, vendor relationships, contracts, and specification management. Additionally, you will play a crucial role in building out the Procure to Pay process and MRP in NetSuite to enhance operational efficiency and streamline the procurement process.


  • Develop and implement procurement strategies to optimize cost savings, improve efficiency, and minimize risks.
  • Source, evaluate, and select reliable suppliers based on price, quality, delivery, and service; negotiate contracts with suppliers to lock in favorable pricing and business terms.
  • Maintain strong vendor relationships and monitor supplier performance, conduct regular reviews, and address any issues or concerns.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand their purchasing needs, develop specifications, and ensure compliance with requirements.
  • Monitor and analyze spend data, identify cost-saving opportunities, and implement measures to optimize spend management.
  • Implement and manage procure-to-pay best practices, including requisitioning, purchasing, and receiving.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to configure and customize the ERP and MRP system to meet the organization's procurement needs.
  • Maintain accurate sourcing, purchasing, and contractual records and reports to analyze data and identify areas for improvement.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, Supply Chain Management, or a related field. Relevant certifications (e.g., CSCP, CPSM) are a plus.
  • At least 5+ years of experience as a Purchasing Manager, Sourcing Manager, or in a similar role with experience managing and developing a team of buyers.
  • In-depth knowledge of procurement processes, sourcing strategies, and supplier management with a track record of identifying and implementing savings.
  • Experience with implementing ERP and/or MRP systems and processes.
  • Proficiency in using procurement software and tools.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate across all levels of an organization.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

*Must be authorized to work in the United States

What we offer:

  • Competitive package in a disruptive startup
  • Stock options
  • Health/Dental/Vision insurance with employer-paid premiums
  • Life, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability policies
  • Employee Assistance Program with free referrals and discounts
  • 401(k) plan, 3% Match
  • Commuter benefits
  • Annual Training & Development support
  • Flexible vacation policy with a generous holiday schedule
  • Exciting opportunity to work with a talented and fun team

*Internal employees, please apply by clicking on the Internal Job Board icon on NSIDER

All remote positions and those not located in our Berkeley, Hayward or Boston locations are paid based on National Benchmark data. Following employment, growth beyond the hiring range is possible based on performance.
Hiring Compensation Range
$107,000$132,000 USD