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Purchasing Manager

Company: Eiger BioPharmaceuticals
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

Summary Description

We seek an experienced Purchasing Manager who can join our team to develop and drive the Purchasing Operation and strategies across our organization. In this role, you will be the first full time purchasing employee. You will help establish the purchasing organization including refining policies, communicating authorization limits and encouraging effective use of our cloud-based procurement system Coupa.

In this role, you should be versatile with a "roll up the sleeves" mentality, excellent customer service skills, and able to move forward with minimal direct supervision. In this role, you will report to our Vice President and Corporate Controller.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage the process of Purchase Requests to Purchase Orders.
  • Create Purchase Orders for relevant internal stakeholders, coordinate based on supplier's conditions.
  • Work with CMC/ Tech Dev supply chain team to meet production deadlines and ensure purchase orders are placed for the procurement of production and non-production material, components and/or services, as required by forecasts, production schedules or authorized purchase requests.
  • Encourage and coordinate early supplier involvement on technical sourcing for supply commodity using the suppliers' expertise to optimize quality, cost, and manufacturability
  • Ensure cloud based Coupa maintains functionality with company's ERP NetSuite.
  • Identify savings projects within the sites and negotiate cost savings for all Procurement categories.
  • Regularly evaluate the cost and quality performance benchmarks and the risks associated with the preferred supply base selection.
  • Create and monitor metrics in line with KPI objectives.

Qualification Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Management, or equivalent experience.
  • 3-5+ years of relevant procurement or supply chain management experience, experience in biotech or Pharma is preferred.
  • Experience in ERP data reporting and KPI generation will be very helpful.
  • Public company experience is helpful.
  • Requires excellent analytical and written/oral communication skills.
  • Able to build partnerships and excel cross functionally with CMC/ Tech Dev, Clinical Operations, Supply Chain, Finance and other departments
  • Positive mindset, can-do attitude and able to work with all levels within

About Eiger BioPharmaceuticals, Inc.

Eiger is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of targeted therapies for serious rare and ultra-rare diseases.

Eiger's lead clinical programs are focused on the development of foundational therapies for Hepatitis Delta Virus (HDV) infection, the most serious form of viral hepatitis, with two complementary HDV treatments. Lonafarnib is a first-in-class, oral prenylation inhibitor in a global Phase 3 trial. Peginterferon lambda is a first-in-class, well-tolerated type III interferon entering Phase 3.

Zokinvy for the treatment of Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome (HGPS or Progeria) and processing-deficient Progeroid Laminopathies is the Company's first FDA approved product. A Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) is under review by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

For additional information about Eiger, please visit

Please submit your resume to:

[email protected]

Keywords: Eiger BioPharmaceuticals, Palo Alto , Purchasing Manager, Other , Palo Alto, California

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