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Sr. Staff Commodity Business Manager

Twist Bioscience

Twist Bioscience

Sales & Business Development
Portland, OR, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 18, 2024

Programmable DNA, the software of Life, is finally here! Twist Bioscience is developing a
disruptive Synthetic DNA technology that will change the world, enabling widespread health and
sustainability. Synthetic biologists will use our products to engineer how organisms produce
cures to diseases, make everyday chemicals by using the atmosphere as the carbon source,
enable plants to make their own fertilizers, and to create in-vivo diagnostics that alert us when
we are sick, and many more applications.
The Sr Commodity Business Manager is responsible for managing strategic sourcing activities
to ensure continuous supply to production and NPI. Including spend analytics, savings and
initiative tracking, sourcing tool configuration and application. Candidate will focus on end-to-
end sourcing process, including supply base analysis, supplier selection, RFP preparation and
analysis and KPI development/tracking. The ideal candidate should demonstrate sound
knowledge of negotiation strategies and extensive experience in a similar role.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Developing and implementing key commodities roadmaps (Life Science preferred).
  • Negotiating contracts with key suppliers, including costs and terms of supply, service,
    and quality.
  • Drive Market analysis, supplier selection per category as reagents, distribution channels,
    plastics, packaging and capital equipment.
  • Prepare and execute RFI/RFPs and lead bid analysis and evaluation.
  • Estimating risks and applying risk minimizing techniques focusing on business continuity
    as well as reducing Sole and Single sources.
  • Maintaining strategic sourcing relationships and developing strong partnerships.
  • Uphold internal and external policies, regulations and laws.
  • Follow regulatory and ISO 13485.

What You’ll Bring to the Team

  • B.A. in Business, Industrial Engineering, Life Science or related field or equivalent work
  • 7+ Years’ experience as a Global Sourcing leader or in a similar position.
  • Deep know how in commodity strategies development.
  • Experience with RFQ implementation and execution.
  • Superb communication skills.
  • Advanced ability to collaborate and negotiate.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Exceptional analytical and strategic thinking abilities.
  • Willingness to travel to develop, promote, and maintain strategic sourcing relationships.
  • Able to analyze, prepare, and deliver presentations to management
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.

Preferred Qualifications-

  • SAP
  • Experience in Life Science industry and/or Reagents Commodities
  • Capital Equipment Management
  • Facility Commodities

About Twist Bioscience

Twist Bioscience synthesizes genes from scratch, known as “writing” DNA. Just as children learn to both read and write, the next phase of development for the genomics revolution is the ability to write DNA.

At Twist Bioscience, we work in service of people who are changing the world for the better. In fields such as health care, agriculture, industrial chemicals and data storage, our unique silicon-based DNA Synthesis Platform provides precision at a scale that is otherwise unavailable to our customers.

Twist Bioscience Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Twist Bioscience Corporation provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic characteristics, or any other category protected by law.