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All Openings | Research Triangle Park, NC | Full Time

Job Description

Humacyte, Inc. is proud to be a vaccinated workplace where all employees are expected to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Proof of full vaccination is required before beginning work.  Humacyte will provide accommodations as required by law.


Humacyte, Inc. is bringing to market a once in a generation scientific technology platform, bioengineering readily available and universally implantable product opportunities focused on improving lives of patients and transforming the practice of medicine. Located in Durham, NC, the company develops and manufactures acellular tissues for the treatment of diseases and conditions across a wide range of therapeutic areas. The company’s innovative technology supports tissue repair, reconstruction, and replacement while overcoming limitations in existing standards of care. Initially developing a portfolio of human acellular vessels (HAVs), to target multiple vascular markets including trauma, arteriovenous access for hemodialysis, peripheral arterial disease, and coronary artery bypass grafting. Humacyte is focused on the development of future markets such as pediatric heart surgery, delivery of cellular therapies, and multiple other novel cell and tissue systems. 

We are looking for additional colleagues to continue to build our expanding team.  Candidates will be expected to work both independently and collaboratively as part of the Humacyte organization. Applicants must be highly self-motivated, with solid communication skills, and demonstrates the ability to work in a team environment and lead other professionals and peers.

Position Background:

The Procurement Analyst will be responsible for negotiations, Requests for Proposals (RFPs), purchase and delivery of all assigned categories, with a focus on total cost, quality, and lead time.  This role will collect appropriate data, analyze results, and present recommendations to support Procurement‘s financial goals and objectives and will assist with driving strategic alignment throughout the organization.  

This position reports to Associate Director, Procurement

Remote Work DesignationPartially Remote

Major Accountabilities:

  • Manage the procurement process from requisition to purchase order to product or service receipt and successfully resolve problems with delivery, supply, service, payment, and purchase order closing
  • Develop requirements and scope of services in partnership with internal customers for Requests for Proposals
  • Analyze bid documentation and make recommendations to internal stakeholders for awarding RFPs, contracts and/or purchase orders based on market research, price, quality, service, support, and other factors
  • Design, create and manage contract database for tracking of Master Service Agreements, Supplier Contracts, and Supplier Contact Information per policy and functional requirements
  • Assist the Associate Director, Procurement in developing procurement strategies that will drive measurable improvements in the areas of customer satisfaction, compliance, and cost improvement
  • Partner with Supply Chain to provide analytical support to improve inventory levels and lead times to increase both internal and external customer satisfaction
  • Manage the Supplier Performance Management Program to include generating and maintaining appropriate documentation related to key supplier performance metrics reporting; prepare and lead QBRs
  • Establish regular communications meetings with internal customers and suppliers
  • Develop and revise processes, templates, reports, and best practices to be used in the procurement processes and systems
  • Generate and analyze spend and cost savings reports for trends and COGs reduction opportunities
  • Analyze the use of products and services across the organization, including associated volumes and buying habits, to aid in cost effective purchasing decisions
  • Educate Humacyte personnel on procurement policies and procedures
  • Other duties, as assigned

Special Competencies:

  • Ability to facilitate consensus meetings with multiple business constituents
  • Ability to work independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work with other employees and functional areas
  • Routinely communicate findings and information to other team members as well as demonstrate transparency and knowledge sharing
  • An understanding of regulatory (cGMP, FMCSA, OSHA, EPA) compliance in a manufacturing or highly transactional environment

General Competencies:

  • Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing
  • Possess a positive roll-up-the-sleeves attitude and optimistic outlook
  • Strong ability to work in a fast-paced team environment with fluctuating priorities, and collaborate effectively with others
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with ability to set own priorities in a timely manner
  • High degree of flexibility and adaptability
  • Basic computer skills required, such as knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Must be able to work as needed to meet tight deadlines and at peak periods
  • Self-motivated and organized critical thinker with solid interpersonal and business communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a cross functional team
  • Adheres to company and facility specific policies and procedures, including SOP, training and meeting requirements.
  • Always observe safety precautions and regulations in all areas where duties are performed
  • Responsible for reporting all safety hazards and potential unsafe working conditions
  • Ensures Humacyte or other required trainings/certifications are up to date
  • Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner
  • Reports to work on time and as scheduled

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's Degree required; Business, Computer Science, Supply Chain or related is preferred
  • 5+ years of Purchasing / Supply Chain experience
  • Advanced degree with some experience will also be considered
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Direct experience in regulated environments (cGMP, FMCSA, OSHA, EPA), preferred
  • Experience in data mining, analysis and reporting, preferred
  • Experience using a Contract Management System, including implementation, highly desirable
  • Experience with Great Plains (Microsoft Dynamics) and/or Withoutwire Inventory Science software, preferred
  • Intermediate computer software skills are required. Scope of skills should include ERP systems as well as knowledge of Access, Word, and Excel

Perks:

  • Stock Options
  • 401k Plan with 4% Match and no Vesting Schedule
  • Medical, Vision and Dental Plans
  • Company Paid Long Term/Short Term Disability
  • Company Paid Life Insurance
  • 23 Days Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • 10 Company Designated Holidays + 2 Floating Holidays
  • Paid Parental Leave Policies

**Please note, Humacyte does not provide sponsorship at this time.**