Director, Sourcing and Procurement

Cambridge, MA

Join bluebird bio’s enthusiastic and collaborative team!  We are leading the gene therapy revolution with integrated product platforms encompassing gene therapy, cancer immunotherapy and gene editing – providing us with the potential to treat, and hopefully cure, a broad range of serious diseases.

The successful candidate will lead the global sourcing and procurement function for a rapidly expanding business with operations in the US and the EU.  This role will create a vision for how we develop a best-in-class operating model with robust global processes focusing on a strong internal sourcing-to-pay (S2P) operating model, vendor management and contract negotiations.  The candidate will work across the business to implement and manage S2P in an Oracle environment.  There will also be 'hands-on' managing of the day-to-day operations for a talented group of individuals currently in sourcing and procurement.


About the role

  • Lead the global sourcing and procurement Team at bluebirdbio
  • Create robust processes and policy for a rapidly growing biotech business
  • Establish relationships and support Senior Leadership with the management of key vendors
  • Negotiate key contracts with vendors
  • Develop KPIs and savings targets for the Business
  • Mentor and grow the Team




  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master's degree or MBA highly desirable
  • Minimum of 10 years of procurement experience is required
  • Experience launching and maintaining a robust and compliant S2P process is required
  • International procurement experience a plus
  • Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) or Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) is necessary
  • Must have excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Highly organized
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