Procurement Specialist at Relay Therapeutics
Cambridge, MA, US
About Relay Therapeutics
Relay Therapeutics is a new breed of company at the intersection of computation and biotechnology that is committed to creating medicines that will have a transformative impact on patients.
We combine unprecedented computational power with leading-edge experimental approaches across the fields of structural biology, biophysics, chemistry, and biology. This integration illuminates – for the first time – the full mobility of a protein and provides key insights into how the dynamic nature of a protein’s conformation regulates function. The team at Relay is putting this principle into practice, with the aim of accelerating the development of medicines that will make a transformative difference in patients’ lives. We don't just stare hard problems in the face. We go out looking for them. Are you energized by attempting to do the impossible? We're looking for you.
At Relay, our team is driven by the ultimate collaboration across each of our drug discovery disciplines. Putting protein motion at the heart of drug discovery is a challenge, but we are confident that our team’s dedication and urgency will create opportunities that deeply impact the lives of the patients.  Our initial programs are focused on developing therapeutics in oncology.
Relay Therapeutics is a private company launched in 2016 with financing from Third Rock Ventures and an affiliate of D. E. Shaw Research. To date the company has raised $520M from investors including Third Rock Ventures, SoftBank Vision Fund, GV, Casdin Capital, BVF Partners, EcoR1 Capital, Foresite Capital, Perceptive Advisors, Tavistock Group and an affiliate of D.E. Shaw Research.

The Opportunity

    • Do you get excited at the prospect of contributing to what our company's next generation purchasing platform looks like? Then this is the opportunity for you! 
    • As a key member of our Relay Operations team, you will be responsible for collaborating with Researchers, Operations, Finance, and Legal Services to act as liaison for our external vendors. 
    • Keeping our centralized stockroom replenished with all the necessary scientific goodies is vital to keep our lab operations running smoothly. And to do so, WE NEED YOU!  

Your Role

    • You will manage purchase orders from creation to completion, including those related to collaborations, service contracts, blanket orders, standing orders, consulting contracts, and any other one-off types of purchases we'd keep you on your toes with.
    • You will be tasked with looking strategically at the company's portfolio of vendors and making recommendations for continuity and cost savings.
    • You will assist with the transition of the ordering system for the entire company
    • You will serve as the primary liaison for all vendor communications
    • You manage equipment service contracts and timing of renewals
    • You will generate purchase orders for company goods and services
    • If there are new vendors that need to be onboarded into our system - YOU will be the point person in charge of seamlessly getting this done.
    • Create any non-catalog requisitions and assist in approval flows for purchase order creation
    • You will track and manage deliveries, providing stockroom support and management
    • Once orders come in, you would be accountable for making sure our audit trails are buttoned up in the form of goods receipts and/or packing slips.
    • Create CapEx orders and track through delivery
    • You will reconcile 3-way matching process for all orders

Your Background

    • You have earned your Bachelor’s degree
    • You have 2-5 years of experience in procurement and familiarity with life-sciences ordering systems
    • You have an understanding of the interaction among finance, legal, and operations folks
    • You enjoy the art of prioritization
    • You are known for being precise and keeping track of all the details
    • As a self-motivated individual, you look for opportunities to improve processes and fill gaps
    • You are a multi-tasker with strong time management skills
    • You are an articulate, open communicator who enjoys collaborating with a diverse group of researchers
At Relay, we believe that along with our people, our culture is our greatest asset.  In fact we're proud to share we were named as one of the Boston Business Journal's "Best Places to Work" in 2017, the #1 place for small companies in 2018 & the #2 place for small companies in 2019. To drive that culture, no one will stop you or hold you back. Instead, we will give you the tools and colleagues to push forward relentlessly and cheer you on as you go. If this resonates with you, drop us a line.
We believe in building balanced teams and a place where our people can be their full self every day. We encourage people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.