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Associate Director, Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Management

Revolution Medicines

Redwood City, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Operations
  • Industry: Biotechnology
  • Post Date: 07/01/2024
  • Website:
  • Company Address: 700 Saginaw Dr, Redwood City, California 94063, US

About Revolution Medicines

REVOLUTION Medicines discovers and develops new drugs that harness the therapeutic potential of frontier oncology targets on behalf of cancer patients.

Job Description

Revolution Medicines is a clinical-stage precision oncology company focused on developing novel targeted therapies to inhibit high-value frontier targets in RAS-addicted cancers.  The company’s R&D pipeline comprises RAS(ON) Inhibitors designed to suppress diverse oncogenic variants of RAS proteins, and RAS Companion Inhibitors for use in combination treatment strategies. As a new member of the Revolution Medicines team, you will join other outstanding scientists in a tireless commitment to patients with cancers harboring mutations in the RAS signaling pathway.

The Opportunity:

Revolution Medicines is seeking a motivated individual with a scientific background to play a critical role as the strategic sourcing and supplier management lead for drug product and finished product within the Pharmaceutical Development and Manufacturing (PDM) function. This position will be responsible for business operations in support of PDM outsourcing activities and leading strategic initiatives to enable planning, sourcing, production, and delivery of Revolution Medicines’ drug supply, with focus on drug product and finished product. This role is an individual contributor with team leadership responsibilities, reporting into the Director, Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Management, Supply Chain.


  • Serve as Revolution Medicines’ primary business operation lead and business and project management interface between internal PDM functions and CRDMOs for drug product and finished product.

  • Establish and maintain mutually beneficial long-term business relations with CRDMOs.

  • Lead contract negotiations in close collaboration with cross-functional team. Ensure best terms and conditions.

  • Support preparation and execution of CRDMOs business reviews with PDM senior management.

  • Support development and implementation of outsourcing strategies for PDM.

  • Drive the selection process for CRDMOs in collaboration with technical SMEs.

  • Ensure projects/programs meet desired results, compliance, speed, quality, and cost.

  • Support development of scope of work (SOW) in close collaboration with technical SMEs.

  • Support cross-functional CRDMO management activities, covering all aspects such as business needs identification, market screening, contracting, vendor qualification and set-up, compliant delivery of services, and discontinuation.

  • Support management of CRDMO budget, purchase orders, and invoices.

  • Work with PDM senior management and cross-functional teams to assess and manage supplier performance through use of personal influence, internal business review meetings, and/or joint governance meetings.

  • Identify and deliver on cost savings opportunities.

Required Skills, Experience and Education:

  • Sc. or M.Sc. in scientific field with 8+ years of experience in pharmaceutical strategic sourcing and/or supply chain.

  • Experience working with domestic and international CRDMOs.

  • Experience developing, negotiating, and executing clinical or commercial supply and/or quality agreements.

  • Experience managing both strategic and tactical/operational projects.

  • Working knowledge of and experience in clinical manufacturing, regulatory, QA, and cGMP requirements for small molecules.

  • Working knowledge of small molecule drug development and commercialization, including raw material and starting material sourcing, API/drug substance manufacturing, process development, process engineering, and process characterization.

  • Working knowledge of pharma end-to-end supply chain.

  • Strong negotiation skills.

  • Solid project management, facilitation, and problem solving skills.

  • Solid organizational and time management skills.

  • Effective, open, and transparent communication skills (verbal and written)

  • Capable of working on multiple projects/tasks and able to meet timelines.

  • Self-starter with a high-level of comfort with ambiguity and complexity and the ability to multi-task while consistently delivering quality results.

  • Team-oriented, progressive thinker who enjoys participating in an innovative and creative work environment.

Preferred Skills, Experience and Education:

  • Experience in implementing and/or managing inventory management system.

  • Working knowledge of commercial manufacturing.

The expected salary range for this role is $160,000 to $200,000. An individual’s position within the range may be influenced by multiple factors, including skills and experience in role, overall performance, individual impact and contributions, tenure, and market dynamics. Base salary is one part of the overall total rewards program at RevMed, which includes competitive cash compensation, robust equity awards, strong benefits, and significant learning and development opportunities.

Revolution Medicines is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital status, medical condition and veteran status.

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