Procurement Manager

Posted on: 04 March 2022

Company Overview

Colorifix was founded by two synthetic biologists who were developing biological sensors to monitor heavy metal contamination in drinking water in rural Nepal.

While testing these sensors in Kathmandu,  Jim and Orr began to learn about the enormous impact of the dyeing industry on water and human health; and realised that,  rather than simply monitoring the problem,  they had the tools to solve it. With some creativity and a bit of luck,  Colorifix was founded in 2016. 

Job openings

Procurement managers act as the primary point of contact between suppliers and a business. They are responsible for the procurement of products and goods for use in the business by identifying potential supplier sources, screening them and negotiating favorable payment terms. Other duties include monitoring supplier performance and ensuring contractual obligations are met. The Procurement Manager will work closely with all Colorifix Divisions.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Act as a point of contact between the company and suppliers
  • Identify potential suppliers based on project requirements
    Negotiate contracts, terms and deadlines with vendors and suppliers
  • Monitor and update relevant departments regarding price fluctuations of goods and vendor pricing
  • Process purchase orders to acquire goods
  • Work closely with the legal department to ensure contract terms are favourable to the company
  • Attend meetings with the legal team, engineering team, vendors and suppliers

Essential skills and experience:

  • Your personality can be described as collaborative, entrepreneurial, proactive, responsible, result-driven and flexible.
  • Good communication skills in English are required.
  • Extensive experience working in a procurement role in a related field
  • Working knowledge of relevant industries and market conditions
  • Strong understanding of procurement and negotiation techniques
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Able to travel to meet with suppliers, as required
  • Minimum of 8 years, ideally in the pharmaceutical / biotech industry
  • Master’s degree in purchasing management preferred
  • Excellent networking connections

Title: Procurement Manager
Reports to: COO and CCO
Location: 9 Nuffield Road, Cambridge, CB4 1TF
Remuneration: £38-48,000 depending on experience
Holidays : 25 + BH

Apply: Please submit your CV and cover letter to stating the role that you are applying for in the subject line.

Colorifix is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.