Director of Procurement

Nimbus has an outstanding opportunity for an exceptional Director of Procurement to join our team. In this role, you will serve as a cross-functional partner, developing and managing the overall strategic sourcing and vendor management processes across the organization. This is a newly created and critical role to support vendor analysis and selection, vendor governance and compliance, as well as benchmarking and cost forecasting. You will report to our Senior Director of Finance.

In this role, you will:

  • Work as cross-functional partner, developing sourcing and vendor management practices to provide best possible sourcing outcomes and proactively manage supplier relationships
  • Manage vendor selection and onboarding through the execution of bidding processes, due diligence, proposal review, and contract and pricing negotiation
  • Partner with program teams and project leads to assist in vendor management through the monitoring of contract compliance, maintaining of project budgets and change orders, and identifying cost variances or duplicated costs
  • Assist with vendor governance practices including: facilitating governance meetings with CROs and key vendors, reviewing metrics and KPIs to ensure oversight of study/project progress, and participating in quality review of vendor performance
  • Assist with financial forecasting by developing cost estimates using internal and external benchmarking data
  • Maintain awareness of industry trends, market forces, and other risks impacting the company’s critical outsourced activities and assist with risk mitigation
  • Conduct internal spend and business needs assessments to align level of sourcing efforts to the critical areas within the company
  • Partner with Quality function to assist with templates and SOPs regarding vendor selection, vendor onboarding, and vendor management procedures

These Qualifications Will Help This Role Be Successful:

  • Bachelor’s degree in scientific or business discipline. Advanced degree preferred
  • 10+ years’ experience in vendor and contract management within the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry
  • Significant experience performing financial budgeting within outsourced R&D activities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills required with demonstrated success in leading projects and interacting with cross functional teams
  • Ability to navigate, problem-solve, execute, and lead in a dynamic, fast-paced and evolving environment

A Snapshot of Nimbus 

Our Science  

At Nimbus, we design breakthrough medicines. Utilizing our powerful structure-based drug discovery engine, we create potent and selective small molecule compounds targeting proteins that are known to be fundamental drivers of pathology in highly prevalent human diseases and which have proven difficult for other drug makers to tackle. With a decade-plus track record of success, we’ve built a world-class team in both computationally driven drug discovery and early clinical development while continuing to move the needle for patients.  

Our Culture 

Nimbus is a close-knit company (our employees are Nimbi, if you are curious!) that values a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, intellectual-stimulating, and collaborative environment. We live by our Core Values: Integrity, a Passion for Excellence, Teamwork, and Authentic Communication and strive to build a community where we bring out the best in each other professionally and personally.  

Our Company 

Founded in 2009, Nimbus is a private, growing biotechnology company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Learn more about us by going to 

Join Nimbus. We are making a difference and you can too. 

At Nimbus, we believe our diversity of backgrounds and experiences strengthens our community and our ability to design breakthrough medicines. We prioritize creating an inclusive, welcoming culture that promotes our core values and encourages every Nimbi to bring their whole selves to their work. Nimbus is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value and celebrate all our employees and recognize that our diversity and inclusion are keys to our success. Nimbus is committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis protected by applicable law. Nimbus does not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from candidates.


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