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Associate Director, Procurement

Status: Active
CompanyIMAB Biopharma
LocationSan Diego, CA
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I-Mab (Nasdaq: IMAB) is an innovation-driven global biopharma company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of novel and highly differentiated biologics for immuno-oncology and autoimmune diseases. The Company's mission is to bring transformational medicines to patients around the world through innovation. I-Mab's globally competitive pipeline of more than 15 clinical and pre-clinical stage drug candidates is driven by its internal discovery and global partnerships for in-licensing, based on the Company's Fast-to-Proof-of-Concept and Fast-to-Market development strategies. The Company is progressing from a clinical stage biotech company into a fully integrated global biopharmaceutical company with cutting-edge R&D capabilities, a world-class GMP manufacturing facility and commercial capability. I-Mab has offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou and Hong Kong in China, and Maryland and San Diego in the United States. For more information, please visit and follow I-Mab on LinkedInTwitter and WeChat.


The Procurement Lead will be focusing on strategic procurement function to support I-Mab US R&D Research, CMC, and facilities in the US. 

Location: San Diego, California




  • Support procurement strategy & workflow according to I-Mab global procurement policy/SOP and purchasing best practice 
  • Work in close collaboration with business partners to get a clear understanding of business needs, determine the appropriate purchasing strategy, identify vendors, and ensure the consistency between the scientific specifications, vendor proposals, and contractual documents. 
  • The candidate will be expected to appropriately familiarize with lab operation, research services, and lab equipment category.
  • Provide support to the purchase-to-pay (P2P) process supported by the system, as needed. 
  • Coordinate providers’ performance assessment and provides support to supplier relationship management
  • Periodically finalize purchase order, change order, delivery details, etc.   
  • Lead day to day procurement operations for site procurement needs 
  • Support implementation of new procurement system, policies, and procedures. 
  • Perform risk management data analysis
  • Complete additional responsibilities as they arise




  • B.S/B. A degree is required (life sciences degree or business is preferred)
  • 5+ years of pharmaceutical procurement experience required
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to work cross-functionally in a highly matrixed member of the R&D and CMC Site and Global procurement team.
  • Good organization, communication, and coordination skills
  • Service oriented, data analysis skills
  • Ability to speak Chinese highly preferred
  • Up to 20% travel or ad hoc
  • Based in San Diego, CA
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