Invitae makes it easy to access your genetic information, so you can take control of your health.
San Francisco, CA

NPI Strategic Sourcing Manager at Invitae

| San Francisco, CA
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Invitae is dedicated to bringing comprehensive genetic information into mainstream medicine to improve healthcare for billions of people. Our team is driven to make a difference for the patients we serve. We are leading the transformation of the genetics industry by making genetic testing affordable and accessible for everyone to guide health decisions across all stages of life. We are passionate about what we do!


The NPI (New Product Introduction) Strategic Sourcing Manager will build and lead the NPI sourcing activities for Invitae. This role is responsible for building out a model that allows scale for Invitae’s continued accelerated growth. This individual is directly responsible and accountable to ensure timely deliveries for internal customers along with NPI project deliverables. Works closely with the R & D Teams to align activities.  Builds out and ensures production cross functional strategy to drive commercial leverage, achieve lowest total costs, assist in effective asset management, continuously improve quality, delivery, and lead time performance. This role requires commodity strategy analysis, strategic supplier negotiations, and driving project management initiatives. The selected individual will be responsible for assisting in supplier/commodity selection and negotiations, Bill of Material creation, planning, and procurement of material components to minimize obsolescence and ensuring supply stabilization, inclusive of resolving supplier performance issues in preparation for production launch. The selected individual will ensure these activities are completed on time and in accordance with company policies, departmental guidelines, and operational needs. 


  • The scope of this role includes Invitae’s full range of product offerings.
  • Key collaborator with product development arcs and charged with generating early insights into direct and indirect materials, suppliers and volume requirements associated with new product launch plans to support a successful and on time launch of new products.
  • When new direct and indirect materials are specified, charged with seeking opportunities to consolidate material requirements by facilitating collaboration with product development and with approved suppliers.
  • Maintains subject matter expertise in our strategic commodities and with our strategic suppliers to develop insights on material offerings to be considered by our product development leader to enable accelerated growth, improve quality and reliability, while improving our cost of goods and services. Leads and/or assists in the development of a global supply chain strategy to optimize quality, delivery, and costs based on economies of scale across the different and ever-growing Invitae businesses/sites.
  • Provide key insights in the demand planning phase of our Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning workflow to enable our supplier base has visibility to our requirements and ensure sufficient capacity and capability to support
  • Collaborate with Quality Assurance, Regulatory Affairs, Information Security (and other functions as needed) to ensure new suppliers are vetted and approved per applicable requirements.
  • Proactively collaborate with Supplier Quality to assess, mitigate and/or resolve any supplier-caused quality issues or (potential) risks.
  • Ensure material availability for qualification trial runs and for commercial launch.
  • Ensure new materials are properly set up in our ERP system.
  • Ensure new product bill of materials are accurate and properly set up in our ERP system post technical transfer.
  • Amend existing supplier service level agreements, as necessary, to ensure material availability to support new product launch timelines.
  • Collaborate with commodity buyers to develop effective negotiating tactics.



  • Advanced negotiations with suppliers across different industries
  • Advanced quantitative analytical ability
  • Influence within a matrixed organization 
  • Project management, including stakeholder communication & timelines
  • Adaptability to adjust to changing priorities and timelines
  • Self-driven - can quickly learn new things and establish strong working relationships, results-driven, execution focused
  • Preferred: multilingual and able to effectively work across different cultures in a professional environment to support the company’s international expansion



  • Minimum of 5+ years relevant experience.
  • Procurement experience in regulated industries (ISO13581, FDA, CLIA, CAPP) preferred.


  • BS/BA in Business Administration, Operations/Production Management, Supply Chain  Management, Engineering or related field.
  • Certification (APICS CPIM or equivalent) preferred but not required.
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt or above preferred but not required.

Invitae offers a competitive total rewards package, which includes healthcare coverage, 401k, and a broad range of other benefits, outlined below:

    • Health, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, and basic life insurance coverage
    • Paid time off, holiday pay, parental leave, and other health and wellness supports

At Invitae, we value diversity and provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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What are Invitae Perks + Benefits

Invitae Benefits Overview

At Invitae, our employees are the key to our continued success. Our culture is one of our most important strengths. A set of commitments we make to each other and to our customers to build a world-class organization in service of our mission. That is why Invitae proudly offers comprehensive perks and benefits program with choice and flexibility in mind.

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program

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