LSTC Supply Chain Manager

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Aug 19, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

LSTC Supply Chain Manager

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
For the Life Sciences Testing Center (LSTC) on Northeastern University Innovation Campus at Burlington, we seek a Supply Chain Manager to oversee supply-related activities for our new lab. The successful candidate will ensure the integrity of the laboratory supplies for a high throughput testing facility including, but not limited to, planning for and overseeing uninterrupted provision of supplies and materials needed, inventory control, and tracking. He/she will work with the lab supervisory staff to monitor supplies and assess needs, with vendors to track orders, and with university departments including procurement, accounts payable, and transportation to monitor, control, and track inventory. Key aspects of the position will be communication with stakeholders at all times, anticipating needs, identifying potential issues, and resolving them in a proactive manner.

This is an 18-month term positions with the possibility of renewal depending on funding and business need.


Inventory Control & Tracking
  • Utilize industry best practices and tools to establish Master List and Inventory System
  • Coordinate all activities related to the sourcing and procurement of necessary materials and supplies needed by:
  • Managing contracts with vendors and suppliers to track orders and deliveries
  • Working with appropriate university departments to insure timely and accurate processing of orders and payables
  • Working with appropriate university departments to establish storage and transportation solutions for inventory control

  • Analysis & Review
  • Analyze supply chain procedures and efficacy and report out to Lab Management
  • Create SOP Manual to capture processes, results, and lessons learned

  • Qualifications:
    Bachelor's degree in a related field

    2-4 years of supply chain and procurement experience

    Experience in a scientific or diagnostic lab

    Familiarity with project management software tools, methodologies, and best practices

    Proven ability to analyze and solve problems creatively

    Strong interpersonal skills

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    Additional Information:
    Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

    All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

    To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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