Procurement Coordinator

New York City, NY
Operations – Operations /
Full-time /

OXMAN is a hybrid Design and R&D company that fuses design, technology, and biology to invent multi-scale products and environments. The fusion of disciplines within our work opens previously impossible opportunities within each domain—allowing design to inspire science and science to inspire design.

At OXMAN, we question dominant modes of design that have divorced us from Nature by prioritizing humanity above all else (human-centric design). Although it is design that has caused this rift, we believe that design also offers the greatest opportunity to heal it.

We propose a Nature-centric approach that delivers design solutions by, for, and with the natural world, while advancing humanity. In this pursuit, we reject all forms of segregation and instead call for a radical synergy between human-made and Nature-grown environments.

This approach demands that we design across scales for systems-level impact. We consider every designed construct a whole system of heterogeneous and complex interrelations—not isolated objects—that are intrinsically connected to their environments. In doing so, we open ourselves up to moving beyond mere maintenance of Nature toward its advancement.


OXMAN is seeking a highly motivated self-starter procurement coordinator to support OXMAN's R&D and wider business functions. We are looking for someone who shares our mission and is committed to its success, is passionate about building world-class processes, is comfortable collaborating as part of a team, communicating with all levels of the organization Including senior leadership as well as working independently. This hands-on person is a key member of the team and will play a critical role in ensuring the efficient procurement of goods and services essential for our operations. This person will be responsible for overseeing the procurement process, managing vendor relationships, negotiating contracts, and optimizing procurement strategies to maximize value for the company.

The ideal candidate will offer 4+ years of work experience excelling in high-growth, fast-paced professional environments, along with strong communication skills, extraordinarily high level of focus on work quality and attention to detail, adaptability, and an ability to work self-directed and independently. 

Core responsibilities

    • Develop and implement procurement strategies aligned with company objectives to optimize costs, quality, and supplier relationships.
    • Identify and source reliable suppliers, conduct vendor evaluations, and negotiate contracts to secure favorable terms and pricing.
    • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to understand their procurement needs and requirements and provide guidance and support in selecting appropriate suppliers.
    • Evaluate supplier performance regularly, address any issues or concerns, and implement corrective actions as necessary to ensure compliance with contract terms and quality standards.
    • Monitor market trends, industry developments, and regulatory changes affecting procurement practices, and adjust strategies accordingly to mitigate risks and capitalize on opportunities.
    • Oversee the procurement process from requisition to delivery, ensuring timely and accurate fulfillment of orders while adhering to budgetary constraints.
    • Maintain accurate records of procurement activities, including contracts, purchase orders, and vendor agreements, and generate reports to track key performance indicators and expenditures.
    • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to streamline procurement processes, enhance efficiency, and optimize inventory management practices.
    • Ensure compliance with company policies, procedures, and regulatory requirements governing procurement activities.

Qualifications & competencies

    • Bachelor's degree in business administration, supply chain management, or a related field. Advanced degree or professional certification (e.g., CSCP, CPSM) is a plus.
    • Proven experience as a procurement coordinator or in a similar procurement role, preferably in the R&D and design Industries. 
    • Strong negotiation skills with the ability to build and maintain effective relationships with suppliers.
    • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a keen attention to detail.
    • A high level of proficiency in NetSuite is a must. 
    • Proficiency in MS Office applications.
    • Solid understanding of supply chain management principles and best practices.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across departments and levels of the organization.
    • Strong leadership qualities with a demonstrated ability to motivate and inspire teams to achieve common goals.
    • Sound judgment and decision-making skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks and manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
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OXMAN does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristics.

NYC Salary Range: $60,000 to $100,000

Salary is based on a number of factors including job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other business and organizational needs. Our compensation package also includes variable compensation in the form of year-end bonuses, benefits, immigration assistance, and equity participation.