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Technical Purchasing Coordinator



Woburn, MA, USA · Cambridge, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024

Technical Purchasing Coordinator

Woburn, MA or Remote

Overview of Role

ZwitterCo is seeking a Technical Purchasing Coordinator to join our growing Commercial Engineering team. This role will be a key contributor in ensuring the successful, high-impact application of ZwitterCo’s cutting-edge membranes across industries and regions.

The candidate will play both an internal- and external-facing role and serve as a purchasing coordinator for the entire technical organization. The ideal candidate will have a background in a prior technical, logistics, and/or purchasing role.

Key to this role is the ability to work across functions and cultures in a fast-paced dynamic environment. Role responsibilities include reviewing purchase order requests, vendor/subcontractor quotes and invoices for errors or omissions; managing ZwitterCo standard terms and conditions per leadership guidance; and issuing POs for the technical organization on appropriate timelines to manage lead time and accuracy.

ZwitterCo has advanced the state-of-the-art of membrane-based filtration performance across a range of industries and has set an equally high standard for all our supporting function roles. Candidates who thrive in a fast-paced, self-motivated, growth environment are particularly encouraged to apply.

About ZwitterCo

ZwitterCo has developed a breakthrough in materials science, a new class of zwitterionic membranes that are immune to fouling, making it practical and affordable to treat unconventional water and wastewater. Our mission is to provide industries with the tools to create clean water from every source, whether it involves accessing novel sources of water, shoring up distressed assets, or enabling onsite wastewater reuse.

ZwitterCo was named Global Water Intelligence's 2023 Breakthrough Water Technology Company of the year and one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in 2024 and has commercial operations in multiple food and beverage, agricultural, and industrial sectors. The company is rapidly growing its global footprint, as well as advancing its technology platform to develop new tools that unlock broader water and wastewater applications.

Responsibilities include:

  • Point of contact between all subcontractors and vendors relevant to water and wastewater systems.
  • Reviewing purchase order requests, vendor/subcontractor quotes and invoices for errors or omissions.
  • Managing ZwitterCo standard terms and conditions per leadership guidance.
  • Flagging discrepancies between vendor/subcontractor quotes/invoices versus ZwitterCo issued PO.
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with vendors and subcontractors.
  • Negotiating preferred pricing with vendors and subcontractors with scale.
  • Issuing POs for the technical organization on appropriate timelines to manage lead time and accuracy.
  • Managing open orders and communicating lead time changes to appropriate internal stakeholders.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.


  • 5+ years of technical, logistics, and/or purchasing experience is preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and NetSuite is required.
  • The ability to read and understand technical specifications, purchase orders, invoices, and terms and conditions is required.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral.

Schedule, Travel, Compensation, and Location

This full-time position will be located in Woburn, MA. Exceptional candidates who can work remotely or in a hybrid role are welcome to apply.

No significant travel is expected for this role, however, certain trips to vendors or subcontractors may be required on occasion. (Travel <5%).

Compensation will be commensurate with experience and include equity and benefits.