Role details

Global Purchasing Manager (French Speaking)

West London   •   £40,000 - £45,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Opportunity in a leading Pharmaceutical business, managing raw material spend
  • Must have experience within direct procurement, idealy with French language

About Our Client

My client is one of the leading pharmaceutical business in the market, with current growth continuing to grow year on year. With over 100 years of history, producing a variety of products including Capsules, Syrups, Medical Devices, Powers, Injectables and gels.

They provide expertise and 'know how' in Europe to develop, manufacture and market products that offer real value to healthcare professionals, payers and patients.

With a huge presence across Europe, they are continuously looking for the best talent to join there business and achieve the greatest successes in the pharmaceutical market. In 2015 the business revenues exceeded £300m and with over 1,000 global employees this is continuing to grow around the world.

Job Description

  • Managing the end to end purchasing of all various raw materials (ingredients, flavours and APIs) & packaging (mostly rigids)
  • Working closely with European partners in France to manufacture various products - Very highly desirable, French Language skills
  • Developing key relationships with suppliers globally
  • Negotiating on major deals
  • Develop key categories within the business
  • Report back to senior procurement & supply chain directors
  • Assist in the production of regular reports and statistics to define progress and present results to company management. Provide regular information and an auditable trail, containing statistics, to define progress made
  • To review and manage the continual development of Preferred Supplier product baskets on a quarterly basis.
  • To provide monthly data for the Region to the Supplier Relationship Director in preparation for Operations and Board Meetings.

The Successful Applicant

Ideal Profile Skill set:

* Very highly desirable, French Language

  • Adaptability - Able to adapt dependent on what is presented in front of them, changes in environment or needs of key stakeholders
  • Ambitious- Show desire for future success and aspires to be the best
  • Autonomous - Be a self starter who is able to kick off new ideas and is self-motivated and able to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Client / Consumer Focus - Able to provide excellent customer service that builds lasting business relationships.
  • Leadership Qualities - Ability to provide strategic leadership to the function as well as contributing at the operational level.
  • Organised - Is able to priorities when demands of the individual is high and time is crucial.
  • Passion - Looks to replicate success, learn from mistakes and develop the ideas, innovation and practices that will help us improve and lead our market.
  • Relationship focussed - Is able build key relationships with internal and external stakeholders, therefore getting the best result from each scenario
  • Strong Analytical skills


* CIPS Qualified

* 4 years Experience with Manufacturing Industry

* Experience of using negotiation skills, Supplier Relationship Management and Market research

* Experience of budget management , change management , project management, Strategic Planning and financial reporting

What's on Offer

up to £55,000 plus benefits, bonus & car allowance

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