Role details

Purchasing Manager

North West England   •   £35,000 - £40,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Purchasing
  • Pharmaceutical

About Our Client

Global Health care/Pharmaceutical

Job Description

  • Identify and deliver cost savings across both direct and indirect spend
  • Report and track cost savings
  • Lead key contract negotiations, ensuring effective contracts and sub-contract manufacturing agreements are in place to meet business objectives
  • Review and appraise contract terms and conditions
  • Support, maintain and develop the indirect purchasing system (Instore)
  • Organise and lead supplier review meetings
  • Identify and deliver continuous improvement activities/initiatives
  • Obtain quotes/prices for new and existing materials and services
  • Provide support to the Supply Chain Manager
  • Deal with ad hoc business requests/queries as required (e.g. sourcing samples from suppliers)

The Successful Applicant

Experience & Qualifications

Strong SAP Experience

CIPS Qualified

At least 5 years' experience of leading strategic purchasing activities

Track record of implementing new processes and procedures

Health care or Pharmaceutical manufacturing experience an advantage

Supplier management and negotiations

Dynamic and highly motivated

Able to work autonomously

A keen eye for detail

Proven track record of achieving cost savings and optimising profitability

Enquiring mind-set, challenging current processes/procedures and convention

Good organisational and planning skills


Passion to continuously improve business performance

Computer literate and highly numerate

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Team player

What's on Offer

Purchasing Manager - Global Health care

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