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Pharmaceutical Buyer

  • Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Surrey
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 02/11/2016
  • Job reference: J357400A

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Pharmaceutical Buyer

A great opportunity has arisen for an experienced Buyer to join a large organisation in Surrey on a contract basis. This is for a large pharmaceutical organisation with a highly competitive stance in the market that is in a position to grow their procurement function. You will be responsible for proactive procurement activity and managing key supplier relationships, working in partnership with internal customers and regional procurement colleagues.

As a Pharmaceutical Buyer your main responsibilities will be:

  • Managing a multi million pound spend for the procurement of direct materials, CAPEX and some facilities maintenance across their Surrey site and the Netherlands
  • Prepare strategic and operational plans so the business can ensure the delivery of strategic objectives and key stakeholder relationships are maintained
  • Contract negotiation and drafting
  • Manage the delivery of key contracts, tenders and quotations for the category
  • Ensure that company processes and procedures are established and implemented

To be considered for this Pharmaceutical Buyer position you will have the following experience/skills:

  • Experience in a manufacturing pharmaceutical environment
  • Proven track record in procurement and cost savings (ideally direct materials, CAPEX or FM)
  • Excellent cost negotiation skills
  • Strong background in supplier management and stakeholder engagement
  • Degree/ CIPS qualification desirable
  • Good communication skills

This is a great opportunity to become part of a large pharmaceutical organisation in a standalone procurement position with the opportunity to travel to the Netherlands (approx once a month).


£300 - £400 per day



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