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  • Salary: Up to £30000 per annum
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Sector: Support
  • Date posted: 20/06/2018
  • Job reference: J387880A

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Up to £30,000 - 12 month, Fixed Term Contract (maternity cover)


This global pharmaceutical company are looking to hire a Purchaser to work within their UK based procurement division, based in Reading.

Reporting to the Head of Purchasing UK, the Purchaser is responsible for day to day operational purchasing activities from requisition through to purchase order processing. This will cover a whole range of goods and services from office equipment, IT hardware, furniture and consumables, you will obtain quotes from pre-existing suppliers and set up new vendors/suppliers where appropriate.

What's on offer?

  • Salary up to £30,000 per annum
  • Fixed term contract of 12 months available to start from Mid-July.
  • Opportunity to gain experience in one of the world's largest pharmaceutical business with a global workforce of over 100,000 employees.

Key duties will include:

  • Efficiently execute operational day to day purchasing services for assigned materials or services up to a value of £40K
  • Improve company spend by channelling purchasing through preferred supplier contracts
  • Process purchase orders utilising the organisations SAP system
  • Conduct spot buying for ad-hoc purchases not covered by contract agreements
  • Support performance improvement programs and transformation initiatives
  • Support supplier relationship management activities with procurement leadership team
  • Work closely with internal stakeholders to understand requirements

About you

  • Experience in purchasing / buying or related administrative function
  • Excellent team working and collaborative communication skill
  • Strong IT skills eg. Word, Excel, Knowledge of SAP or E-Commerce tools highly desirable

If this looks like an interesting next role we would love to hear from you, please do not hesitate to apply now online or contact the recruitment team on 01179309734 for further information.