Purchasing Manager Pharmaceuticals

Hiring By - Biostaffic


United Kingdom

Job Highlights

Not Disclosed

Mid-Senior level

Posted 4 months ago
Job details
Job description We looking to recruit an experienced Purchasing Manager who will lead the procurement department to optimise the overall purchasing performance for the business, with a specific remit on supply from designated EU countries and worldwide. He/she will lead the Pharmaceuticals category and ensure the Company has the most updated quality range at competitive prices to meet our growing customer requirements. Package £48,000 to £55,000 dependent on experience 40 Hours - Monday to Friday Gym Memebership Company pension On site parking Easy commute via the tube if that is the preferred route of travel Responsibilities through the Purchasing team
  • Source products competitively from EU suppliers and alternative sourcing opportunities throughout the UK, with consideration to cost, availability, and continuity of supplies.
  • Develop and maintain excellent rapport with suppliers through regular contact.
  • Maintain the integrity of supplier information (including their products) within the Company’s database systems.
  • Monitor purchase orders to ensure these are modified as required to meet changes (e.g. in specifications and goods are delivered at the correct time and at the best prices).
  • Manage and maintain up-to-date supplier lists and pricing arrangements to ensure the best commercial terms.
  • Maintain records of current outstanding orders as well as deliveries partially fulfilled, to give a constant overview of the unfulfilled purchase orders’ position of the business.
  • Maintain records of:stock usage
  • Economic reorder quantities * lead times from suppliers and other supplier performance information
  • Supplier spreadsheets to ensure price lists are correct and up to date.
  • Liaise with the sales department on a regular basis to ensure stock turn is maintained, minimise out-of-date products, and provide excess stock information.
  • Check existing stock levels and calculate future purchasing needs based on recent sales usage.
  • Work cooperatively and effectively with the Regulatory Affairs department.
  • Source new suppliers on a continual basis.
  • Ensure that credits owed and due to suppliers and customers are received on time.
  • Liaise with internal departments on incoming deliveries, to ensure production planning.
  • Follow Just in Time (JiT), in order to optimise the delivery of the product and follow up to ensure that the pre-agreed stock arrives on time.
  • Possess an excellent market understanding and an awareness of any relevant changes, such as ECMA number changes, price changes, and new product launches.
  • Monitor the performance of suppliers and products to ensure standards are met based on time, delivery, quality, quantity, and cost of suppliers.
  • Conduct research on new products and licenses (prices, availability, and usage).
  • Develop and support growth in the Company’s export business, including setting up the supply chain. Skills & experience
  • At least 3 years of experience in purchasing and stock control.
  • Proven excellent negotiation and customer service skills displayed within a similar role.
  • Knowledge and experience of the FMCG sector or pharmaceutical market. Ideally within PI and generics is highly advantageous.
  • Proven ability to work cooperatively and effectively with other departments, notably Regulatory Affairs, Sales and Logistics.
  • Proven ability to work to clear procedures and SOPs in accordance with regulatory requirements

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


  • United Kingdom


  • Mid-Senior level

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 17, 2024
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