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Senior Procurement Specialist

Business Type: Pharmaceutical Company
Job Type: Procurement - Outsourcing, Quality Assurance - Control
Job Level: Experienced (non manager)
Position: Contract
Salary: £Competitive
Location: United Kingdom
Reference: 889660
Closing Date: 17/02/20
Job Details:

The Company

Our client is a rapidly growing pharma company with market leading research and products in the pharmaceutical cannabinoid space. They have developed both orphan and non-orphan treatments focusing on neurological conditions.

  • They have impressive onsite research and manufacturing facilities
  • Excellent company culture with a shared value for all employees to succeed
  • They have a subsidised staff café, free onsite parking and flexible working
  • This FTC offers the same benefits as a permanent contract including performance bonus, pension and healthcare

The Role

Our client is looking for an experienced Senior Procurement Specialist to join their team in their South East offices. This role comes with high responsibility and exposure to their exciting product pipeline and company projects. Duties include:

  • Assisting the Senior Procurement Manager or Procurement Manager/s deliver the Company procurement strategy and policies for purchases in support of the Company''s strategic objectives, including developing and implementing a companywide purchasing strategy, building and maintaining strong working relationships to gain buy- in and engagement with the key stakeholders, challenge, enhance and standardize existing procurement practices across all business units to ensure conformity of approach, generate economies of scale and deliver better value for money, utilizing the following principles.
  • Some of the core responsibilities will be supporting the Engineering, Facilities and Major Projects team to:
  • Acquire Major Capital Equipment
  • Develop and implement category strategies for Engineering Parts, Consumables and Service / Maintenance Contracts
  • Develop and implement category strategies for Facilities and Utilities requirements
  • Support various construction work, Fit-out, demolition, & maintenance works and plant/equipment renewal.
  • Develop and Implement Procurement Processes for Engineering and Facilities requirements


  • Excellent computer literacy coupled with strong knowledge of Working experience of vendor management software IVRS, MRP/ERP and WM systems
  • Experience of sourcing and vendor management
  • Ability to Build and Issue Complex Request for Quotations
  • Negotiation and networking skills
  • Leadership potential & operational excellence and lean tools
  • Ability to identify cost reduction opportunities & managing and setting budgets
  • Good understanding of the pharmaceutical product lifecycle from development through launch to steady state supply

What should you do next?

This Senior Procurement Specialist role is one not to be missed; it encompasses the opportunity to with exclusive product in a niche market and the opportunity to drive business change. To discuss further, please submit your current CV.

Unless otherwise stated, if applying for a job within the European Union, you must ensure that you are already authorised to work there.

Carrot Pharma Recruitment Ltd acts as an Employment Business and an Employment Agency on behalf of our client in recruitment for this role.

Posted: 20/01/2020 | NPJ Ref: 248897
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