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Procurement Specialist

Reference: 20790


County Down


£30000 - £33000

Job Type


Date Posted

07 February, 2023

Our client is a leading pharmaceutical manufacturer, seeking to recruit a Procurement Specialist. You will be joining an organisation whose core values are customer value, one team, results driven, excellence, innovation, and quality.

Job Overview

The Procurement Specialist reporting to the API Category Manager, will work closely on developing company Procurement reporting across key categories and ensure company maintains compliant to company protocols. The role will allow the person to develop a broad range of purchasing and business skills.

Main Activities/Tasks:

Extract and utilise data to report against agreed set of departmental KPI’s.

Support the Department Leadership in production of strategic communications to be shared cross functionally.

Liaison with new global suppliers for New Product Development Projects in line with the portfolio of development initiatives.

Assist with the process of Change Control for all second sourcing activity managing the day to day of these key project at preliminary stage

Execute Purchase Orders as required to support the projects.

Monitoring supplier performance in the development process

Work with the API Category Manager and Strategic Procurement Lead to develop reporting tools to best manage and report against sourcing strategy progress

Attend regular progress meetings and represent the Purchasing Department with key stakeholders both internally across company functions and externally with suppliers.

Ongoing monitoring of the Global Pharma Procurement environment to ensure that trends are reported to ensure a proactive approach to sourcing activities including cost, price, supply chain impact.

Assist the Head of Procurement to prepare Monthly Procurement KPI reporting, department dashboards and monitoring against targets.

Provide support to other areas within the Procurement function as required.

Essential Criteria:

Educated to Degree Level or equivalent.

Highly IT literate

Evidence of excellent Organisational & Problem-Solving Skills

Evidence of ability to handle multiple tasks, comply with strict deadlines and have attention to detail.

Desirable Criteria:

Experience of Change Control, particularly TrackWise

Project management experience

Next Steps:
Please submit your application or speak to a specialist consultant from the Abacus team on 0044 (0) 28 9031 3157 for a confidential discussion. We aim to respond to all inquiries within 4 business hours.
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