Our client is a leader in discovering and delivering innovative medicines solving serious health issues worldwide and addressing medical challenges of the future. They are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and are passionate about bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop innovative health solutions. Are you ready to join a high-performing, ambitious team and be part of an inclusive work environment? This may be the career for you…..
The Purchasing Specialist works within the Purchasing & Supplier Management (PSM), which provides sourcing direction to multiple functional areas within the company. The role supports the Purchasing Manager and is responsible for implementing, optimizing and ensuring the delivery of approved category strategies at the site in concert with the Corporation’s overall strategies.
Work with the Purchasing Manager to optimize related areas of spend for procurement activities
Implement short term and long-term cost reduction strategies established by management
Develop supplier base to expand business, improve financials, reduce in-house / total costs, improve quality (customer satisfaction), customer relations, and on-time deliveries
Identify potential vendors
Recommend strategy: RFP / RFI / RFQ / Pricing Auction. Responsible for running local tenders, aligned with direction from Purchasing Manager and respective Category Manager
Develop and write all sourcing event documents
Ensure compliance with relevant policies, procedures and regulations
Improve supplier service levels by integrating agreed Key Performance Indicators (KPI).
Perform and collect due diligence information required for evaluating and approving new suppliers, in line with the Preferred Supplier Networks
Data analysis and administrative support for purchasing projects and supplier management (supplier metrics and research, master data, market basket analysis, pricing analysis, monthly/quarterly reporting of KPI’s, savings reporting.
The ideal candidate should have a minimum of 3 years of procurement/negotiations experience in indirect purchasing preferably but not limited to Pharmaceutical.
Experience in purchasing preferred.
Strong knowledge of MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook.
Strong experience with writing RFX’s.
Ability to effectively communicate to all team members, stakeholders, management, and suppliers
Ability to prioritize and organize workload across multiple projects
Ability to develop and grow relationships with stakeholders
Ability to comprehend procurement processes as well as basic knowledge of indirect products and services used globally
For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Eoghan Dalton.