• Location

    Oxfordshire, England

  • Sector:

    Pharma, Procurement and Supply Chain

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  • Contact:

    Niall Gilligan

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Startdate:


  • Consultant:

    Niall Gilligan

Buyer - Direct Procurement



up to £55,000 pa (depending on experience)

Are you a Buyer with experience of working within the medical device/Pharmaceutical sector? Have you had responsibility for procuring goods and services required by internal and external stakeholders?

I am recruiting for a Buyer who has demonstrable procurement experience within the Medical device / Pharma industry to join a fast paced and agile working environment to be able to negotiate and influence with stakeholders at all levels. You will need to be able to build lasting relationships within varied environments and have the ability to analyse and rationalise data effectively.

You will support the business to expand volumes, product range and variation of raw materials and services within all departments. It will involve close coordination between manufacturing, quality, development, regulatory, finance and legal to ensure all procurement is centralized and cost effective.

Key responsibilities:

  • End-to-end procurement management, sourcing to ongoing SRM ensuring we adhere to the supply agreements at all times.
  • Continuously improving and defining category strategy.
  • Negotiate on new and existing contracts with key stakeholders in the organisation, to drive down costs to the company.
  • Work with Procurement improvement and process manager to implement KPIs and SLAs into contracts to ensure service delivery is at an optimum level - required to have a full strategic approach.
  • Data analysis of historic and planned spend for key suppliers and assist in maintaining all relevant KPIs
  • Ensure data on IFS is maintained and up to date at all times
  • Lead and participate in various contract negotiations while following OI processes.
  • Influence key stakeholders in the business to define new and effective procurement strategies.
  • Participate and work with the Procurement Process Improvement Manager in improving processes of any current policies.
  • Manage multi-million spending across assigned sub-categories.
  • Identify new potential suppliers and cost-saving opportunities by using market knowledge.

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