12 Month FTC Buyer

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Abingdon, Oxfordshire | Ref: BBBH19657

Up to £32000.00 per annum

£35,000 + Benefits

Role Profile
Our client is an international Pharmaceutical Manufacturer whom are currently looking to add into their Procurement team. Looking for a dynamic individual with the soft skills required to negotiate prices with suppliers and generate requisitions, the successful candidate would join an established team whom are already growing and looking to grow the business even further. Working with an international supplier base, English fluency is a must, with fluent German being an advantage.


  • Travel to Germany each year to visit international HQ.
  • Scope for progression based on performance.
  • On the job training.
  • Flexi time.
  • Annual bonus based off Company and Individiual performance.

Key responsibilities

  • Support and develop the Purchasing process on site with the help of the manager and the international purchasing team.
  • Support budgeting CapEx process, negotiating, follow up and reporting.
  • Provide backup to the operative purchasing when needed.
  • Maintain and train internal users in applying the ERP system.
  • Contact with suppliers, send and collect quotations (RFQ), negotiate contract agreements with main suppliers.
  • Maintain and update prices
  • Negotiate and follow up of laboratory equipment maintenance contracts.
  • Support project management on lean and efficiency projects.
  • Monitor suppliers' reliability and assessment.

Skills and Experience

  • Ba/Bsc degree in Economics or another relevant subject.
  • 2-3 years relevant experience in a purchasing department, not necessarily Pharmaceuticals.
  • CapEx experience is a must.
  • Able to work autonomously and also as part of a team.
  • Negotiation skills with demonstrable savings achieved.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to establish good relationships and work effectively with internal users and suppliers.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in common office software like Microsoft Word Excel, experience using ERP systems.
  • E-Procurement knowledge, experience with supplier catalogues and b2b processes.
  • Proactive, organized, flexible.

Client information
Our client is an international Pharmaceutical Manufacturer.

£35,000 + Benefits

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