Title Purchasing Manager (Pharma)
Categories Procurement, Supply Chain
Job ID 351
Location Bedford
Job Information

In this newly created role for a very successful life sciences/pharma organization you will be responsible for developing and implementing the sourcing requirements that align with overall strategic goals; and serve as a liaison between the company and its suppliers. This position oversees procurement specialists and is responsible for the management of all activities associated with the procurement of product development and manufacturing materials, equipment, and services. The role will provide leadership to the procurement department coordinating all activities to ensure that cost, quality, delivery, and all purchase order requirements are met. The position will contribute to the achievement of cost reduction and capital improvement goals through effective supply management including source selection, pricing negotiations, and maintaining supplier performance requirements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Train, develop and lead team of Procurement Analysts
• Create, track and communicate Procurement Metrics / Initiatives
• Resolve Procurement related issues, track corrective actions and communicate effectively
• Qualify new suppliers according to the requirements of the Supplier Qualification Program..
• Monitor incoming orders to ensure materials and equipment are being delivered, and services completed in a timely manner.
• Maintain and track supplier service contracts for critical equipment and systems and process orders for service renewals as needed.
• Source, select, compare and negotiate favorable pricing with suppliers for equipment as well as materials and supplies.

Background & Experience • Bachelors degree with 3+ years of appropriate experience. • Direct experience leading others and developing staff. Experience working within an ERP system.
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