This is an opportunity to be part of a dynamic team within the Supply Chain Function.  Our client is looking for individuals who will support and drive their Pharma&rsquos vision to be the most valued global provider of high quality, competitively priced pharmaceutical products and to provide excellent services and support to our customers.
In this role you will report into the Purchasing Manager.
-   Purchasing components for our production facility.
-   Developing long term partnerships with key suppliers.
-   Negotiating pricing to give us the optimum delivery performance & security        of supply at the lowest cost.
-   Identifying/procuring and controlling raw materials requirements consumed        in the manufacture of finished product using MRP.
-   Ensuring the correct inventories are in place as specified in Approved                Master list.
-   Co-ordinating purchasing activities relating to suppliers, equipment, and              tools in accordance with the company documented requirements.
-    Work closely with other members of the Operation, including Planning,               Product Launch , QA QC, Finance, Customer Service  and R+D to identify &       minimise  risks to supply chain in order to ensure on-time delivery to                  customers and to  resolve any issues that may arise.
-    Maintain MRP and computerised ordering system. This includes the                   placement of purchase orders, updating of pricing and following up of order         confirmations. Also, responsible for System accuracy, controlling and                   maintaining raw material  stock checks.
-    Interface on an ongoing basis with vendors, establish/agree schedules/ due       dates which support Company requirements Visit suppliers and Trade                 shows where appropriate.
-    Manage Supplier Evaluation and report on quarterly performance.
-   Work closely with Planning and Chief Operating Officer to meet required            inventory targets.
-   Ensure full compliance with GMP, HSE and Corporate Citizenship                        requirements.
- Identify areas of Continuous Improvement within the Supply Process to              reduce the total cost.
-  Organisational skills, personal efficiency, time management skills and the           ability to prioritise competing demands are key communication skills.
-  Ability to work as part of a team with diverse personalities and viewpoints.
-  Ability to build relationships and collaborate with others is vital.
-  Being able to understand company finances, resourcing and ultimate aims of     the business is important role-modelling.
-  A self-starter with excellent motivational and problem-solving skills.
-  Escalates issue appropriately.
-  Excellent written and communication skills.
-  Strong negotiation skills.
-  Demonstrate and lead on the values, initiatives, and culture of an                       organisation.
-  Experience with ERP system.
-  Professional expertise.
-  A relevant Supply Chain Qualification (APICs or equivalent)
-  5 years experience in a fast moving, competitive environment dealing with         global suppliers
-  3 years + experience in a similar role, pharmaceutical/healthcare experience      would be an advantage.
For further information, please call 093 41932 or e-mail your cv to firstname.lastname@example.org