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Head of Procurement

RecruiterBis Henderson Recruitment
Industry SectorOther
BenefitsCompetitive Salary
LocationsEast Sussex, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted23 October 2018

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Head of Procurement

Pharmaceutical Sector


Salary Negotiable

Our client is a highly respected and successful provider of specialist pharmacy services and key business partner to independent healthcare providers across the UK. They specialise in the supply and management of medication to increase patient safety and meet current regulations and best practice guidelines.

This is an exciting opportunity for a Head of Procurement to manage the existing procurement team and to be responsible for all aspects of the procurement process for the pharmaceutical products inventory.

The role:
  • To manage and be responsible for all aspects of the purchase order processing of pharmaceutical products (approximately 4,000 SKUs). This includes stock levels, short life products and co-ordinating delivery times to ensure sufficient stock, but not excessive stock is held to fulfil all sales orders.
  • To implement systems to track pricing in the generic drug market to ensure that generic drugs are obtained at the most cost-effective price. This will involve negotiating with suppliers for large volume/value orders.
  • Analysing stock data using Excel reports to track product pricing, margin and stock quantities.
  • Developing a range of Procurement KPI’s to manage product spend, margin and stock holding.
  • Oversee the process of purchase order requisitions, purchase order adjustments and resolve problems relating to purchasing issues.
  • Day to day management of existing Buying team (2 member) providing guidance and training, as required.
  • Supplier Relationship Management - first point of contact with suppliers, holding responsibility for all interactions and relationships with own supplier base.
  • Making commercially viable decisions - sourcing reliable stock at the right price from approved suppliers, taking into account additional costs associated with a purchase (e.g. transport / storage costs)
  • Ensure all sourcing activity is fully compliant with Good Distribution Practice (GDP) and Medicines Health Regulatory Authority (MHRA).
  • Source new suppliers for existing and new products, where appropriate.
  • Review all existing commercial contracts, maintain records in line with Good Distribution Practice and where appropriate, re-negotiate such contracts as advised by the management team.
  • Provide timely, relative and accurate information and reports to the management in relation to the procurement process.

Knowledge Skills & Experience
  • Experience and knowledge of working in the pharmaceutical generics industry would be advantageous, ideally with experience of purchasing generic drugs
  • Proven experience of delivering savings through negotiation and supplier relationship management
  • A high degree of commercial awareness
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills.
  • Strong Excel skills and a working knowledge of Sage would be beneficial but is not essential
  • Team management experience desirable
  • MCIPS desirable

This is a great opportunity to join a fantastic Company, make an immediate impact and be a pivotal part of the team.

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Bis Henderson work with businesses to hire professionals on a permanent and interim basis across professional, management and executive roles.

Specialising in Supply Chain recruitment, Logistics recruitment, Procurement recruitment and eCommerce recruitment, we deliver candidates that meet your objectives – every time.

For more information please call 01494 620 160.

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