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Purchasing Manager - Pharma/Ingredients

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Purchasing Manager - Pharma/Ingredients

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorChemicals, FMCG - Food & Drink, FMCG - Non Food, Grocery, Manufacturing, Non-Grocery, Pharmaceutical & Biotech, Retail
Salary£55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Benefitsbonus and benefits
LocationsGreater London, London
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted28 November 2018

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Do you have experience purchasing raw materials and packaging for a manufacturing business? Do you have exposure to Pharma/Healthcare or Food (ingredients) sectors? Do you want a role where you can really take ownership of purchasing, and make an impact?

Client Details

Our client is a very successful Pharma/FMCG business, based in London. They have an attractive brand portfolio and a strong position in the market. They are now looking for a Purchasing Manager to help take their Procurement function to the next level, to support the wider business strategy.


The Purchasing Manager will act as a Procurement Business Partner for the Supply Chain & Quality side of the business, working with them to procure raw materials, packaging and new products. You will take ownership of supplier management, negotiation, developing SOPs and identifying cost savings. Key deliverables are reductions in cost and improvements in working capital. You will also have exposure to NPD and indirect spend.


The right person for this role will have:
  • Strong purchasing experience (contract negotiations, supplier management, identifying cost savings)
  • Exposure to manufacturing environments (ideally Pharma or Food ingredients)
  • Exceptional stakeholder management skills (internal and external)
  • CIPS qualification, or studying towards it (highly desirable)
  • NPD and indirect procurement exposure (desirable)

Job Offer

The Purchasing Manager will be based in London and earn £55k-£60k, plus bonus and benefits.

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Recruiter: Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
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