Buyer (Direct Materials) – Pharmaceuticals
Role: Full-time, permanent
Location: Barnstaple, Devon
Salary: £28k – £35k + bonus + benefits
We’re seeking a logical and commercially-minded Buyer to proactively support the procurement activities for our Direct material categories (including Packaging materials, Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Excipients) across our 3 UK production sites. Liaising with stakeholders across the sites, you’ll gain a clear understanding of their requirements (from planned product launches to commercialised materials) in order to help plan your work, maximise savings and generate efficiencies wherever possible. Conducting thorough market analyses of our different categories and spend profiles, you’ll assess any areas of risk or opportunity across the supply chain and communicate this information to help define purchasing strategies in-line with business objectives. Looking to the future, you’ll support the regular review our suppliers to ensure they’re fit for purpose, adaptable to our developing business needs and offering the best service, compliance and value for money. Where required, you’ll carefully source new suppliers, conducting thorough RFI / RFP / RFQ activities, participating in competitive negotiations and issuing comprehensive contracts to protect our legal interests and mitigate risk. On completion, you’ll develop strong working relationships with our suppliers to encourage favourable terms and facilitate effective contract management. In this broad and diverse role, you’ll have the opportunity to experience a number of different Direct categories and develop your Buying skills and market understanding in a friendly and support team, in order to develop a key focus for your on-going career at Accord.
Previous experience in a similar Purchasing role would be advantageous; however we’re also keen to hear from commercially minded candidates with experience in a Supply Chain or Analyst (e.g. finance, business, markets) type role. We’re keen to find someone who’s excited to grow with the company, so your curiosity, keenness to learn and drive are important. You’ll ideally have worked in a high compliance manufacturing environment (e.g. pharmaceutical, healthcare, food) and have some experience of negotiation or supplier management. With strong organisation and prioritisation skills, you’re used to working in a busy and changeable environment and managing multiple projects concurrently. You’re highly numerate, analytical and detail oriented with good computer skills; you’ll have advanced Excel skills (e.g. complex formulas, power pivot tables). You’re a logical forward-thinker, able to switch between the detail and bigger picture in order to make links between your projects to anticipate any problems. With strong communication and interpersonal skills, you’re confident liaising at all levels, have articulate presentation skills and know how to use your negotiation, persuasion and influencing skills to get the best from any situation. You’re a good team player too – always happy to help out your colleagues and share learnings.
In return, we offer a competitive salary package (with bonus scheme), a generous pension scheme and 27 days’ holiday per year. We also offer a range of other benefits to support our team, including childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme, subsidised restaurant facilities and healthcare options. Not to mention the opportunity to be part of a progressive and expanding business with increasing global reach, and the support of ongoing training and development.
How to Apply:
Please send your CV with covering letter by 29th June.
A Bit About Us:
Accord Healthcare is one of the fastest growing generic pharmaceutical companies in the UK and Ireland, involved in the development, manufacture and distribution of medicines to over 70 countries around the world. Recognised as a ‘Partner of Choice’ across the industry for our quality and customer service, our core aim is to support patients to receive the medicines they need, when they need them. With an ambition to become a top 5 pan-EMENA generics company by 2021, we’re looking for the best and brightest technical minds and forward-thinking business professionals. Keeping our people at the heart of all we do, we offer rewarding opportunities for those looking for continued personal and professional growth, investing in training and development tailored to each individual’s focus. So, if you’re looking for an inclusive company to take your career to the next level, you’re certainly in the right place.