Procurement Specialist

Job description

Large multinational pharmaceutical company based in the Waterford/Tipperary area is looking for an experience Procurement Specialist to join the team. This is an 11month contract and the salary is €55k – 65k.

The Role:

Responsible for the management of all addressable spend in site. Managing the full recruitment process, including sourcing suppliers/bidders, negotiation, and associated administration required to run the operation.

 The duties of the Procurement Specialist:

  • Working close with relevant site stakeholder, Ireland Procurement Team and the Global Procurement Centre’s of Expertise (COE).
  • Work closely with internal customers for Direct and Indirect categories during tendering, negotiations, contracting and vendor management processes.
  • Identify and advise internal customers and supply management of commercial risks inherent in quotations and purchase orders.
  • Ensuring that Global Procurement is in full control and has detailed understanding of the local supply market, local business practices, laws, regulations and policies.
  • Negotiate contracts with new and existing vendors, ensuring contract terms achieve benefit to the organisation and govern the long-term relationship with the supplier.
  • Obtaining approval at EMEA/Global level for sourcing decisions being recommended under area/s of responsibility.
  • Prepare month end KPI reports, plans completed, savings identified & realised, evaluations completed.
  • Ensure compliance with the Purchasing Policy and company guidelines.

The requirements of the Procurement Specialist:

  • At least three years experience in the Pharmaceutical industry or a similar operating environment including experience in procurement / commercial / contract management.
  • Degree or 3rd level qualification (Technical, Manufacturing, Business).
  • Must have experience using SAP
  • Demonstrated use of continuous improvement skills/tools.
  • Knowledge of modern supply chain systems including ERP, e-procurement.

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