Purchasing Manager
Key role information
  • Date added: 21-11-23
  • Hours: Full time hours – 40 hours Monday to Friday – 10am to 4 pm are core hours of business where you would need to be in the office
  • Wage: £60 000
  • Sector: Commercial
  • Location: Mirfield
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Purchasing Manager

Juice Personnel Ltd are currently recruiting for an experienced Purchasing Manager. 
The purpose of this position is to maintain and manage the UK Purchasing teams at the Mirfield and Cambridge sites, providing a comprehensive service to meet the current commercial and regulatory requirements of the business. The role will involve direct management of the Purchasing Assistant Buyer. A key part of the role is to identify sources of appropriate materials to support CDMO projects.

Our client is an integrated pharmaceutical company, committed to accelerating access to affordable and innovative medicines. The major therapeutic areas of focus are gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, diabetology, oncology, pain management and dermatology. They operate in markets across the globe.

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The Role

  • Strategic management of Purchasing Function
  • Work with the UK Quality Assurance Manager to maintain all elements of c.GxP (c.GMP and c.GDP) principles impacting all areas of the supply chain and ensure that procedures exist to cover the operations of quality critical activities
  • Procurement lead for Mirfield & Cambridge sites purchasing requirements
  • Work with internal customers to establish business needs and budgets. Maintain category plans or strategies considering market options, life cycles and competitive advantage. Select which internal users best fit the supplier via enquiries and tenders.  Execute appropriate contracts as required to secure supply chain or services.  Maintain supplier management and evaluations.  (Approximate expenditure in-directs £6 Million, directs £3 Million)
  • Facilitate internal planning process, ensuring raw materials are tested and approved for use in manufacture
  • Evaluate opportunities to make financial savings and deliver savings by switching to best cost supply (best value, not lowest cost)
  • Work with key stake holders to ensure that all critical services are maintained & renewed on a timely basis
  • Work with New Product Development to identify sources of raw materials of the appropriate specification to support New Business Projects
  • OTIF deliveries of direct and indirect services executed as per business requirements
  • Quality compliance
  • Demonstrate value added procurement on strategic purchases
  • Demonstrate commercial advantage
  • Support to budgeting and planning processes

About You

  • Educated to graduate level preferably in chemistry or chemical engineering or relevant industrial experience
  • Experience of procurement in CAPEX, in-direct and directs is essential
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills
  • Experience of managing a team is essential
  • Experience of Supply Chain Management would be an advantage
  • Understanding of the impact that the supply chain has on project execution
  • Experience of working cross functionally and with multidisciplinary teams
  • Continuous Improvement Skills are desirable
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels – internal and external relationship builder
  • Results-driven and self-motivated with minimum management required
  • Good understanding of the business across all functions
  • Assertive influencer with the confidence to challenge others
  • Analytical, problem-solving, logical and calm under pressure
  • Team player with the ability to work constructively with others as part of a project team


  • A competitive base salary commensurate with skills and experience
  • Performance related bonus
  • DC pension scheme & AVC
  • Private medical insurance (for you and the family)
  • Life assurance
  • Income protection
  • Gym membership
  • Enhanced maternity & paternity leave
  • 25 days’ annual leave plus statutory holidays
  • Casual dress
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Flexitime
  • On-site parking
  • Relocation assistance

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