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Category Manager

Company: Clinical Professionals Ltd
Location: London
Reference: J25144
Closing Date: 11 Dec 16
Type: Full Time
Salary (£): On Application
Benefits:

Job Summary:

Category Manager. A rapidly growing pharma company have an opportunity for procurement professionals with a clinical/outsourcing background. Based to the South-West of London, our internationally respected client is looking for pharma professionals

Requirements:

Category Manager

A rapidly growing pharma company have an opportunity for procurement professionals with a clinical/outsourcing background. Based to the South-West of London, our internationally respected client is looking for pharma professionals to provide a thorough procurement oversight range of different teams.
This person will need to liaise with Commercial/HR/Regulatory teams and act as the "e;go to"e; person for contracts & procurement issues.

Location: South West of M25

Broad Function
You will provide comprehensive support to teams, source new suppliers/supplier performance management, negotiate contracts to secure the best terms for the client and generally keep the cost of procuring goods down without a reduction in quality.

Principal Responsibilities:
Make appropriate adjustments to operations to reduce costs
Maximise efficiency of suppliers
To provide tactical support for ad hoc purchasing requests
Ensure compliance with procurement
Provide support to the manufacturing teams for vendor selection, negotiating agreements and work orders
Provide support for ad hoc purchasing requests and contract related queries.
Negotiate contract terms with suppliers, working alongside the in-house legal team to draft contractual language.
Building strategic relationships with key vendors supplying critical services

Education and Experience:
HEALTHCARE procurement experience (4yrs+) is ESSENTIAL, ideally in manufacturing goods/raw materials
Degree in science or business discipline, or equivalent. In addition CIPS or MBA qualified preferred.
Contract negotiation expertise
Knowledge of e-procurement tools
CIPS or MBA qualified would be preferred

Skills and Attributes:
Performance driven, goal-focused and cost-conscious dynamic operations professional
Excellent negotiation skills with proven ability to influence and deliver mutually acceptable outcomes
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Project management experience would help
Commercial acumen and first class analytical and problem solving skills focused on identifying areas within the organisation for which maximum benefit can be obtained.



TAGS: category manager, category, procurement, buyer, sourcing, logistics, outsourcing, manufacturing, pharma

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Contact Information:

Address:  Clinical Professionals UK
3rd Floor
33 Blagrave Street
Reading
Berkshire
RG1 1PW
England
Tel:  0044 118 959 4990
Fax:  0044 118 956 0607
Website:  Visit Our Web Site

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