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Procurement Specialist - Assistant Buyer in Harrogate

Company: Covance
Location: Harrogate, United Kingdom
Reference: 69204BR
Closing Date: 24 Aug 17
Type: Permanent
Salary (£): Competitive
Benefits:

Job Summary:

COVANCE is a leading global drug development services company and we provide support to the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries.

Requirements:

The purchasing department at Covance is currently recruiting for an Assistant Buyer. In this role, you will have the opportunity to join a global team and work in a very varied purchasing role while giving excellent customer service. This role is a full-time permanent role based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. The site in Harrogate offers flexible working hours with possibility to work from home and offer excellent benefits (pension, bonus, education support, career development within a global company and private healthcare).

The ideal candidate with have excellent customer service skills and experience , the role might suit a graduate or someone who has a strong customer service background who aspires to work in purchasing, previous Experience in procurement would be beneficial but not essential, or Experience of logistics or inventory. We are looking for someone who is a team player to join this busy global team!

About the job:

- Processes electronic requisitions in FSA in accordance with valid guidelines and policies.
- Monitors the prompt delivery of goods via expediting reports and takes action as necessary to ensure that goods arrive on time and that the recipient is well informed at all times.
- Assists other buyers in negotiating service levels and prices with suppliers.
- Maintains effective channels of communication with vendors and internal customers to ensure that the highest service levels are provided and that the most favorable commercial outcome for Covance is obtained.
- Ensures that the Covance ERP systems are constantly kept up to date with new items and vendors as well as removing outdated information.
- Assists in identifying opportunities for cost reduction and/or system improvements to meet the changing demands of the business and communicates these to the Manager EU Purchasing.
- Assists other buyers in recording cost savings, none tangible benefits and key process indicators (KPI) promptly.
Supports buyers and senior buyers in project work when required.
- Represents Purchasing on internal/external projects when required.
Provides purchasing support and advice to internal customers.
- Keeps up to date with purchasing & supply chain best practices.
- Considers in all activities compliance with laws, regulatory agency guidelines, SOPs.
- Prioritizes workload to ensure deadlines are always met. Informs the Manager EU Purchasing when deadlines are at risk of being overrun.
- Resolves issues and notifies superior of resolution when the job is within own area and within own scope of ability. Recommends approach and carries out solution tasks as directed for more complex issues.
- Assures that own work is continued by one or more instructed deputies for the case of sudden absence
- Assists in developing and maintaining Standard Operational Procedures, processes and policies

About you:

- A-level/GCSE in relevant field or equivalent. (Experience may be substituted for educational requirements)
- The role would suit a graduate or someone who has a strong customer service background who aspires to work in purchasing
- Excellent customer service Experience and previous Experience in procurement would be beneficial but not essential.
- Great team player.
- Interest in procurement and eager to learn.
- Excellent communication skills.

We Offer:

COVANCE is a leading global drug development services company and we provide support to the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries.
Covance's ongoing success offers team members unsurpassed growth and career development opportunities.
At Covance, we help make the miracles of medicine a reality. We offer opportunities to work on diverse, challenging projects with bright, interesting colleagues while building a flexible and rewarding career. This is your chance to become part of a team that helps to bring miracle of medicine to market sooner.

There is no better time to join us!

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Contact Information:

Address:  Covance Harrogate
Harrogate

England

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