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Senior Buyer

Company: Lonza Biologics Plc
Location: Slough
Reference: R5256
Closing Date: 20 Mar 18
Type: Full Time
Salary (£): Negotiable
Benefits:

Job Summary:

At Lonza, we invest in great people. We encourage our employees to challenge themselves and we offer an environment that fosters creativity and success. Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, we operate production, R&D, and business sites around the world, including Europe, North America, and Asia. Our vision: We strive to be the leading supplier using science and technology to improve the quality of life. ...

Requirements:

At Lonza, we invest in great people. We encourage our employees to challenge themselves and we offer an environment that fosters creativity and success. Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, we operate production, R&D, and business sites around the world, including Europe, North America, and Asia. 

Our vision:

We strive to be the leading supplier using science and technology to improve the quality of life.

Our mission:

We work with passion, using advanced technologies, to transform life science into new possibilities for our customers.
 

Do you want to help us as we shape the future of this great organization?

 

Job Description Summary

We have a great opportunity available for a Senior Buyer to join our Procurement team, which is part of our Supply Chain department. This is a permanent position based out of our Slough facility.

As a Senior Buyer you will be part of a team that ensures that the purchase of materials, equipment, and services required by the business is done in an efficient and cost effective manner. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that relevant contracts are in place for key suppliers as assigned and supported by the Procurement Manager.
  • Ensure that contracts are awarded based on appropriate competitive tendering and bidding as per internal policies and guidelines.
  • Manage relevant purchasing categories or supplier relationships as assigned by the Procurement Manager.
  • Source and negotiate prices for materials, consumables, equipment and services as required by internal stakeholders
  • Produce regular spend analysis reports as required by the business as well as a monthly departmental report which monitors procurement KPI’s
  • Implement procurement strategies and improvements which will generate value for the company.
  • Regularly update catalogues or SAP records so as to keep purchase prices current and so maximising savings for the company
  • Process SAP purchase orders for the assigned purchasing groups and follows up on outstanding orders with suppliers.
  • Ensure that cGmp compliance is maintained and quality records as well as procedures are updated in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that purchasing information and supplier data is kept up to date so as to maintain procurement efficiencies
  • Provide training to staff on procurement best practice and provide cover for colleagues during periods of leave or absence.

Interested?

What we need you to have:

  • Degree in Sciences or Engineering (preferred) CIPS level 5 (desirable)
  • Substantial procurement experience in the pharmaceutical industry; laboratory equipment and consumables as well as, chemicals, excipients, primary packaging and other materials for production
  • A good understanding of MRP and other material replenishment systems
  • Experience in working with quality records in TrackWise and in writing procedures
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written); demonstration of ability to communicate effectively with suppliers and staff at all levels
  • Demonstration of ability to manage and co-ordinate activities for multiple projects while achieving tight deadlines.
  • Demonstration of workload prioritisation

 

 

Lonza.  The place to Go, Stay and Grow.

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Contact Information:

Address:  Head Office
228 Bath Road Slough Berkshire
SL1 4DX
England
Tel:  +44 1753 777000
Fax:  +44 1753 777001
Website:  Visit Our Web Site

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