Purchasing Specialist / Senior Specialist

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• Conduct research to ascertain the best products and suppliers in terms of best value, delivery schedules and quality;
• Liaise between suppliers, manufacturers, relevant internal departments and customers;
• Build and maintain good relationships with new and existing suppliers;
• Negotiate and agree contracts, monitoring the quality of service/goods provided;
• Keep contract files and use them as reference for the future;
• Produce reports and statistics using computer software;
• Evaluate bids and make recommendations, based on commercial and technical factors;

• Good oral and written communication skills;
• Strong analytical skills;
• Commercial awareness;
• A flair for negotiation and networking;
• The ability to cope with the pressure of demanding targets and tight deadlines;
• Pharmaceutical business experience is preferred
• Bachelor or above degree