Achieva Group Ltd

Sourcing Manager

£0 - £500 per day
15 Feb 2021
17 Mar 2021
Amy Macfarlane
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Our global pharmaceutical client has a vacancy for a Sourcing Manager for Research & Development based in Hertfordshire, just North of London.
Our client is looking for candidates based in the UK.
This is an initial 12-month full time contract.
This position involves providing day-to-day procurement sourcing activities and business-led buying activities ensuring maximum possible global procurement impact.
Experience managing vendor types is essential, especially imaging and CROs.
Core Accountability's
  • Executing R&D related operational sourcing requests that support R&D Functions within the region ensuring a focus on efficiency and the quality of customer service.
  • Understand end user requirements and leverage the applicable category buying guides and sourcing knowledge to determine the best method for driving value in meeting the requirement.
  • Support the creation and review of relevant purchasing documents and communicate the status, progress, and outcomes of sourcing activities.
  • Application of the sourcing process (RfIs, RfQs, RfPs) for the delivery of operational sourcing activity, including the application of eSourcing tools.  

Your Qualifications:
  • University degree, with business related degree preferable.
  • Business level fluency in English.
  • Strong negotiation experience, in particular related to indirect spend for services / functional outsourcing
  • Operational procurement experience with experience in contracting, (e)Sourcing and spot buying.
  • Experience or demonstrated understanding in supporting cost reduction and value improvement programs.
  • Experience managing vendor types is essential
  • Good communication skills and demonstrated understanding of translating business requirements into procurement specifications with customer service in mind.
  • Knowledgeable in systems and processes for efficient management of contract documentation, templates and processing tools
  • Experience with enterprise systems and procure to-pay tools and eSourcing tools is desired.
  • Strong understanding of the R&D process within Pharma, and knowledge of the related R&D regulations (e.g. GCP)


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