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Procurement and Sourcing Specialist

Apex International Recruitment Ltd
Hybrid working - 2 days office, 3 days WFH
Competitive salary, bonus and benefits
Start date
8 Aug 2022
Closing date
6 Sep 2022
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Job Details


  • Full-time permanent position
  • Hybrid working - 2 days office (Surrey), 3 days WFH - Travel in UK and Europe required ad-hoc
  • Competitive package and bonus
  • Global pharma company



Objective / Purpose of Role

The role of the Procurement and Sourcing Specialist is concerned with the relationship with 3rd party suppliers (Contract Manufacturing Organisation (CMOs)), including but not limited to supplier sourcing,  new contract execution, renewal of existing contracts , price and conditions negotiations.

Key Activities / Key Responsibilities

  • Establish relationship with external manufacturers and develop existing ones
  • Negotiate Supply and Manufacturing agreements with CMOs
  • Find alternative suppliers when required
  • Run COGS analysis and provide suggest cost reduction activities Review and advise on costs of technical projects
  • Lead contact and communication with new and existing manufacturing sites
  • Contribute to projects, working with Integration, M&A, Regulatory and Commercial departments
  • Review due diligence information for new product acquisitions
  • Contribute to the writing, revision and training of department SOPs as required.
  • Provide support and advice to contract manufacturing sites to optimize the service that they provide
  • Updating and maintenance of internal documentation including uploading to shared
  • Raising RFQs

Full job description available on application




  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in the fields of in fields of science, technology, business, engineering or proven by experience
  • CIPS certification is an assets


  • Significant experience in a Procurement function
  • Experience of working in Healthcare and / or Pharma
  • Experience of working across Global Jurisdictions
  • Only candidates with existing right to work in the UK/EU will be considered


Please complete the details below to apply. For further information or a discreet discussion regarding your recruitment requirements, please call Alex on 01227 844466 or email

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Apex Recruitment are a specialist agency providing opportunities within the pharmaceutical, biopharma, biotech and medical device industries recruiting in the areas of medical affairs, drug safety, clinical and quality.


Apex are a specialist recruitment agency who supply permanent, contract and interim staff to pharma, biotech and CROs across the UK

Our core specialist fields include:

  • Medical Information / Medical Affairs (including Med Info, Scientific Advisors, Medical Advisors, Final Signatory pharmacists and Medics, MSLs, medical directors)
  • Pharmacovigilance / Drug Safety (including QPPVs)
  • Regulatory Affairs

Other specialist fields we recruit for include:

  • QA & QC (including QPs)
  • Healthcare Compliance
  • Clinical Research (including CTMs/CSMs/CRAs/CTAs, CRPs)
  • Health Economics / Market Access
  • Pharmacy (Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians and Dispensers)

We have the ability to recruit for the areas above from junior level through to Director level.

Find Us
01227 844466
Clover House
John Wilson Business Park
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