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Procurement Manager - APIs and Excipients

Procurement Manager - API's and Excipents

Slough, Berkshire. 

As a Procurement Manager, you will have responsibilty for strategic sourcing and cost optimization of APIs and Excipients Globally based in Slough-United Kingdom.

The role will work in partnership with a highly successful and dynamic business and shape the Procurement strategy of a group of materials and/or services with close involvement with the Supply function, Research & Development, Finance,Quality Assurance, Regulatory Affairs and Marketing.

Scope of the Role 

Direct responsibility for a group of raw materials sourced globally. Working in a cross functional basis with the Supply Org., R&D, Marketing,QA,RA and Finance. Responsible for a group of Raw Materials, acting quite independently, following very broad policies and directions from the Senior Global Procurement Manager. Will be expected to present to senior levels within the organisation

- The position has a direct and key impact in corporate measurements and results such as COGS, GM and NWC;

- Developing world-class suppliers that can bring or jointly develop innovative products, will also impact top line growth

- Ultimately responsible for the development and maintenance of a supplier base that can generate competitive advantage in Region despite cultural and geographical differences

- The role includes activities in order to design a proper supplier base across the Globe as well as to keep a relationship with major suppliers that will guarantee access to innovation


You will....


  • Design and recommend or decide (depending on spend) the strategy, sourcing and contracting of raw material  in order to achieve the adequate supplier base that will  generate competitive advantage
  • Be accountable for continuously improve supplier performance including service , quality and costs.
  • Provide contingency plans to ensure continuity of supply of his/her portfolio of materials
  • Be accountable for Quality and Service from managed suppliers. Drive Quality and Service improvement strategies.
  • Accountable to meet Procurement budget assumptions for the materials under his/her responsibilities
  • Closely follow commodity feedstock information and develops an in depth understanding of market dynamics to proactively take actions on timing and extension of sourcing process and contracts
  • Develops a cross functional relationship with R&D and Marketing to understand innovation needs. Translate the needs into business opportunities to a world-class supplier base in order to drive  innovation and speed to market
  • Keep a sound relationship with suppliers at top management levels. Motivate suppliers to treat the company as preferred customer in presenting innovation and/or cost/efficiency project
  • Lead negotiations and actively participates in major negotiations targeting to achieve continuous GM expansion and NWC reduction


You will succeed because....


  • You have in-depth experience of Procurement, at least 5 years, in a multi-country environment (Exposure to API industry is desirable)
  • You have the ability to work in a truly global organisation. Proven experience in working in a fast moving and result driven environment which demands to work under pressure most of the time
  • High level negotiation, influencing at senior level and communication skills

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